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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.
Paul Molitor will see how his team measures up against an improving division right off the bat with the opening series at Detroit.
While Ervin Santana serves an 80-game suspension, the pressure is on the Twins pitching staff to make up for the loss of someone who has won 119 games in his career.
Some steps to improve a troubled pitching staff were wiped out when Ervin Santana was suspended
The Twins lost to Boston 4-2 in a tidy 2 hours, 5 minutes Saturday before packing up and shipping out for Monday's Opening Day in Detroit.
Defensive deficiencies, particularly in the outfield, have exacerbated the Twins’ pitching troubles
Ervin Santana, who signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the Twins during the offseason, tested positive for Stanozolol.
Eduardo Escobar was at it again Friday in the Twins’ 5-2 win over Boston. He was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. He’s batting .344 with a team high 20 RBI in 18 games.
He’s not a utility player. He’s not a regular. But the Twins want Eduardo Escobar on the field a lot.
The Twins' 12-man Opening Day pitching staff was finalized Wednesday when lefthander Caleb Thielbar, the Randolph, Minn., product, was sent to Class AAA.
New Twins pitching coach Neil Allen comes from Tampa Bay, where he and the Rays were big believers in throwing changeups.
The Twins clearly are frustrated by the former first-round pick's lack of progress. How did the Twins and Hicks arrive at this point?
Mike Pelfrey wonders if he got a fair shake after learning he would start the year in relief; Aaron Hicks is opening the year in Class AAA Rochester.
As Opening Day nears, teams are focusing on what their final rosters might look like. And the Twins are not liking what they see when they peek into their bullpen.
Jake Reed, last year’s fifth-round draft pick, threw a first-pitch slider to Rusney Castillo that ended the game against Boston. Reed also threw a first-pitch slider to the previous hitter.
Second baseman Brian Dozier, 27, becomes one of eight Twins signed to multiyear deals but only the third position player with Joe Mauer and Kurt Suzuki.
Eddie Rosario, batting .256 with two home runs and seven RBI during spring training, won the game for the Twins on Tuesday.
It will be easier to see what manager Paul Molitor is thinking by the end of this week, when the spring training roster shrinks toward 25 and starters play more games.
Santana had four hits on Sunday during the Twins’ 5-3 victory over Miami. There were a couple seeing-eye singles in there but it still was a flashback to a year ago, when he surprised many by hitting .319 and getting a few votes for rookie of the year.
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. – Good thing this is spring training, where the Twins could leave pleased on Saturday after four no-hit innings by Trevor…
Spring training has restarted for Glen Perkins. The Twins All-Star closer pitched an uneventful — as in healthy — scoreless inning Thursday.
The Twins clubbed four home runs in a 10-9 win over Baltimore on Tuesday in Sarasota.
Speedy Jordan Schafer wants another shot at playing every day in the Twins outfield.
Danny Santana was summoned to the Twins to play shortstop last summer, but ended up in center field most of the time because the Twins were in crisis mode to fill the position.
First basemen Kennys Vargas and outfielder Eddie Rosario each homered and righthander Jose Berrios threw three scoreless innings.
The Twins know Josmil Pinto can hit, but can he do the job defensively?
With three scoreless innings, the lefty is in contention for the rotation.
The second baseman had three singles against the Rays, all up the middle.
The closer felt something pull in his right side, and the Twins medical staff will examine him further.
The team is demanding better defense and plate discipline from the 23-year-old outfielder.
Twins prospect Miguel Sano played his first game Wednesday in almost 17 months. He had Tommy John surgery on his elbow last last year.
Friday, Tommy Milone tossed two scoreless innings, giving up one hit, in a game the Twins eventually lost 2-1.
The Twins-Gophers exhibition game Wednesday kicked off the battle among relievers and more should appear Thursday in the Grapefruit League opener against Boston at Hammond Stadium.
Kyle Gibson is trying to build on the strong parts of his 2014 season.
Joe Mauer is healthy and so is his swing as he tries to bounce back from his worst season ever
Twins GM Terry Ryan missed last spring training as he recovered from squamous cell carcinoma on his neck.
The Twins' new manager strolled the fields Monday at the CenturyLink Sports Complex, observing his coaches as they ran drills and oversaw bullpen work. One thing evident to players is that Molitor is going to be a stickler.
The Twins open camp Monday when pitchers and catchers hit the sun-drenched fields at the newly renamed CenturyLink Sports Complex for their first official workout of 2015.
Torii Hunter is intent on being much more than a veteran mentor in his return to the Twins. He batted .286 with 17 home runs and 83 RBI last season with Detroit and wants to be a force on the field as well as in the clubhouse.
Joe Mauer won’t reveal the location where the meeting took place. He admitted it took place at a St. Paul restaurant where he likes to go and knows he can dine in relative peace. Paul Molitor sat across from him.
The new Twins manager is putting his own stamp on how his team defends.
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