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Santana, Escobar to engage in shortstop competition
When Paul Molitor took over as Twins manager from Ron Gardenhire, one of the major questions was how he'd handle the shortstop position in 2015. Molitor quickly asserted he planned to move Danny Santana back to shortstop, creating a competition with Eduardo Escobar in Spring Training. ...
Fans show support, optimism at Target Field TwinsFest
TwinsFest was held at Target Field for a second straight year this weekend, and team president Dave St. Peter said roughly 14,000 fans attended the event to help generate $300,000 for the Twins Community Fund. ...
Torii returns to open arms at TwinsFest
For Torii Hunter, it felt like he never left. The outfielder, who rejoined the Twins on a one-year deal after leaving Minnesota following the 2007 season, was perhaps the most popular player at TwinsFest this weekend. ...
Perkins recovered from arm injury, prepared for camp
Twins closer Glen Perkins said he's fully recovered from his left forearm injury that saw him miss the last two weeks of the 2014 season, and he'll be ready to go for Spring Training. ...
Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotation
Alex Meyer, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, according to MLB.com, heads into Spring Training as one of many candidates aiming to prove themselves worthy of the fifth rotation spot. ...
Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015
It was just two St. Paul natives having lunch in their hometown this week, but for Joe Mauer, it was a chance to keep picking the brain of new Twins manager and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. ...
Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitration
Minnesota agreed to terms with its sixth and final arbitration-eligible player on Saturday, as the club signed left-handed reliever Brian Duensing to a one-year deal worth $2.7 million. The club confirmed the deal. ...
Milone out to prove himself to Twins' faithful
After the 2014 season came to an end, Tommy Milone figured the inflammation in his neck that plagued him while with the Twins would quickly subside. But even after receiving a cortisone shot in his neck after the season, Milone still felt stiffness and couldn't pinpoint why. So he went and saw a spe ...
Twin goals: Buxton, Sano striving to debut in '15
Top Twins prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano are healthy now and general manager Terry Ryan said he could envision a scenario in which both players make their debuts this season. ...
Plouffe fully recovered from broken left forearm
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe said he's fully recovered from a broken left forearm suffered on Sept. 24 in a collision at third base, and has been able to start his workouts at his usual timeframe. ...
Molitor set to focus on defense, baserunning in spring
Paul Molitor has already been hard at work planning his first Spring Training as Twins manager and said there will be tweaks from former manager Ron Gardenhire's format. ...
TwinsFest opens with address from St. Peter
Twins president Dave St. Peter kicked off TwinsFest weekend with a state of the franchise address at the annual media luncheon at Target Field on Friday, addressing a wide range of topics, including ticket sales, promotions and the club's Hall of Fame. ...
Twins, Schafer agree to terms on 1-year deal
The Twins made a roster announcement on the first day of TwinsFest on Friday, as they agreed to terms with outfielder Jordan Schafer on a one-year deal worth $1.55 million to avoid arbitration. ...
Twins aid research, honor year's best with Diamond Awards
The Twins' annual Diamond Awards celebrated their 10th anniversary on Thursday night with the awards banquet at Target Field continuing to benefit research and patient care focused on neurological disorders. ...
Twins wrap up 'awesome' Winter Caravan
The 55th annual Twins Winter Caravan came to a close on Thursday after four different routes made stops in more than 40 communities in four states over the last two weeks. ...
Dozier, Hughes hop on Twins Winter Caravan
The Twins' annual Winter Caravan continued to roll through the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, as two different routes made a combined eight stops on the second-to-last day of the caravan. ...
Hughes happy to be with Twins long term
After seven years playing for the Yankees under the bright lights of New York City, Phil Hughes found himself in a different environment in 2014, but one that made him feel right at home. ...
Ryan senses fans' urgency during Caravan stop
A special guest joined the Twins on their annual Winter Caravan on Tuesday, as general manager Terry Ryan made an appearance during the evening stop at the Kato Ballroom to participate in a question-and-answer session with fans. ...
Dozier preparing to build on breakout season with Twins
After a busy offseason that included a mission trip to Nicaragua in early January, Brian Dozier is gearing up for his third season as the Twins' everyday second baseman in 2015 and wants to build on his breakout season from last year. ...
Duensing hopeful to get deal done with Twins
While some teams have adopted a file-and-trial policy regarding their arbitration-eligible players, the Twins remain open to coming to agreements with both left-hander Brian Duensing and outfielder Jordan Schafer before arbitration hearings in February. ...
Prospect Watch: Top 10 right-handed pitchers
There are always a ton of right-handed pitchers on the Top 100 Prospects list. The 2015 version is no different. All 10 on the list are in the Top 100, and then some. Some of the names are familiar. Five right-handers -- The Mets' Noah Syndergaard, Archie Bradley of the D-backs, the Rockies' Jon Gra ...
Twins' Caravan continues, leading up to Diamond Awards
The second week of the Twins' 55th annual Winter Caravan began Monday with two different routes starting a four-day journey throughout the Upper Midwest. ...
Twins sign four of six arbitration-eligibles
The Twins avoided arbitration with four of their six eligible players on Friday, as they signed Trevor Plouffe, Tommy Milone, Casey Fien and Eduardo Nunez to one-year deals and exchanged figures with Brian Duensing and Jordan Schafer. ...
Inbox: More moves on horizon for Twins?
Could the Twins add another piece this offseason? How do the starting lineup and rotation figure to shake out in 2015? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger tackles those topics and more in the Inbox. ...
On the Cusp: Minnesota Twins
Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Reds prospects could see the big leagues in 2015, including the team's top two prospects, Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano. ...
Twins Winter Caravan hits the road
The Twins kicked off their 55th annual Winter Caravan on Monday with two different routes heading out of the Twin Cities. The 2015 Winter Caravan, presented by AmericInn Hotels and Suites, is set to feature stops in more than 40 communities in four states over the next two weeks. ...
Spring workout dates announced for all clubs
Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a ...
Twins' center-field job up for grabs in Spring Training
With new manager Paul Molitor announcing he plans to move Danny Santana back to his natural shortstop position in 2015, the Twins are expected to head to Spring Training with an open competition in center field. ...
Twins sign righty Boyer to Minor League deal
The Minnesota Twins on Wednesday signed right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. ...
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