Minnesota Twins News and Rumors

  • Twins Prospects Return to Field in 3-1 Win Over Minnesota

    Twins Prospects Return to Field in 3-1 Win Over Minnesota

    nytimes.com Updated 3 hours ago
    Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor could have made it easier on his former college team if his B squad wasn't so talented.
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  • Hall-Of-Famer Molitor Confident in Managerial Patience

    Hall-Of-Famer Molitor Confident in Managerial Patience

    nytimes.com 23 hours ago
    Two seasons after Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor played his last game, he became the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins on manager Tom Kelly's staff.
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  • Minny reunion: Torii, Garnett are talk of town

    Minny reunion: Torii, Garnett are talk of town

    MLB.com Mar 3 (yesterday)
    Even Torii Hunter is amazed by the parallels between his return to the Twins and Kevin Garnett's recent homecoming with the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • Twins agree to terms with 25 players for 2015

    Twins agree to terms with 25 players for 2015

    MLB.com Mar 3 (yesterday)
    The Twins agreed to terms with 25 players for the 2015 season, the club announced on Tuesday. All 40 players on the active roster are now under contract for this season.
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  • Twins tab Berrios, Gibson for spring openers

    Twins tab Berrios, Gibson for spring openers

    MLB.com Mar 3 (yesterday)
    The Twins announced that No. 5 prospect Jose Berrios will start against the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, along with right-hander Kyle Gibson getting the nod for the Grapefruit League opener against the Red Sox on Thursday.
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  • Paul Molitor places restrictions on mobile devices in Twins clu…

    Paul Molitor places restrictions on mobile devices in Twins clubhouse

    yahoo.com Feb 28 (4 days ago)
    Baseball clubhouses are no different than the local coffee shop, an airport lobby or the subway train. Wherever large groups of people gather, you're bound to see a high percentage of them messing around on their phones, laptops or other electronic and …
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  • Plouffe out with illness as Twins open full-squad workouts

    Plouffe out with illness as Twins open full-squad workouts

    MLB.com Feb 28 (4 days ago)
    The Twins began the day with their customary rapid-fire infield drills and saw live batting practice between pitchers and hitters for the first time this spring. Trevor Plouffe, however, was absent from the drills but is expected to return soon.
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  • With concussion behind him, Mauer ready to bounce back

    With concussion behind him, Mauer ready to bounce back

    MLB.com Feb 28 (4 days ago)
    It was an offseason of changes for the Twins after their fourth straight year of a least 92 losses, and as a result, Joe Mauer sees more optimism heading into this season than in years past.
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  • Kelly back at Twins camp after minor stroke

    Kelly back at Twins camp after minor stroke

    ESPN.com Feb 26 (6 days ago)
    Tom Kelly arrived Thursday at the team's facility, ready to resume work as a guest instructor five months after a minor stroke.
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  • Molitor says Mauer won't bat lower than third

    Molitor says Mauer won't bat lower than third

    MLB.com Feb 26 (7 days ago)
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said he still hasn't decided where Joe Mauer will bat in the lineup this season, but that he won't hit any lower than third in the order.
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  • Pipeline Perspectives: Twins own MLB's top farm system

    Pipeline Perspectives: Twins own MLB's top farm system

    MLB.com Feb 24
    The Twins have six players stacked at the top of MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list. From Byron Buxton down to Kohl Stewart, all half-dozen Twins prospects on the list show up in the top 36.
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  • Twins' Hughes 'penciled in' to start opener

    Twins' Hughes 'penciled in' to start opener

    ESPN.com Feb 23
    The Minnesota Twins have slotted Phil Hughes as their Opening Day starter.
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  • On first day of workouts, Molitor lays out new spring plan

    On first day of workouts, Molitor lays out new spring plan

    MLB.com Feb 23
    More than three months after officially being named Twins manager, Hall of Famer Paul Molitor took the field on the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers Monday.
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  • Grand reopening of Twins' spring home draws huge crowd

    Grand reopening of Twins' spring home draws huge crowd

    MLB.com Feb 22
    The Twins held their grand reopening of the newly renovated CenturyLink Sports Complex on Sunday, with more than 4,000 fans attending an open house to see much of the upgrades to the spring facility the organization has called home since 1991.
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  • Arcia's HR rallies Venezuela past Mexico in Caribbean Series

    Arcia's HR rallies Venezuela past Mexico in Caribbean Series

    Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia hit a game-winning two-run home run in eighth inning to propel Venezuela to a 4-2 victory against Mexico and a perfect 4-0 record in Caribbean Series qualifier play on Thursday.
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  • Al Michaels says Twins faked crowd noise in 1987 World Series

    Al Michaels says Twins faked crowd noise in 1987 World Series

    yahoo.com Feb 6
    Turns out football isn't the only sport that can stir up a controversy about the authenticity of a crowd's cry. Baseball's version just comes almost three decades after the fact. The Metrodome, home to the Minnesota Twins from 1982-2009, was widely rega…
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  • Torii's focus solely on helping Twins in 2015

    Torii's focus solely on helping Twins in 2015

    MLB.com Feb 5
    Twins right fielder Torii Hunter appeared on MLB Network's Hot Stove on Thursday and he discussed a wide variety of topics, including his role as a clubhouse leader and his future in baseball after the 2015 season.
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  • Byron Buxton remains No. 1 on MLB.com's prospect rankings

    Byron Buxton remains No. 1 on MLB.com's prospect rankings

    yahoo.com Jan 30
    For the second straight season, Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is the No. 1 ranked prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com's official rankings. The announcement was made during a live special which aired on MLB Network on Friday night. Chica…
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  • Breaking down MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects

    Breaking down MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects

    MLB.com Jan 30
    The Twins' Byron Buxton, coming off an injury-filled 2014 season, has topped the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list in back-to-back years. The Pirates (seven players), Twins and Cubs (six players each) had the most representatives on the list.
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  • Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

    Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

    MLB.com Jan 27
    If chicks dig the long ball, then there's no doubt third base is the sexiest position among prospects. It's home to the three best power prospects in the game in Kris Bryant (Cubs) and Joey Gallo (Rangers) -- the last two Minor League home run champions…
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  • Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with Rockies

    Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with Rockies

    MLB.com Jan 26
    First baseman Justin Morneau wasn't sure how he'd fit with the Rockies when he signed with them before last season. He was a Twins mainstay from his Major League debut in 2003 until August 2013, when he was dealt to the Pirates -- where he helped during…
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  • Fans show support, optimism at Target Field TwinsFest

    Fans show support, optimism at Target Field TwinsFest

    MLB.com Jan 25
    TwinsFest was held at Target Field for a second straight year this weekend, and team president Dave St. Peter said roughly 14,000 fans attended the event to help generate $300,000 for the Twins Community Fund.
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  • Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotation

    Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotation

    MLB.com Jan 24
    Alex Meyer, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, according to MLB.com, heads into Spring Training as one of many candidates aiming to prove themselves worthy of the fifth rotation spot.
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  • Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015

    Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015

    MLB.com Jan 24
    It was just two St. Paul natives having lunch in their hometown this week, but for Joe Mauer, it was a chance to keep picking the brain of new Twins manager and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.
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  • Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitration

    Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitration

    MLB.com Jan 24
    Minnesota agreed to terms with its sixth and final arbitration-eligible player on Saturday, as the club signed left-handed reliever Brian Duensing to a one-year deal worth $2.7 million.
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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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    Mar 4
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    Mar 4
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