Odorizzi joins Twins while drawing high praise

Odorizzi joins Twins while drawing high praise

Chris Archer, now Jake Odorizzi's former Rays teammate, promises that the Twins are getting more than a midrotation stabilizer.

Twins' offseason pitching moves have been smart, underwhelming

February 19
Twins' offseason pitching moves have been smart, underwhelming
Even with smart moves, it's hard not to feel underwhelmed by what the offseason has netted the Twins in terms of pitching.

Baseball adds rules to speed up games, limit mound visits

February 19
Baseball adds rules to speed up games, limit mound visits
After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also signed an agreement that it will not oppose the new rules.

Santana says finger bothered him in wild-card loss; Dozier sidelined

February 19
Ervin Santana said the middle finger on his throwing hand also bothered him in September, when he put together a 1.90 ERA and helped the Twins get into the postseason for the first time since 2010.

Sano healthy and happy, but heavy and with uncertainty ahead

February 19
Miguel Sano reported to spring training Sunday, the three issues that complicate his 2018 season — health, weight and an assault investigation — seemingly reduced to two.
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Ervin Santana says he pitched in pain during wild-card game

He lasted only two innings, giving up four runs on a pair of home runs in the Twins' 8-4 loss at Yankee Stadium.
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February 19

Twins' first full-squad workout from spring training

The Twins had their first full-squad workout Monday in Fort Myers, Fla.
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February 19

Baseball's new pace of play rules

Here's six new directives MLB is instituting to improve the pace of play in games:

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 102 60 .630 0 49-32 53-28 7-3
    Minnesota 85 77 .525 17 41-40 44-37 7-3
    Kansas City 80 82 .494 22 43-38 37-44 5-5
    Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 35 39-42 28-53 6-4
    Detroit 64 98 .395 38 34-47 30-51 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 93 69 .574 0 48-33 45-36 5-5
    NY Yankees 91 71 .562 2 51-30 40-41 6-4
    Tampa Bay 80 82 .494 13 42-39 38-43 6-4
    Toronto 76 86 .469 17 42-39 34-47 5-5
    Baltimore 75 87 .463 18 46-35 29-52 2-8
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 101 61 .623 0 48-33 53-28 8-2
    LA Angels 80 82 .494 21 43-38 37-44 4-6
    Seattle 78 84 .481 23 40-41 38-43 4-6
    Texas 78 84 .481 23 41-40 37-44 2-8
    Oakland 75 87 .463 26 46-35 29-52 6-4
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 92 70 .568 0 48-33 44-37 7-3
    Milwaukee 86 76 .531 6 46-38 40-38 5-5
    St. Louis 83 79 .512 9 44-37 39-42 3-7
    Pittsburgh 75 87 .463 17 44-37 31-50 7-3
    Cincinnati 68 94 .420 24 39-42 29-52 2-8
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 97 65 .599 0 47-34 50-31 5-5
    Miami 77 85 .475 20 42-36 35-49 5-5
    Atlanta 72 90 .444 25 37-44 35-46 3-7
    NY Mets 70 92 .432 27 37-44 33-48 5-5
    Philadelphia 66 96 .407 31 39-42 27-54 5-5
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 104 58 .642 0 57-24 47-34 8-2
    Arizona 93 69 .574 11 52-29 41-40 6-4
    Colorado 87 75 .537 17 46-35 41-40 5-5
    San Diego 71 91 .438 33 43-38 28-53 3-7
    San Francisco 64 98 .395 40 38-43 26-55 5-5
  • Batting Average
    J. Altuve HOU .346
    A. Garcia CWS .330
    E. Hosmer KC .318
    J. Ramirez CLE .318
    J. Reddick HOU .314
  • Home Runs
    A. Judge NYY 52
    K. Davis OAK 43
    J. Gallo TEX 41
    N. Cruz SEA 39
    (4) Players 38
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Cruz SEA 119
    A. Judge NYY 114
    K. Davis OAK 110
    J. Upton LAA 109
    E. Encarnacion CLE 107
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Kluber CLE 2.25
    C. Sale BOS 2.90
    L. Severino NYY 2.98
    M. Stroman TOR 3.09
    E. Santana MIN 3.28
  • Wins
    C. Carrasco CLE 18
    J. Vargas KC 18
    C. Kluber CLE 18
    D. Pomeranz BOS 17
    (2) Players 17
  • Saves
    A. Colome TB 47
    R. Osuna TOR 39
    C. Kimbrel BOS 35
    K. Giles HOU 34
    E. Diaz SEA 34
  • Batting Average
    C. Blackmon COL .331
    D. Murphy WAS .322
    J. Turner LAD .322
    J. Votto CIN .320
    B. Posey SF .320
  • Home Runs
    G. Stanton MIA 59
    C. Bellinger LAD 39
    C. Blackmon COL 37
    N. Arenado COL 37
    M. Ozuna MIA 37
  • Runs Batted In
    G. Stanton MIA 132
    N. Arenado COL 130
    M. Ozuna MIA 124
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 120
    A. Rizzo CHC 109
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Kershaw LAD 2.31
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.51
    S. Strasburg WAS 2.52
    R. Ray ARI 2.89
    G. Gonzalez WAS 2.96
  • Wins
    C. Kershaw LAD 18
    Z. Greinke ARI 17
    Z. Davies MIL 17
    M. Scherzer WAS 16
    A. Wood LAD 16
  • Saves
    K. Jansen LAD 41
    G. Holland COL 41
    F. Rodney ARI 39
    C. Knebel MIL 39
    W. Davis CHC 32
  • Sunday, February 18
  • Monday, February 19
  • Today, February 20
  • Wednesday, February 21
  • Thursday, February 22
  • Friday, February 23
    Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Minnesota @ Boston Washington @ Houston
    St. Louis @ Miami Detroit @ NY Yankees Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay
    Philadelphia @ Toronto Atlanta @ NY Mets Cincinnati @ Cleveland
    Chicago White Sox @ LA Dodgers Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee LA Angels @ Oakland
    Milwaukee @ San Francisco Arizona @ Colorado Seattle @ San Diego
  • Saturday, February 24
    Tampa Bay @ Boston Toronto @ Detroit Atlanta @ Houston
    Washington @ Miami Baltimore @ Philadelphia NY Yankees @ Pittsburgh
    St. Louis @ NY Mets Texas @ Chicago Cubs Colorado @ Cincinnati
    LA Dodgers @ Kansas City San Francisco @ LA Dodgers San Diego @ Oakland
    Cleveland @ Arizona Milwaukee @ LA Angels Chicago White Sox @ Seattle
    Minnesota @ Baltimore
  • Sunday, February 25
    Baltimore @ Boston Pittsburgh @ Detroit Tampa Bay @ Minnesota
    NY Yankees @ Philadelphia Houston @ St. Louis Atlanta @ Washington
    Detroit @ Toronto Miami @ NY Mets Cincinnati @ Chicago White Sox
    Cleveland @ Cincinnati Kansas City @ Oakland Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco
    Colorado @ Texas Milwaukee @ Arizona San Diego @ LA Angels
    LA Dodgers @ Seattle
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February 19

