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Australia, S. Africa open Qualifiers with routs

Australia, S. Africa open Qualifiers with routs

MLB.com Updated Feb 11 (yesterday)
Twins Minor Leaguer James Beresford had four hits and drove in three runs as Australia cruised by the Philippines, 11-1, prompting the mercy rule after seven innings on Thursday in the second game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier at Blacktown Int…
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  • Slimmed-down Graham feeling stronger, faster

    Slimmed-down Graham feeling stronger, faster

    MLB.com Feb 5
    It would've been easy to understand if Twins reliever J.R. Graham's teammates didn't recognize him at TwinsFest last weekend. Graham showed up to the event having lost roughly 30-40 pounds this offseason, as he went from weighing 210 last season to abou…
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  • Murphy catching on with Twins in offseason

    Murphy catching on with Twins in offseason

    MLB.com Feb 4
    John Ryan Murphy woke up from a midday nap after an early morning hunting session with his friend in Virginia on Nov. 11 and noticed he had a voicemail on his cellphone.
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  • Carlos Quentin to Try Comeback With Twins

    Carlos Quentin to Try Comeback With Twins

    nytimes.com Feb 2
    Outfielder Carlos Quentin and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a minor league contract, giving the 33-year-old a chance to revive his career.
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  • Best package of tools among Top 100 Prospects

    Best package of tools among Top 100 Prospects

    MLB.com Feb 2
    Ever since Byron Buxton started tearing up the low Class A Midwest League and emerging as baseball's best prospect in 2013, the Twins center fielder started drawing comparisons to Mike Trout. Trout had done the same three seasons earlier, earning parall…
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  • The No. 1s: Best tools of Top 100 Prospects

    The No. 1s: Best tools of Top 100 Prospects

    MLB.com Jan 30
    No prospect combines hitting for power and average better than Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, which is the main reason that he ranks No. 1 on MLBPipeline.com's new Top 100 Prospects list. No prospect has better all-around tools than Twins outfielder By…
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  • Sano switching to right field, with Torii's help

    Sano switching to right field, with Torii's help

    MLB.com Jan 30
    Much has been made about Miguel Sano's impending move to right field after the Twins decided to hold onto third baseman Trevor Plouffe and sign Byung Ho Park to be a designated hitter this offseason, but the young slugger doesn't see it as a big deal.
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  • Carew, on Mend From Heart Attack, Eyes Twins Spring Training

    Carew, on Mend From Heart Attack, Eyes Twins Spring Training

    nytimes.com Jan 30
    Rod Carew is about four months removed from a massive heart attack that nearly killed him.
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  • Hunter to be among Twins' spring guest coaches

    Hunter to be among Twins' spring guest coaches

    ESPN.com Jan 29
    Hunter to be among Twins' spring guest coaches
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  • MLB's No. 1 prospect? The case for Buxton

    MLB's No. 1 prospect? The case for Buxton

    MLB.com Jan 25
    Leading up to Friday's release of the 2016 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com state the case for five players who could arguably be considered baseball's No. 1 prospect. Jim Callis starts the series with the case for Twins outfielder and reigning t…
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  • Twins sign Plouffe, wrap up arbitration cases

    Twins sign Plouffe, wrap up arbitration cases

    MLB.com Jan 25
    The Twins wrapped up their final arbitration case Monday when they agreed to a one-year contract worth $7.25 million with third baseman Trevor Plouffe.
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  • It's the 13th anniversary of Ortiz-to-Boston

    It's the 13th anniversary of Ortiz-to-Boston

    MLB.com Jan 21
    On Jan. 22, 2003 -- exactly 13 years ago today -- the Red Sox made a move that wasn't considered all that significant. It was on that day that they signed David Ortiz, a 27-year-old DH who had just been non-tendered by the Twins, to a one-year deal wort…
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  • Don't underestimate Twins in 2016

    Don't underestimate Twins in 2016

    MLB.com Jan 21
    The Minnesota Twins were a pleasant surprise last season. Nobody should be surprised if they become even better in 2016.
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  • Twins top prospect Buxton knows time is now

    Twins top prospect Buxton knows time is now

    MLB.com Jan 19
    Byron Buxton was caught off-guard when he heard the news that fellow center fielder Aaron Hicks was traded to the Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy in mid-November.
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  • Five teams, five favorites to win AL Central

    Five teams, five favorites to win AL Central

    MLB.com Jan 17
    The White Sox and Tigers have gotten better, possibly way better. The Indians and Twins have made impactful additions. And that other team in the American League Central just won the World Series. Welcome to baseball's most competitive race.
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  • Milone among four Twins to avoid arbitration

    Milone among four Twins to avoid arbitration

    MLB.com Jan 15
    After left-hander Tommy Milone agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million to avoid arbitration on Thursday, the Twins avoided arbitration with reliever Casey Fien and infielders Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez on Friday. The Twins, however, have yet…
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  • Twins closer Glen Perkins feels for Vikings kicker Blair Walsh

    Twins closer Glen Perkins feels for Vikings kicker Blair Walsh

    yahoo.com Jan 11
    When Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a chip-shot field goal Sunday to lose to Seattle at home instead of sending his team to the divisional round of the playoffs, one longtime Vikings fan could relate to the awful feeling Walsh was experienc…
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  • Twins hope Park follows in Kang's footsteps

    Twins hope Park follows in Kang's footsteps

    MLB.com Jan 6
    Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang made the adjustment to life in the Majors last year, and Twins manager Paul Molitor is hoping for a similar transition for Byung Ho Park, who was signed by the Twins this offseason to a four-year deal worth $12 million.
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  • Paul Molitor leads chorus in Twins version of 'Carol of the Bel…

    Paul Molitor leads chorus in Twins version of 'Carol of the Bells'

    yahoo.com Dec 19, 2015
    It's the holiday season and teams all over MLB are getting into the spirit. That would include the Minnesota Twins, who perhaps showed off the most holiday cheer, in addition to a considerable amount of creativity, by releasing their own version of &quo…
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  • Twins to install protective netting above dugouts at Target Fie…

    Twins to install protective netting above dugouts at Target Field

    yahoo.com Dec 16, 2015
    With Major League Baseball determined to provide a safer ballpark experience for fans, the Minnesota Twins have taken a lead position in providing the necessary protection. On Wednesday, the Twins announced plans to install new protective netting at Tar…
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  • Sano leaves winter ball to focus on conditioning

    Sano leaves winter ball to focus on conditioning

    MLB.com Dec 14, 2015
    Miguel Sano has decided to shut it down in the Dominican Winter League to focus on his conditioning and outfield work, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said.
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  • Molitor sees Plouffe as key piece to Twins' puzzle

    Molitor sees Plouffe as key piece to Twins' puzzle

    MLB.com Dec 7, 2015
    Twins manager Paul Molitor met with the media on the first day of the Winter Meetings on Monday, and reiterated his desire for third baseman Trevor Plouffe not to be traded this offseason.
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  • Transition begins for new Twins slugger Park

    Transition begins for new Twins slugger Park

    Byung Ho Park's arrival at Target Field was met with the first snowstorm of the season. An evening meal after signing his four-year, $12 million contract with the Twins was local fare, not one of the Korean first baseman/designated hitter's usual delica…
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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.