Recent content from La Velle E. Neal III
If Javier does sign for $4 million, it would be a club record bonus for an international player, surpassing the $3.1 million the club signed Miguel Sano for in 2009.
After waiting two hours to play, the Twins made three errors against the Reds but came away with an 8-5 victory.
Jose Berrios might have let the cat out of the bag a little early Tuesday, posting on twitter that he’s being promoted to Class AAA Rochester.
Twins manager Paul Molitor knows he’s running out of time on making an important decision regarding his rotation.
Cincinnati scored nine runs in the first three innings, eight of them off Mike Pelfrey. The Twins rallied and then stopped hitting.
Blaine Boyer gave up the tying run in the seventh inning before Casey Fien surrendered a pair of two-run homers in the eighth.
It once was hard for Tommy Milone to crack the rotation. Now it’s going to be difficult to take him out of it.
The suspended pitcher is in line to start July 5 at Kansas City. So the Twins have one week to figure out how to weave him into the rotation
Torii Hunter hit two home runs and appeared to play a role in a third.
It's the latest injury setback for the 21-year-old in his young career.
MILWAUKEE — The saga of Ricky Nolasco’s ankle injury took another turn Friday when the righthander had to abort a bullpen session when the discomfort…
The Twins’ outs on the basepaths piled up, especially late in a 4-1 extra-innings loss to the Cubs.
The first-year player draft has come and gone, but there’s another big date coming up on the calendar — and the Twins hope to land another potential impact player.
Torii Hunter did not play Friday against the Cubs, and the resulting batting order upheaval led to Eddie Rosario being placed in the No. 2 hole.
Trevor Plouffe doubled twice and drove in four runs in the Twins’ 7-2 victory over the bumbling Chicago Cubs in the opener of a three game interleague series at Target Field.
Joe Mauer hit a game-tying homer in the eighth to put a charge into the crowd. Then, slumping Kennys Vargas drove Twins fans wild with a walk-off home run in the ninth for a 2-1 win over St. Louis.
Mike Pelfrey said his start Saturday in Texas — when he was knocked out in the fourth inning and gave up eight earned runs — was one of his worst outings he could remember.
Tommy Milone’s strong start and Glen Perkins’ tense finish were key in Minnesota's victory over St. Louis on Wednesday.
The Twins will have Tyler Jay work out of the bullpen in his first season of professional baseball.
Torii Hunter's outburst Wednesday was not his first. Major League Baseball usually takes two to three business days to rule on punishments.
Is Jorge Polanco the Twins’ shortstop of the future?
Torii Hunter got ejected, and three Twins errors contributed to the Royals’ three-game sweep.
Six of their eight draft picks on Tuesday went away from the mound.
Some feel that University of Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay, taken No. 6 overall, could rise to the majors quickly as a reliever.
Pitcher Kolby Allard is tempting but has had back trouble. He's among the players being considered by the Twins with the No. 6 pick in baseball's amateur draft, which starts tonight.
Carlos Gomez had his ups and downs, but his ups lifted the Brewers to a series victory over the Twins.
The Twins are a National League team disguised as an American League one. Why? They don’t have a designated hitter.
The Twins’ late-inning mistakes handed Friday's game to the Brewers despite a five-run comeback.
Shortstop Danny Santana was on the bench for a second consecutive game Friday as the Twins try to figure out ways to keep his spirits up.
They dance, they horse around, they laugh — all while distancing themselves from four years of losing. That's the story right now for the first-place Twins.
The righthander is day-to-day, but results of an MRI exam are pending:
Kyle Gibson lacked his best stuff Saturday, but Brian Dozier's RBI triple in the seventh inning put the Twins ahead.
Productive at-bats with runners in scoring position fuel Twins’ surge to first place in the AL Central.
The bullpen hasn’t skipped a beat while Casey Fien has recovered from a right shoulder strain. Now set to return, Fien will assume a different role for at least a little while.
The tie for the top of the AL Central is a result of how the Twins have been on a run of total baseball after looking overmatched during the first week of the season.
Kyle Gibson pitched eight strong innings and Brian Dozier homered twice as the Twins thumped the White Sox 8-1 to complete a 4-1 road trip.
Kyle Gibson could not get out of the fourth inning during his first start of the season, April 9 at Detroit. Since then, he has posted a 1.88 ERA.
