Rocco Baldelli as a standout high school baseball and basketball player and at his introductory news conference as Twins manager.

The makings of a manager: Baldelli's baseball journey has led him to the Twins

Baldelli's ascension to a managerial job surprises only those who viewed him as just a superior talent or a tragic figure. Those close to him say his intellectual curiosity and natural empathy qualify him to lead.
Twins
January 19
Martin Perez

Twins agree to deal with former Rangers lefthanded pitcher Perez

Perez, 27, has pitched the past seven seasons for the Texas Rangers. He was a starter in 128 of his 141 appearances, going 43-49 with a 4.67 ERA.
Twins
January 19

Twins key dates

With spring training set to be here sooner than you might think, here is a look at some key dates ahead for the Twins.
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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Twins
January 19
Lovable catcher/utility player Willians Astudillo made a lot fans last season in his late call-up by the Twins.

Opinions differ on fan-favorite Astudillo making Twins roster

North Score: Twins beat reporter La Velle E. Neal III and Michael Rand take a look at the case to be made for Willians Astudillo to make the Twins' roster out of spring training.
Twins
January 19
Nelson Cruz’s charisma and powerful bat should help the Twins both in the clubhouse and on the field.

Hartman: Twins counting on Cruz to provide major boost to lineup

In 30 games at Target Field, Nelson Cruz has been a monster, hitting .325 with 10 home runs, 10 doubles, 25 RBI and 19 runs, and he should make an immediate impact for the Twins.
Twins
January 18
Miguel Sano

Sano in Dominican playoffs, will miss Caravan and TwinsFest

The slugging third baseman is playing for Estrellas de Oriente in the nine-game series.
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 18
Jake Cave was all smiles after hitting a home run in September, and this week tried Spam for the first time at the home of the product in Austin, Minn

Canned answers: Cave, Austin hear from Twins fans in the home of Spam

A Twins Winter Caravan stop in Austin, Minn., on Wednesday meant time for players to talk baseball - and canned meats.
Twins
January 16
Astudillo runner-up in Winter League MVP voting ... to Delmon Young

Astudillo runner-up in Winter League MVP voting ... to Delmon Young

Perhaps Young’s selection, given that he hasn’t played in the majors since 2015, should temper any enthusiasm about Astudillo’s achievement. But that would spoil the fun.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 91 71 .562 0 49-32 42-39 6-4
    Minnesota 78 84 .481 13 49-32 29-52 7-3
    Detroit 64 98 .395 27 38-43 26-55 3-7
    Chicago White Sox 62 100 .383 29 30-51 32-49 2-8
    Kansas City 58 104 .358 33 32-49 26-55 6-4
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 108 54 .667 0 57-24 51-30 5-5
    NY Yankees 100 62 .617 8 53-28 47-34 7-3
    Tampa Bay 90 72 .556 18 51-30 39-42 5-5
    Toronto 73 89 .451 35 40-41 33-48 4-6
    Baltimore 47 115 .290 61 28-53 19-62 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 103 59 .636 0 46-35 57-24 8-2
    Oakland 97 65 .599 6 50-31 47-34 6-4
    Seattle 89 73 .549 14 45-36 44-37 5-5
    LA Angels 80 82 .494 23 42-39 38-43 5-5
    Texas 67 95 .414 36 34-47 33-48 3-7
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 96 67 .589 0 51-30 45-37 9-1
    Chicago Cubs 95 68 .583 1 51-31 44-37 6-4
    St. Louis 88 74 .543 7.5 43-38 45-36 4-6
    Pittsburgh 82 79 .509 13 44-36 38-43 5-5
    Cincinnati 67 95 .414 28.5 37-44 30-51 2-8
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 90 72 .556 0 43-38 47-34 6-4
    Washington 82 80 .506 8 41-40 41-40 5-5
    Philadelphia 80 82 .494 10 49-32 31-50 2-8
    NY Mets 77 85 .475 13 37-44 40-41 7-3
    Miami 63 98 .391 26.5 38-43 25-55 4-6
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 92 71 .564 0 45-37 47-34 7-3
    Colorado 91 72 .558 1 47-34 44-38 8-2
    Arizona 82 80 .506 9.5 40-41 42-39 4-6
    San Francisco 73 89 .451 18.5 42-39 31-50 1-9
    San Diego 66 96 .407 25.5 31-50 35-46 6-4
  • Batting Average
    M. Betts BOS .346
    J. Martinez BOS .330
    J. Altuve HOU .316
    M. Trout LAA .312
    M. Brantley CLE .309
  • Home Runs
    K. Davis OAK 48
    J. Martinez BOS 43
    J. Gallo TEX 40
    M. Trout LAA 39
    J. Ramirez CLE 39
  • Earned Run Average
    B. Snell TB 1.89
    T. Bauer CLE 2.21
    J. Verlander HOU 2.52
    G. Cole HOU 2.88
    C. Kluber CLE 2.89
  • Wins
    B. Snell TB 21
    C. Kluber CLE 20
    L. Severino NYY 19
    J. Happ NYY 17
    (2) Players 17
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 57
    C. Kimbrel BOS 42
    B. Treinen OAK 38
    S. Greene DET 32
    A. Chapman NYY 32
  • Batting Average
    C. Yelich MIL .326
    S. Gennett CIN .310
    F. Freeman ATL .309
    A. Rendon WAS .308
    L. Cain MIL .308
  • Home Runs
    N. Arenado COL 38
    T. Story COL 37
    M. Carpenter STL 36
    C. Yelich MIL 36
    (2) Players 35
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Baez CHC 111
    N. Arenado COL 110
    C. Yelich MIL 110
    J. Aguilar MIL 108
    T. Story COL 108
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.70
    A. Nola PHI 2.37
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.53
    M. Mikolas STL 2.83
    K. Freeland COL 2.85
  • Wins
    J. Lester CHC 18
    M. Scherzer WAS 18
    M. Mikolas STL 18
    A. Nola PHI 17
    K. Freeland COL 17
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 43
    K. Jansen LAD 38
    F. Vazquez PIT 37
    B. Boxberger ARI 32
    R. Iglesias CIN 30
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Twins
January 15
Twins land 18-year-old infielder Ozoria in trade for Curtiss

