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Twins
November 26
Ex-Tigers reliever Hardy, two others get minor league deal from Twins

Ex-Tigers reliever Hardy, two others get minor league deal from Twins

Hardy, a 32-year-old lefthander, pitched six seasons for Detroit, but had elbow problems in 2019 and was outrighted in October.
Twins
November 8
Twins name Daniel Adler and Jeremy Zoll assistant general managers

Twins name Daniel Adler and Jeremy Zoll assistant general managers

The team also promoted Alex Hassan and Jeremy Raadt after a season where they won 101 games and the American League Central title.
Twins
November 7
Twins' Garver, Cruz win Silver Slugger awards

Twins' Garver, Cruz win Silver Slugger awards

The two were considered the best hitters at their positions during the 2019 season, when the Twins broke the MLB record for home runs.
Twins
October 26
Twins prospect Royce Lewis named MVP of Arizona Fall League

Twins prospect Royce Lewis named MVP of Arizona Fall League

Lewis played both center field and shortstop for Salt River in the postseason minor league prospects games.
Twins
October 8
Morneau on roster as Team Canada tries to qualify for Olympics

Morneau on roster as Team Canada tries to qualify for Olympics

The former Twins first baseman retired, partly because of concussion-related issues, after being an American League MVP and National League batting champion.
Twins
October 7
The Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrated with teammate Gary Sanchez after Torres belted a home run in the second inning of Game 3 on Monday nigh

Yankees maintain 5-1 lead over Twins in Game 3

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi gave up a solo home run to Gleyber Torres in the second inning, and the Yankees added single runs in the third and seventh innings. Eddie Rosario's home run in the eighth closed the gap, but the Yankees quickly widened it again with two ninth-inning runs.
Twins
October 5
Jake Cave is in the Game 2 starting lineup for the Twins.

Cave in, Cron out of lineup for Game 2 at Yankee Stadium

Randy Dobnak, one week after getting married, will face Masahiro Tanaka as the Twins hope to even up the best-of-five series.
Twins
October 5
Postgame analysis: Berrios, Arraez and the Twins bullpen

Postgame analysis: Berrios, Arraez and the Twins bullpen

The Twins lost to the Yankees and now face a crucial Game 2 on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in the ALDS.
Twins
October 4
Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez walked off he field after he fielded grounders in the drizzle at Yankee Stadium Thursday afternoon.

Arraez returns to starting lineup at second base; Kepler back, too

When Luis Arraez was carted off the field last weekend in Kansas City, few people thought he'd be back on the field for the Twins-Yankees series, which starts tonight at 6:07 p.m.
Twins
October 4
Arraez, Adrianza make Twins playoff roster; Astudillo, Perez left off

Arraez, Adrianza make Twins playoff roster; Astudillo, Perez left off

The Twins will have 12 pitchers and 13 position players on the 25-man roster when they face the Yankees in the American League Division Series.
Twins
October 3
Berrios to start Twins' Game 1 vs. Yankees; Arraez could be on roster

Berrios to start Twins' Game 1 vs. Yankees; Arraez could be on roster

Manager Rocco Baldelli said infielder Luis Arraez's sprained ankle has improved to the point where he could be on the team's 25-man playoff roster that will be announced Friday morning.
Twins
September 29
Twins third baseman Luis Arraez is taken from the game after an injury during the seventh inning

Arraez hobbled, but sprain isn't severe; Twins go for win No. 102

The Twins have until Friday morning to decide whether rookie infielder is well enough to play in AL Division Series.
Twins
September 28
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Cody Stashak (61) pitches in the seventh inning.

Cody Stashak starting today for Twins, who only kind of care who wins

Winning streak is at five, and team-record 102 wins are within reach, but Twins are mostly enjoying a "mental break" on final weekend.
Twins
September 27
Kauffman Stadium

Sano batting leadoff tonight; Saturday's Twins-Royals game moved to 1:15 p.m

The second game of a three-game series had been set for 6:15 p.m., but a storm would likely have forced postponement.
Twins
September 27
How to adjust your October around Twins playoff baseball

How to adjust your October around Twins playoff baseball

Leaf-peeping road trips, fall weddings, MEA weekend … the optimists out there might want to start considering plans and compare calendars to this playoff schedule.
Twins
September 26
LaMonte Wade Jr.

Day-after for the Twins: A lineup you aren't likely to see again

Ian Miller is searching for his first major league hit. He'll lead off for the Twins and play left field. LaMonte Wade Jr. is playing first base for the first time as a pro.
Twins
September 26
Minnesota Twins celebrate after the Twins clinched the AL Central on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Detroit. The Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-1

Marwin Gonzalez: 'I knew this was a team that could win'

Gonzalez, who played on a World Series-winner in Houston, signed with the Twins two weeks after spring training opened, and he said he quickly knew that he'd made a smart decision.
Twins
September 25
Minnesota Twins pitcher Randy Dobnak

Dobnak gets the start as Twins hope to clinch title in Detroit

The magic number is 2 as the Twins and Tigers play the second game of a three-game series. Randy Dobnak, who has an even bigger day planned for Saturday, gets the start.
Twins
September 24
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi

Gonzalez scratched from Twins lineup; Odorizzi to open season's final road trip

Right-hander Jake Odortizzi will try to cut magic number, which stands at three with six games to play. Detroit will be trying to avoid its 110th loss of the season.
Twins
September 23
Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez (2) holds a plush squirrel as the Minnesota Twins celebrated their 5-0 win.

The Twins' magic number is 3 ... and Luis Arraez can't win AL batting title

Both the Twins and Indians are off Monday before making their playoff pushes in the final six games of the regular season.
Twins
September 22
Twins outfielder Max Kepler played both games of the day-night doubleheader in Cleveland on Saturday but has not been in the lineup since because of s

Still no Kepler as Twins play their final home game of the (regular) season

Martin Perez is on the mound and will try to shake off a poor outing against the White Sox. Twins look to take three of four from Royals
Twins
September 21
Jose Berrios.

Slump over, Jose Berrios makes final home start of 2019 regular season

The righthander has rebounded from a terrible August, and has the look of an ace again.
Twins
September 20
Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron (24) reacted after hitting a foul ball in the second inning. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune

C.J. Cron returns to Twins lineup for Friday game vs. Royals

Randy Dobnak will start for the Twins, whose magic number to clinch the American League Central title is six.
Twins
September 20
Kansas City Royals pitcher Mike Montgomery

Royals' starter ejected, said umpire 'was after me personally'

It wasn't the calls, it was the attitude, Mike Montgomery says, suggesting that MLB may "need to go to automated [strike] zones" after his run-in with umpire Manny Gonzalez.
Twins
September 19
Gibson kicks off Twins' series vs. Kansas City; Kepler, Cron still out

Gibson kicks off Twins' series vs. Kansas City; Kepler, Cron still out

The Twins, their magic number still at 7, open a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals tonight at Target Field .

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