• by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Twins activate RP Blaine Boyer; J.R. Graham goes on DL

    The Twins have activated right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day disabled list. Boyer has not pitched since August 9 due to right elbow inflammation. To make room on the roster, fellow reliever J.R. Graham was placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Twins SP Blaine Boyer to begin long tossing Thursday

    Twins pitcher Blaine Boyer will begin throwing from 120 feet on Thursday, reports MLB.com. Boyer is on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Twins place Blaine Boyer on DL, recall Michael Tonkin

    The Twins placed reliever Blaine Boyer on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to right elbow inflammation. The move is retroactive to Aug. 9. To take his spot on the roster, the Twins recalled reliever Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Twins' Blaine Boyer takes loss in relief

    Twins reliever Blaine Boyer walked the only batter he faced and took the loss when he came around to score. Boyer lost his second straight decision and dropped to 2-4 on the year.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Twins RP Brian Boyer earns win vs. Cardinals

    Twins reliever Blaine Boyer picked up a win after his appearance in the ninth inning of Thursday afternoon's 2-1 victory over the Cardinals. Boyer pitched the top half of the ninth inning with the game tied up at 1-1. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter. Boyer got out of the inning without allowing a run. The Twins then got a walk-off homer from Kennys Vargas, which cemented Boyer's win. Boyer is now 2-2 this year with a 2.25 ERA.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Twins' Blaine Boyer takes loss in relief

    Twins reliever Blaine Boyer gave up a run in 2/3 of an inning to take the loss on Friday, against Milwaukee. After retiring the first two batters he faced, striking out one, Boyer gave up a double. He was taken from the game and the bullpen allowed the inherited runner to score, breaking a tie. Boyer dropped to 1-2 on the year.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Twins RP Blaine Boyer notches first save in four years

    Twins reliever Blaine Boyer picked up his first save of the season, and just the third of his career in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays. Boyer, whose last save came as a member of the Mets in April 2011, pitched a perfect ninth inning to preserve the 3-2 victory on Saturday. The veteran right-hander has been quite effective out of the Twins bullpen this season, as he currently holds a 2.19 ERA over 24 2/3 innings. Regular closer Glen Perkins had worked each of the last three games for the Twins, so manager Paul Molitor likely wanted to give Perkins a day off.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Twins pitcher Blaine Boyer supplants Casey Fien in setup role

    Twins pitcher Casey Fien won't likely have the same role he had before going on the disabled list, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Reliever Blaine Boyer has supplanted himself in the setup man role, according to manager Paul Molitor. "I like what Boyer's done," Molitor said. "I think everyone has a lot of confidence when he's in the game late right now. Not to say that can't change. "I guess if I had to say right now, in the short term, most likely Fien would precede Boyer in a ball game." Fien is expected to return from the disabled list this week after battling a shoulder injury for the last month. Fien is 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 10 1/3 innings of work.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Twins' Molitor has confidence in Blaine Boyer

    Twins manager Paul Molitor expressed confidence in pitcher Blaine Boyer in late-game situations Wednesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "With Casey Fien out, he's the one guy out there I look to late in games from the right-handed side and have a lot of confidence to bring in," Molitor said. Boyer hasn't allowed a run since April 12 and owns a 2.76 ERA and 7:4 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Twins P Blaine Boyer (15.00 ERA) says he's fixed his problem

    Twins reliever Blaine Boyer is off to a poor start in 2015 (15.00 ERA in four appearances) but said he's identified the issue and has rectified it, per TwinCities.com."It was a timing issue I've been dealing with ever since the season started," Boyer said. "I was taking way too much time to get all my weight to my back leg. Everything was rushing. I had nothing behind the ball."Boyer hasn't pitched since April 12 when he gave up three runs on four hits to the White Sox without recording an out.