Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has six days to scratch out 11 names from the clubhouse and get the roster to 25.

It's complicated: Many variables play into Twins final roster cuts

The Twins have to turn a 36-man clubhouse into a 25-man Opening Day roster over the next six days. Many factors will figure in the final moves.

Ichiro says goodbye to adoring fans; Mariners beat A's in 12

March 21
Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki waves to fans after returning to the field during the opening series against the Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo D
The magnitude of the moment — of sharing the field with the towering Ichiro Suzuki in his farewell — left Seattle Mariners teammate Yusei Kikuchi in reverential silence.

Reusse: As stadium deals go, Target Field a winner for Minnesota

March 20
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson delivered a pitch to Tigers right fielder Jim Adduci last August.
Season No. 10 starts next week and Twins' frequent investment has made for a better ballpark than when it opened.
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Fernando Romero during an exhibition game on Feb. 23 at Hammond Stadium.

Twins option Romero to Class AAA Rochester

Fernando Romero's departure could open the door for a nonroster player — like lefthander Tim Collins or righthanders Ryne Harper or Mike Morin — to make the team.
Twins
March 21
Outfielder Max Kepler said he hasn’t batted in the leadoff spot since 2012, but he’s welcoming the opportunity to do it again.

Twins ready to roll with Kepler as unconventional leadoff hitter

The Twins see an 'opportunity' for Max Kepler to shine in the leadoff spot of the order even though it is the only lineup spot Kepler has never occupied.
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March 21
Fernando Romero

Romero falters again as Twins lose to Pirates

Fernando Romero imploded for the second consecutive outing as the Twins lost to Pittsburgh 6-5 at Hammond Stadium.
Twins
March 21
Cruz: I miss playing right field

Cruz: I miss playing right field

Twins DH Nelson Cruz says he misses playing right field, and looks forward to playing there in NL parks next month.
Twins
March 20
Lucas Duda in 2018

Twins release veteran Duda, send four players to the minors

The Twins informed veteran first baseman Lucas Duda that he won't make the team, and have granted him his release to pursue other opportunities.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Detroit 0 0 0 - - -
    Minnesota 0 0 0 - - -
    Chicago White Sox 0 0 0 - - -
    Kansas City 0 0 0 - - -
    Cleveland 0 0 0 - - -
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Tampa Bay 0 0 0 - - -
    Toronto 0 0 0 - - -
    Baltimore 0 0 0 - - -
    NY Yankees 0 0 0 - - -
    Boston 0 0 0 - - -
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Seattle 2 0 1.000 0 - 2-0 2-0
    LA Angels 0 0 1 - - -
    Texas 0 0 1 - - -
    Houston 0 0 1 - - -
    Oakland 0 2 .000 2 0-2 - 0-2
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 0 0 0 - - -
    Milwaukee 0 0 0 - - -
    Cincinnati 0 0 0 - - -
    Pittsburgh 0 0 0 - - -
    Chicago Cubs 0 0 0 - - -
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Philadelphia 0 0 0 - - -
    Miami 0 0 0 - - -
    NY Mets 0 0 0 - - -
    Washington 0 0 0 - - -
    Atlanta 0 0 0 - - -
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Francisco 0 0 0 - - -
    San Diego 0 0 0 - - -
    LA Dodgers 0 0 0 - - -
    Colorado 0 0 0 - - -
    Arizona 0 0 0 - - -
  • Batting Average
    T. Beckham SEA .714
    M. Semien OAK .500
    R. Healy SEA .333
    D. Gordon SEA .300
    C. Pinder OAK .300
  • Home Runs
    K. Davis OAK 1
    T. Beckham SEA 1
    M. Haniger SEA 1
    S. Piscotty OAK 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Runs Batted In
    D. Santana SEA 5
    K. Davis OAK 4
    R. Healy SEA 3
    M. Chapman OAK 3
    (3) Players 2
  • Earned Run Average
    H. Strickland SEA 0.00
    B. Treinen OAK 0.00
    J. Wendelken OAK 0.00
    L. Trivino OAK 0.00
    M. Festa SEA 0.00
  • Wins
    Z. Rosscup SEA 1
    M. Gonzales SEA 1
  • Saves
    H. Strickland SEA 2
  • Home Runs
  • Saves
  • Wednesday, March 20
    Seattle 9, Oakland 7, F
  • Thursday, March 21
    Seattle 5, Oakland 4, F
  • Today, March 22
    Tampa Bay 3, Pittsburgh 2, F St. Louis 15, NY Mets 5, F Chicago Cubs 4, Texas 1, Bottom 4th
    Arizona 4, LA Dodgers 1, Bottom 4th Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2, Bottom 4th LA Angels 3, Chicago White Sox 1, Top 4th
    Detroit @ Atlanta NY Mets @ Houston Boston @ Minnesota
    Baltimore @ Toronto Philadelphia @ NY Yankees Washington @ Miami
    Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland San Francisco @ Kansas City San Diego @ Colorado
    LA Angels @ Seattle Colorado @ San Francisco
  • Saturday, March 23
    NY Mets @ Atlanta Pittsburgh @ Boston Tampa Bay @ Detroit
    Toronto @ NY Yankees Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh St. Louis @ Washington
    Chicago White Sox @ LA Dodgers Milwaukee @ Texas Cincinnati @ Cleveland
    Kansas City @ Milwaukee Arizona @ San Francisco LA Angels @ San Diego
    Minnesota @ Baltimore Houston @ Miami Chicago Cubs @ Colorado
  • Sunday, March 24
    Washington @ NY Mets Pittsburgh @ Baltimore Toronto @ Detroit
    Washington @ Houston NY Yankees @ Minnesota Baltimore @ Philadelphia
    Miami @ St. Louis Cleveland @ Chicago White Sox Colorado @ Cincinnati
    Kansas City @ Texas Milwaukee @ Arizona Chicago Cubs @ San Diego
    Tampa Bay @ Atlanta San Francisco @ Oakland LA Dodgers @ LA Angels
  • Monday, March 25
    NY Mets @ Baltimore Tampa Bay @ Philadelphia NY Yankees @ Washington
    Milwaukee @ Toronto Cincinnati @ Atlanta Cleveland @ Texas
    Pittsburgh @ Houston Boston @ Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox @ Arizona
    Oakland @ San Francisco LA Dodgers @ LA Angels San Diego @ Seattle
  • Tuesday, March 26
    Detroit @ Tampa Bay Cincinnati @ Atlanta Colorado @ Minnesota
    Cleveland @ Texas Pittsburgh @ Houston Boston @ Chicago Cubs
    Chicago White Sox @ Arizona San Diego @ Seattle Milwaukee @ Toronto
    Oakland @ San Francisco LA Angels @ LA Dodgers
  • Wednesday, March 27
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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March 20
Where's my glove? Cruz in Twins outfield today, Astudillo catching

