Sports Shorts: July 13


Blue Jay youth football camp

Blue Jay youth football camp will be held this Tuesday through Thursday at Ernie Gates Field in Jamestown.

The camp for grades 4-6 begins with registration at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. Camp will be conducted from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

For registrations or questions, contact coach Nelson via email at

Vikings on NFL Network

NEW YORK — The NFL Network will broadcast 15 preseason games in 2018, including the first two Minnesota Vikings contests.

Minnesota's first preseason game is Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. against former quarterback Case Keenum and the Denver Broncos. A week later, the Vikings kick off an NFL Network quadruple-header against the Jacksonville Jaguars at noon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The games will also be broadcast on KMSP in the Twin Cities, and across the Minnesota Vikings radio network.

Twin's Morrison to DL

MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Twins announced placed designated hitter/first-baseman Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement on Thursday, July 12.

Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal that includes a team option for 2019, Morrison has appeared in 80 games, hitting .193 with 34 runs, 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 31 RBIs, 30 walks and 65 strikeouts. He homered late in the Twins' 8-5 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday.

The will be an additional hurdle if the Twins are hoping to trade Morrison before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. His option is for $8 million with a $250,000 buyout.

The Twins have been hit hard by injuries this season. Among other starters to lose time on the DL: first baseman Joe Mauer, center fielder Byron Buxton and third baseman Miguel Sano. Starter Ervin Santana has yet to pitch in the majors this season because of a finger injury, and Buxton and Sano remain in the minors after stints on the DL.

To replace Morrison on the 25-man roster, the Twins reinstated shortstop Ehire Adrianza from the 10-day disabled list. Adrianza has appeared in 64 games for Minnesota, hitting .261 with 24 runs, 14 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 19 RBI, 14 walks and 50 strikeouts.

(St. Paul Pioneer Press)