New Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson (center) will try to get better results from a mostly familiar group. Clockwise from top right: Blake Parker, Mic

Twins pitching: Familiar staff, new spin

Twins pitching has been the American League's least effective over the past decade. Yet the optimism in the clubhouse, in the dugout and in the bullpen about the 2019 staff is relentlessly buoyant and earnestly sincere.

Reusse: Rosarios in Twins organization in close quarters, different worlds

Eddie Rosario, left, is an up-and-coming star for the Twins. He is no relation to Wilin Rosario, right, who is trying to recapture the success he had
Five years ago, Eddie was serving a suspension and Wilin was a starting catcher in the majors. Now Eddie might be the best player on the Twins while Wilin is trying to stick with them.

Twins roster nearly set as Ryne Harper makes the team

Ryne Harper
The veteran reliever, who turns 30 on Wednesday, has yet to debut in the major leagues. He earned his spot by not allowing a run this spring.
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Twins highlight Target Field changes before Opening Day on Thursday

A $5 million Minnesota Twins-funded renovation at Target Field has given the ballpark a new look, more places to play and enhanced security.

Which Twins players will have a big season? Time to cast your vote

March 25
We're down to the final two days of camp, with 32 players still in camp and lots of unanswered questions, including your Picks to Click for the 2019 season.
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Five Twins players who should beat their projections in 2019

Five Twins players who should beat their projections in 2019

Projections can be difficult things because they are heavily dependent on playing time. But here are five Twins projections players should be able to beat this season, according to RandBall.
Target Field highlights new features before Opening Day

Target Field highlights new features before Opening Day

A $5 million Minnesota Twins-funded renovation at Target Field has given the ballpark a new look, more places to play and enhanced security.
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March 25
Shortstop Jorge Polanco missed the first half of the 2018 season after a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.

Twins 2019 depth chart

Here is the Twins' 2019 depth chart, with age, hitting or pitching side, and projected statistics from Fangraphs.


  • 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
    Milwaukee 0 0 0 - - -
    Cincinnati 0 0 0 - - -
    Pittsburgh 0 0 0 - - -
    Chicago Cubs 0 0 0 - - -
    St. Louis 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
  • Sunday, March 24
    NY Mets 8, Washington 4, F Pittsburgh 1, Baltimore 1, F Detroit 18, Toronto 6, F
    Houston 5, Washington 3, F NY Yankees 5, Minnesota 3, F Philadelphia 11, Baltimore 4, F
    St. Louis 2, Miami 1, F Chicago White Sox 7, Cleveland 3, F Colorado 4, Cincinnati 3, F
    Kansas City 3, Texas 3, F Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2, F Chicago Cubs 24, San Diego 6, F
    Atlanta 4, Tampa Bay 2, F Oakland 5, San Francisco 0, F LA Angels 8, LA Dodgers 4, F
  • Monday, March 25
    NY Mets 9, Baltimore 7, F Philadelphia 3, Tampa Bay 2, F Washington 5, NY Yankees 3, F
    Milwaukee 10, Toronto 5, F Atlanta 8, Cincinnati 5, F Cleveland 10, Texas 1, F
    Houston 12, Pittsburgh 9, F Chicago Cubs 3, Boston 2, F Chicago White Sox 6, Arizona 3, F
    Oakland 5, San Francisco 4, F LA Dodgers 8, LA Angels 7, F San Diego 8, Seattle 0, F
  • Today, March 26
    Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 0, Bottom 1st 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
  • 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
  • Saturday, March 30
    Baltimore @ NY Yankees NY Mets @ Washington Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
    Cleveland @ Minnesota Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Detroit @ Toronto
    Atlanta @ Philadelphia Colorado @ Miami Houston @ Tampa Bay
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee Chicago Cubs @ Texas San Francisco @ San Diego
    LA Angels @ Oakland Arizona @ LA Dodgers Boston @ Seattle
  • Sunday, March 31
    Baltimore @ NY Yankees Detroit @ Toronto Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
    Colorado @ Miami Houston @ Tampa Bay NY Mets @ Washington
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee Cleveland @ Minnesota Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City
    Chicago Cubs @ Texas LA Angels @ Oakland Arizona @ LA Dodgers
    San Francisco @ San Diego Boston @ Seattle Atlanta @ Philadelphia
March 25
Jim Hoey had a 5.47 ERA in 26 games with the 2011 Twins. That was an improvement on his previous 35 big-league games with the Orioles, with whom he ha

Twins pitching by the numbers

The Twins have been near the bottom in ERA in the American League for the past decade.
March 25
From left, Nelson Cruz, C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop are all Twins newcomers who can hit the ball over the fence ... and strike out ... and draw a wa

A hankering for homers: Twins join MLB's trend for free swingers

The revamped Twins lineup, with veteran slugger Nelson Cruz as its centerpiece, will rely on long-distance connections more than ever before, with all the side effects that strategy entails.
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 25
The Yankees are looking for another big year from right fielder Aaron Judge.

La Velle E. Neal III's AL power rankings

Once again, it appears the Yankees and Red Sox are the teams to beat.
March 25
Cleveland ace Corey Kluber has won two AL Cy Young Awards, but he didn't win a third in 2018 despite recording the first 20-win season of his career.

Until proven otherwise. Cleveland is king of the AL Central

Cleveland still sports one of the most impressive rotations in the major leagues.
March 24
Left fielder Eddie Rosario led the Twins last season with 24 home runs and is part of a group of younger players who probably haven’t hit their ceil

Strikeouts and homers aplenty for Twins

The "three true outcome" trend hits the Twins.
The Kernels snapped a six-game losing streak defeating the Clinton LumberKings at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night May
In the minors Twins minor-league report: Game updates, stats and more
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March 24
Twins reliever Matt Magill is recovering from biceps tendinitis and won’t be ready for the start of the season.

Twins day at camp: Matt Magill won't be ready for Opening Day

The righthander is expected to begin the season on the injured list.
March 24
Shortstop Corey Seager is back for the Dodgers after missing most of 2018 because of injury.

La Velle E. Neal III's NL power rankings

The two-time defending NL champions head the list.
March 24
Twins lefthander Martin Perez earlier this spring.

Martin Perez shows off live arm but Twins fall to Yankees

The veteran lefthander has demonstrated increased velocity this spring, but he wasn't able to finish off hitters Sunday.
March 24
Twins minor league prospect Royce Lewis warmed up on a practice field.

Royce Lewis and other Twins prospects unleashed against Yankees

Martin Perez looks to finish the season on a strong note as the Twins play host to the Yankees at Hammond Stadium
March 24
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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.
March 24
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

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

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.
March 23
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.
March 23
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios

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

The All-Star righthander said he ready for his Opening Day assignment.
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.
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.
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
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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Colorado 14-15
Minnesota 14-13