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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. ...
Perkins to stay in one-inning role
Twins manager Paul Molitor said he plans to use closer Glen Perkins in a conventional role and doesn't anticipate using him for more than one-inning saves this season. ...
Nearing 40, Torii is more than just a good guy
Often lauded for his leadership and other intangibles, Twins veteran Torii Hunter's consistent production as he nears 40 should not be overlooked. ...
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 ...
Stauffer eager to help, as starter or reliever
Given Tim Stauffer's success in the bullpen with the Padres the last two seasons, he's still more likely to open the year as a reliever. ...
Meyer leaves camp for family funeral
The death of Alex Meyer's grandfather will keep the Twins' top prospect from camp until Sunday. ...
Stiff neck leads to startling discovery for Milone
When a stiff neck wasn't relieved with a cortisone shot, a specialist found surprising news for Tommy Milone. ...
Twins working on new signs at camp
While the 29 pitchers in Twins camp remained in the clubhouse, the eight catchers held their first formal meeting Tuesday morning at Hammond Stadium to talk over some basics, including going over signs. ...
Twins prospect Meyer focused on developing changeup
Twins prospect Alex Meyer's bread and butter has always been a fastball that can reach triple digits on the radar gun and his devastating curveball, but the 6-foot-9 right-hander has been experimenting with a changeup since last season. ...
Race for Twins' backup catcher spot among three
Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday the competition for the backup catcher role is essentially a three-man race among Josmil Pinto, Chris Herrmann and Eric Fryer, with Pinto the early favorite. ...
Santana continues evolution into four-pitch pitcher
Ervin Santana knows the perception of him is that he's a pitcher who relies heavily on his four-seam fastball and slider, but in reality the right-hander has added a changeup over the years and has worked to mix in a two-seamer. ...
Pipeline Perspectives: Twins own MLB's top farm system
The Twins have six players stacked at the top of MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list. From Byron Buxton down to Kohl Stewart, all half-dozen Twins prospects on the list show up in the top 36. ...
New pitching coach Allen gets first live look at arms
After watching plenty of video this offseason to learn more about the club's pitchers, new Twins pitching coach Neil Allen was excited to finally see pitchers in action on the first day of official workouts between pitchers and catchers on Monday. ...
Ryan, Twins appear on board with pace of game changes
MLB is taking steps to address the pace of game this season, and the Twins appear on board with the current changes that were announced Friday. General manager Terry Ryan, who has served on MLB's Playing Rules Committee, said he agrees with the changes. ...
On first day of workouts, Molitor lays out new spring plan
More than three months after officially being named Twins manager, Hall of Famer Paul Molitor took the field on the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers Monday. ...
Hughes on track for Twins' Opening Day start
Twins manager Paul Molitor wasted no time naming Phil Hughes as the club's tentative Opening Day starter, as he made the announcement during his first media session on the day pitchers and catchers started their first workouts on Monday. ...
Grand reopening of Twins' spring home draws huge crowd
The Twins held their grand reopening of the newly renovated CenturyLink Sports Complex on Sunday, with more than 4,000 fans attending an open house to see much of the upgrades to the spring facility the organization has called home since 1991. ...
Gardenhire declines position in Twins' organization
Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was offered a position within in the organization this offseason, but declined it and will take the year off, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday. ...
Camp opening signals start of Molitor managerial era
Spring Training is officially here for the Twins, as all 37 pitchers and catchers reported on Sunday, with the first official team workouts slated for Monday at the newly renovated CenturyLink Sports Complex. ...
Twins' questions come down to position competition
Spring Training is finally here, as Minnesota's pitchers and catchers are ready to descend upon the club's renovated CenturyLink Sports Complex on Sunday with the first workouts set for Monday. There are plenty of questions, but the most prominent involve a few battles for starting spots. ...
Twins have plenty of options for back of rotation
One of the biggest battles in camp for the Twins this spring figures to be for the fifth spot in the rotation, and the Twins aren't lacking in options. ...
Inbox: What are the Twins' plans for Escobar?
As always, there are plenty of questions that need to be resolved this spring and with that in mind, here's the final Twins Inbox of the offseason. ...
Position battles highlight Twins camp
One of the more intriguing facets of Spring Training is the competition for roster spots. The positional battles for the Twins will be at shortstop, center field and backup catcher. ...
Truck leaves chilly Minnesota for sunny, warm Florida
In a sign that Spring Training is right around the corner, the Twins held their annual Truck Day on Friday, as they loaded up more than 36,000 pounds of equipment, training and administrative supplies and personal items to send to their Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla. ...
Top Twins prospects look to open eyes in Spring Training
It's no secret the Twins have one of the best farm systems in baseball. The Twins had six players ranked among MLB.com's Top 100 prospect list, including Byron Buxton as the No. 1 overall prospect for a second straight year. ...
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