Twins
March 16
A sign outside the Twins' Hammond Stadium read "spring training suspended" on Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Twins abandon training camp after MLB bans all organized activity

MLB facilities are required to be available only to players on the 40-man roster, with exceptions granted for international players and players who need ongoing medical treatment.
Vikings
March 14
Target Field remained covered with snow in January. With concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus delaying or suspending sports seasons, the Tw

COVID-19 fallout will be costly for Twin Cities sports

From franchises to vendors, the economic effects will be widespread.
Twins
March 14
Twins reliever Sergio Romo flashed his familiar smile as he stopped to say goodbye to Hammond Stadium parking operations worker Bill Fear on his way o

Twins part ways with season on hold

Only about 20 players plan to stay in Fort Myers.
Twins
March 14
Twins reliever Sergio Romo stopped to say goodbye to Hammond Stadium parking operations worker Bill Fear as Romo left the complex Saturday in Fort Mye

Twins officials, many players preparing to leave Fort Myers

Twins players can stay at camp, return home or head to the Twin Cities as baseball completely shuts down for the next several weeks
Twins
March 13
Twins fan Bill Gallegos, of Los Angeles checked his work after taking pictures outside closed Hammond Stadium on Friday in Fort Myers, Fla.

MLB gives players option to leave camp; Twins to meet Saturday

MLB, which suspended the season Thursday, issued a statement late Friday saying players can remain in their spring training cities, return to their offseason homes, or head to their team's home city.
Vikings
March 13
September 8, 1945: The President throws a strike - President Truman, attending his first major league baseball game since he became chief executive

Hartman: The sports world has stopped before, but it always returns

Sports have many times taken a back seat to much larger concerns in the country, but they have also been a key part of holding Minnesota and the country together during difficult times.
Twins
March 13
Twins catcher Mitch Garver talks on his phone in an empty Hammond Stadium on Thursday in Fort Myers. Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of i

Spring training off, season delayed but Twins still in Fort Myers - for now

The spread of the coronavirus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 is shutting down American sports, and Major League Baseball on Thursday joined the parade, shutting down for at least the next month.
Twins
March 13
The seats are empty at the Amway Center in Orlando, and arenas around the U.S. due to the Coronavirus.

Souhan: When American sports leagues shut down, they got it right

Thursday, the sports world stopped cold. Except that this isn't really about sports. This is about American sports reflecting America's reality, instead of serving as diversion.
Twins
March 13
"Guys are going to come in," Mitch Garver said. "They’re going to do what they normally do, but there’s just not going to be a game at 1 o’clock

'We're still going to be here.' Games stop, work continues for Twins

The weird thing about being told that camps are being shut down, Mitch Garver said Thursday, is that for the players, it means more spring training, not less.
Vikings
March 12
Two longtime friends -- Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman and former Vikings coach Bud Grant -- posed for a photo at the Vikings practice facility in

Hartman: The joy of sports keeps me working

"One of the most important parts of my career as a sportswriter and columnist has been the relationships I have built with sources," writes Sid Hartman, who turns 100 on Sunday.
Twins
March 12
Jose Berrios

Berrios will start season opener for Twins

It will be Berrios' second consecutive Opening Day assignment. Last year, he shut out Cleveland for 7⅔ innings on March 28 as the Twins opened with a 2-0 victory.
Twins
March 11

May, Duffey effective as Twins lose to Braves

The relievers got in some quality work in the Grapefruit League game in Fort Myers.
Twins
March 11
Byron Buxton

Pain-free Buxton 'going in the right way' with Opening Day approaching

Byron Buxton on Tuesday faced live pitching for the first time since Aug. 25, but the Twins — and Buxton — are adamant that the season's starting line is not Buxton's finish line.
Twins
March 11
A bicyclist rides past T-Mobile Park, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Seattle, where baseball's Seattle Mariners plays home games.

Plans for Twins' season-opening series vs. Oakland, Seattle uncertain

The games will still be played, Twins President Dave St. Peter said. But where? St. Peter wouldn't comment on the Twins' preference, but said he had expressed it to baseball officials.
Twins
March 11
Ian Almquist, with the Twins grounds crew, mowed the lawn at Target Field on Friday. The Twins open the season from March 26-April 1 in Oakland and Se

Twins working with MLB on virus procedures

The Twins' opening road trip from March 26-April 1 is to Oakland and Seattle, cities located in two states that have, as of Tuesday, over 300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
Twins
March 11
Virus workaround: Twins reaching fans with autograph cards, selfies

Virus workaround: Twins reaching fans with autograph cards, selfies

Jose Berrios will start for Minnesota today, putting him on schedule to be the Twins' Opening Day starter.
Twins
March 10
Royce Lewis.

Lewis homers but rest of Twins bats go silent in spring loss to Phillies

The Twins lineup was mostly minor leaguers, although Luis Arraez went 0-for-4 and his spring training average fell to .115.
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March 10
Minnesota Twins Byron Buxton. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ¥ cgonzalez@startribune.com Ð Fort Myers, FL Ð February 18, 2020, CenturyLink Sports Complex, Hammo

Podcast: Will Byron Buxton be ready for the start of the season?

La Velle E. Neal checks in with Michael Rand from Florida, where Byron Buxton stood in for live batting practice on Tuesday as he takes steps toward getting back on the field. They also discuss the impact of coronavirus on clubhouse access.
Twins
March 10

Shooting it old school: Spring training from a different angle

To see things differently during spring training, Star Tribune photojournalist Carlos Gonzalez used a throwback "instant camera" to take pictures during a Twins game. Here's how the game looked through that lens.
Twins
March 10
Jake Cave has a .329 on-base and .466 slugging percentage in 163 games for the Twins.

Cave outlines fight for roster spot on Twins' team of sluggers

On a team that hit more baseballs into the seats than any other in baseball history, it's easy to get overlooked. Jake Cave doesn;t want that happening to him.
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