The Twins first baseman has been hot, but Paul Molitor opted to give him a day off nonetheless.
The Twins jumped out to a 2-0 lead Friday night but allowed a run late as the White Sox took the first game of the weekend series 3-2.
Alex Meyer has been dropped to the bullpen at Class AAA Rochester, where the Twins hope he will make the adjustments necessary to get back in the rotation.
The Twins on Thursday activated righthander Tim Stauffer from the 15-day disabled list after he recovered from a strained right intercostal muscle.
For Joe Mauer, the career-longest power drought is over. He homered for the first time since Aug. 17 — 76 games and 322 plate appearances ago.
Twins manager Paul Molitor was twice a guest on the show, which ended its 33-year run Wednesday night.
Shifting defenses are now part of daily strategy.
Ervin Santana, serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a steroid, has been throwing in the bullpen and building toward facing live hitters next week.
Eduardo Escobar’s perfect day at the plate backed up Trevor May’s solid outing on the mound as the Twins secured another series victory at Target Field on Saturday.
The Twins placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Saturday.
Before joining the Twins, pitching coach Neil Allen spent four seasons coaching the Rays’ top farm team, Class AAA Durham.
Twins manager Paul Molitor filled out his first lineup card without Joe Mauer’s name on it, the first time in 29 games that has occurred.
Twins rookie Eddie Rosario became the 118th player to hit a home run on his first major league at-bat, an opposite-field shot on the first pitch he saw in the third inning.
His website, probaseballinsider.com, offers free tips and advice to younger players.
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter apologized Sunday after a statement he made on social media landed him in hot water.
Trevor Plouffe hit a grand slam in Sunday’s rout and the Twins moved to 13-12 on the season with a four-game sweep over the White Sox at Target Field.
Ricky Nolasco will start Saturday against the White Sox while Phil Hughes’ next start is up in the air.
The Chicago ace lost to the Twins for only the second time in his career.
Making big pitches, keeping hitters off balance, shaking off a bad fourth inning, Mike Pelfrey went seven innings and struck out seven Tigers.
After throwing in the bullpen Tuesday with no problems, the Twins announced Trevor May will take his normal turn in the rotation.
Kyle Gibson recovered after the fifth inning, pitched well in the sixth and seventh and was allowed to start the eighth. A leadoff double to Seth Smith ended his day.
Trevor May left Saturday's game early and missed out on the Twins stringing hits around Safeco against erratic lefthander James Paxton and the Mariners bullpen in an 8-5 victory.
Washington native Trevor May expects some friends, coaches and about 15 family members to be in the stands Saturday when the Twins face Seattle.
Phil Hughes went the distance for the Twins but fell to 0-4 as Seattle's Felix Hernandez kept Minnesota off the board.
Twins reliever Aaron Thompson has put drug suspensions behind him as he tries to take advantage of a second chance with the Twins organization.
The righthander pitched seven innings and got his first win since 2013.
Torii Hunter almost landed in the Twins record book Wednesday — but ended up running the Twins out of a potentially big inning.
Kansas City won Tuesday's game over the Twins with a pair of runs in the eighth inning, the second coming off closer Glen Perkins.
The Royals outclassed the Twins 7-1. Or was it the Twins making the Royals look like the classy team? It was reminiscent of the Twins home opener a week earlier.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said he didn’t see the need to reach out to the Royals to smooth things over after reliever J.R. Graham hit Alex Rios with a pitch on April 13 because “there was no intent.”
Through the first week of games, the average time of major league games dropped eight minutes, from 3 hours, 2 minutes to 2:54.
Tommy Milone won his second start and the Twins had their best offensive game of the season in beating the defending American League champion.
Royals outfielder Alex Rios will miss up to six weeks because of a broken left hand, suffered when he was struck by a J.R. Graham pitch.
The lineup changed, and so did the starting pitching, provided by Kyle Gibson's solid outing that handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.
The Twins have not been the team that manager Paul Molitor felt so good about when they left Fort Myers, Fla., less than two weeks ago to begin the regular season.
The pregame ceremonies became Toriifest on Monday.
Trevor May made an acceptable start fpr the Twins on Monday at Target Field, but those following him in the home opener got lit up.
The Twins will open the home season today with assists from Kevin Garnett and Tyus Jones.
From Around the Web
More from Star Tribune