Manager Rocco Baldelli explained his vision: “We’re going to get our best when these guys are freed up in every possible way — on the field, off

Game changer: New Twins manager Baldelli doesn't do much by the book

This spring the Twins got a crash course in the game according to Rocco. The new manager has nontraditional ways to put his charges in the best position to thrive, part of the reason he was hired.

Jose Berrios completes his spring training in Twins' victory over Baltimore

March 23
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios
The All-Star righthander said he ready for his Opening Day assignment.

Hartman: Twins expected to be Indians' lone challenger this season

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In previewing the 2019 Twins, NBC Sports noted that center fielder Byron Buxton “is still young enough to put it all together one year.” The 25-ye
The Vegas oddsmakers have the over/under on season victories as such: Cleveland at 90.5, the Twins at 84.5, the Chicago White Sox at 74.5, Kansas City 69.5 and Detroit 68.5.
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12:23am
Michael Reed

Twins trade Michael Reed to Giants for John Andreoli

The Twins resolved one roster battle on Saturday by trading outfielder Michael Reed to the Giants, clearing the way for Jake Cave to make the team as the fourth outfielder.
Twins
March 23
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios

Berrios: Now I have to focus on Opening Day

Twins righthander Jose Berrios says he's happy with his spring camp, and now he's ready to prepare for his Opening Day start.
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 23

Reusse: Baldelli feeling 'pretty good' about Twins bullpen, which is hard to believe

Manager Baldelli and pitching coach Johnson are both spinning hard on Twins' questionable bullpen.
Twins
March 23

Reusse: 'Double S' was a thorn in Twins' side

Jim Essian hit 33 home runs in a 12-year big-league career with five teams. He hit four of those for the White Sox between June 24 and July 3, 1977, against the Twins
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March 23
James Rowson

Baldelli's brain trust: Meet the Twins' new coaching staff

Hand-picked coaches are mix of old and new and disciples of the Rocco way

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  • 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
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  • Friday, March 22
    Tampa Bay 3, Pittsburgh 2, F St. Louis 15, NY Mets 5, F Chicago Cubs 7, Texas 3, F
    Arizona 10, LA Dodgers 4, F Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 4, F LA Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 4, F
    Atlanta 4, Detroit 3, F Houston 7, NY Mets 3, F Boston 10, Minnesota 6, F
    Toronto 4, Baltimore 0, F NY Yankees 6, Philadelphia 3, F Washington 5, Miami 5, F
    Cleveland 8, Chicago Cubs 3, F Kansas City 15, San Francisco 3, F Colorado 6, San Diego 5, F
    Seattle 8, LA Angels 7, F San Francisco 6, Colorado 4, F
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    Toronto 7, NY Yankees 3, F Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 3, F St. Louis 4, Washington 4, F
    Chicago White Sox 5, LA Dodgers 1, F Milwaukee 7, Texas 3, F Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 5, F
    Kansas City 6, Milwaukee 4, F San Francisco 3, Arizona 2, F San Diego 11, LA Angels 4, F
    Minnesota 8, Baltimore 7, F Houston 5, Miami 0, F Colorado 11, Chicago Cubs 6, F
  • Today, March 24
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    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
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  • Thursday, March 28
    Baltimore @ NY Yankees NY Mets @ Washington St. Louis @ Milwaukee
    Atlanta @ Philadelphia Detroit @ Toronto Houston @ Tampa Bay
    Chicago Cubs @ Texas LA Angels @ Oakland Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
    Arizona @ LA Dodgers Colorado @ Miami Cleveland @ Minnesota
    San Francisco @ San Diego Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Boston @ Seattle
  • Friday, March 29
    Detroit @ Toronto Colorado @ Miami Houston @ Tampa Bay
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee LA Angels @ Oakland Arizona @ LA Dodgers
    San Francisco @ San Diego Boston @ Seattle
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 23

MLB managers top to bottom

Here are the ages of all 30 managers and a brief look at the six new ones.
Twins
March 23
Jose Berrios will be the 10th Twins pitcher in the past 12 seasons to take the ball for Opening Day and the youngest since Brad Radke, then 23, pitche

Berrios makes final start before Opening Day as Twins meet Orioles

Ehire Adrianza, hitting .400 in Grapefruit League play, is in the lineup for Jorge Polanco.
Twins
March 23
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.
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 23
Luke Raley, of the Twins organization, during an at-bat during an Arizona Fall League game against the Scottsdale Scorpions

Reusse: 'July Seven' hold promise in Twins farm system

The Twins made three significant trades by the July 31 deadline last summer, and by one account the team "did well" in the players acquired.
Twins
March 23

Twins day at camp: MLBPA keeping an eye on service-time issues

The Major League Players Association took note when Byron Buxton wasn't called up by the Twins last September
Twins
March 23
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson

Boston hits four home runs in 10-6 rout of Twins

Kyle Gibson's latest spring training start wasn't great but the righthander said he saw good signs.
Twins
March 22
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.
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.
Twins
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.
Twins
March 20
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson delivered a pitch to Tigers right fielder Jim Adduci last August.

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

Season No. 10 starts next week and Twins' frequent investment has made for a better ballpark than when it opened.
Twins
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.
Final, 3/23 R H E
Minnesota 14-12 8 10 1
Baltimore 12-15 7 9 0