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The Twins will hire a presidential-level executive who will have authority over all baseball decisions yet be freed from the day-to-day particulars of the GM job. That person will then hire a GM.
Toronto slugged four home runs, all with runners on base.
Small mistakes continue to bedevil and ultimately wreck the Twins. Wednesday, a baserunning gaffe cost a run, a failure to turn a double play provided the Tigers an extra out, and Detroit took advantage.
The Twins don't have a tradition of high-velocity pitchers, but that might change
Brian Dozier hit his 10th home run in August on Tuesday. But for the third time this month starter Kyle Gibson allowed at least five runs, a nagging problem for the Twins' starting rotation.
Amid all the uncertainty surrounding the Twins' future and that of their young players, a few determinations have been made.
Dozier hit his sixth homer this month for the 100th in his career.
Manager Paul Molitor openly questioned whether his last-place team understands that the season might be lost but it's not over.
Miguel Sano downplayed the test, pointing out that he remembers the sharp pain of a torn tendon in that elbow in 2014. This isn't it, he said.
How a lanky, soccer-loving kid from Germany ended up discovering baseball, moving to Florida and eventually wearing a Twins uniform.
Brian Dozier tied Chuck Knoblauch for second-most leadoff home runs in Twins history Wednesday night. But Knoblauch surged back into the lead a couple of hours later.
Trevor May has learned honesty is the best policy and returned to the disabled list because of ongoing discomfort in his back.
Carlos Gomez's two misplays in the outfield at Target Field on Monday might have cost Houston a victory. His season-long woes probably cost him his…
While the former No. 1 pick was reverting to bad habits, the Twins cited their cleanup hitter's improved discipline.
Miguel Sano is so strong, he hit a baseball Sunday farther than anyone ever has before in Tropicana Field's 19-year major league history.
Evan Longoria is only 30 years old, but it seems as if he's been picking on Twins pitching for decades.
Four Twins have tentative plans to wear Puerto Rico's uniform when the 2017 WBC begins in March.
Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano hit home runs in the seventh and eighth innings, and Joe Mauer's two-run double in the ninth sealed the win.
Paul Molitor still has his gold medal from the summer he wore a Team USA jersey, and it's a great memory, he said Friday. But the medal says "Intercontinental Cup," not "Olympics."
Paul Molitor wouldn't rule out Thursday sending cleanup hitter Miguel Sano to Class AAA Rochester when Trevor Plouffe's rehab assignment ends next week.
The Twins' offense remained on its historic, baseball-crushing roll, Indians baserunning chipped in a couple of extra outs and even the umpires helped with a couple of razor-thin calls.
Max Kepler slugged his fourth home run of the series, Brian Dozier crushed his 20th blast of the season, and the Twins staked Kyle Gibson to an eight-run lead. Then things got weird.
The bigger of the two Twins trades landed 2015 All-Star Hector Santiago from the Angels.
The righthander was restored to the Twins rotation Monday after lefthander Fernando Abad was traded to Boston.
Joe Mauer drew a bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Twins a 2-1 victory.
The Twins' expected midseason roster makeover started at the top Thursday: They traded their All-Star for a promising minor-league pitcher.
Max Kepler stroked his eighth home run of the month in the sixth inning Thursday to tie the score, then put himself in the middle of the game-winning, four-run rally for the Twins.
Ervin Santana needed just 97 pitches to retire the Braves and earn his second complete game of the month but took a 2-0 loss in a battle of baseball's two worst teams.
The Twins have hired executive search firm Korn Ferry to assist team president Dave St. Peter and Twins owner Jim Pohlad in identifying, evaluating and interviewing candidates for the full-time GM job.
Most general managers, and especially those appointed in the past five years, don't have much in common with the likes of Terry Ryan, who was fired by the Twins last week.
The decision to fire Twins general manager Terry Ryan came after owner Jim Pohlad and Ryan disagreed on how to improve the last-place club, said people with knowledge of the situation.
Gordon's "Touch 'em all" signature call served as the soundtrack for some of the greatest moments in Twins history over his 25 seasons in their radio booth.
With the high-scoring momentum of the week before the All-Star break gone, the Twins opened the second half of a lost season this weekend with some mediocre baseball.
A delay of more than two hours led to the resumption of the 11th inning after midnight, before the Twins won on a Cleveland error with the bases loaded.
Sunday Insider: Joe Nathan isn't ready to give up despite his age and multiple surgeries.
Friday night, Miguel Sano committed his fifth error in the past seven games playing third.
The Twins open the season's second half on Friday with 17½ games between them and the final AL playoff spot, a deficit that no team has ever overcome. But that doesn't mean there won't be story lines to follow over the final 74 games.
Home runs fueled their seventh victory in 10 games.
The Twins righthander says that except for a 10-day stretch, when his mechanics were off-kilter and his pitches hung in the strike zone, "I've felt like I'm absolutely in control out there."
