Logan Morrison, left, and Jake Odorizzi will be keys to the Twins’ success this season.

Odorozzi gets Opening Day start as Twins revamp their roster

Almost every question about the Twins' 2018 roster was answered on Thursday, although one major issue remains unsettled leading up to next week's opener in Baltimore.

Say hi to your mom: TV viewers get a taste of Logan Morrison

Logan Morrison from earlier this spring.
Twins first baseman Logan Morrison entertained ESPN2 viewers on Thursday as he wore a microphone for an inning.

Aybar leaves Twins; team looking for another power bat for bench

Aybar leaves Twins; team looking for another power bat for bench
The nine projected Opening Day starters are all in the lineup for today's game with Houston.
Livan Hernandez pitched the 2008 Twins opener against the Angels at the Metrodome.

Twins who made debuts as Opening Day starter

Jake Odorizzi will become the fourth Twins pitcher since 2008 to make his debut with the team as its Opening Day starter.
March 22
Phil Hughes

Yankees beat Twins; Hughes knocked out of starting rotation

Phil Hughes, trying to lock down a spot somewhere on the Twins pitching staff, gave up only a run but needed 87 pitches to get through 4 2./3 innings.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger handed out gum to kids after Education Day at a St. Paul Saints exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday,
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March 22
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Odorizzi will be Twins' Opening Day starter; roster trimmed

Kyle Gibson will start the home opener, and Lance Lynn will start in Pittsburgh in the season's second series.
March 22
Hughes: Twins have decisions to make

Hughes: Twins have decisions to make

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says he's glad he pitched well Thursday in his final Florida start, and now he'll wait for Twins to decide about his role.
March 22
Listen: Next-level numbers on the Twins and Kirk Cousins

Listen: Next-level numbers on the Twins and Kirk Cousins

Intro: With so many teams having access to complex data, the Twins are looking at two things -- how to get that data to players and how to predict injuries; 14:00: New Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi doesn't throw hard, but he does throw high. How has he had success pitching that way? 19:00: Breaking down Kirk Cousins' throws by route type to figure out his strengths. 28:00: Gophers hockey and Vikings fans have a math problem (and expectations problem).
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March 22
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes

Twins cut Duffey, Busenitz; Cincinnati claims Kennys Vargas

Phil Hughes is pitching for the Twins today against the Yankees in a sold-out game on ESPN2 that could determine his future with the team.
March 22
Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco, left, goes into third base ahead of the throw to Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt after hitting a triple off Red Sox pitche

Dozier: Twins 'embraced him with love' after Polanco's clubhouse apology

Wednesday was the first time the club was together since the suspension announcement, and the first time Jorge Polanco could address his teammates.
March 22
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco was suspended for 80 games on Sunday.

Reusse: For Twins' Polanco, there can be life after PED suspension

He did offer the traditional "I thought it was a dose of B-12'' angle that is popular when ballplayers are caught, but as long as there is no indignation over being treated unfairly, he will be fine.
The Kernels snapped a six-game losing streak defeating the Clinton LumberKings at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night May
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March 22
Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (shown pitching against the Red Sox last month) threw five innings in a 3-1 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday. He likel

Berrios pitches Twins past Pirates; likely to start game in Puerto Rico in front of family, friends

"It would mean a lot," the righthander said. "… I'm so excited to be available to pitch there."
March 21
Baseball's Analytics Age still can't solve two big mysteries

Baseball's Analytics Age still can't solve two big mysteries

North Score: The Twins see the data war being settled on two fronts: Who teaches the information best, and who learns first how to know which players will get hurt.
March 21
Expect some high fastballs (yes, on purpose) when Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi takes the hill.

Why new Twins pitcher Odorizzi isn't afraid to throw high fastballs

North Score: Jake Odorizzi comes to the Twins from a Rays staff that embraced throwing frequent high four-seam fastballs in an attempt to generate as many swings and misses as possible.
March 21
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco

Polanco addresses team before Twins face Pirates

Jose Berrios will start Wednesday night, then find out Thursday what his spot in the rotation will be.
March 21
John Shuster's gold-medal winning curling team will throw out the first pitch and Doomtree's Dessa will sing the Star Spangled Banner at the Twins' ho

Broomtree! Team Shuster, Dessa scheduled for Twins' home opener

The Olympic curlers will sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch and there's free breakfast outside Target Field in the morning.
March 21
Kyle Gibson delivers a pitch against Philadelphia during a spring training game earlier this month.

Gibson finds a rhythm in tuneup for regular season

Since the Twins were off Tuesday, Kyle Gibson went to the minor league side to stay on schedule and threw six scoreless innings for Class AAA Rochester.
March 21
Tyler Kinley worked out at spring training, with bullpen coach Eddie Guardado in the background.

Rule 5 pick Tyler Kinley makes bid to stick with Twins

A distant relative of a former president, the righthanded reliever has impressed the team during spring training.
March 20
Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey, being stretched out for long relief, gave up five runs over the last two innings in an 11-8 exhibition loss to the Pirates

Duffey has rough outing, Sano 3-for-3 in loss To Pirates

Tyler Duffey, being stretched out for long relief, gave up five runs over the last two innings, including a solo home run to Christopher Bostick.
March 20
Twins infielder Jorge Polanco (11) has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season.

'Guys make mistakes.' Disappointed Twins rally around Polanco

Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco says he learned he had failed a steroid test a month ago, and now he's ready to take the consequences.
March 20
Jorge Polanco (11) was one of the Twins' best players during their late-season surge in 2017.

Scoggins: Adversity has arrived for Twins before the games do

News of Jorge Polanco's 80-game drug suspension as a result of a failed drug test serves as a reminder that best-laid plans can change in a blink of an eye.
March 19
Polanco: Learned of failed drug test a month ago

Polanco: Learned of failed drug test a month ago

Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco apologizes to Twins, says he learned he had failed PED test a month ago.
March 19
The Twins' Eduardo Escobar, 29, has played shortstop 309 games, more than any other position in his major league career, and manager Paul Molitor is m

Escobar probably Twins' first choice at shortstop with Polanco suspended

Eduardo Escobar, 29, has played short 309 games, more than any other position in his major league career, and manager Paul Molitor is more than comfortable with his glovework there.
Final, 3/22 R H E
NY Yankees 15-11 2 7 1
Minnesota 12-13 1 6 0