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Checking in on AL Central new guys: LoMo

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:12:31 EDT

New faces abound in the American League Central in 2018, some young and some old. Let's go around the horn in the division and check out the new guys.



Sons of Puerto Rico help Twins top Tribe in 16

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:10:39 EDT

Puerto Rico natives Jose Berrios and Eddie Rosario thrilled their home crowd in the longest Major League game ever held at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, a 2-1 win for the Twins in 16 innings. Berrios dueled Indians starter Carlos Carrasco over seven scoreless innings, long before Edwin Encarnacion and Miguel Sano each swatted home runs in the 14th frame of the 5-hour, 13-minute Puerto Rico Series finale.



Buxton headed to DL with migraines

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:03:55 EDT

After missing Tuesday's Puerto Rico Series opener with a migraine, the Twins placed center fielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday, retroactive to Sunday. He'll be eligible to come off the DL on April 25.



Twins prospect duo thrives in doubleheader

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:01:27 EDT

Twins prospects Nick Gordon and LaMonte Wade were among top performers on Wednesday.



Lynn opens series vs. Rays after off-day

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:50:18 EDT

Twins right-hander Lance Lynn (0-1, 5.00 ERA) will take the mound in the opener of a three-game series against the Rays at Tropicana Field on Friday at 6:10 p.m. CT. Lynn, who hasn't started since April 9, will start opposite Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer (1-1, 7.84). After giving up five runs in his first inning of the season, Lynn has thrown eight straight scoreless frames but said he needs to pitch deeper into games.



Mauer turns 35 years old during game

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:10:24 EDT

Joe Mauer turned 35 years old during the Twins' game



Despacito's Daddy Yankee throws 1st pitch

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:00:00 EDT

One of the biggest names in the music industry delivered once again. Puerto Rico's own Daddy Yankee threw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of a star-studded program before the final game between the Twins and the Indians in the Puerto Rico Series on Wednesday night.



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.



Odorizzi yields 3 homers; offense held in check

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:57:01 EDT

Through 87 pitches, Jake Odorizzi was in total control and matching zeros with two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber in front of a raucous sold-out crowd of 19,516 on a humid Tuesday night at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.



PR Series opens with celebration of heroes

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:12:18 EDT

The island's heroes stood side by side in front of the pitcher's mound and spirit of Puerto Rico was on display in front of a sold-out crowd at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on Tuesday. The thunderous applause confirmed it.



Gordon among top prospect performers

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:15:35 EDT

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.



MLB donates $1M, vehicles for PR recovery

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:35:30 EDT

Prior to the opener of the two-game Puerto Rico Series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was joined by former Major Leaguer Bernie Williams, members of the Indians and Twins' front office and a group of Puerto Rico-born players to announce the donation of $1 million to Habitat for Humanity. Two vehicles were gifted, along with supplies, to continue to aid mobile response teams for the island's ongoing recovery.



Molitor excited for Rosario, Berrios in PR

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:44:12 EDT

Twins manager Paul Molitor had a long and illustrious playing career, but he never had the chance to play in Puerto Rico outside of a charity event with Carlos Baerga in 1997 on the 25th anniversary of Roberto Clemente's death.



Boys & Girls Club reopens in Puerto Rico

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:25:32 EDT

While the Puerto Rico series between the Twins and the Indians is the main event on the island, Major League Baseball has been active in the local community, including hosting a charity event at the Boys & Girls Club in Rio Piedras, San Jose on Tuesday.



'A lot of emotion': Rosario visits his PR school

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:15:56 EDT

As Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario stepped out of a black SUV onto familiar ground at his old high school on Monday, he was greeted by those who helped shape him as a youngster growing up in Puerto Rico. Rosario, visiting Escuela Dr. Rafael Lopez Landron for the first time in seven years as part of Major League Baseball's "Players Going Home" initiative, immediately gave a big hug to the school's principal, Edna Rodriguez Alvarez, who served as his English teacher in summer school.