Twins land 18-year-old infielder Ozoria in trade for Curtiss

John Curtiss was designated for assignment on Monday after Blake Parker was signed.
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January 14
Reliever Parker deal official; Curtiss dropped from Twins roster

Reliever Parker deal official; Curtiss dropped from Twins roster

Blake Parker, who became a free agent in November after the Angels declined to offer him a contract for 2019, gets a one-year deal worth $3.2 million
Twins
January 14
Toby Gardenhire

Toby Gardenhire promoted as Twins announce minor league managers

The Twins announced their line-up of minor-league managers and coaches Monday; Gardenhire moved up to the Twins' 'high Class A' team in Fort Myers from 'low A' Cedar Rapids.
Twins
January 13
Players who agreed to terms with the Twins include Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano (top); Jake Odorizzi and Kyle Gibson (bottom)

Twins make deals with Sano, Gibson, other arbitration-eligible players

Starters Jake Odorizzi and Kyle Gibson will get hefty raises, as will Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano.
Twins
January 13
Marney Gellner

Gellner calling three games; Twins release spring training TV/radio schedule

Fox Sports North will televise 11 of the team's games in Florida in February and March, with Marney Gellner doing play-by-play in three of them.
West Metro
January 11
Target Field in the shadow of the Minneapolis skyline during the 2014 All-Star Game.

Twins hire Rogers police chief, law enforcement veteran to lead security operations

Much of Jeffrey Beahan's work will involve outreach, informing the community about safety measures.
Twins
January 11
Byron Buxton

Buxton to avoid arbitration, sign $1.7 million deal with Twins

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton gets a raise of more than $1 million from his frustrating 2018.
Twins
January 10

Reusse: Dick Stigman has lost another Twins teammate in Lenny Green

Stigman, the lefthander from downtown Nimrod, Minn., is the senior coach for Fantasy Campers this week at Twins' complex.
Twins
January 10
Twins sign pitcher, catcher to minor-league deals

Twins sign pitcher, catcher to minor-league deals

Tomas Telis has played in the major leagues for parts of the past five seasons, and Dario Alvarez has played for the Braves, Rangers and Mets.
Twins
January 9
Twins' Astudillo bashes every baseball 'rule' with this home run

Twins' Astudillo bashes every baseball 'rule' with this home run

He watched the ball on one knee, he took his time rounding the bases. And more. Willians Astudillo clearly had fun while hitting this winter league home run.
Twins
January 8
No other Minnesota Twin will wear Joe Mauer’s No. 7.

Twins set dates to retire Mauer's No. 7, give away bobbleheads

In addition to the June number retirement ceremony, the Twins will have a series of four bobbleheads honoring Joe Mauer's career.
Twins
January 8
Blake Parker

Closer candidate? Reliever Parker agrees to deal with Twins

Righthander Blake Parker, a 33-year-old veteran of four big-league bullpens, had a breakout season with the Angels in 2017 and 14 saves last year.
St. Paul
January 7
Joe Mauer will be the Grand Marshal of the St. Paul Winter Carnival's King Boreas Grand Day Parade.

Mauer named as grand marshal of Winter Carnival's Grand Day parade

Joe Mauer, 35, his wife Maddie, and their twin daughters, Emily and Maren, will ride in a vehicle featuring a hot-air balloon basket during the Jan. 26 parade.