Where's my glove? Cruz in Twins outfield today, Astudillo catching

Designated hitter Nelson Cruz is starting in the outfield today against Pittsburgh and Willians Astudillo, the catcher who often plays elsewhere, is behind the plate.
Twins
March 20
Ronald Torreyes, left, and Tyler Austin are with the Twins, trying to prove the Yankees made a mistake by keeping other players instead of them.

Former Yankees teammates look for a shot on Twins

As spring training comes to an end, a multitude of competitors could end up crowding both Tyler Austin and Ronald Torreyes off the Twins roster.
Twins
March 20
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli isn't ready to announce his starting rotation just yet.

Twins day at camp: Baldelli not yet ready to reveal his rotation

What's known for sure is that Jose Berrios is starting Opening Day and potential fifth starter Martin Perez is preparing to work out of the bullpen for now.
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March 20
Justin Morneau, now a TV broadcast analyst for Twins games, has been given Opening Day first-pitch honors.

Morneau to throw out first pitch, Har Mar Superstar to sing anthem at Twins opener

A former All-Star, a self-described "superstar" and a Stars and Stripes battlefield defender are headlining Opening Day festivities for the Twins next week.
Twins
March 19
Former Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor in June 2018. His 12-year-old son Ben wanted to see some baseball over spring break.

Winter-weary Molitor visits Twins: 'I picked a bad year to get fired'

If the Hall of Fame hitter is angry at Derek Falvey, the Twins' chief baseball officer, or his old team, it certainly doesn't show. Paul Molitor visited with new manager Rocco Baldelli in Fort Myers.
Twins
March 19
Extended forecast: Almost 60 and sunny for Twins opener next week

Extended forecast: Almost 60 and sunny for Twins opener next week

Relentless checking of the 10-day forecast for good news has revealed this: The current projected high temperature in Minneapolis for March 28 is 59 degrees.
Twins
March 19

Twins game in Sarasota against Baltimore rained out

The Twins now have six games remaining on their exhibition schedule.
Twins
March 18
Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario follows through on a two-run home run in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox

Twins 'first-team' offense looks good in victory over Red Sox

Cleanup hitter Eddie Rosario launched a two-run homer Monday, Nelson Cruz bashed a ball off the center-field fence and Jorge Polanco had two hits and an RBI, scoring both times as the Twins beat the Red Sox 4-1 in a Grapefruit League game at Hammond Stadium.
Twins
March 18
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton

Twins day at camp: Buxton again shows off his impressive speed

The speedy center fielder reached base in all three trips to the plate Monday, twice easily stole second base, and even tagged up and raced to third base on a popup to shallow right field.
Twins
March 18
At age 45, Ichiro Suzuki will start for the Mariners on Wednesday in his native Japan.

2019 MLB season set to open in Tokyo

The lure of playing another game or two in his home country helped draw 45-year-old Ichiro Suzuki back to the field this spring for the Mariners.
Twins
March 18
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios warms up before a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2019, in F

Berrios working on his curveball to prepare for season

The 2018 All-Star already has a good curve, but he wants to throw a second one that has more straight up-and-down movement.
Twins
March 18
Ehire Adrianza hit a two-run single off Kansas City pitcher Heath Fillmyer last September, when the switch hitter had to resort to giving up hitting r

Adrianza enters end of Twins camp with no guarantees

Ehire Adrianza's righthanded swing is back, boosting his shot at staying with the Twins when they head north for the March 28 opener.
Twins
March 18
Mookie Betts

Red Sox using championship lineup for meeting with Twins today

The Red Sox have brought their stars to Hammond Field, so the game will have something of a regular-season feel to it.
Twins
March 18
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.

Twins day at camp: Monday's lineup likely the same as the one for Opening Day

All the starters in Monday's game should be the same next week at Target Field.
Twins
March 17
Twins starting pitcher Fernando Romero delivered a pitch earlier this spring.

Fernando Romero roughed up for Twins in 9-8 loss to Toronto

Fernando Romero had allowed only one run in nine innings this spring, but he never located the strike zone Sunday against Toronto.
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