Alex Kirilloff, working out during spring training in February in Fort Myers, Fla., is one of the Twins’ top minor league prospects.

Twins won't cut minor league players, will pay them for full season

The Twins will pay their minor league players through August, and won't release any of those players as other major league teams have done.
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Torii Hunter

Baseball was Hunter's safe haven, and he grew into a star

Torii Hunter listened to veteran teammates and slowly learned. He progressed from a talented youngster who couldn't identify the spin of offspeed pitches to a slugger who crushed them.
Gophers
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Town Hall: Reeve, Pitino, Falvey discuss Floyd's death, ensuing unrest

Town Hall: Reeve, Pitino, Falvey discuss Floyd's death, ensuing unrest

The death of George Floyd was discussed during a Strib Live virtual town hall featuring Lynx GM/coach Cheryl Reeve, Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger handed out gum to kids after Education Day at a St. Paul Saints exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday,
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Twins
May 28
Is there going to be a baseball season? Latest odds and updates

Is there going to be a baseball season? Latest odds and updates

Hopes were that a ticking clock on starting a season that has already been delayed by more than two months would nudge owners and players to an agreement. But the opposite seems to be happening.
Twins
May 26
Field of Dreams Game still on as ballpark construction continues

Field of Dreams Game still on as ballpark construction continues

The White Sox and Yankees are scheduled to play in Dyersville, Iowa, in August.
Vikings
May 26
Jerry Havens, the soldier whose life Rich Nuessle helped save in Vietnam, visits Nuessle’s grave every year to pay his respects.

Reusse: Remembering a good Marine and a beloved sports photojournalist

Rich Nuessle was once a staple in the Twin Cities sports media. If you were in that circle and failed to have a wacky adventure with Rich, you had to be in quarantine. Behind the fun, though, was a hero with a tortured soul.
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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Twins
May 26
Twins' minor league team renting its stadium on Airbnb for $1,500 a night

Twins' minor league team renting its stadium on Airbnb for $1,500 a night

A bedroom next to the clubhouse can sleep 10 people, and guests “are welcome to hit from home plate, play catch in the outfield, run the bases, enjoy a picnic in the outfield, or find other creative uses for the field!”
Twins
May 26
The clock is ticking faster for some players more than others, like Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who will turn 40 on July 1. July 4th weekend

Play ball? Baseball sorely needs to find some answers this week

There are two things members of this $10.7 billion baseball industry should keep in mind if they really want to reach agreement on starting the season — the calendar and their bank accounts.

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Gophers
May 23
A family portrait from Christmas of Denard Span and Anne Schleper and their two sons, Jace (now 6 months) and D.J. (now 2½).

Reusse: Faith, not Minnesota ties, brought Denard Span, Anne Schleper together

The former Twins outfielder was hoping to play in majors this season; instead he has been spending quality family time with his wife, a former Gophers hockey standout.
The Kernels snapped a six-game losing streak defeating the Clinton LumberKings at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night May
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Books
May 22
Hall of Famer Rod Carew recounts his life in "One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life's Curveballs."

Review: 'One Tough Out,' by Rod Carew, with Jaime Aron

NONFICTION: Twins great Rod Carew recalls the highs and heartbreaks of his life in this fascinating memoir.
Gophers
May 22
Star Tribune night sports editor Kevin Bertels at his home office, where he has led remote production of the sports section since mid-March.

Publish sports section from home? 'We never imagined we'd try this.'

Battling his neighbors for Wi-Fi speed at night, Kevin Bertels and a band of editors normally lashed together within easy shouting distance have redefined putting the newspaper, and themselves, to bed.
Twins
May 22
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, center, talked with General Manager Thad Levine, left, and President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey during spring t

Twins' preparations kick into higher gear despite baseball's uncertainties

The Twins have told employees they will be paid in full through June and there will be no furloughs, so clearly the team is optimistic about baseball's resumption.
Twins
May 21
Twins mailbag: 'Everybody spits.' Can baseball really enforce these rules?

Twins mailbag: 'Everybody spits.' Can baseball really enforce these rules?

Can an MLB dugout can go from being a trough for the amalgamation of fluids and sunflower seed shells to suddenly being sanitary?
Vikings
May 21
Naila-Jean Meyers, Star Tribune senior assistant sports editor, at the Stone Arch Bridge.

NYC to MSP: Sports editor connects to new life in strangest of times

Naila-Jean Meyers moved here for a new job at the Star Tribune in January and set out to learn it and make connections in a new place. Then the coronavirus changed everything.
Twins
May 21
The grounds crew cut the grass at Target Field on March 27. There is still no definitive date for baseball's return.

Reusse: There's room to roam in MLB parks, so let's get teams back

Players in other sports might have more trouble social distancing in smaller arenas and/or with more inherent collisions, but MLB is over-regulating with its 67-page list of dos and don'ts for reopening in the coronavirus era.
Twins
May 20
Nelson Cruz joked with teammates during batting practice at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 16.

Nelson Cruz among finalists for ESPY sports humanitarian award

Maya Moore and Kevin Love are also candidates for the Muhammad Ali Award, which will be presented next month.
Twins
May 20
Re-watching Game 7 in 1987 still a joy, even more with former Twins

Re-watching Game 7 in 1987 still a joy, even more with former Twins

Frank Viola and Tim Laudner joined Star Tribune journalists and others Tuesday night for a World Series-clinching Rewatch Party. They dropped some good lines.
Twins
May 19
The Twins celebrated after winning Game 7.

Live at 7 p.m.: Twins-Cardinals Game 7 watch party. Join us here

While FSN is showing the replay of the deciding game of the 1987 World Series, we'll be having a virtual watch party. Set up a second screen and join us.
Twins
May 19
MLB safety measures might rein in walkoff celebrations such as Max Kepler and the Twins enjoyed last July, but accommodations will need to be made to

Scoggins: Strange-looking baseball? It's better than no baseball at all

Reading through baseball's 67-page manual for starting the season is a blunt reminder that "Game on!" will be far more complex than simply telling fans to stay home.
Twins
May 19
Ten odd things in baseball's safety plan: Mascots, showers, road trips and more

Ten odd things in baseball's safety plan: Mascots, showers, road trips and more

The reported measures range from the mundane to the seemingly extreme to the borderline impossible, and they all underscore a fundamental question: Is this worth it?
Vikings
May 19
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Nation's governors expressing support for return of pro sports

The prospects for pro sports resuming operations were boosted Monday when the governors of California, New York and Texas announced their support for games returning to their states.
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