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Christian Vázquez got ready for a workout last week at Twins training camp in Fort Myers, Fla. The veteran catcher is looking to rebound after a slug

Vázquez went looking for answers after rough first season with Twins

Christian Vázquez was brought in on a $30 million deal to anchor the Twins at catcher. After a difficult year offensively, he went and studied the data inside his game, and then took a month to clear his mind.

Twins reliever Stewart hopes to pick up from where he left off in 2023

February 20
Twins pitcher Brock Stewart spent the offseason getting ready to deliver strong showings as he did last season.
Righthander Brock Stewart, who dominated out of the bullpen for the Twins last season when he wasn't sidelined by a forearm injury, ramped up his offseason schedule.

What stood out during the Twins' first full-squad workouts?

February 20
Twins catcher Christian Vazquez looks on as right fielder Max Kepler hugged relief pitcher Jhoan Duran after batting practice in Fort Myers.
Jhoan Duran opened up with a triple-digit fastball, and Matt Wallner hit a very, very long homer in batting practice. That and more from the fields at Fort Myers.

How the Twins used analytics to get free agent Brigham to the bullpen

February 19
As a free agent this offseason, reliever Jeff Brigham reached out to his former roommate, Pablo López, for intel on the Twins. Then the front office showed him a blueprint to improve his career.

Paddack, Twins talk expectations; Buxton thrilled to be back in center

February 19
How many innings Chris Paddack will throw remains a topic of discussion at spring training. Byron Buxton, meanwhile, was back catching line drives.
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Caleb Thielbar worked a bullpen session during Twins spring training on Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Reusse: Thielbar turns second chance with Twins into a career

Lefthander Caleb Thielbar, now 37, was nearly out of pro baseball several times. Since 2020, he's stayed in the majors and become a reliable option out of the Twins' bullpen.
February 19
Jay Jackson

New Twins reliever thrived in 2023 with his premature baby on his mind

Jay Jackson is a journeyman reliever who had a fantastic season 2023 with a 2.12 ERA in 25 relief appearances with Toronto. That's only a part of his story.
February 19
Patrick Reusse started covering spring training when the Twins worked out at Tinker Field, which looked old even when it was pretty new.

Reusse on 50 years of training camp, 3 minutes of concern, 1 total farce

Columnist Patrick Reusse first covered spring training in 1974 — when it was very, very different — and is still around around to praise the Gophers and ridicule the NBA All-Star Game with host Michael Rand.
February 19
Twins shortstop Carlos Correa took grounders Friday at the team's spring training camp in Fort Myers, Fla.

Correa enters Twins camp with tweaked swing, soaring confidence

The swing adjustments, Carlos Correa said, are reminiscent of what he looked like in 2021, his last season with the Houston Astros when he finished fifth in MVP voting.
February 18
Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan (wearing red) struggled during the second half of the 2023 season, trying to pitch through a groin injury.

A more consistent Ryan could be the key to Twins rotation

Righthander Joe Ryan struggled over the second half of the 2023 season as he dealt with an injury that the team didn't know about.
Mudonna and T.C. Bear joined St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter for the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Paul Saints home opener last season.
Minnesota Twins minor-league guide Minnesota Twins farm system directory
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Want to follow the St. Paul Saints and the other Minnesota Twins baseball minor-league affiliates. Here's where to find information on all of the organization's teams.
February 18
Matthew Spangler Jr., 9, of Miami waited in the rain Sunday with his mother, Reyna Spangler. to get autographs from Twins players at Hammond Stadium i

Twins forced to hold first full-squad workout indoors

A rainy day in Florida didn't keep the Twins from getting their work in.
February 17
Twins fans peeked through a fence to watch Twins spring training near the dugout at Tinker Field in Orlando in 1988.

Reusse: Prank phone calls, fights and, yes, some baseball in 50 years of spring training memories

The little moments created special memories. It was all fun until Sid showed up.
February 17
Byron Buxton is ready to return to the outfield this season with the Twins after starting exclusively at designated hitter in 2023.

