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Twins to activate Stauffer; Bernier optioned
The Twins will activate right-handed reliever Tim Stauffer from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the White Sox, the club announced on Thursday. Infielder Doug Bernier was optioned to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Stauffer on the roster. ...
Boyer's resurgence has Twins confident late
Twins reliever Blaine Boyer, who has a 2.49 ERA on the season and a 0.48 ERA over his last 16 appearances, said a tweak to his mechanics helped him overcome an early-season slide, but that a team meeting called by Twins manager Paul Molitor after the club's 1-6 start helped put him at ease and got h ...
Buxton among top performers in Minors Wednesday
The Twins received standout performances from five of their Top 30 prospects in the same game Wednesday night. No. 1 prospect Byron Buxton led the way with two triples for Double-A Chattanooga. ...
Mauer picks good time for first homer of 2015
Joe Mauer picked an opportune time for his first homer of the year. Mauer, who hadn't homered since Aug. 17, connected on a go-ahead solo blast in the 13th inning to lift the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Wednesday night. Mauer's homer off Pirates left-hander Antonio Bastardo broke a career ...
Fien, Arcia ready to begin rehab assignments
Twins reliever Casey Fien threw a bullpen session at Target Field without any issues on Wednesday, and is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. ...
Hughes, Twins travel to Chicago to face White Sox
After sweeping a four-game series against the White Sox at Target Field to open the month, the Twins head to Chicago for a three-game series against a club that has started to play better baseball after struggling early in the year. ...
Mauer powers Twins to extra-innings win over Pirates
Joe Mauer picked the right moment for his first home run of the season, ripping a solo shot to right field in the 13th inning and sending the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Wednesday night. ...
Twins' offense strikes early against Liriano
It was a version of left-hander Francisco Liriano the Twins had seen plenty of times before. But this time, fortunately for Minnesota, it came in a Pirates uniform, as he struggled against his former team in an 8-5 win for the Twins. Liriano, who pitched with the Twins from 2005-2012, lasted just tw ...
Buxton hits grand slam in Chattanooga win
Byron Buxton hit his first grand slam in more than two years for Double-A Chattanooga Tuesday. Buxton's 2-for-5 night helped the Lookouts to a 10-3 win. ...
Santana begins throwing bullpen sessions
Right-hander Ervin Santana, who is serving an 80-game suspension for the use of a performance-enhancing substance, has started throwing bullpen sessions at the Twins' Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla. ...
Twins activate Nunez from 15-day DL
The Twins officially activated utility man Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, two days after they optioned designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester. The move to activate Nunez was announced on Sunday, but didn't become official until before Tuesday's game against th ...
Six-run second inning leads Twins past Bucs
The Twins used a six-run second inning to build up a big lead against former Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano and held on to beat the Pirates, 8-5, at PNC Park on Tuesday night. ...
No place like home: Twins thriving at Target Field
After a Twins win at Target Field, veteran outfielder Torii Hunter addresses his teammates from the middle of the clubhouse, and then the fun really starts. ...
Cubs trio highlights Prospect Team of the Week
In his first month with the Cubs, Kris Bryant has done nothing but add to the belief that he'll become a superstar. Despite missing Chicago's first eight games in an apparent attempt to leverage his service time, he leads the team with 24 RBIs and 24 walks in 29 games while batting a cool .291/.426/ ...
Gibson can't go deep as bullpen implodes
The importance of having a pitcher get deep into the game was evident for the Twins on Sunday, as right-hander Kyle Gibson kept his team in the game, but lasted just five innings, which opened the door for the bullpen to implode in an 11-3 loss to the Rays at Target Field. ...
Fien inching closer toward return to Twins
Twins reliever Casey Fien, on the 15-day disabled list since April 30 with a right shoulder strain, threw a 30-pitch bullpen session without any issues on Sunday. ...
Bullpen hit hard in finale loss to Rays
Right-hander Chris Archer threw six strong innings and was backed by three RBIs each from Evan Longoria and James Loney to help the Rays to an 11-3 win over the Twins in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Target Field. ...
May's strong outing sets stage for late-inning win
Paul Molitor showed faith in Trevor May to pitch deeper into Saturday's game, and while the move initially did not work out, the Twins bounce back to claim a 6-4 win over the Rays on Saturday. ...
Escobar's four-hit day helps Twins beat Rays
Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-4, and added a key seventh-inning RBI single to help the Twins beat the Rays, 6-4, on Saturday at Target Field. ...
Twins activate Robinson, place Schafer on DL
The Twins activated outfielder Shane Robinson from the family emergency list after missing four games, and placed fellow outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day DL with a right knee MCL sprain. ...
Minnesota's Sano among top performers in Minors Friday
Twins No. 2 prospect Miguel Sano has displayed considerable power throughout his time in the Minor Leagues. He did so twice Friday night, nine innings apart. ...
Dozier has blast celebrating winning birthday
It was a nice way for Brian Dozier to celebrate his 28th birthday. The second baseman hit a game-tying homer and came through with the go-ahead sacrifice fly to help lead the Twins to a 3-2 win over the Rays on Friday night. ...
Dozier's pair of RBIs help Twins sting Rays
Brian Dozier logged a pair of RBIs, including the go-ahead sacrifice fly in a two-run seventh that lifted the Twins to a 3-2 win over the Rays in the series opener on Friday night at Target Field. Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi logged six solid frames in the loss. ...
Gross excited to be Twins' Honorary Bat Girl
On Friday, Julie Gross was honored as the Twins' Honorary Bat Girl -- one of 30 women recognized by Major League Baseball -- before the series opener against the Rays at Target Field. ...
Despite tough finale, Twins hold heads high
After their 6-2 win on Wednesday night, the Twins had a chance to end their six-game road trip on a high note with a victory against the Tigers that would've moved them into a second-place tie in the American League Central. Instead, the Twins looked more like the team that got swept at Comerica Par ...
Molitor taking to replay -- with a little help
Being a first-time manager, Paul Molitor has had to get used to baseball's instant replay challenge system, but so far, he's fared well with it. ...
Finale gets away from Pelfrey, Twins
The Tigers pounced all over the Twins with 20 hits and four homers, while right-hander Anibal Sanchez turned in a solid performance in a 13-1 win in Thursday afternoon's rubber game at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera led the way with a pair of two-run blasts and five RBIs. ...
Twins shake Comerica slump behind Nolasco
After being outscored by a 24-2 margin in four losses at Comerica Park this season, the Twins finally broke through with a 6-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night. ...
Boyer finds groove as Twins heat up
When the Twins turned it around after a slow start, winning 17 of 26, Blaine Boyer has been a big part of the bullpen with 13 1/3 straight scoreless innings over 11 appearances to lower his season ERA to 2.76. ...
Five-run frame, Nolasco help Twins top Tigers
While Kyle Lobstein's surprising start fell apart on Wednesday night with the roughest outing of his young Major League career, Ricky Nolasco looked a little like his younger self with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball, sending the Twins to a 6-2 win over the Tigers at Comerica Par ...
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