Jason Gabbert, 49, of Plymouth, with a partial collection of baseballs he has amassed attending Major League Baseball games.

Twins fan banned from Target Field over pursuit of baseballs goes to bat to stay at games

Twins officials say Jason Gabbert, who chases baseballs thrown to fans in stands, has been disruptive, but he disagrees. One judge already has backed the team.

Twins to name University of Arkansas' Johnson as pitching coach

Twins to name University of Arkansas' Johnson as pitching coach
Johnson replaces Garvin Alston, who was let go when manager Paul Molitor was fired following the Twins' season, according to reports.
Major League Baseball

Boston's Betts, Milwaukee's Yelich win MVP Awards

Milwaukee's Christian Yelich, top, and Boston's Mookie Betts were runaway winners as MVPs in their respective leagues.
Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he's won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston.
November 15
It's a baby boy for Joe and Maddie Mauer

It's a baby boy for Joe and Maddie Mauer

At his retirement news conference Monday, Twins great Joe Mauer talked extensively about wanting to spend more time with his family, which now includes Charles Joseph Mauer.
November 14
Demolition work is underway at Target Field in preparation for renovations. The Minnesota Twins are covering the $5 million cost of the work, designed

Target Field increasing security with revamped entry, adding grass area

The Twins, along with all of Major League Baseball, are moving slowly toward full NFL-level security. Most of the changes revolve around the Gate 34 entrance and main plaza.
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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November 13
Joe Mauer, out of Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, was the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft in 2001

Scoggins on Mauer: 'The best all-around athlete I've ever witnessed'

The relationship columnist Chip Scoggins built with Joe Mauer dates back to their first conversation, when Mauer asked if he could call back after he'd finished his homework.
November 13
The Twins' Joe Mauer said goodbye at a Monday morning news conference.

Emotional Mauer bids farewell but not goodbye to Twins

Joe Mauer's voice cracked and came to a halt several times Monday as he officially announced his retirement. But he vowed to stay in Minnesota - and be involved with the organization.


  • 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
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Martinez BOS 130
    K. Davis OAK 123
    E. Encarnacion CLE 107
    J. Ramirez CLE 105
    (2) Players 103
  • 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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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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November 12

Photos: Mauer says good-bye to playing

Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer announces his retirement at Target Field.
November 12
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Former manager Paul Molitor still pondering staying with Twins

Joe Mauer's news conference brought three former skippers and two ex-general managers back to Target Field.
November 12
The Twins' Joe Mauer collected his 2,000th career hit this season.

Reusse: Three batting titles guarantee historic standing for Mauer

The American League started in 1901. There have been three batting titles won by a catcher, all by Joe Mauer. Will a catcher ever win another one?
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November 12
Joe Mauer celebrates with fans after winning the division in extra innings.

Five myths about Joe Mauer's career

The debate over Joe Mauer’s legacy, and particularly his Hall of Fame credentials, will play out over the course of the next several years
November 12
Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer wiped his eyes at his retirement press conference at Target Field.

Mauer: 'I made the right decision'

Joe Mauer talked about retirement, including thank yous to the people who most influenced his career. He looked back and looked ahead.
November 10
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Souhan: Let the Joe Mauer Hall of Fame debate begin

A look at Twins history reveals the difficulty and unpredictability of judging players whose careers were damaged by injuries.
November 10
Joe Mauer’s Twins career began in July 2001, when he signed a contract after being drafted No. 1 overall. It ended Friday.

Hartman: Is Mauer the most successful athlete from Minnesota?

The combination of Joe Mauer's performance for the Twins and his performance as a prep athlete at Cretin-Derham Hall makes him the most successful athlete in state history.
November 10
Reusse: Mauer could do it all, but baseball is in his blood

Reusse: Mauer could do it all, but baseball is in his blood

Basketball was Joe Mauer's favorite sport growing up, and recruiting services said he was the best senior quarterback in the country, but Mauer's game was always going to be baseball.
November 10
Joe Mauer played his final game on Sept. 30.

No average Joe: Mauer calls it a career with Twins

St. Paul native Joe Mauer played 15 seasons in Minnesota, and won three batting titles as a catcher. But concussion issues cut short his career.
November 10
Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier congratulates teammate Joe Mauer after Mauer scored on a single by Eddie Rosario in July. Mauer retired on Friday.

'He's the man': Mauer's ex-teammates remember a role model

Joe Mauer made history by becoming the only catcher in major league history to win three batting titles.
November 9

Joe Mauer career timeline

The three-sport star at Cretin-Derham Hall wound up playing 15 years for the Twins.
November 9
Will Twins prioritize power hitting in free agency?

Will Twins prioritize power hitting in free agency?

The lack of home runs, more than any other statistic, hurt the team's offense last season.
November 6
Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, right, and General Manager Thad Levine are turning their attention to the Twins’ roster as the GM and winter me

Who is available in free agency to help Twins?

Free agency will be used to supplement the core roster, Derek Falvey said.
November 2
In appreciation of Ervin Santana: He wasn't Johan, but he wasn't bad

In appreciation of Ervin Santana: He wasn't Johan, but he wasn't bad

The veteran pitcher was bought out by the team this week after a four-season stint that was marred by suspension and injury.