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Twins
November 25, 2014
Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays. Twins hitting coach Joe Vavra h...

Twins appoint Vavra as Molitor's bench coach

New Twins manager puts pitching staff in hands of Allen and Guardado, two former major-league closers
Twins
November 22, 2014

Twins hire Neil Allen as new pitching coach

Rays' Triple-A coach chosen for Paul Molitor's staff over former Mariners coach Carl Willis
Twins
November 20, 2014

Twins add four prized prospects to major-league roster

Third baseman Miguel Sano, second baseman and outfielder Eddie Rosario, right-handed starter Alex Meyer and left-hander Jason Wheeler became part of the major-league team on Thursday,
Twins
November 6, 2014
First baseman Joe Mauer left hugged hitting coach Tom Brunansky during...

Hitting coach Brunansky is first hired for Molitor's staff

Under Tom Brunansky's direction, the Twins ranked fifth in the AL in runs scored and in OPS last season, scoring 101 more runs than they did in 2013.
Twins
November 1, 2014

Twins headed toward hiring Molitor as manager

The St. Paul native could be hired to succeed Gardenhire within days, sources say.
Twins
October 31, 2014

Top Twins prospect Buxton undergoes surgery on broken finger

Doctors insert pin to aid healing, but Twins' top prospect should be ready for 2015 training camp
Twins
October 17, 2014

Steinbach recalls the quake, 25 years later

Twins coach was in A's dugout when World Series was interrupted by magnitude 6.9 earthquake that jolted Bay Area
Twins
October 13, 2014

Twins remove Bernier, Pino from 40-man roster

Veterans' spots needed as team prepares to add top prospects to roster this winter
Twins
September 28, 2014
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson throws against the Arizona Diamond...

Twins hope to avoid Tigers clinching

Detroit can win AL Central championship with a win on final day.
Twins
September 28, 2014

Postgame: Baserunning mistake wasn't costly

Santana took a scary fall; Nolasco makes the safe play; Gardenhire likes to tweak his critics
Twins
September 27, 2014

Royals' division hopes ride with Twins, Nolasco

The Twins' righthander will try to prevent Detroit from eliminating Kansas City and clinching its fourth straight AL Central title.
Twins
September 27, 2014

Postgame: Santana eats first-pitch cookie

Leadoff hitter doesn't pass up good pitch; Gardenhire defense sacrifice bunt, "so ha-ha!"
Twins
September 26, 2014
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Anthony Swarzak (51) in the second in...

Swarzak finishes season by making fourth start

Detroit can clinch the AL Central with a win and a Kansas City loss, but Twins' long reliever Anthony Swarzak will try to prevent that from happening.
Twins
September 25, 2014

Postgame: Twins could have used Schafer

Outfielder sidelined by elbow injury, leaving a hole in lineup; May finished his season with a flourish
Twins
September 25, 2014

Hughes turns down chance to earn $500,000 bonus

The Twins offered their ace Phil Hughes an opportunity to get one more out and reach 210 innings to collect a big bonus, but he decided "it doesn't feel right."
Twins
September 24, 2014

Postgame: Twins in "race" for better draft pick

As it stands now, they'd pick fifth in next year's draft, but the records at the bottom are close.
Twins
September 23, 2014

Distracted rookies get a break as Santana, Vargas sit

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says his young players need a night off to regain their focus.
Twins
September 23, 2014

Postgame: Rookies running out of gas?

Diamondbacks stole three bases against Suzuki, a rarity; young bullpen arms had big night; rookie regulars a combined 0-for-12
Twins
September 22, 2014

With contenders gone, Twins rest the regulars

Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier get Monday night off against Arizona, as Minnesota mixes in the rookies and reserves during final home series.
Twins
September 22, 2014

Vargas, Berrios chosen top Twins' minor leaguers

Vargas' homers, Berrios' strikeouts could make Puerto Ricans teammates in Minnesota next season
Twins
September 20, 2014

Postgame: Hughes takes pride, and a nice bonus

Twins' pitcher reaches 200-inning milestone; Arcia can't explain his domination of Trevor Bauer; Santana's bad idea
Twins
September 19, 2014

Pregame: Arcia back in Twins lineup to face Cleveland

The Twins' rightfielder has hit three of his 18 home runs this year off Indians' starter Trevor Bauer, who faces Phil Hughes tonight.
Twins
September 17, 2014

Postgame: Gardenhire says things 'going to get better in a hurry'

The Twins' manager sees positive signs in the way the Twins keep fighting for each other. Glen Perkins' health is a concern after giving up another home run.
Twins
September 16, 2014

Arcia sitting out tonight with sore back

Outfielder said he could play, but Twins don't want to risk aggravating injury with just 12 games to play.
Twins
September 16, 2014

Postgame: Arcia likely out after big swing

Twins' slugger wanted a second tape-measure homer; Fien was the fill-in closer; Hunter loves 'Septober'