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Now that the games have started in Florida, Paul Molitor and the Twins coaching staff will look to keep the team in line while monitoring several position battles and other issues.
Chris Archer, now Jake Odorizzi's former Rays teammate, promises that the Twins are getting more than a midrotation stabilizer.
The Twins didn't get the ace they want but got a solid rotation piece.
Anibal Sanchez is 28-35 with a 5.15 ERA over his past four seasons. He has been demoted to the bullpen, then to the minors. At age 34, he might not have much left to offer as a pitcher.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is prepared to announce pace-of-play changes in time for spring training games that begin next Friday — with or without union support.
Anibal Sanchez, 33, pitched a no-hitter for the Marlins in 2006. Last season for the Tigers he was 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA for Detroit last season.
The first spring training workout of pitchers and catchers often is spent trying to figure out what new players are in camp. This year for the Twins, the turnover among the major and minor league coaching staffs is obvious.
Miguel Sano will report to Twins training camp Sunday with the rest of the position players while still being investigated by MLB for an alleged assault of a freelance photographer.
Garvin Alston plans to help each of the pitchers realize what works for them, then use that knowledge to try to shut down hitters.
After failing to land Yu Darvish, who ended up signing with the Cubs, the Twins are looking at several other free-agent pitchers, as well as exploring trades with multiple teams.
What everyone will be watching when the Twins kick off spring training this week in Florida.
The Twins already have Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins and Justin Morneau as special assistants to baseball operations, but they will discuss adding recently retired Glen Perkins.
Glen Perkins has been quiet since the end of the season, but general manager Thad Levine said on the Twins Caravan that the three-time All Star has decided to retire.
Thirtysomethings Newman, Berger, Robison to weigh pros and cons of return.
Unable to reach an agreement on a contract for this season, Kyle Gibson and the Twins are headed to arbitration sometime next month.
Santana won two Cy Young Awards with the Twins and was named three times to the American League All-Star team.
The 79-year-old broadcaster pitched 25 seasons in the major leagues, including 15 with the Twins organization.
"I was fortunate to live my dream every day," said Justin Morneau, 36, the former Twins first baseman who was the American League MVP in 2006.
The reliever had Tommy John surgery in October 2016 but returned to the major leagues last July.
The Twins have contacted Mike Napoli's agent about a contract for 2018, in hopes of reaching a deal that the veteran turned down last year when he went to Texas.
It could be another month before free-agent pitcher makes a decision.
With the third overall pick, the Phillies selected righthander Nick Burdi, the Twins' 46th overall pick in 2014.
Fernando Rodney, who will be 41 on Opening Day, is headed for his 16th major league season and will play for his ninth team. He had 39 saves for Arizona last season.
Word spread on Tuesday when it was learned that righthander Tyler Chatwood had a clause in his contract that calls for a $2 million salary increase, from $12 million to $14 million, if he received one — one! — vote for Cy Young.
The team is interested in veteran Fernando Rodney and former closer Brandon Kintzler among others, while knowing that a future closer could already be in the organization.
Trading for a starting pitcher could require multiple prospects — and the Twins might have enough to make things interesting after acquiring young talent over the last several months.
Jack Morris and Alan Trammell went through 15 years of rejection by baseball writers on their ballots before they were voted in by a 16-person Hall of Fame committee.
With an emerging core of position players, Twins executives head to Florida this week for the annual winter meetings looking to make moves that could help them gain ground in the American League
After falling short on the writers' ballot, his candidacy goes before the veterans committee.
If the Mariners or Angels end up landing Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, they can thank the Twins.
Kyle Gibson, Eduardo Escobar among six players in line to return in 2018.
The Japanese pitcher-outfielder is mostly showing interest in teams on the West Coast.
Former major leaguer Bob McClure will join the Twins as their senior pitching adviser, according to a source with knowledge of the hire.
Entering their second year in charge, Twins' baseball executives have made sweeping changes to every area of the organization — except to improve the roster.
The Twins lost a pair of players who had been highly regarded in recent years.
After waiting a month following the Twins' final game, general manager Thad Levine said Miguel Sano's left shin had not improved much.
One day after the World Series ended, the Twins are thinking about next year.Pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 13, with…
Just when the Twins thought their coaching staff for 2018 was in place, along comes Ron Gardenhire.
Alston, 45, was the pitching rehab coordinator for the San Diego Padres last season and was Arizona's bullpen coach in 2016.
Second baseman Brian Dozier also was a repeat winner of the Bob Allison Award for determination and leadership on and off the field.
