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Depth gives Twins options for No. 5 starter

Depth gives Twins options for No. 5 starter

MLB.com Updated 6 hours ago
With the recent signing of Ervin Santana, the Twins have plenty of starting pitching depth now with several candidates to take the fifth spot in the rotation.
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  • Twins Welcome Their Latest Santana

    Twins Welcome Their Latest Santana

    nytimes.com Dec 15 (3 days ago)
    Ervin Santana's given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues.
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  • Royals add pitcher Pino; designate Coleman

    Royals add pitcher Pino; designate Coleman

    ESPN.com Dec 15 (3 days ago)
    The Royals signed former Twins right-hander Yohan Pino on Monday and designated reliever Casey Coleman for assignment.
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  • Twins lock in righty Santana with 4-year deal

    Twins lock in righty Santana with 4-year deal

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 12 (6 days ago)
    The Twins got their man on the last day of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, as they agreed to sign right-hander Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal, which the club officially announced on Friday.
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  • Hunter's homecoming is latest in great baseball tradition

    Hunter's homecoming is latest in great baseball tradition

    MLB.com Dec 5
    If you're into logic, Torii Hunter isn't your guy. That's because it didn't make sense for this 39-year-old outfielder to sign this week as a free agent with the Twins, especially since they are several line drives away from respectability. Remember, to…
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  • Paul Molitor wants Twins to turn down music, limit phone use

    Paul Molitor wants Twins to turn down music, limit phone use

    yahoo.com Dec 4
    A modern MLB clubhouse isn't like what new Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was used to during his playing days. Nowadays, players are glued to their smart phones and tablets. They use loud music to get pumped for games and celebrate wins. Heck, the…
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  • Hunter, in Twins intro, berates beat reporter

    Hunter, in Twins intro, berates beat reporter

    Torii Hunter scolded a beat reporter in a news conference Wednesday in which the newly signed outfielder was introduced by the Minnesota Twins, calling the journalist a derogatory word four times near the end of the media session in Minneapolis.
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  • Anti-Gay Bigot Torii Hunter Calls Reporter "Prick" Four Times

    Anti-Gay Bigot Torii Hunter Calls Reporter "Prick" Four Times

    deadspin.com Dec 4
    Torii Hunter is an anti-gay bigot. This is something he has proven with his own words on multiple occasions . Yesterday, at the press conference to announce the one-year, $10.5 million deal he signed to return to the Minnesota Twins, beat writer Mike Be…
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  • Twins talk with Torii about possible reunion

    Twins talk with Torii about possible reunion

    MLB.com Nov 25
    Could the Twins be heading for a reunion with free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter? A Major League source familiar with the situation said the Twins have been in contact with Hunter and his agent, Larry Reynolds, about a return to Minnesota.
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  • Twins waiting to see if they have highest bid for Yang

    Twins waiting to see if they have highest bid for Yang

    MLB.com Nov 24
    The Twins have not been informed they have won the bidding for Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang, according to a Major League source familiar with the situation.
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  • Source: Twins to hire Allen as pitching coach

    Source: Twins to hire Allen as pitching coach

    MLB.com Nov 23
    The Twins are close to adding a pitching coach from outside of the organization, as they're set to hire Neil Allen from the Rays' organization, according to a Major League source.
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  • Twins win bid on Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang

    Twins win bid on Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang

    According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Twins have emerged victorius in the bidding for Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang, who was posted by the Kia Tigers three weeks ago. There's no word yet on what the winning bid wa…
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  • Top prospects Sano, Meyer, Rosario on 40-man roster

    Top prospects Sano, Meyer, Rosario on 40-man roster

    MLB.com Nov 20
    The Twins added four players to their 40-man roster Thursday, including top prospects Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer and Eddie Rosario, to protect them from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft in December. Sano, Meyer and Rosario were all considered locks, but …
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  • 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.
  • Video - Twins' Hunter Lashes Out At Twins Beat Writer 02:41

    Twins' Hunter Lashes Out At Twins Beat Writer

    Dec 4
    While meeting with local media, newly signed Twins outfielder Torii Hunter took issue with a line of questioning about whom he supported in the race for governor of Arkansas.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Hunter Going Home 01:25

    Buster's Blog: Hunter Going Home

    Dec 3
    Buster Olney takes a look at Torii Hunter's return to the Minnesota Twins.
  • Video - Hunter Returning To Minnesota 02:44

    Hunter Returning To Minnesota

    Dec 2
    Jerry Crasnick discusses Torii Hunter and the Minnesota Twins agreeing to a one-year, 10.5 million deal and what he'll bring to the team.

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