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Mauer's first spring homer backs solid Santana outing
Ervin Santana tossed six strong innings and Joe Mauer added a two-run home run to lead the Twins to a 7-1 win over the Twins on Saturday. ...
Top pitching prospect Thorpe to undergo Tommy John surgery
Twins' top pitching prospect Lewis Thorpe will undergo Tommy John in his elbow after being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. ...
Santana named Opening Day shortstop
Considering his strong rookie season followed up by a solid spring, it came as no surprise that Danny Santana was named the Twins' Opening Day shortstop. ...
Pinto fails concussion protocol; will retake test Sunday
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, failed a concussion protocol test on Friday, but will retake it on Sunday with the hope of returning on Monday. ...
Milone named fifth starter over bullpen-bound Pelfrey
Tommy Milone won the competition to be the Minnesota Twins' fifth starter, as prospect Trevor May was optioned to Triple-A and veteran Mike Pelfrey is headed to the bullpen. ...
Healthy legs foundation of Mauer's hope to rebound
If the Twins thought Joe Mauer's move from behind the plate to first base was going to boost his bat to yet another elite level last season, they were sorely mistaken, and Mauer was pretty sore, too. ...
May, Hicks among Twins roster cuts
The Twins made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, highlighted by optioning right-hander Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester. The club also optioned outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to Rochester, while righty Mark Hamburger and catcher Dan Rohlfing were reassigned to Minor League cam ...
Twins likely to name fifth starter Saturday as roster solidifies
The Twins' roster situation is set to become much clearer on Saturday as manager Paul Molitor said more cuts are coming, and he expects to name the club's fifth starter. ...
Despite shaky outing, Twins pleased with May's spring
After an uneven outing against the Pirates on Friday, right-hander Trevor May said he's still not sure where he'll start the season. ...
Hughes feels good in Minor League outing
With right-hander Trevor May taking the mound in the Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, fellow right-hander Phil Hughes pitched in a Minor League game at the Twins' complex on Friday. ...
Manfred envisions bright future for Twins
Commissioner Rob Manfred appeared at Twins camp on Friday to meet with Twins owner Jim Pohlad, who is a member of his executive council. Manfred compared the Twins' situation to the Pirates, as he can envision them becoming competitive in the near-future much like when Pittsburgh used a strong farm ...
Dozier powers Twins' offense vs. Pirates
The Twins tied it up with two runs in the third against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke, who is battling right-hander Vance Worley for the final spot in Pittsburgh's rotation. Danny Santana started the rally with a leadoff single before scoring on a triple from Brian Dozier. Joe Mauer brought home Do ...
Stats don't tell whole story as Milone shows his mettle
With Twins manager Paul Molitor looking to have his roster set by this weekend, left-hander Tommy Milone likely had his last chance to make an impression on the coaching staff with his start against the Red Sox on Thursday. ...
Perkins easing his way into game shape
Glen Perkins got his work in on the Minor League side on Thursday, as the Twins' closer tossed an easy 1-2-3 inning against the Red Sox's Class A team at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. ...
Pinto ready to catch bullpen; Duensing set to return Friday
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto and left-hander Brian Duensing are both making progress with their injuries, as Pinto's concussion-like symptoms are gone, while the swelling in Duensing's left quad has subsided. ...
Escobar's bat showing no signs of slowing down
Lefty Tommy Milone, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, gave up six hits and three runs on a hot and humid afternoon, as the Twins fell to the Red Sox, 5-4, in 10 innings. ...
Molitor takes Vargas under his wing
Vargas, a 24-year old listed at 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, is plenty strong, as he showed while almost launching a home run out of Hammond Stadium during the Twins' 2-1 loss to the Rays on Wednesday. He doesn't need to power up to drive the ball over the fence, no matter how tempting that is. ...
Fifth starter among spots Twins need to decide
Twins manager Paul Molitor said after Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays that he wants to have most of his roster decisions made by this coming weekend, with the start of the regular season looming on April 6. ...
Vargas' power, Gibson's arm not enough as Twins fall to Rays
The Twins' Kyle Gibson and the Rays' Matt Andriese matched up for a Grapefruit League pitching duel on Wednesday afternoon at Hammond Stadium, as the Rays scored late to pick up a 2-1 win. ...
Escape act by Graham impresses Molitor
When Twins right-hander J.R. Graham entered Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, the Rule 5 pick faced a perilous situation. With the game tied at 1 in the seventh inning, Toronto had the bases loaded with no outs, and lefty Brian Duensing had been forced to exit the game after being hit with a com ...
Torii hits first HR since return in Twins' walk-off win
Torii Hunter connected for his first home run in a Twins uniform since 2007, and Eddie Rosario hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning during Minnesota's 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium. ...
Pinto improving after concussion
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto continues to make progress as he recovers from mild concussion symptoms, but the club has not cleared him to resume baseball activities. ...
Drive to surprise pays dividends for Dozier
Brian Dozier might have been an eighth-round pick who didn't stick at his natural shortstop position, but now he is nothing short of a top-five second baseman in the big leagues. The Twins rewarded him for sustaining the second-half breakout he displayed in 2013, giving themselves some cost certaint ...
Garnett to throw first pitch at Twins' opener
The Twins announced details Tuesday for their home opener at Target Field against the Royals on April 13, and NBA star Kevin Garnett will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. ...
Among flurry of moves, Twins option Achter to Triple-A
The Twins continued to trim their roster toward a final 25 on Tuesday morning, before their Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. ...
Dozier signs four-year, $20 million contract
Coming off a pair of strong seasons, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier signed a four-year, $20 million contract extension on Tuesday. ...
Pelfrey's good health contributing to spring success
Mike Pelfrey, who is competing with Tommy Milone and Trevor May for that final spot in the rotation, was effective again on Monday, giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings in a 3-0 loss to the Phillies. ...
Santana tosses four innings in Minors game
With right-hander Mike Pelfrey pitching in the Grapefruit League game, a 3-0 loss to the Phillies, roughly 140 miles north of Fort Myers, fellow right-hander Ervin Santana stayed back at Twins camp to pitch in a Minor League game on Monday. ...
Sandberg, Molitor make history in head-to-head matchup
Monday's Grapefruit League game between the Phillies and Twins at Bright House Field was believed to be a first in Major League Baseball history. It was the first time two current Hall of Fame players managed against each other. Twins manager Paul Molitor was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. ...
Pelfrey solid again in outing vs. Phils
Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation with Tommy Milone and Trevor May, was impressive again outside of the two-run homer he surrendered to Asche in the second inning. ...
Major League Soccer announced that Minnesota will be the home of a new Major League Soccer team. The owners also announced they want to build a new open-air stadium for the team. Do you think it should be funded through public subsidies or privately funded?
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