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1 infield, 3 shortstops? Prospects Lee, Lewis imagine sharing field with Correa
Carlos Correa, Royce Lewis and Brooks Lee share the same position — for now — but could all start in the infield together in coming years. Who would go where?
Miranda works on launching a season with more staying power
Twins infielder Jose Miranda — he'll likely be at third base this season — tailed off after a strong start in 2022, so he worked out, improved his diet and is 12 pounds lighter.
Twins anticipate better ticket sales, making improvements to Target Field
The team hopes to sell 2 million tickets after having the fewest number of fans since Target Field opened.
Joe Mauer voted into Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame
A three-time batting champion as a catcher, Mauer retired following the 2018 season. The induction ceremony will be Aug. 5 at Target Field.
Gophers again force overtime, but Michigan wins for series split
Another packed house saw another thrilling game that went beyond 60 minutes — but only by 49 seconds.
Matthew Knies scores late in overtime as Gophers edge Michigan 4-3
The home team had to rally after falling behind the Wolverines, getting the tying goal from Jackson LaCombe in the third period.
After chaos, Correa's unprecedented free-agent journey ends
Carlos Correa witnessed at least three versions of his future flash before his eyes. But his tumultuous free agency, which ended with returning to the Minnesota Twins, didn't leave Correa rattled.
'My heart was here.' Correa describes twisting road that led back to Twins
Carlos Correa's agent said team physician Chris Camp was a key figure in erasing any doubts the Twins had after working with the star shortstop last season.
Moving things around: How Correa's return gives roster a major boost
The Twins won't start spring training for another month, but their roster is suddenly looking complete. The outlook changed that quickly when Carlos Correa agreed to return to Minnesota.
Cooley scores late in OT, Gophers men's hockey splits with St. Cloud State
A fatigued Cooley, one of four players who rejoined the Gophers after playing in the world junior championships, scored with 18 seconds left in the extra session Sunday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
U men's hockey ready for top-four clash against old rival St. Cloud State
Gophers coach Bob Motzko has pledged to keep the in-state rivalries fresh, especially around his old stamping grounds at St. Cloud State.
Gophers men's hockey opens second half against No. 4 St. Cloud State
The Huskies are 14-4 and have been propelled, in part, by the goaltending duo of Jaxon Castor and Dominic Basse.
Twins add four in minor league phase of baseball's Rule 5 draft
The Twins passed on taking anyone in the major league phase, and also didn't lose anyone in that draft.
'All avenues open' as Twins hope to re-sign Correa
Manager Rocco Baldelli is optimistic about the pursuit of free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa, but says team has to "let things play out."
Twins could still have a shot at Correa; winter meetings could get ball rolling
Carlos Correa, Aaron Judge and Trea Turner are among the unsigned big-name free agents who could be top topics of conversation in San Diego.
Urshela, Pagan are tender-day deadline decisions for Twins
Urshela had a strong season, but would get a big contract in arbitration. Pagan struggled mightily after being obtained from San Diego.
Gophers rally this time, defeat Penn State for men's hockey series split
Bryce Brodzinski scored twice for No.-1 ranked Minnesota in Friday night's 3-1 win.
Twins reliever Stashak clears waivers, elects free agency
Cody Stashak, a 28-year-old righthander, pitched parts of the past four seasons in the major leagues.
Crucial sequence leads to U men's hockey defeat against Penn State
The top-rated Gophers went on the power play late in the second period with the score tied 1-1. Not only did the Nittany Lions kill the penalty, they scored shortly afterward.
Gophers-Penn State men's hockey series preview: Second series in a row against No. 1 for Nittany Lions
The Nittany Lions are coming off a victory and overtime loss against then-No. 1 Michigan, results which allowed the Gophers to move back into the No. 1 spot.
In a flash, No. 1 U women's hockey sweeps series with Minnesota Duluth
Catie Skaja and Abbey Murphy each scored within the first 35 seconds Saturday for Minnesota and set the tone for a 5-3 victory over the Bulldogs.
Gophers men's hockey blitzes Notre Dame 4-1 at home
Jimmy Snuggerud scored twice for the Gophers, who outshot the Fighting Irish 54-25.
Minnesota showdown: No. 1 Gophers women's hockey to face No. 5 UMD
The Gophers took four of a possible six points from Ohio State last weekend to take over the top spot in the rankings.
No. 3 Gophers men's hockey get another test vs. No. 12 Notre Dame
Minnesota is 3-3 so far in a stretch of four consecutive series against ranked teams.