Buxton grateful for 2023 as a learning experience

Although delighted to return to center field, Buxton is determined to find the positives in last year's rough season.
The worst: Kevin Slowey and the 2011 duds. The best: Kirby, Jack and the ’91ers.
Minnesota Twins history Reusse: Grading all 62 Minnesota Twins seasons — the all-time best, meh and worst
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You can probably guess the top two. And you might remember some of the F's. Only Patrick Reusse, in attendance on the Minnesota Twins' first day in 1961, can grade them all.
February 16
Tucker Frawley, minor league infield and catching coordinator for the Twins, gave pointers to catcher Brian O'Keefe on Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Reusse: Four unsung heroes pulling their weight in Fort Myers

The mules of the Twins' spring training offer far more value than their lack of name recognition would indicate.
February 15
Starting pitcher Joe Ryan (in red) and the rest of the Twins, shown working out Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla., need to stay healthy if the team is to

Souhan: Twins should be better … unless that least-favorite 'if' returns

Minnesota sports fans might be sick of hearing it, but it's so true for these Twins: If they can stay healthy, they'll be even better in 2024.
February 15
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, speaking in Tampa on Thursday, said the need for teams to provide a streaming broadcast option — which the Twins’ on

Manfred pushes streaming broadcast option for all teams, including Twins

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred isn't giving up on traditional cable TV packages, but wants baseball fans — especially those who have cut the cable cord — to be able to watch any game at a reasonable price.
Luis Arraez became the fifth different Twin to win the American League batting title Wednesday, joining (clockwise from top left) Tony Oliva, Rod Care
Minnesota Twins batting champs Luis Arraez joins four other Minnesota Twins as AL batting champions
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Luis Arraez's crown is the 15th batting title won by five Minnesota Twins players. Rod Carew won the most titles as a Twin with seven. Here's the complete list:
February 15
Could Michael A. Taylor rejoin the Twins to give them another righthanded-hitting outfielder?

Who could the Twins still add to roster during spring training?

There are some intriguing names out there as the team goes through first week of drills, including several righthanded-hitting outfielders who could fill a team need.
February 15
Steven Okert pitched for the Miami Marlins last season.

Season without baseball actually aided career of new Twins reliever

When the minor leagues were shut down by the pandemic in 2020, it gave lefthander Steven Okert a chance to make a dramatic makeover to his game.
February 14
Pablo López, the de facto ace of the Twins staff, warmed up with a bullpen session at spring training Wednesday.

Despite losing two starters, Twins keep big expectations for rotation

Pablo López will be the ace of a rebuilt rotation, but he sees no reason the departures of Sonny Gray and Kenta Maeda should alter the team's philosophy for this season.
February 14
Anthony DeSclafani warmed up on the first official day of Twins spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

Health the biggest question for new Twins pitcher DeSclafani

After two injury-plagued seasons, the righthander was traded twice over the winter, but he excelled as a starter in 2019 and 2021.
February 14
Louie Varland has thrown 94 innings over his first two big league seasons with the Twins — mostly as a starter. But he was dominant last season over

Reusse: Not much Varland can't do — but can he start for Twins?

The North St. Paul native has a phenomenal work ethic instilled by his family. He can wrestle, drywall and throw a fastball in the upper 90s, but he enters spring training without a clearly defined role.
February 14
Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers in the batting cage on Wednesday at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

Twins' Jeffers eager to pick up where he left off after a breakout 2023

After the best season of his young career, Ryan Jeffers joins fellow catchers and pitchers in reporting to spring training as a fresh season gets under way.
February 14
Walker Jenkins was the Twins' first-round pick in 2023.

'Freak of nature.' Jeffers makes bold prediction about top Twins draft pick

Walker Jenkins was the fifth overall pick in the 2023 MLB draft and has been working out with Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers, who sees a star in the making.
February 13
St. Paul Saints infielder Brooks Lee throws out a runner Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minn.

Twins invite 19 non-roster players to camp, including prospect Brooks Lee

Daniel Duarte and Jordan Balazovic cleared waivers and will report to Fort Myers on Wednesday.
February 12
"We’re sensitive to the fact that some of our fans are finding it difficult to watch our games," said Twins President Dave St. Peter.

'It's not perfect.' Twins know TV contract isn't what fans wanted

Unable to put together a streaming service deal that makes financial sense and gives fans better access to games, the club is back with Bally Sports North for one more year.