Reusse: Bad in 2016, Twins bullpen remains a source of concern

Reusse: Bad in 2016, Twins bullpen remains a source of concern

A case can be made that the starting rotation will be improved, but the Twins will enter the season with a bullpen still filled with questions.

Hughes has rocky outing in 8-4 Twins loss to Houston

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Hughes has rocky outing in 8-4 Twins loss to Houston
Phil Hughes surrendered a home run to George Springer on his first pitch of the day against the Astros and lasted only two innings. His spring ERA jumped to 6.75.

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman

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US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman
The eagle has landed on top.
Twins
10:38am

Today's Twins relievers include one hard throwing prospect

With spots on the pitching staff at stake, NickTepesch gets his first start of camp as the Twins face the Phillies and prospect Nick Burdi is in the bullpen.
Sports
9:45am

Pat Neshek stars in World Baseball Classic for his funky motion, eagle statue

The right-handed reliever is a Park Center High School product and former Twins draft pick, who has played for a number of teams since leaving Minnesota.
Complete MLB spring training coverage
Baseball's preseason Complete MLB spring training coverage
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Polls
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Poll: Which Minnesota pro team are you most optimistic about right now?

Twins
6:20am

Molitor disappointed Berrios, Vargas didn't play much for Puerto Rico

"It's a little concerning to me that it's unfolded the way it has, but we all knew there was risk," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.
Twins
March 22

Souhan: About to turn 34, Mauer comes to a career crossroad

As of 2013, Joe Mauer remained on pace to finish his career as one of the greatest-hitting catchers in baseball. He'll enter 2017 as a light-hitting first baseman with, perhaps, the end of his career in sight.
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Twins minor-league report: Game updates, stats and more
In the minors Twins minor-league report: Game updates, stats and more
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Here's where you can get daily box scores for the Twins' minor league teams, player statistics and links to all of the squads from Triple-A to the rookie league
Twins
March 22

Hughes: A long bus ride for a very bad outing

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says his changeup was flat and his fastball was in the middle of the plate, resulting in a six-run, two-inning start again the Astros on Wednesday.
Twins
March 22

Hughes on the mound, but no other Twins starters present vs. Astros

With several long trips pending, Paul Molitor has brought a skeletal roster to West Palm Beach.
Twins
March 21

Twins lose to Phillies 9-5; Gibson yields one run in five innings

Twins starter Kyle Gibson was effective; reliever Buddy Boshers was not.
Twins
March 21

Veteran pitcher Vogelsong ask for - and receives - release from Twins

The righthander has a 7.27 ERA in camp and has given up five earned runs over his last two starts.
Twins
March 21

Gibson with another solid spring outing

The righthander gave up only one run on Tuesday and has pitched well in camp
Twins
March 21
Minnesota Twins pitcher Ryan O'Rourke wears a No. 11 patch on his unif...

Reliever O'Rourke likely headed to disabled list with elbow injury

O'Rourke has been in a battle with Craig Breslow, Buddy Boshers and Taylor Rogers for two lefty spots in the Twins bullpen.
Twins
March 21

Souhan: Buxton ready to show this will be his year

When a top prospect struggles, everyone in the organization wants to help, leading to a cacophony of advice. "You're going to have to fail to learn how to succeed," Byron Buxton said.
Twins
March 20
Minnesota Twins' Tyler Duffey pitches to the Toronto Blue Jays during...

Twins' Duffey has his best outing of spring training

Righthander was sharp for five innings on Monday.
Twins
March 20
Minnesota Twins' Byung Ho Park (52) shakes hands with third base coach...

Park, Sano homer; Duffey shuts down Blue Jays 8-2

The Twins beat Toronto 8-2 behind strong pitching and long home runs by ByungHo Park and Miguel Sano. The Twins have won five of their past seven spring training games.
Twins
March 20

Twins' day at camp: Competition for fifth starter's job close

Instead of having Adalberto Mejia pitch in a minor league game Monday, the Twins had him ride the bus to Dunedin and follow Tyler Duffey to the mound against Toronto. That put two of the favorites to land the Twins' No. 5 starter role in the same game, back-to-back.
Twins
March 20
Twins righthander Tyler Duffey

Duffey's battle to make the rotation continues against Blue Jays

Duffey enters the game with a 6.75 ERA over four appearances, not including the minor league game he pitched in last week where he had one rough inning.
Twins
March 20
Minnesota Twins pitcher Justin Haley threw a pitch during live batting practice on Feb. 21 in Fort Myers, Fla.

Twins' Rule 5 pick takes beating from former team

Twins pitcher Justin Haley gave up four earned runs on five hits and one walk in two innings of work Sunday against the Red Sox, his former organization.
Twins
March 20

Twins' day at camp: It will be tricky for Vargas to land roster spot

Kennys Vargas hasn't played much for Puerto Rico in the WBC while ByungHo Park has batted .387 and looks like the man to beat as the Twins designated hitter.
Twins
March 20

Souhan: After trade talk, Dozier wants to take game to another level

When the new Twins bosses discussed trades of second baseman Brian Dozier this winter, Dozier sought refuge at a rural cabin two hours from his Mississippi home.
Twins
March 19

Twins turning top 2015 draft pick Jay into a reliever

Rule 5 pick Justin Haley is on the mound for the Twins as they face the Red Sox at Jet Blue Park.