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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:26:24 EDTMost fans don't realize there's any difference, but ask any player and they'll tell you the baseballs used in the Major Leagues are slightly different than the ones used in the Minors.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:47:12 EDTMLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:10:58 EDTA year ago at this time, the Twins had the fifth-best system in baseball according to MLBPipeline.com. This year, they didn't place in the top 10. So what happened?
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:07:16 EDTSpring Training is here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Twins coverage.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:54:20 EDTTwins second baseman Brian Dozier has used the same Wilson A2000 glove model since he was a freshman in high school in Mississippi.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:21:23 EDTRight-hander Kyle Gibson will start the Grapefruit League opener for the Twins against the Rays at Hammond Stadium on Friday night, and fellow right-hander Phil Hughes will start the second game of the spring against Red Sox at JetBlue Park on Saturday.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:44:00 EDTJeff Smith has dreamed about reaching the Major Leagues since he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1995. "I've been a Minnesota Twin for almost half my life," Smith said. "I bleed Minnesota Twins."
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EDTThe Twins are coming off a rough year that saw them post the worst record in the Majors, but with their new leadership led by Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, Twins president Dave St. Peter believes brighter days are ahead.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:07:27 EDTWho do the Twins have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Minnesota's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:30:00 EDTLongtime Minnesota area sports journalist Rod Simons has passed away at the age of 56, the Twins have confirmed. Simons, who spent the last two decades covering sports in various parts of the country, passed away in Fort Meyers, Fla., while covering Twins Spring Training.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:52:41 EDTThere are the thousands of baseballs the Twins brought down to Fort Myers. There are even more than a few golf balls floating around the clubhouse. But it's some balls you might not expect that the Twins hope give them an edge this spring.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:07:35 EDTGear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Twins are wearing.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:42:19 EDTIn his first Major League Spring Training camp, Minnesota Twins pitcher Aaron Slegers is just trying to blend in. That's easier said than done when you are nearly 7 feet tall.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:42:14 EDTBefore the Twins held their first official full-squad workout on Sunday, manager Paul Molitor addressed all 62 players in camp, trying to the set the tone for the 2017 season.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:07:45 EDTFrom 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.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:41:59 EDTAs Justin Haley was preparing to make his final start for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League on Nov. 18, he received word from the Red Sox that he wasn't going to be added to the 40-man roster. It was the start of a whirlwind for Haley, who got married eight days later and was taken by the Twins in the Rule 5 Draft 12 days after that.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:01:19 EDTAs a Twins pitcher and an avid gamer, Trevor May knows plenty about what it takes to succeed in sports and eSports.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:41:54 EDTTwins closer Glen Perkins continues to make progress in his recovery from labrum surgery, as he threw his second bullpen session of the spring without any issues on Saturday.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:36:04 EDTTwins manager Paul Molitor essentially revealed that veteran Ervin Santana will be the club's Opening Day starter for a second straight season, but he hasn't told the right-hander about the decision in person yet.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:33:31 EDTThe Twins had high hopes for right-hander Tyler Duffey last year, but he struggled in spring with a 7.30 ERA, and ultimately opened the year at Triple-A Rochester. It was the sign of what was to come from Duffey, who went through a rough sophomore season with the Twins, with a 6.43 ERA in 26 starts.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:42:34 EDTTwins left-handed reliever Mason Melotakis suffered a mild right oblique strain before coming to camp, and isn't ready to start throwing bullpen sessions with the rest of his teammates.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:02:43 EDTWhile his rookie season didn't go quite as planned, Twins right-hander Jose Berrios is ready to move on and believes a subtle change to his windup will help him bounce back this season.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:50:06 EDTThe 2016 season was mostly a forgettable one for Twins right-hander Phil Hughes, but he has a unique memento to remind him of what he went through with his season-ending surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome in July.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:22:12 EDTBefore Twins pitchers threw their bullpens on the first day of workouts, pitching coach Neil Allen gathered his players to explain a renewed emphasis on fastball command this spring.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:24:11 EDTDespite coming off surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome in July, Twins right-hander Phil Hughes followed his normal offseason routine and on Wednesday threw his first official bullpen without any issues during the first day of pitcher and catcher workouts.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:10:05 EDTTwins reliever Glen Perkins threw his first bullpen session since undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in late June, and reported no issues.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:35:16 EDTTwins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said the organization has been conducting meetings over the last two days leading up to the first workout, and that there haven't been any issues with players arriving late to camp.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:09:52 EDTBy the time the news hit that former longtime Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was diagnosed with prostate cancer, reliever Glen Perkins was the lone Twins player still working out at the CenturyLink Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:23:45 EDTWhile Twins manager Paul Molitor is ready to close the door on a disappointing 2016 season and look toward a better '17 campaign, he's also not one to completely forget what happened last year.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:00:00 EDTEven though Minnesota will have many of the same faces from last year, the Twins believe this is a much better team that will get the franchise back on track.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:17:05 EDTAfter losing a franchise-worst 103 games in 2016, the Twins know that a perfect 2017 season is about much more than where they finish in the standings.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:05:14 EDTTwins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey often speaks of his goal of building a sustainable championship-caliber franchise, but what would that type of team will actually look like?
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:30:32 EDTTwins designated hitter Byungho Park cleared waivers on Thursday and he was sent outright to Triple-A Rochester.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:45:21 EDTThe Twins are set to be well-represented at the World Baseball Classic, as 10 of the organization's players are on the official rosters released Wednesday night on MLB Network.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDTAs hometown hero Joe Mauer's star has started to fade since suffering his career-altering concussion in 2013, second baseman Brian Dozier has emerged as a face of the franchise for the Twins.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 12:01:31 EDTWith less than a week before pitchers and catchers report, the Twins added a pair of veterans on Minor League deals with invites to Spring Training on Wednesday, signing outfielder Drew Stubbs and lefty reliever Craig Breslow.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 18:19:00 EDTAfter he followed up his solid rookie season with a disappointing sophomore campaign, Kennys Vargas found himself last on the depth chart among the Twins' crowded corner infield situation entering last year. But barring a surprise signing of a veteran DH, the door is open for Vargas, who hit .230/.333/.500 with 10 homers, 11 doubles and 20 RBIs in 47 games with the Twins last year.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:28:58 EDTBreslow's pitching experiments led to Twins contract
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:31:41 EDTIn 1965, Mudcat Grant became the first African-American pitcher in the American League to win 20 games, which later shaped his efforts to have black pitchers recognized as part of his Black Aces campaign.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:07 EDTGet positional ranks and auction values plus insight on top prospects, sleepers, comeback candidates and more to help you dominate your league.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 15:57:46 EDTPitching has been a major issue for the Twins in recent years, especially last season when Minnesota pitchers combined to post the second-worst ERA in the Majors en route to a 103-loss season. But instead of signing a free-agent starter to bolster their staff this offseason, the Twins took a different route by inking defensively minded catcher Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million deal.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 17:27:52 EDTThe Twins made strides toward improving their depth Monday, claiming versatile infielder Ehire Adrianza off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. Right-handed pitcher Pat Light was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Sat, 4 Feb 2017 13:45:09 EDTDereck Rodriguez, who is pitching for the Criollos de Caguas in the Caribbean Series this week, grew up in clubhouses across the Major Leagues and around some of the biggest names. Now, he's determined to make a name for himself.
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 21:47:00 EDTUsing career WAR as a guide, but also considering other factors, such as the era they played, postseason accomplishments, if they played professionally in that city and Hall of Fame status, we ranked the best five players all-time from each city, listed some excellent names that couldn't crack the top five, and sprinkled in some current players too.