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Buxton, Montas intriguing AFL prospects on the mend
Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (Salt River) and White Sox right-hander Francellis Montas (Glendale) are the hitter and pitcher Jim Callis is looking forward to watching most. ...
Twins brass says it was hard to dismiss Gardenhire
Twins owner Jim Pohlad and club president Dave St. Peter were unable to attend Monday's news conference announcing Ron Gardenhire's dismissal as the manager, but they reiterated it was a tough decision to move on from Gardenhire. ...
First managerial moves made as offseason begins
One day after the regular season ended, the first managerial moves were made on Monday as the Twins dismissed Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons on the job and the Astros named A.J. Hinch their next manager. ...
Twins players laud Gardy for his 13 years at helm
While the Twins struggled through four straight years with at least 90 losses, Ron Gardenhire never lost the support of the players in the clubhouse in his role as manager. Gardenhire was dismissed as manager on Monday after 13 years at the helm, but Twins players had nothing but positives to say ab ...
Plouffe has arm surgery, will be ready for spring
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe underwent surgery on his fractured left forearm on Monday but will be ready for Spring Training next year, general manager Terry Ryan said. Plouffe sustained the injury on Wednesday, when he tried to tag A.J. Pollock as Pollock slid into third base on a stolen-base ...
Twins, Ryan open up managerial search
The Twins have lost at least 92 games in four straight seasons, but with a loaded farm system on the way and the emergence of several young players, general manager Terry Ryan believes it'll still be an attractive job. He said he'll look both inside and outside the organization for the 13th manager ...
New arrivals: Youngsters ready to lead Twins?
After Minnesota lost 90-plus games for the fourth straight year, the Twins are tasked with revamping the rotation yet again. But an influx of young stars should bring some excitement in 2015. ...
Rotation issues overshadow offensive breakout in 2014
The Twins had high hopes for 2014. Unfortunately, rotation issues led to a fourth straight year with at least 90 losses and a managerial change, as Ron Gardenhire will be replaced next season. ...
Gardenhire dismissed by Twins after 13 seasons
Ron Gardenhire, who managed the Twins to six American League Central championships in his 13 seasons with the team, was dismissed on Monday. ...
Twins fall short in final chance at playing spoiler
The Twins couldn't keep the Tigers from celebrating their fourth straight American League Central crown on the last day of the season despite a strong effort from Kyle Gibson, as he was outdueled by David Price in a 3-0 loss on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. ...
Voting underway to decide Hank Aaron Awards
Voting is underway through Sunday exclusively at MLB.com to help decide the 16th annual winners of the Hank Aaron Award, given by "The Hammer" himself during the upcoming 110th World Series to the outstanding offensive performer in each league. ...
Pesky Twins keep Tigers' celebration on hold
The Twins were spoilers yet again on Saturday night, as Ricky Nolasco threw six strong innings and was backed by a six-run fifth inning and a career-high six RBIs from Eduardo Escobar to hand the first-place Tigers a 12-3 loss at Comerica Park in the penultimate game of the regular season. ...
Twins set second opinion for Plouffe's arm fracture
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will get a second opinion on his fractured left forearm on Monday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Plouffe, who sustained the injury on Wednesday as he tried to tag Arizona's A.J. Pollock on a slide into third base, saw Dr. Thomas Varecka in Minnesota on Thur ...
Facing hometown club, Achter picks up first victory
Twins reliever A.J. Achter couldn't have scripted his first Major League win any better. Achter, who grew up in nearby Toledo, Ohio, and played at Michigan State, tossed two strong innings in relief against his hometown Tigers to get his first victory in front of roughly a dozen family members and f ...
Elbow issue may limit Schafer to pinch-running role
Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer has been dealing with a nerve issue in his right elbow after hyperextending it and could be held out of the starting lineup for the rest of the season. ...
Twins pounce on Tigers early, cruise to blowout
The Twins played the role of spoiler to perfection Friday night, as the offense knocked out Rick Porcello in the fourth inning en route to handing the first-place Tigers an 11-4 loss in the third-to-last game of the season at Comerica Park. ...
Twins lose challenge on pickoff attempt
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire lost his challenge in the seventh inning of Thursday night's game against the Tigers. ...
May caps rookie year with quality effort
Trevor May, making his ninth career start, turned in six innings of three-run ball, but the offense couldn't rally for him in a 4-2 loss to the postseason-bound Tigers on Thursday night at Comerica Park. ...
Mauer returns from one-game rest for elbow
After missing Wednesday's game with a right elbow contusion, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer returned to the lineup on Thursday in the series opener against the Tigers. ...
Plouffe may avoid surgery for forearm fracture
Trevor Plouffe met with a specialist Thursday who said no surgery would be needed for the third baseman's fractured left forearm, but Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Plouffe would get a second opinion to be certain. ...
Hughes turns down offer to pitch for bonus
After Phil Hughes fell one out short of earning a $500,000 bonus for reaching 210 innings on the season because of a rain delay Wednesday, the Twins offered him an opportunity to pitch in relief this weekend, but he declined, citing the health risks involved. ...
Twins rename spring home CenturyLink Sports Complex
The Twins have come to an agreement to rename their spring home from Lee County Sports Complex to CenturyLink Sports Complex as part of an ongoing partnership with their official communications provider. ...
No twin for this: Hughes breaks strikeout-to-walk record
The Twins' Phil Hughes set a Major League record for strikeout-to-walk ratio for a season in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the D-backs, passing Bret Saberhagen's mark with the 1994 Mets. ...
Gardenhire expresses desire to be part of Twins' turnaround
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has mostly been quiet about his future with the organization this season, but he reiterated on Wednesday that he wants to be a part of turning around the franchise after their fourth straight season with at least 90 losses. ...
Hughes sets K/BB record in Twins' final home victory
Phil Hughes ended his season on a high note and set Major League Baseball's single-season strikeout-to-walk ratio in the process, as he tossed eight strong innings to lead the Twins to a 2-1 win over the D-backs on Wednesday afternoon in the last home game of the year at Target Field. ...
Feeling better, Milone aims to pitch against Tigers
Twins left-hander Tommy Milone said the inflammation in his neck has subsided, and hopes to pitch in relief this weekend against the Tigers in the final series of the year. ...
Gibson's solid outing leads Twins past D-backs
Kyle Gibson turned in his first quality start in more than a month, as he tossed seven strong innings to lead the Twins to a 6-3 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Target Field. ...
Twins unable to pick up struggling Nolasco in loss
Ricky Nolasco couldn't build on his recent solid outings, as he didn't get through the fifth inning and turned in yet another clunker to hand the Twins a 6-2 loss to the D-backs on Monday night at Target Field. ...
Twins recognize Vargas, Berrios with organizational honors
The Twins have named first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas and right-hander Jose Berrios the organization's player and pitcher of the year, respectively. ...
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