Center fielder Byron Buxton missed significant playing time last season because of injuries.

Buxton among players to miss TwinsFest - but he's on track for spring

Byron Buxton, who underwent surgery Sept. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, is in Florida and has been cleared for hitting off a tee and other basic drills.

Souhan: Sano's contract is big — to match his personality

January 17
Miguel Sano, who agreed to a three-year contract with a team option for a fourth, talked with reporters at a press conference.
After signing a three-year, $30 million extension with the Twins, Miguel Sano wants to boost his statistics as well.

Hartman: Pohlads spend big to build Twins into a contender

January 16
Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad.
Josh Donaldson's $92 million deal is the latest example debunking the myth that Twins ownership has been frugal.
January 16
Sano: Twins' $30 million man

Sano: Twins' $30 million man

Miguel Sano has signed a three-year, $30 million guaranteed deal with the Twins.
January 16
Reusse: Twins pass Red Sox in appeal with Donaldson's addition, Cora's subtraction

Reusse: Twins pass Red Sox in appeal with Donaldson's addition, Cora's subtraction

The hot spring training story this season in Fort Myers will be for Twins' exhibitions, not Red Sox games.
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January 15
Josh Donaldson

Souhan: Twins pull off the improbable, improve a record-breaking lineup

A Twins team that set the MLB mark for homers in 2019 added more firepower in Josh Donaldson.
January 15
Where does Josh Donaldson best fit in Twins batting order?

Where does Josh Donaldson best fit in Twins batting order?

Manager Rocco Baldelli had 145 different lineups in 162 games last season, so there definitely won't be any set order.
January 15
Josh Donaldson

Offseason home run: Donaldson agrees to $92 million deal with Twins

Former MVP third baseman Josh Donaldson accepted the largest free-agent contract the Twins have ever agreed to, and should add big pop to a lineup that set the major league home run record last season.


  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 101 61 .623 0 46-35 55-26 8-2
    Cleveland 93 69 .574 8 49-32 44-37 4-6
    Chicago White Sox 72 89 .447 28.5 39-41 33-48 7-3
    Kansas City 59 103 .364 42 31-50 28-53 3-7
    Detroit 47 114 .292 53.5 22-59 25-55 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 103 59 .636 0 57-24 46-35 4-6
    Tampa Bay 96 66 .593 7 48-33 48-33 7-3
    Boston 84 78 .519 19 38-43 46-35 4-6
    Toronto 67 95 .414 36 35-46 32-49 6-4
    Baltimore 54 108 .333 49 25-56 29-52 5-5
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 107 55 .660 0 60-21 47-34 8-2
    Oakland 97 65 .599 10 52-29 45-36 6-4
    Texas 78 84 .481 29 45-36 33-48 4-6
    LA Angels 72 90 .444 35 38-43 34-47 3-7
    Seattle 68 94 .420 39 35-46 33-48 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 91 71 .562 0 50-31 41-40 6-4
    Milwaukee 89 73 .549 2 49-32 40-41 7-3
    Chicago Cubs 84 78 .519 7 51-30 33-48 2-8
    Cincinnati 75 87 .463 16 41-40 34-47 4-6
    Pittsburgh 69 93 .426 22 35-46 34-47 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 97 65 .599 0 50-31 47-34 4-6
    Washington 93 69 .574 4 50-31 43-38 9-1
    NY Mets 86 76 .531 11 48-33 38-43 7-3
    Philadelphia 81 81 .500 16 45-36 36-45 3-7
    Miami 57 105 .352 40 30-51 27-54 4-6
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 106 56 .654 0 59-22 47-34 8-2
    Arizona 85 77 .525 21 44-37 41-40 8-2
    San Francisco 77 85 .475 29 35-46 42-39 3-7
    Colorado 71 91 .438 35 43-38 28-53 5-5
    San Diego 70 92 .432 36 36-45 34-47 1-9
  • Batting Average
    N. Cruz MIN .311
    J. Polanco MIN .295
    E. Rosario MIN .276
    M. Kepler MIN .252
  • Home Runs
    N. Cruz MIN 41
    M. Kepler MIN 36
    M. Sano MIN 34
    E. Rosario MIN 32
    M. Garver MIN 31
  • Runs Batted In
    E. Rosario MIN 109
    N. Cruz MIN 108
    M. Kepler MIN 90
    J. Polanco MIN 79
    M. Sano MIN 79
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Berrios MIN 3.68
    M. Perez MIN 5.12
  • Wins
    J. Odorizzi MIN 15
    J. Berrios MIN 14
    K. Gibson MIN 13
    M. Pineda MIN 11
    M. Perez MIN 10
  • Strikeouts
    J. Berrios MIN 195
    J. Odorizzi MIN 178
    K. Gibson MIN 160
    M. Pineda MIN 140
    M. Perez MIN 135
  • Batting Average
    T. Anderson CWS .335
    D. LeMahieu NYY .327
    Y. Moncada CWS .315
    M. Brantley HOU .311
    R. Devers BOS .311
  • Home Runs
    J. Soler KC 48
    M. Trout LAA 45
    N. Cruz MIN 41
    A. Bregman HOU 41
    G. Springer HOU 39
  • Earned Run Average
    G. Cole HOU 2.50
    J. Verlander HOU 2.58
    C. Morton TB 3.05
    S. Bieber CLE 3.28
    L. Giolito CWS 3.41
  • Wins
    J. Verlander HOU 21
    G. Cole HOU 20
    E. Rodriguez BOS 19
    D. German NYY 18
    (3) Players 16
  • Saves
    R. Osuna HOU 38
    A. Chapman NYY 37
    B. Hand CLE 34
    I. Kennedy KC 30
    (2) Players 30
  • Batting Average
    C. Yelich MIL .329
    K. Marte ARI .329
    A. Rendon WAS .319
    J. McNeil NYM .318
    N. Arenado COL .315
  • Home Runs
    P. Alonso NYM 53
    E. Suarez CIN 49
    C. Bellinger LAD 47
    C. Yelich MIL 44
    (2) Players 41
  • Runs Batted In
    A. Rendon WAS 126
    F. Freeman ATL 121
    P. Alonso NYM 120
    E. Escobar ARI 118
    N. Arenado COL 118
  • Earned Run Average
    H. Ryu LAD 2.32
    J. deGrom NYM 2.43
    M. Soroka ATL 2.68
    J. Flaherty STL 2.75
    S. Gray CIN 2.87
  • Wins
    S. Strasburg WAS 18
    M. Fried ATL 17
    C. Kershaw LAD 16
    D. Hudson STL 16
    L. Castillo CIN 15
  • Saves
    K. Yates SD 41
    J. Hader MIL 37
    W. Smith SF 34
    R. Iglesias CIN 34
    K. Jansen LAD 33
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Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, right, point to each other as they acknowledge fans during a
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January 15
Donaldson's greatest contribution to Twins could be his defense

