Twins
March 16, 2017
Joe Mauer

Twins day at camp: Mauer hits first on day of tinkering

Twins manager Paul Molitor was in a tinkering mood Wednesday in an 8-0 victory over the Cardinals. Joe Mauer batted leadoff with Brian Dozier second. And Byron Buxton batted fifth.
Twins
March 15, 2017
Adalberto Mejia (

Duffey gets bumped from start; position players called to meeting

Tyler Duffey will now pitch in a minor league game today, with lefty Adalberto Mejia getting the start against St. Louis.
Twins
March 14, 2017
After an injury-shortened 2016, veteran Twins righthander Phil Hughes believes he has life back in his fastball, and — once again — he is determin

Reusse: Hughes is healthier and determined to throw the change

Strong again after injuries derailed last season, Twins pitcher Phil Hughes is working to add a changeup to go with his fastball, cutter and curve.
Twins
March 14, 2017
Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana (54) and third baseman Miguel Sano (22) joked around in the dugout at spring training.

Ervin Santana asks to face United States on Saturday in WBC

Originally thought to pitch Tuesday, Ervin Santana instead will throw a side session while with the Dominican Republic and face Team USA on Saturday.
Twins
March 14, 2017
Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina (4) tags out Dominican Republic's Jean Segura at home during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Class

Watch: Eddie Rosario's laser from right gives Puerto Rico a boost

Anyone who's stayed up to watch World Baseball Classic games on MLB Network has been treated to bits of stellar baseball. That continued Tuesday night.
Twins
March 14, 2017
Joe Mauer

Twins defeat Tampa Bay 9-4; Mauer robbed of home run

But the first baseman did manage to record his first RBI of the spring.
Twins
March 14, 2017
Outfielder Zack Granite stole 56 bases last year at Class AA Chattanooga, a total that led all players in the minor leagues.

Granite's skill set is rock-solid for Twins

The Twins' top minor leaguer of 2016 has speed to burn, but that's not all.
Twins
March 14, 2017
Twins starter Ervin Santana’s change of heart about pitching in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic might have come down to someth

Twins' day at camp: Santana leaves to pitch for Dominican Republic in WBC

Ervin Santana's change of heart about pitching in the World Baseball Classic might have come down to something much simpler: peer pressure.
Twins
March 14, 2017
Minnesota Twins pitcher Justin Haley (58) threw a pitch during live batting practice Tuesday. ] AARON LAVINSKY � aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com Minn

Haley: A couple bad pitches cost me

Twins righthander Justin Haley says he used all four pitches in his two-inning start Monday, and only made a couple of mistakes.
Twins
March 13, 2017
Ervin Santana is the Twins' de facto ace.

Twins cut four pitchers; Santana joins Dominican WBC team

There are five fewer pitchers in Twins camp this morning. Four of them were sent down the street to minor-league camp, and Ervin Santana headed to the airport.
Twins
March 12, 2017
Twins righthander Phil Hughes

Hughes experimenting, has rocky outing working on a change-up

Hughes has spent most of his career looking for another pitch to throw, something to neutralize hitters and keep his ERA down.
Twins
March 12, 2017
Twins pitcher Ervin Santana

Twins Day at Camp: Santana may leave to join Domincan Republic WBC team

Ervin Santana's absence comes as a surprise, since the 34-year-old righthander had said he preferred to stay with the Twins rather than take part in the WBC.
Twins
March 12, 2017
Minnesota Twins pitcher Ryan Vogelsong winds up to throw in the bullpen during a baseball spring training workout in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, Feb.

Veteran Vogelsong makes bid for starting job, pleased with Sunday's outing

Ryan Vogelsong, 39, likes where he's at right now.
Twins
March 12, 2017
Twins righthander Phil Hughes plunked outfield prospect Travis Harrison in the back of the left hand with a pitch during his first inning of work Tues

Twins play two today, then cuts are coming

The Twins have a game in Bradenton against Pittsburgh and a home game against Baltimore. Afterward, the first players are expected to be sent away from the major league camp.
Twins
March 11, 2017
Trevor May

Torn ligament in arm ends Trevor May's 2017 season

May, who was in contention to be the Twins' No. 5 starter, said he felt something in his elbow on Wednesday during a pitch to Team USA's Andrew McCutchen.
Twins
March 11, 2017
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson

Twins crush Red Sox 13-0 as Kyle Gibson throws five scoreless innings

Pitcher Kyle Gibson made it look easy for five innings during the Twins 13-0 basting of Boston for their eighth consecutive victory.
Twins
March 11, 2017
Twins manager Paul Molitor saw his team go 19-11 last spring, then fall flat on its face once the regular season began, losing its first nine games. �

Hartman: New bosses don't alter Paul Molitor's goal for Twins

The biggest improvement for the Twins, along with their starting pitching, is going to have to come from their everyday position players.
Twins
March 11, 2017

Reusse: Florida accepts all baseball comers during spring break

There are 47 college baseball teams playing games in Fort Myers over spring break, including a couple from Minnesota.
Twins
March 11, 2017

Twins face Red Sox after learning about May injury.

Kyle Gibson will make his fourth appearance of the spring as the Twins look to with their eighth straight game.
Twins
March 11, 2017
May reveals he has torn elbow ligament

May reveals he has torn elbow ligament

Twins righthander Trevor May announces Saturday he suffered a torn ligament in his pitching elbow during his start vs. Team USA on Wednesday.
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