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Gibson works on changeup in first spring start
Pitchers often use Spring Training as a platform to work on a specific pitch, and Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson isn't any different. The sinkerballer has been working to improve his changeup to go along with his slider and little-used curveball, which he feels will be important for him in his secon ...
Twins use balanced attack, top Red Sox in slugfest
The Twins opened Grapefruit League play by outlasting the Red Sox in a 9-8 slugfest Thursday night at newly renovated Hammond Stadium. ...
Ryan believes Twins can contend in 2015
After four straight years with at least 92 losses, Twins general manager Terry Ryan is ready for the Twins to turn the page this season and get back to their competitive ways. Despite the fact the Twins finished in last place in the American League Central with a 70-92 record last season, Ryan said ...
Tonkin determined to show he can stick with Twins
After spending parts of the last two seasons in the Majors, Michael Tonkin knows how important this year is for him and he's determined to show he can be a capable late-inning reliever. ...
Molitor goes with regulars in first Grapefruit lineup
New Twins manager Paul Molitor didn't waste any time getting his regulars into the lineup for the Grapefruit League opener against the Red Sox, as he penciled in nearly every projected Twins starter Thursday night. ...
MLB Pipeline checks in from Twins camp
The Minnesota Twins have something very good going on in their farm system. With six prospects on the Top 100 list, they are generally considered to have among the top two or three farm systems in baseball. They also know that placement on prospect rankings doesn't mean a whole lot in the big pictur ...
Victory over alma mater sweet for Perkins
It was just an exhibition game to open Spring Training for the Twins, but for closer Glen Perkins it was a memorable experience, as he got to face off against his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, on Wednesday night at Hammond Stadium. ...
Berrios, Buxton impressive vs. Gophers
Jose Berrios registering four strikeouts and Byron Buxton connected on a pair of doubles in an exhibition against the University of Minnesota on Wednesday night. ...
Elbow healed, Sano returns to action
After missing roughly a year following Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, prospect Miguel Sano made his return to game action against the University of Minnesota on Wednesday night at Hammond Stadium. ...
Minny reunion: Torii, Garnett are talk of town
Even Torii Hunter is amazed by the parallels between his return to the Twins and Kevin Garnett's recent homecoming with the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves. ...
Twins agree to terms with 25 players for 2015
The Twins agreed to terms with 25 players for the 2015 season, the club announced on Tuesday. All 40 players on the active roster are now under contract for this season. ...
Twins tab Berrios, Gibson for spring openers
The Twins announced that No. 5 prospect Jose Berrios will start against the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, along with right-hander Kyle Gibson getting the nod for the Grapefruit League opener against the Red Sox on Thursday. ...
Source: Twins, Dozier to discuss extension
The Twins are set to meet with second baseman Brian Dozier's agent on Wednesday and could discuss a possible extension, a Major League source confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday. The club has not commented on the situation. ...
Twins recuperate from clubhouse bug
The flu hit the Twins' clubhouse in recent days, but all five players who missed time due to illness on Monday -- right-hander Trevor May, catcher Kurt Suzuki, center fielder Byron Buxton, left fielder Oswaldo Arcia and center fielder Jordan Schafer -- returned to action on Tuesday. ...
Short-handed Twins get work in on defense
The Twins had a short-handed squad on Monday, but they did their best to iron out the fundamentals. Five of the team's players were missing from practice due to illness, but the club still practiced popups and cutoffs on the big field at Hammond Stadium. ...
Santana looking to settle in as Twins' shortstop
Danny Santana did everything asked of him as a rookie last season, and now he's looking forward to settling back to his natural position. He is playing exclusively at shortstop in Spring Training. ...
Ryan would gladly mentor Torii as future GM
Twins executive vice president and general manager Terry Ryan has always had a soft space in his heart for Torii Hunter. And if Hunter would like to some day take over a team, Ryan would love to help him. ...
Oliva reflects on Minoso's life and career
One of Cuba's all-time greatest players, Minnie Minoso, died on Sunday. Another great Cuban player, Tony Oliva, reflected on Minoso's life and distinguished baseball career. ...
Twins counting down to first Spring Training game
The Minnesota Twins are moving closer to their first Grapefruit League game, and manager Paul Molitor is happy with how his team has progressed so far. ...
Meyer returns to camp with heavy heart
Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer returned to camp Sunday following the loss of his grandfather, Don Meyer. ...
Pelfrey faces hitters for first time since elbow surgery
Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey threw to hitters for the first time Saturday since undergoing elbow surgery in May and said everything felt fine. ...
Plouffe out with illness as Twins open full-squad workouts
The Twins began the day with their customary rapid-fire infield drills and saw live batting practice between pitchers and hitters for the first time this spring. Trevor Plouffe, however, was absent from the drills but is expected to return soon. ...
With concussion behind him, Mauer ready to bounce back
It was an offseason of changes for the Twins after their fourth straight year of a least 92 losses, and as a result, Joe Mauer sees more optimism heading into this season than in years past. ...
Pinto focusing on defense in battle for Twins' backup role
There's no question Josmil Pinto can hit, but the catcher is out to prove this spring that his defense has improved enough to be the club's backup to Kurt Suzuki. ...
Molitor, staff introduce new rules to full Twins squad
Paul Molitor held his first official full-squad meeting as Twins manager Friday morning, addressing a few minor team rule changes and trying to set the tone for what he expects from his players this spring and this season. ...
Pressly hoping to break camp with Twins as he did in '13
Ryan Pressly, who is competing for a spot in the Twins' bullpen after starting last season in Triple-A, will throw live batting practice Saturday against a group that includes Torii Hunter -- his first career strikeout victim. ...
Molitor makes right first impression with Twins
The Hall of Famer is taking on a new challenge. And as challenges go, this one may have been supersized. Paul Molitor is the new manager of the Minnesota Twins, and look at the neighborhood into which he has moved. ...
Molitor says Mauer won't bat lower than third
Twins manager Paul Molitor said he still hasn't decided where Joe Mauer will bat in the lineup this season, but that he won't hit any lower than third in the order. ...
Kelly at spring camp, feeling good after minor stroke
Former Twins manager Tom Kelly arrived at camp Thursday and said he's doing well since suffering a minor stroke in late September. Kelly, who managed the Twins to two World Series titles in his 16 years as manager from 1986-2001, will assist manager Paul Molitor this spring, but just has to be caref ...
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