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Slegers unfazed by Red Sox's stars in ST debut

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:36:57 EDT

After a breakout season at Triple-A Rochester and his first taste of the Majors last year, right-hander Aaron Slegers feels more comfortable facing top competition this season.



Source: Twins add Aybar on Minors deal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:21:11 EDT

The Twins have signed veteran infielder Erick Aybar to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, a source told MLB.com.



May still on track despite move to 60-day DL

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:48:24 EDT

Although Twins right-hander Trevor May was placed on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from last March's Tommy John surgery, it doesn't alter his projected return, and he hasn't suffered any setbacks since the operation.



Chargois outrighted, claimed by Dodgers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:14:36 EDT

The Twins placed right-handed reliever J.T. Chargois on outright waivers on Thursday with the intent of clearing a spot on their 40-man roster, according to a Major League source.



Dozier pelted by seeds in mid-game interview

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:00:22 EDT

Dozier pelted by seeds in mid-game interview



Dark-horse candidates vying for Twins' roster

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:00:37 EDT

As the spring slate begins, Paul Molitor will seek to fill the final spot in the rotation, the back end of the bullpen, the backup catcher role and potentially a bench spot.



Twins getting early look at young pitchers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:19:58 EDT

The Twins are using the early part of Spring Training to get a look at their pitching prospects, as lefty Stephen Gonsalves threw two innings against the University of Minnesota in an exhibition on Thursday.



Twins' Top 30 prospects list

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:59:33 EDT

Who do the Twins have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Minnesota's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.



'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:24:59 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Twins' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Resurgent Mauer sees himself as lifelong Twin

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:43:28 EDT

For former American League MVP Award winner and six-time All-Star Joe Mauer, playing for his hometown Twins is all he has ever known. But he heads into this season with uncertainty, as he's in the final year of his eight-year, $184 million contract.



Twins Top 30 features 4 Top 100 prospects

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:25:39 EDT

The Twins currently don't have a top 10 farm system and have four members on the Top 100. But it's easy to see any of the next five or six players on the new Top 30 working their way onto that list over the course of 2018 and this being one of the best systems in baseball by the end of the season. There's as much upside among the non-Top 100 set in this system as perhaps in any other in baseball.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:50:24 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Dozier arrives at camp, to be eased into games

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:08:20 EDT

After missing the first three days of workouts because of a kidney stone, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier arrived on Wednesday and joked he felt lighter and ready to go.



Anibal joins Twins, eager to make rotation case

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:47:14 EDT

Anibal Sanchez officially joined the Twins on Tuesday, as the veteran right-hander passed his physical and signed a $2.5 million non-guaranteed contract that will see him earn $500,000 if he doesn't make the roster. It also includes $2.5 million in incentives.



Odorizzi 'couldn't be happier' to join Twins

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:01:39 EDT

Although he was traded after he had already reported to Spring Training, right-hander Jake Odorizzi wasn't shocked when he found out he was sent to the Twins late Saturday night.



Twins' Santana gives update on finger injury

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:23:19 EDT

Right-hander Ervin Santana showed up to Twins camp on Monday with a dark blue cast on his right hand and will wear it for two weeks before being reevaluated.



Twins acquire starter Odorizzi from Rays

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:37:58 EDT

The Twins took a major step toward solidifying their rotation late Saturday night, acquiring right-hander Jake Odorizzi from the Rays for shortstop prospect Jermaine Palacios, the club announced.



MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.



Justice: Odorizzi gets Twins closer to contending

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EDT

As first steps go, the Twins could hardly have done better than right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Now what? Isn't that the bottom line? If this is the only upgrade to the Minnesota rotation, it may not be enough.



Sano arrives, works out with no restrictions

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:49:35 EDT

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano arrived at camp on report date Sunday, and said he's been working out with no restrictions after his shin surgery in mid-November, but has yet to be interviewed by Major League Baseball about his alleged sexual assault.



Twins stretch out Duffey to compete for rotation

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:30:16 EDT

With the Twins looking to increase their depth at starting pitcher, right-hander Tyler Duffey will be stretched out to start this spring and will compete for a spot in the rotation.



Want to slow down Byron Buxton? Good luck

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EDT

You already know Byron Buxton is fast. You might already know that the Twins center fielder was the fastest player in baseball by Statcast™'s sprint speed metric in 2017.



Gibson aims to build off strong 2nd half

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:05 EDT

With his arbitration hearing behind him, Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson said on Friday that he's focused on getting ready for the start of the season and isn't worried about losing his case on Thursday.



