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.

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

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
Wednesday was the first time the club was together since the suspension announcement, and the first time Jorge Polanco could address his teammates.

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

March 21
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.
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
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.
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 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.


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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.
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 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.
March 19
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

Teammates rally round 'brother' Polanco after suspension for doping

Many players have not spoken to suspended shortstop Jorge Polanco yet. Most players had left the ballpark on Sunday by the time the suspension was announced.
March 19
Jorge Polanco has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner's office announced the penalt

Polanco suspended 80 games and postseason for drug policy violation

Twins starting shortstop Jorge Polanco tested positive for stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance that also led to the suspension of Twins pitcher Ervin Santana in 2015.
March 19
Twins pitcher Trevor Hildenberger.

Clean outing for Hildenberger an encouraging sign

The reliever threw a scoreless inning against Philadelphia.
March 19
Twins outfielder Byron Buxton.

Buxton propels Twins past Phillies

His bat and base-running shine in victory.
March 18
Twins infielder Jorge Polanco (11) practiced his swing during workouts.

Reusse: Stanozolol delivers another spring training gut punch to Twins

Early Sunday morning, there was optimism that Jorge Polanco's fielding would be fine. Later Sunday, the Twins lost their shortstop for 80 games.
March 18

Twins aren't worried about Trevor Hildenberger's struggles

The sidearmer hasn't looked good his last few outings, but one seems to be concerned.
March 17
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes

Hughes: Trying to take positives from loss

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says he took a step back in Saturday's loss to Pirates, but he still sees good signs in his performance.
March 17
Twins catcher Bobby Wilson practices his swing during spring training.

Reusse: Twins have a veteran plan for call-up at catcher

Bobby Wilson figues to start the year third on the depth chart. He played in the big leagues in eight of the nine seasons from 2008 to 2016. He played a total of 75 games with three clubs in 2016.
March 17
Twins pitcher Phil Hughes worked out during spring training.

Hughes rocked, defense again shaky as Twins fall 13-4 to Pirates

Still in the running to make the Twins rotation, Phil Hughes gave up eight hits, including two home runs
Final, 3/21 R H E
Pittsburgh 9-16 1 4 2
Minnesota 12-12 3 8 1