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Twins aim for fast start to 2017 season
After an 0-9 start that essentially derailed their chances of competing in 2016, the Twins were sellers at the Trade Deadline last year after being buyers in the previous year. Minnesota is hoping for a better start and to avoid being a seller yet again this year ...
Gibson's changes make for impressive spring
The changes right-hander Kyle Gibson made to his delivery this offseason appear to be working this spring. Gibson, lined up to be Minnesota's No. 3 starter, continued his impressive run Sunday. The right-hander tossed six scoreless innings against a strong Red Sox lineup in the 7-2 loss, and scatter ...
With 5 moves, Twins continue to shape roster
The Twins made five roster moves on Sunday, granting outfielder Drew Stubbs his unconditional release and reassigning right-hander Drew Rucinski to Minor League camp. Additionally, non-roster infielders Ben Paulsen, Matt Hague and Bengie Gonzalez were told they will start the year at Triple-A Roches ...
MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day
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Gibson dazzles with six shutout innings
Red Sox ace Chris Sale and Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson were sharp, as neither allowed a run, while Christian Vazquez connected on a three-run homer in the seventh to lead Boston to a 7-2 win on Sunday at Hammond Stadium. ...
Adrianza likely to open season on disabled list
Much like Kennys Vargas' foot injury is likely to keep him off the roster, Twins infielder Ehire Adrianza's roster chances appear slim after suffering an oblique strain Saturday night on a swing against the Orioles. ...
Twins option Berrios after return from Classic
The Twins optioned right-hander Jose Berrios to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, as they didn't believe he had enough time to get stretched out to start after being used sparingly in the World Baseball Classic. ...
Twins' Top 30 prospects list
Who do the Twins have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Minnesota's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch. ...
Foot injury may hurt Vargas' roster chances
Kennys Vargas will get a second opinion on his left foot after taking a foul ball off it on Saturday, and his roster chances appear hurt as a result, leaving ByungHo Park as the favorite to be the Twins' Opening Day designated hitter. ...
Field homers, Santiago solid against Orioles
A trio of homers led the Orioles to a 6-1 win over the Twins in front of a sellout crowd of 8,171 at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday night. ...
Santiago works on offspeed pitches in latest outing
Hector Santiago made his first start since March 5 -- after having two relief appearances for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic -- and the Twins left-hander made a concerted effort to mix in his off-speed pitches in a 6-3 loss to the Orioles on Saturday night. ...
Santana returns with 6 K's in tie with Orioles
Trey Mancini hit a three-run homer and Chris Johnson hit a solo shot to help the Orioles mount a late comeback and force a 5-5 tie with the Twins on Friday night at Hammond Stadium. ...
Ervin on track for Twins after WBC '17 run
Twins right-hander Ervin Santana was solid in his second-to-last start before his projected Opening Day outing against the Royals on April 3, tossing four strong innings against the Orioles on Friday. ...
Puerto Rico crew rejoins Twins from Classic
Kennys Vargas returned to the lineup as designated hitter and Eddie Rosario started in left field against the Orioles, while left-hander Hector Santiago will start against Baltimore on Saturday night. The Twins are still deciding on a plan for right-hander Jose Berrios. ...
Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft
From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Twins' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away. ...
Chargois optioned, likely to close at Triple-A
Hard-throwing right-hander J.T. Chargois, competing for a spot in the Twins' bullpen, was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday after struggling in recent outings. ...
Mom's advice gave Buxton boost he needed
As Byron Buxton learned last year, sometimes the best scouts don't even work in baseball. ...
Tepesch, Haley stretch out for starter's spot
Although they're both on the periphery of the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation, Twins right-handers Nick Tepesch and Justin Haley were both stretched out against the Phillies in a 4-2 win on Thursday. ...
Field plus defense a winning formula for Twins
Baserunning mistakes hampered the Phillies offensive attack, but Aaron Nola rebounded in his longest start of the spring in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday at Spectrum Field. ...
Hughes moving on from rocky outing
Twins right-hander Phil Hughes struggled through his toughest outing of the spring on Wednesday against the Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. ...
Molitor making most out of long bus trips
With games at West Palm Beach on Wednesday, Clearwater on Thursday, and Sarasota in a couple of days, it's a challenge for Twins manager Paul Molitor to get all he can from these Spring Training games. ...
May undergoes Tommy John surgery
Twins right-hander Trevor May had Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. ...
Hughes struggles in rough start vs. Astros
George Springer and Yulieski Gurriel blasted first-inning homers, and Dallas Keuchel allowed two runs and five hits in five innings to lead the Astros to an 8-4 win over the Twins on Wednesday afternoon at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. ...
'Comfortable' Park putting past behind him
As a youngster trying to justify himself as a first-round pick of his hometown LG Twins in Seoul, ByungHo Park would often take batting practice until his hands bled, according to reporters who covered him in South Korea. ...
Pipeline report: Prospects in Twins' camp
Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com will be visit ...
Q&A with Twins prospect Lachlan Wells
As part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Twins camp, it was No. 26 prospect Lachlan Wells. ...
Twins will put O'Rourke on DL to start season
Twins left-handed reliever Ryan O'Rourke was diagnosed with a strained left flexor pronator mass in his forearm near his elbow, and he will open the season on the 10-day disabled list, general manager Thad Levine said Tuesday. ...
Vogelsong requests, gets release
Veteran right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, who was competing for the fifth spot in the Twins' rotation, asked for and was granted his release on Tuesday, manager Paul Molitor said. Additionally, the Twins sent relievers Jake Reed and Raul Fernandez to Minor League camp, leaving 45 players -- including 22 ...
Gibson sharp; Twins score 5 in the 8th vs. Phils
Right-hander Jake Thompson threw three scoreless innings, Freddy Galvis hit his first homer of the spring and the Phillies rallied late with a go-ahead RBI single from Odubel Herrera in the ninth in a 9-5 win over the Twins on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium. ...
Duffey, Mejia flaunt command, consistency
Fifth-starter candidates Tyler Duffey and Adalberto Mejia both improved their cases with strong showings against the Blue Jays in the Twins' 8-2 win on Monday. ...
LED lighting installed at Target Field
The Twins became the fifth Major League team to install LED lighting at their ballpark, as the power management company Eaton completed its installation of Ephesus LED lights on Monday. ...
Park, Sano homer in Duffey's scoreless outing
First baseman ByungHo Park hit a towering two-run homer, abruptly ending the scoreless spring of left-hander Francisco Liriano and leading the Twins to an 8-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Monday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. ...
Grossman out 5-7 days with groin tightness
Twins outfielder Robbie Grossman is expected to be out five to seven days with tightness in his right groin suffered while diving for a ball in Sunday's game against the Red Sox, manager Paul Molitor said Monday. ...
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