Donaldson's greatest contribution to Twins could be his defense

The new Twins third baseman was plus-15 defensive runs saved last season, second in MLB at his position.
January 15
Miguel Sano’s three-year contract includes a $14 million option on a fourth season.

Sano happy with three-year contract, willing to play wherever needed

Miguel Sano doesn't care whether he plays third base, first base or the outfield ... he's just happy to get a long-term contract from the Twins.
January 14

Bombas away: Twins 2020 projected batting order has plenty of pop

A look at the Twins' possible batting order to open 2020, projected by La Velle E. Neal III
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January 14
Josh Donaldson’s MVP season of 2015 included a home run in May off of Twins pitcher Trevor May at Target Field.

Five things to know about Josh Donaldson

He mashes homers, pounds golf balls and has a favorite TV show that will fit in well around here. Five things to know about soon-to-be Twin Josh Donaldson:
January 14
Cheating Astros got off easy with tainted World Series title intact

Cheating Astros got off easy with tainted World Series title intact

RandBall: "The only logical thing to do to strip the Astros of their World Series title and leave it vacant in addition to those other penalties. That’s the only real punishment that fits the crime."
January 14
La Velle Neal III

Star Tribune's Neal shares state sportswriting honor

Twins beat writer La Velle E. Neal III shared the award with Michael Russo of the Athletic, who was a former Wild beat writer for the Star Tribune.
January 13
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano agreed to a three-year contract that takes him at least through the 2022 season.

Sano agrees to three-year, $30M contract with Twins

Five other Twins players avoided arbitration with one-year deals, but Jose Berrios is the lone exception.
January 13
Rich Hill

Strange Twins offseason feels like a failure (but there's still hope)

Of particular concern is the casual approach the front office appears to be taking toward the first two months of the season. But is there part of the plan that has yet to unfold?
January 11
Patty Creem

Reusse: What's up at Twins spring training? This woman knows it all

Patty Creem has been with the Twins since they moved spring training to Fort Myers in 1991. Her business card reads: Spring Training Box Office Supervisor. "IDK; ask Patty'' might be a better title.
January 10
Bob McClure joins Rocco Baldelli's coaching staff with Twins

Bob McClure joins Rocco Baldelli's coaching staff with Twins

The former Royals and Phillies pitching coach will be the team's bullpen coach.
January 10
Toby Gardenhire met with umpires and his father Ron, the Tigers manager, before a game at Target Field.

Gardenhire — Toby, that is — will manage Twins' team in Rochester

The son of the former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will replace Joel Skinner.
January 6
Josh Donaldson, a former American League MVP, played last season for Atlanta.

Twins likely out of the bidding for former AL MVP Donaldson

Free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson is seeking a four-year deal for more than $100 million, and the Twins appear to be out.
January 2
Rich Hill during the 2017 World Series.

Big names? No. But Twins add starting pitchers Hill and Bailey

Signing veteran pitchers Homer Bailey and Rich Hill adds experience to the rotation. But the team apparently will rely on some young pitchers for the first part of the season.
December 26, 2019
Star Tribune Sportsperson of the Year: Nelson Cruz, Man of La Bomba

Star Tribune Sportsperson of the Year: Nelson Cruz, Man of La Bomba

It started last offseason, when the Twins were looking for a power hitter to anchor their lineup, a veteran who could guide a group of young players looking for leadership. They found that leader in Nelson Cruz.
December 26, 2019
The Vikings need running back Dalvin Cook to be healthy next week when the postseason begins, otherwise their playoff stay might be a short one.

Hartman: A holiday wish list to cheer Minnesota's teams

The Vikings need good health, and the Twins need better pitching. There's a gift just right for everybody, including a top state basketball recruit for Richard Pitino.