Berrios' emergence a boon for Twins, PR

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:52:27 EDT

Today, less than 10 miles from Papa Juan, Jose Berrios will take the mound at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in the first Major League series on Puerto Rican soil in eight years. Berrios expects 150 friends and family members to attend.



Pitching in PR exciting, significant to Odorizzi

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:23:21 EDT

Jose Berrios would have been a strong candidate to start the Twins' season opener, but this week's Puerto Rico Series took precedent. The Opening Day honor instead belonged to Jake Odorizzi, who had arrived from the Rays in a trade only six weeks before.



Twins bring smiles to PR children's hospital

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:57:21 EDT

Just a few hours after landing late Sunday night, Jose Berrios and several of his Twins teammates spent the bulk of Monday afternoon visiting patients at San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan.



RBI game serves as prelude to PR Series

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:21:49 EDT

Roberto Perez dreamed of playing in Hiram Bithorn Stadium when he was a kid. The Indians catcher grew up in Mayaguez, on the western coast of Puerto Rico, and he never had the opportunity to travel across the island to take the field at San Juan's famous ballpark in his youth.



Twins set makeup dates for postponed games

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:46:52 EDT

The Minnesota Twins today announced makeup dates and ticket information for their three postponed games against the Chicago White Sox, April 13-15.



Rodney does bow and arrow in the snow

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:51:04 EDT

Rodney does bow and arrow in the snow



For Mauer, a fitting stage for No. 2,000

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:34:26 EDT

Joe Mauer got his 2,000th hit exactly as he should get his 2,000th hit, and all of it happening just 8.4 miles from Mauer's high school if you decide to walk it (a little longer if you go via Minnehaha Avenue).



Berrios tangles up White Sox with 11-K outing

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:14:45 EDT

Jose Berrios' ascension to ace status could be underway this season. The 23-year-old right-hander dominated the White Sox for seven scoreless innings, tying a career-high with 11 strikeouts, while Joe Mauer had two clutch hits to reach 2,000 for his career to lift the Twins to a 4-0 win at Target Field on Thursday



Mauer reaches 2,000-hit milestone with single

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:59:31 EDT

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer reached an impressive milestone against the White Sox on Thursday, recording his 2,000th career hit with a two-run single off left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer in the seventh inning of a 4-0 win at Target Field.



Lewis among top prospect performers

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:46:21 EDT

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.



Walk-off HR rescues Twins after Astros' rally

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:51:20 EDT

The Twins bounced back from what could have been a devastating ninth inning, and delivered a 9-8 walk-off win over the Astros at Target Field on Wednesday. After Houston plated two runs in the top of the ninth against Minnesota closer Fernando Rodney, Max Kepler blasted a solo homer off of Astros reliever Brad Peacock. It was Kepler's second homer of the game and third of the season.



Odorizzi keeps Astros at bay in first Twins win

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 01:32:09 EDT

Despite not having his best stuff, right-hander Jake Odorizzi navigated his way through six solid innings to outpitch Dallas Keuchel and lead the Twins to a 4-1 win over the Astros on a cold Tuesday night at Target Field with a game-time temperature of 39 degrees. Odorizzi walked five and gave up five hits, but surrendered just one run, as he was able to pitch his way out of several jams. He picked up his first win since joining the Twins via trade in Spring Training and lowered his ERA to 2.20 in three outings.



These uniforms bring Dunk City to the Minors

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:17:17 EDT

These uniforms bring Dunk City to the Minors



Santana (finger) to begin throwing program

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:30:52 EDT

The Twins received some good news on Tuesday regarding the health status of veteran right-hander Ervin Santana. Santana, who underwent surgery on the middle finger of his throwing hand on Feb. 5, received a positive prognosis from team doctors and a local hand specialist, Dr. Thomas Varecka. Santana is scheduled to begin a throwing program in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday.



Twins can't back Lynn's 9-K home debut

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:08:03 EDT

After giving up five runs in the first inning of his Twins debut against the Pirates on April 2, right-hander Lance Lynn looked sharper against the Astros on Monday, throwing five scoreless innings with nine strikeouts.