Twins' full-squad workouts at spring training

Monday was the first day of full-squad workouts at Twins spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.
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February 19

Odorizzi excited to join Twins

New Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi, acquired from Tampa Bay on Saturday, says he was relieved that long-rumored trade finally happened, and he's glad to be headed to Minnesota.
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February 19

Odorizzi fills a need for Twins, just not biggest one

The Twins didn't get the ace they want but got a solid rotation piece.
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February 19

Twins' day at camp report

Once Anibal Sanchez passes his physical, as he's expected to do Monday, he will become the sixth new pitcher the Twins have added this offseason.
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February 18

With his contract expiring, what's next for Mauer?

The Twins' most senior player officially reports to his 17th Twins camp Sunday with questions swirling around him, triggered by the expiration next October of his club-record, eight-year, $184 million contract signed in March 2010.
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February 18

Twins acquire Odorizzi from Rays for shortstop prospect

In Odorizzi, they have acquired a veteran who has won between nine and 11 games in each of the past four seasons with the Rays, and has compiled a career ERA of 3.83.
Twins
February 18

Sano reports to camp, says he has not been interviewed by MLB yet

Only Ervin Santana was missing on Sunday as the Twins prepare for their first full-squad workout of 2018 on Monday.
Twins
February 18

Reusse: Rays' payroll cutting allows Twins to land established starter

The Twins could not have opened season without another starter. Jake Odorizzi fulfills that requirement.
Twins
February 17

Two views: Trading is the Twins' best bet, and Archer is a great target

Star Tribune sports staff Michael Rand and Chris Hine take a stab at assessing the Twins' search for starting pitching help.
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February 17

Reusse: Gardy went to bat for Mientkiewicz to get him a job

Mientkiewicz was dropped as an always-winning manager in the minor leagues by the Twins' new regime last fall.
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February 17

Twins willing to give veteran Sanchez a low-risk look

Anibal Sanchez is 28-35 with a 5.15 ERA over his past four seasons. He has been demoted to the bullpen, then to the minors. At age 34, he might not have much left to offer as a pitcher.
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February 17

Reusse: Gardy appears healthy, happy as Tigers new manager

Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire turned 60 four days after he was announced as Tigers manager last fall. His weight is down, his blood pressure is down, and he looks more energetic than exhausted.
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February 16
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes (45) reacts after giving...

MLB's pace of play proposals rile Twins

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is prepared to announce pace-of-play changes in time for spring training games that begin next Friday — with or without union support.
Twins
February 16

Gibson takes arbitration loss to Twins in stride

"At the end of the day, I've got a job. I'm surrounded by a lot of good people who care about me and I'm still going to make a great salary to play baseball," Kyle Gibson said a day after he lost his arbitration case.
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February 16

Twins sign veteran pitcher Sanchez for spring training tryout

Anibal Sanchez, 33, pitched a no-hitter for the Marlins in 2006. Last season for the Tigers he was 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA for Detroit last season.
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February 16

Bobbleheads bring smiles to their models; Vargas and Polanco arrive

Twins outfielders amused by their likenesses, which will be given away at Target Field this summer.
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February 16
Twins pitcher Addison Reed worked out in the bullpen.

Twins day at camp: Arbitrators side with Twins over Gibson

Kyle Gibson lost his salary arbitration case Thursday when a three-member panel ruled in favor of the Twins. They were haggling over a $355,000 difference.