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Masterson cruises, Napoli provides power in win over Twins

Masterson cruises, Napoli provides power in win over Twins

MLB.com Updated 2 hours ago
With eight of their projected nine Opening Day starters in Monday night's lineup, the Red Sox erupted for a six-spot in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to a 14-2 victory over the Twins.
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  • Red Sox's Napoli Spurs 7-Run Inning With Broken-Bat Homer

    Red Sox's Napoli Spurs 7-Run Inning With Broken-Bat Homer

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 5 2-3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
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  • Pinto returns after missing time with concussion-like symptoms

    Pinto returns after missing time with concussion-like symptoms

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who had been out with concussion-like symptoms since March 21, returned to action in a Minor League game on Monday.
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  • Verlander misses start, hopes to pitch April 8

    Verlander misses start, hopes to pitch April 8

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on April 8 against the Minnesota Twins.
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  • First-year manager Molitor bringing intensity

    First-year manager Molitor bringing intensity

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Considering that Paul Molitor is just the Twins' third manager since 1986, it's a rare change for the organization to have a new skipper this season.
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  • Nolasco Allows 4 Runs as Twins Beat Orioles' Split Squad 6-5

    Nolasco Allows 4 Runs as Twins Beat Orioles' Split Squad 6-5

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat a Baltimore Orioles' split squad 6-5 on Sunday.
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  • Twins offering bloody mary garnished with cold slice of pizza

    Twins offering bloody mary garnished with cold slice of pizza

    yahoo.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    At some point in the very near future every MLB and Minor League Baseball team preview that's published will feature more food and drink scouting reports than actual player scouting reports. That's the direction we're trending, folks. Might as well jump…
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  • Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

    Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

    nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Joe Mauer isn't known for his pull-side power, but that could change this season.
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  • Milone named fifth starter over bullpen-bound Pelfrey

    Milone named fifth starter over bullpen-bound Pelfrey

    MLB.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Tommy Milone won the competition to be the Minnesota Twins' fifth starter, as prospect Trevor May was optioned to Triple-A and veteran Mike Pelfrey is headed to the bullpen.
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  • Santana named Opening Day shortstop

    Santana named Opening Day shortstop

    MLB.com Mar 28 (3 days ago)
    Considering his strong rookie season followed up by a solid spring, it came as no surprise that Danny Santana was named the Twins' Opening Day shortstop.
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  • Pinto fails concussion protocol; will retake test Sunday

    Pinto fails concussion protocol; will retake test Sunday

    MLB.com Mar 28 (3 days ago)
    Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, failed a concussion protocol test on Friday, but will retake it on Sunday with the hope of returning on Monday.
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  • May, Hicks among Twins roster cuts

    May, Hicks among Twins roster cuts

    MLB.com Mar 28 (3 days ago)
    The Twins made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, highlighted by optioning right-hander Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester. The club also optioned outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to Rochester, while righty Mark Hamburger and catcher D…
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  • Righty May among four Twins sent to Minors

    Righty May among four Twins sent to Minors

    MLB.com Mar 28 (3 days ago)
    The Twins made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, highlighted by optioning right-hander Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester. The club also optioned outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to Rochester, while righty Mark Hamburger was reassigne…
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  • Polanco, Sanchez HR, Pirates Top Twins in Rain

    Polanco, Sanchez HR, Pirates Top Twins in Rain

    nytimes.com Mar 27 (3 days ago)
    Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
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  • Manfred envisions bright future for Twins

    Manfred envisions bright future for Twins

    MLB.com Mar 27 (3 days ago)
    Commissioner Rob Manfred appeared at Twins camp on Friday to meet with Twins owner Jim Pohlad, who is a member of his executive council. Manfred compared the Twins' situation to the Pirates, as he can envision them becoming competitive in the near-futur…
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  • Castillo turns extra time into walk-off party

    Castillo turns extra time into walk-off party

    MLB.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    Rusney Castillo's Spring Training has been abbreviated, but no less impressive. The outfielder belted a walk-off homer over the Green Monster against reliever Jake Reed in the 10th inning to lift the Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the Twins on Thursday.
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  • Ortiz, Napoli Return as Red Sox Beat Twins 5-4

    Ortiz, Napoli Return as Red Sox Beat Twins 5-4

    nytimes.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston's lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday.
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  • Gibson Strikes Out 7 in Twins' Loss to Rays

    Gibson Strikes Out 7 in Twins' Loss to Rays

    nytimes.com Mar 25 (5 days ago)
    Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
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  • Hunter's 1st Homer Helps Twins Beat Blue Jays 6-5

    Hunter's 1st Homer Helps Twins Beat Blue Jays 6-5

    nytimes.com Mar 24 (6 days ago)
    After Torii Hunter hit his first home run in a Twins uniform since 2007, manager Paul Molitor greeted him in the dugout with a sly message.
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  • Garnett to throw first pitch at Twins' opener

    Garnett to throw first pitch at Twins' opener

    MLB.com Mar 24 (7 days ago)
    The Twins announced details Tuesday for their home opener at Target Field against the Royals on April 13, and NBA star Kevin Garnett will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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  • Among flurry of moves, Twins option Achter to Triple-A

    Among flurry of moves, Twins option Achter to Triple-A

    MLB.com Mar 24 (7 days ago)
    The Twins continued to trim their roster toward a final 25 on Tuesday morning, before their Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. Right-hander A.J. Achter was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, while five players were reassigned to Minor League cam…
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  • Twins sign 2B Dozier to 4-year, $20M deal

    Twins sign 2B Dozier to 4-year, $20M deal

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 24 (7 days ago)
    Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has signed a four-year contract worth $20 million, the team announced Tuesday.
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  • Buchanan Allows 2 Hits in 5 Innings as Phils Beat Twins 3-0

    Buchanan Allows 2 Hits in 5 Innings as Phils Beat Twins 3-0

    nytimes.com Mar 23
    David Buchanan allowed two hits in five innings, Cody Asche hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Monday.
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  • HOFers Molitor, Sandberg opposing managers

    HOFers Molitor, Sandberg opposing managers

    Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg crossed paths a lot over the years -- in spring training, at All-Star Games, up in Cooperstown.
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  • Twins option righty Pryor to Triple-A Rochester

    Twins option righty Pryor to Triple-A Rochester

    MLB.com Mar 23
    The Twins made a single roster move on Monday morning, optioning right-hander Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Rochester. Pryor, who was acquired in the July 24 deal last year that sent Kendrys Morales to Seattle, made five Grapefruit League appearances this s…
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  • Video - Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems 02:40

    Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems

    Jan 26
    Keith Law says the Cubs and Twins are among the most stacked farm systems, but finds the Tigers' cupboard barren after a year of trades to help the big club.
  • Video - Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects 03:10

    Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects

    Jan 26
    Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.
  • Video - Twins Lock Up Phil Hughes 02:34

    Twins Lock Up Phil Hughes

    Dec 22
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Twins' three-year contract extension with Phil Hughes.
  • Video - Desperate Twins Land Ervin Santana 02:23

    Desperate Twins Land Ervin Santana

    Dec 11
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Twins' signing of free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana.

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