The former Cubs pitching coach was teammates with Paul Molitor.
If the Twins don't invite Glen Perkins to training camp, he'll need to decide whether to try hooking on with another team after spending his 14-year career with one organization.
The former Twins pitcher and ex-Rays coach Jim Hickey are among the top choices to take over Neil Allen's job.
Twins owner Jim Pohlad said he monitored how manager Paul Molitor and the team's top baseball executives worked together this season and liked what he saw.
Pitching coach Neil Allen has been let go and the Twins have not yet announced the future of the rest of Paul Molitor's coaching staff.
Allen was at his home in Sarasota, Fla., when he was informed by the club that he would not be brought back.
The manager is in contract talks, but no announcement was made.
After the manager lead the team into the AL wild-card game, Twins bosses Derek Falvey and Thad Levine want the 61-year-old to return for 2018.
The future of manager Paul Molitor - and all Twins coaches - are being considered by bosses Derek Falvey and That Levine.
Twins centerfielder Byron Buxton made a spectacular catch in the second inning, but left the game in the fourth. Zack Granite replaced him, and made a crucial baserunning error.
The Yankees have at least three relievers who would likely be closers on most other major league teams
Ervin Santana was sharp for the Twins as he prepared for his wild card start on Tuesday.
Jorge Polanco's two-run shot in the top of the ninth was the only offense Minnesota could muster Wednesday, but they secured a playoff spot when the White Sox beat the Angels.
Miguel Sano, recovering from a stress reaction in his left shin, took 60 swings at Target Field on Wednesday. It's the first time he's done anything baseball-related in two weeks.
Brian Dozier launched a fastball into the seats in the eighth inning for a three-run homer to put the Twins, who used 10 pitchers in the 8-6 victory, on the doorstep of a postseason berth.
The Twins are within reach to clinch the AL's second wild card, while the Indians are after baseball's best record.
The twins are on the verge of being the first team to lose 100 games and make the playoffs the following season. It could happen tonight.
The Twins infielder belted a three-run homer during the Twins' five-run sixth inning that helped them put the Tigers away 10-4 on Sunday.
The Twins on Saturday couldn't do much vs. Tigers starter Matt Boyd, but feasted on the bullpen to win their third straight in Detroit and inch closer to a wild-card berth.
The Twins have casted their net worldwide to find players from Australia to South Africa. But that looks to be changing.
Behind seven effective innings from Kyle Gibson, the Twins beat Detroit and built their wild-card lead to 3½ games.
Twins manager Paul Molitor has preserved 34-year-old Joe Mauer to the point where he can be in the lineup every day as the Twins attempt to secure a playoff berth.
Clutch hits by the Twins were everywhere on Thursday in a 12-1 romp over Detroit. The Angels and Rangers are both 2 1/2 games behind Minnesota, which has nine games to play.
The Twins walked 10 times Thursday — a nine-inning season high — to push their total for the season to 570. They are on pace to be the third Twins team to draw more than 600 walks in a season.
It's the latest in a series of moves as Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and General Manager Thad Levine continue to makeover the organization.
Eddie Rosario hit two home runs and Joe Mauer clubbed a grand slam Sunday for the Twins, who head to New York after rallying for a 13-7 victory over Toronto.
Kyle Gibson won his 11th game of the season on Sunday and has a chance to match his career high of 13 wins, but he was close to ruining it all because of two terrible innings.
The Twins and Red Sox are spring training neighbors. Each club is donating $100,000 to the Southwest Florida Community Organization, which will use the funds to help with hurricane recovery.
Eddie Rosario launched a two-run home run 430 feet over the right field foul pole Wednesday night, sending the Twins to a 3-1 extra-innings victory over San Diego.
Lefthander Adalberto Mejia, who has missed over a month because of a muscle strain in his upper arm, will return to the starting rotation…
The Twins belted a season-high seven home runs — one each in the first seven innings, an MLB first. Two were from Jason Castro, the fourth multi-homer game of his career.
Miguel Sano took early batting practice Tuesday, and manager Paul Molitor heard the familiar sound of baseballs exploding off the slugger's bat."He looked…
The two Wild Card survivors meet in a one-game playoff on October 3 (unless there's a playoff to determine which teams will advance to that playoff).
Wednesday marked Ehire Adrianza's second home run of the season and fifth of his career. He's batting .262, respectable off the bench, and his 23 RBI already are a career high.
After a ninth-inning rally came to an abrupt end, the Twins fell a half-game behind Los Angeles for the second Wild Card spot, with three other teams now trailing Minnesota by two games or less.
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