Cardinals-Twins Ccd; Nolasco Pitches Sim Gamenytimes.com Updated 17 hours agoWhile most of his Minnesota Twins teammates headed home for the day, right-hander Ricky Nolasco stayed at Hammond Stadium after Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals was rained out and threw a simulated game.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 5 (yesterday)Johnny Monell hit a three-run homer to key a five-run third inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 11-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Hughes Goes 2 2-3 in Twins' 3-1 Loss to Miaminytimes.com Updated Mar 4 (3 days ago)With one start, Minnesota Twins newcomer Phil Hughes is already making progress more quickly than a year ago.Upvote Share Tweet
Salty's homer helps Marlins overcome miscuesMLB.com Updated Mar 4 (3 days ago)The first home run of Spring Training was a big one for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The blast in the fourth inning gave the Marlins the lead, and they went on to defeat the Twins, 3-1, on Tuesday at Roger Dean Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Top prospect Buxton gets first spring startMLB.com Updated Mar 4 (3 days ago)Byron Buxton already had come off the bench to play in four Grapefruit League games, but on Tuesday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire put his name atop the lineup to start against the Marlins.Upvote Share TweetIt was three up and three down — three challenges and three confirmations of the calls — as the use of additional video began.Upvote Share Tweet
Correia Goes 3 Hitless Innings, Twins Top Torontonytimes.com Updated Mar 3 (4 days ago)Kevin Correia threw three hitless innings and a split squad of Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 Monday.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 3 (4 days ago)The Baltimore Orioles have been busy signing free agents since training camp opened last month. Johan Santana could be next.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays expect return to small ball to pay dividendsMLB.com Updated Mar 3 (4 days ago)While it's early in Spring Training, Rays fans got a peek Sunday afternoon at what this season's offense may resemble. Desmond Jennings went from first to third on a single, causing a wild throw that ended up in the Twins' dugout and allowed the speedst…Upvote Share Tweet
Nolasco makes strong Spring Training debutMLB.com Updated Mar 2 (5 days ago)Ricky Nolasco, who signed the biggest free-agent deal in Twins history this offseason, made his Spring Training debut against the Rays on Sunday, tossing two scoreless innings.Upvote Share TweetChris Parmelee's three-run homer off left-handed reliever Jose Mijares broke open a close game in the sixth inning on Saturday, and the Minnesota Twins went on to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2.Upvote Share TweetMinnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano needs Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow and will miss the entire 2014 season, the team confirmed Saturday.Upvote Share TweetMike Pelfrey pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut as the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 8-2 on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins set to begin bounceback year down the streetMLB.com Updated Feb 27After 11 days of workouts at the Lee County Sports Complex, the Twins are ready for Grapefruit League action. The Twins open Spring Training down the road in Fort Myers against the Red Sox on Friday in a 12:05 p.m. CT start at JetBlue Park.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 26WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons.Upvote Share Tweet
Top prospect Buxton gaining experience in spring campMLB.com Updated Feb 26Twins top prospect Byron Buxton, who is in big league camp for this first time this Spring Training, took time to have a conversation with MLB.com about this spring and his future with the organization.Upvote Share Tweet
Pipeline Perspectives: Sano likely to switch positionsMLB.com Updated Feb 26It's more of a coincidence than anything, but many of baseball's very best position prospects could be headed for changes in defensive addresses. Twins slugger Miguel Sano is huge and not done adding strength, which could push him from third base to fir…Upvote Share Tweet
Morneau, Cuddyer inseparable friends, teammatesMLB.com Updated Feb 25Justin Morneau and Michael Cuddyer are positioned side by side in the Rockies' clubhouse, a symbol of their close relationship that dates back to 2003 with the Twins. And the mutual respect and appreciation between Morneau and Cuddyer is overwhelmingly …Upvote Share Tweet
Trio of vets looks to reclaim past glory in MinnesotaMLB.com Updated Feb 24When Jason Bartlett looks around the clubhouse at Hammond Stadium, he doesn't see too many familiar faces. But Bartlett isn't alone as a non-roster invitee trying to reclaim past glory with the Twins, as he's joined by designated hitter/outfielder Jason…Upvote Share Tweet
Tall order: Prospect Meyer eyes Majors debut in '14MLB.com Updated Feb 23With a fastball that sits in the high 90s and a towering 6-foot-9 frame, Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer possesses a rare combination for a starting pitcher. In fact, only eight players 6-foot-9 or taller have made big league starts.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays claim Hendriks for pitching depthMLB.com Updated Feb 21Right-hander Liam Hendriks, who made eight starts with the Twins last season, was claimed off waivers from the Orioles.Upvote Share Tweet
First round of Hammond upgrades nearly finishedMLB.com Updated Feb 21Fans coming down to Florida to watch the Twins this spring might not recognize Hammond Stadium. The Spring Training home of the Twins is currently undergoing a $48.5 million renovation with Phase 1 set for completion in time for the club's Grapefruit Le…Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Replay System UsedMar 3Jayson Stark breaks down the first replay challenge with MLB's new technology used in a spring training game today between the Blue Jays and the Twins.
Twins GM Diagnosed With CancerFeb 10Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday he has been diagnosed with cancer and will not be with the team for the start of spring training.
Keith Law's Top Farm SystemsJan 28Keith Law's latest rankings of baseball's farm systems sees the Astros on top with the Twins and Pirates next in line.
Keith Law's Top 100 ProspectsJan 28Keith Law runs through the top five prospects in his Top 100 rankings, with the Twins' Byron Buxton at the top of the list.
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