Gophers endure stick-toss penalty, lose in overtime to North Dakota
Rhett Pitlick's post-goal antics drew a costly 10-minute misconduct. With the split, the Gophers fell to 4-2 in front of an announced sellout crowd of 10,193, while North Dakota improved to 3-2-1.
What are the in-house shortstop options for the Twins next season?
The likely departure of Carlos Correa opens up a question for a team that has a number of strong candidates to replace him.
With roster changes coming, Falvey hopes to be in mix for Correa
The star shortstop for the Twins has an opt-out clause in his contract that he can invoke after the World Series ends.
They got Correa!? Early excitement for Twins in 2022 faded with the summer
The surprise free-agent signing of Carlos Correa and his new team were in first place for half the season, but then the wheels fell off.
Minnesotans Wallner, Varland named Twins' top minor leaguers
Matt Wallner and Louie Varland, who both grew up in the metro area, became the first Minnesotans to win the awards in the same year.
Arraez wins AL batting title as Twins hammer White Sox in season finale
At 25, Luis Arraez finished the season hitting .316, five points ahead of Aaron Judge of the Yankees, as the Twins crushed the White Sox 10-1 to conclude the regular season.
Correa hints at opting out of contract with Twins, will meet with team
Should he decide for free agency, Carlos Correa will be part pf a pool of big-name shortstop free agents that includes the Dodgers' Trea Turner and Boston's Xander Bogaerts.
Wednesday's Twins-Chicago White Sox game recap
Twins catcher Gary Sanchez was 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored.
Luis Arraez likely American League batting champion as Aaron Judge sits out
The Twins finish the season today with a matinee against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Duran as a Twins starter? Not likely, says Baldelli
Jhoan Duran thrived in his new role as a reliever, after being a starter throughout his career, and Twins manager Rocco Baldelli would like to continue using him in critical situations out of the bullpen.
Arraez keeps slight lead in AL batting race, but Twins still lose
Luis Arraez went 1-for-4 against the White Sox in Chicago on Tuesday night to remain ahead of the Yankees' Aaron Judge in the batting race, the missing piece in Judge's pursuit of the American League Triple Crown.
Tuesday's Twins-Chicago White Sox game recap
Chicago's Elvis Andrus was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs.
Arraez says he's hurt, not sitting out to keep Judge from batting title
A left hamstring injury that has bothered Luis Arraez for months has left him out of the lineup with the season — and chase for the batting title — in its final days.
Urshela continues to outperform expectations, but Twins fall short
Gio Urshela's two-run homer in the first inning produced the Twins' only runs in a 3-2 defeat to the White Sox in Chicago, the first game of the final series of the season.
Monday's Twins-White Sox game recap
AJ Pollock scored the winning run for the White Sox in the seventh inning.
'I'm the product here.' Correa hints Twins could keep him with right offer
Carlos Correa said he hasn't decided if he'll opt out of his current deal after this season. Asked about the subject on Thursday, the star shortstop said, in part, "If you want something, you just go get it."
Low attendance leaves Twins' management 'bordering on disappointed'
There were thousands of empty seats on Thursday as the Twins ended their home season with a loss — and their lowest attendance, except for the pandemic years, since Target Field opened.
St. Peter: Derek Falvey will return to Twins for 'many, many years'
The team's president of baseball operations got the seal of approval from Twins President Dave St. Peter, who is certain the baseball staff will work aggressively to improve the team for 2023.
Arraez sparks Twins' win as he battles Judge for AL batting title
Luis Arraez smacked two hits as the Twins beat the White Sox 8-4 on the night when they were officially eliminated from the playoff race. Now up: Arraez vs. Aaron Judge for the batting crown.
'It's scary': Twins, with connections in Florida, worry about hurricane's impact
Coach Tommy Watkins said his Fort Myers family is riding out Hurricane Ian; manager Rocco Baldelli said he and the organization will look to help with recovery efforts.
Wednesday's Twins-Chicago White Sox game recap
Twins rookie Matt Wallner recorded a career-high three RBI.
Ryan, bullpen help skidding Twins get back to winning ways
Saturday's victory stopped a five-game losing streak for the Twins, who got some solid pitching and racked up 11 hits.
Saturday's Twins-Angels recap
A quick look at the Twins' slump-breaking victory.
Buxton's knee surgery is a long time coming
Byron Buxton and the Twins have known since April that surgery was in his future, but recovery will take only six to eight weeks.