Analytics convince Twins to bring in Anibal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:05:28 EDT

The Twins added to their starting-rotation depth, agreeing to terms with veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with up to $2.5 million in incentives.



Garver aiming to crack Opening Day roster

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:44:16 EDT

After five strong seasons in the Minors, Mitch Garver has put himself in prime position to make the Twins' Opening Day roster for the first time as backup catcher to Jason Castro, especially with last year's backup Chris Gimenez signing with the Cubs on a Minor League deal.



Rodney reports, ready to start on a high note

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:13:19 EDT

After missing the first day of camp to attend to an undisclosed personal matter, Twins closer Fernando Rodney arrived at Hammond Stadium on Thursday and will throw his first official bullpen on Friday.



Hughes healthy, champing at bit after 1st bullpen

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:19:34 EDT

Veteran right-hander Phil Hughes, 31, was undoubtedly Minnesota's ace in his first season with the club in 2014, posting a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts while setting the record for the best single-season strikeout-to-walk ratio in Major League history. But Hughes has struggled to stay healthy since then, posting a 5.04 ERA over the past three seasons. He hasn't pitched more than 60 innings since '15.



Molitor mulling over 4-man rotation in April

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:46:25 EDT

As Twins manager Paul Molitor wrapped up his first media session of Spring Training after the first official day of workouts for pitchers and catchers on Wednesday, he was asked when he'd be ready to unveil his Opening Day starter.



Morris at loss for words after Hall of Fame tour

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:37:43 EDT

It's been more than two months since Jack Morris was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee, yet as he walked through the historic building for the first time on Tuesday, the reality of it all seemed to finally set in.



Santana injury leaves Twins' staff uncertain

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EDT

As the Twins head to Spring Training, there remains uncertainty about their rotation, especially with ace Ervin Santana out for possibly the first month of the season after undergoing surgery on his right middle finger.



Twins enthusiastic about revamped bullpen

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:08:07 EDT

The Twins saw firsthand what a dominant bullpen can do when they had the Yankees on the ropes in the American League Wild Card Game last year, knocking out starter Luis Severino after he recorded just one out, only to see four relievers shut them down the rest of the way to end their season.



Santana has finger surgery, out 10-12 weeks

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 17:57:06 EDT

The Twins were dealt a major blow to their rotation on Tuesday, when projected Opening Day starter Ervin Santana underwent surgery on his right middle finger. He is expected to be out 10-12 weeks.



Prospect Gordon among Twins' NRIs at camp

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 12:57:22 EDT

The Twins announced Tuesday they've invited 13 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training, including shortstop prospect Nick Gordon, who heads to big league camp for a second straight year.



Stars sans fanfare: 2018 All-Underrated Team

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:05:09 EDT

"Underrated" is one of those words we toss out in our sports dialogue with no real idea what it means. Our interpretation of what or who is or is not underrated is all relative to the specifics of our circumstances -- what we read, what we watch, what we experience.



Front office ready to take Twins to next level

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:44:57 EDT

At a news conference after the 2016 season, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine laid out their plan for the Twins: They wanted to build a consistent winner by means of collaboration, revamping their analytics department to go along with an already strong core of scouts.



Berrios among dark horse Cy Young candidates

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 20:00:00 EDT

Which under-the-radar hurlers could put a Cy Young run together? For this exercise, let's think a little further outside the box.



Rodney: 'It doesn't matter how old you are'

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 14:41:21 EDT

Fernando Rodney likes to have fun on the mound, wearing his cap tilted to the side and celebrating his saves with his bow and arrow routine. But Rodney has a more serious side to him when it comes to getting himself ready to pitch, as he's worked hard to remain an effective closer despite turning 41 this March.



Healthy Duke ready to move forward with Twins

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 14:40:31 EDT

Zach Duke, 34, sought to sign with a contending club, and after doing his research, the left-hander decided to sign a one-year deal worth $2.15 million with the Twins in late December because he feels they're on the cusp of something special.



Puckett defined by grit, All-Star ability

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:17:12 EDT

Today, we look back on the career of Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, a 10-time All-Star who proudly wore only a Twins uniform during an illustrious 12-year career.



Berrios aims to surpass breakout season

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:19:43 EDT

It's not hard for Twins fans to monitor what Jose Berrios is up to in the offseason, as the right-hander routinely posts his workouts and throwing sessions from Puerto Rico via social media.



Kinley out to prove he belongs in Majors

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:35:28 EDT

As Tyler Kinley prepared to pitch in the Dominican Winter League this offseason, he still wasn't sure whether the Marlins would add him to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.