Eddie Rosario clubbed a home run, two doubles and a single at Globe Life Park on Saturday night after the Twins and Rangers waited out an hour-long rain delay.
Don't misread Paul Molitor — every loss hurts for the second-year manager. But Molitor won't stray from ideals. "I'm not a tantrum guy," he said.
An MRI showed Byron Buxton's collision with the center field fence Friday night did no damage to the ligaments in his right knee.
Like the rest of the country, the Twins were shocked and saddened by the violence just a few miles away from their weekend series with the Rangers.
After Byron Buxton exited in the first inning with a knee bruise, Ryan Pressly surrendered the tying and go-ahead runs late as the Twins lost 6-5 to the Rangers.
Tyler Duffey pitched out of trouble and his teammates' bats stayed hot vs. Texas.
The infielder is having a career year and has the endorsement of his manager, Paul Molitor.
The second-year outfielder was recalled from Class AAA and made his presence felt immediately, going 1-for-4 with an RBI while he beat out a key throw to allow a run to score.
Twins manager Paul Molitor and GM Terry Ryan each expressed confidence, almost certitude, Sunday that Kevin Jepsen will turn his season around…
The season of difficult decisions has arrived and GM Terry Ryan has promised to shake up the Twins' roster this month.
They twice came back from two-run holes, but the White Sox still prevailed.
Phil Hughes is off crutches and his knee, injured when he was hit by a line drive on June 9, is feeling better. But shoulder surgery will require several months of recovery.
Twins prospect Taylor Rogers made it first to the big leagues, but twin brother Tyler, a Giants prospect who leads the Eastern League in appearances and owns a 0.77 ERA, isn't far behind.
Tyler Duffey held the Yankees without a baserunner until the sixth inning and his teammates hit six home runs, three of them in a row.
GM Terry Ryan offered no timelines and few details about pitching coach Neil Allen's current program, other than to say, "Everything is going fine. … He's making progress."
t's annoying enough for Twins manager Paul Molitor when his pitchers immediately give back any lead they are given. But now his fielders are doing the same.
Max Kepler drove in a pair of runs Wednesday, including the seventh-inning tie-breaker with a sacrifice fly, then helped make that margin hold up with a diving catch as the Twins won their third straight game
Tyler Duffey's ERA is 6.18, and though manager Paul Molitor has endorsed him for now, Sunday's start at Yankee Stadium has the feel of a last-chance tryout.
Boston's top prospects initially struggled. Now, they've become stars.
Realizing that the later he put off surgery, the more likely he still will be recovering at the start of next season, Glen Perkins agreed this week to give up on 2016 and undergo an operation to repair his torn labrum.
The Yankees had all the runs they needed Friday night before the Twins ever got to bat. And after this latest awful start, it left Minnesota calling for a familiar lefty.
Oswaldo Arcia was once regarded as a cornerstone of the Twins outfield of the future. That future likely ended Thursday night to make room for the return of Danny Santana.
Glen Perkins' labrum is torn in his left shoulder, a specialist in California confirmed this week, and surgery next week will be necessary to repair it, Ryan confirmed.
Hard-throwing J.T. Chargois will carry his 67.50 ERA until his next summons from the Twins.
Max Kepler, who had only 10 hits in his brief big-league career, blasted a 98-mph fastball to straightaway center, delivering a 7-4 victory over the Red Sox in 10 innings.
The Twins turned in a poor effort, and the Red Sox pounced. They scored five runs in the eighth inning and tacked on five more in the ninth to claim a 15-4 victory at Target Field.
The trio of pitchers all received bad news this weekend; In Hughes' case, he's out perhaps the rest of this season with a fracture in his femur.
Since the fifth week of the season, Trevor May has pitched in only 12 games, and only for a total of 7⅔ innings. His ERA in that span? An alarming 16.43.
The Red Sox put up a pair of three-run innings Friday night, while the Twins' bats were vexed by knuckleballer Steven Wright
J.T. Realmuto's line drive back up the middle bounced off Phil Hughes' knee, and the pitcher crumpled to the ground. An MRI is scheduled for Friday.
Brian Dozier's 11th-inning home run and two home runs by Eduardo Nunez gave the Twins a dramatic victory. "We had to work very hard for that win," manager Paul Molitor said.
Ichiro is 42 years old, the oldest position player in the majors, and only 34 hits from a major milestone. Twins manager Paul Molitor was his first hitting coach in the major leagues.
The Yankees spent four years grooming Nunez to succeed Derek Jeter whenever their superstar shortstop was ready to retire, then abruptly traded him for a little-known pitcher
Twins pitchers gave up four home runs, running their total for the four games against Tampa to 11, and Kevin Jepsen gave up two runs in the ninth inning of a 7-5 loss.
Jepsen has endured one of the worst seasons of his professional career, and the fact that it comes immediately after what was probably his best season makes it all a little surreal.
The Twins have four outfielders to use while Miguel Sano is on the DL and manager Paul Molitor said, "I'll try to keep everyone involved."
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