Ohtani shows his stuff; Twins eliminated from AL Central race
Shohei Ohtani held the Twins hitless into the fifth inning while reaching 200 strikeouts for the season. He also hit an RBI single in the seventh inning.
Baldelli 'big part of our future' Twins boss Falvey says
President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey endorsed manager Rocco Baldelli on Friday as a disappointing Twins season nears its finish.
Twins' Buxton to have season-ending knee surgery
With the Twins' playoff hopes fading, star center fielder Byron Buxton will have surgery soon on his troublesome right knee.
Friday's Twins-Angels game recap
A quick look at Friday night's game.
Twins have penchant for just-acquired pitchers suffering injuries
Tyler Mahle, Chris Paddack and Sam Dyson all suffered season-ending injuries, but President Derek Falvey defended the team's vetting process.
Fresh bullpen arms help Twins lock down sweep of Royals
After quality starts by Joe Ryan and Sonny Gray over the past two games, five relievers each threw a scoreless inning to secure the 3-2 victory. Carlos Correa and Nick Gordon each supplied a home run.
Twins' Gray says speeding up his pace has improved his accuracy
Mindful of the pitch clock next season, Twins starter Sonny Gray said tweaking his approach has helped him throw strikes.
Thursday's Twins-Royals game recap
A look back at Thursday night's game.
AL batting leader Arraez sidelined as Twins face Royals in series finale
Luis Arraez has a nagging hamstring injury that he is playing through as his teams struggles to stay in the Central race.
Gray supplies another fine start as Twins shut out Royals 4-0
One night after Joe Ryan pitched seven no-hit innings, Sonny Gray held the Royals scoreless through seven on three hits with eight strikeouts.
Despite base-running blunders, Baldelli supports third base coach
The Twins have had two runners throw out at home in recent games after getting the green light from third base coach Tommy Watkins. They also are among the worst teams in stealing bases.
Wednesday's Twins-Kansas City game recap
A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Veterans Gray, Greinke start as Twins face Royals
The Twins took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning of Tuesday's victory in the opener of the three-game series.
Ryan pulled after seven no-hit innings; Twins hold on for 6-3 win
Manager Rocco Baldelli took out Joe Ryan after seven innings and 106 pitchers, a decision that didn't go over well with the Target Field crowd. Jovani Moran gave up Kansas City's first hit, and three runs, in the ninth.
Tuesday's Twins-Royals game recap
A look back at Tuesday night's game at Target Field.
Trio of Rookie of the Year candidates on display at Target Field
The Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. and the Twins' Jose Miranda and Jhoan Duran all have had solid first seasons.
Twins starter Mahle might not be back this season
Righthander Tyler Mahle has made only four starts after he was acquired at the trade deadline in early August because of right shoulder fatigue and inflammation.
Ryan starts as Twins try to dig out of deep hole in AL Central
The Royals are at Target Field for a three-game series that starts tonight.
The room where it happens: Jose, Lin-Manuel Miranda dine in New York
When rain washed away Tuesday's Twins-Yankees game, it also dashed the chance for Jose Miranda's cousin to see him play live. Instead, a smaller family gathering took place.
Correa homers in eighth, Twins hold off Yankees threat in ninth in 4-3 win
Carlos Correa's two-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Twins a two-run lead that relievers Caleb Thielbar and Michael Fulmer protected through a tense bottom of the ninth.
Thursday's Twins-Yankees game recap
Carlos Correa hit a game-winning, two-run homer for the Twins in the eighth inning.
Plummeting Twins hope to salvage series finale against Yankees
Sonny Gray pitches against Yankees All-Star lefthander Nestor Cortes. The Twins have lost six of their past seven games.
24-hour Twin: Kiner-Falefa torments Minnesota in doubleheader sweep
Kiner-Falefa was a member of the Minnesota Twins for one day in March when he was traded for and traded away. His 'former team' made him look like a superstar Wednesday.
Wednesday's Twins-Yankees doubleheader recap
A quick look back at Wednesday's action from the Bronx.
Twins' Varland brings his family to tears in major league debut
Righthander Louie Varland worked 5⅓ strong innings at Yankee Stadium in his first major league game, undaunted by the atmosphere. "It's like watching a movie," his mom said.
Let's play two! Twins, Yankees set for doubleheader at The Stadium
Louie Varland will make his major league debut in Game 1 as the Twins try to keep pace in the AL Central.
Varland set for major league debut as Twins face Yankees in doubleheader
North St. Paul High School graduate Louie Varland is set to start Game 1 on Wednesday, though rain threatens the day's action even after Tuesday's game was rained out.