Twins
October 29
Twins pitcher Sergio Romo

Twins decline 2021 option on Romo, who could return as free agent

Veteran reliever Sergio Romo, who made $4.75 million this season, is now a free agent, but the Twins won't rule out signing him to a less expensive deal.
Twins
October 28
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Reusse: Morris stunned by Rays manager's decision to yank starter

During a Game 6 phone call, the Hall of Fame pitcher went off on "analytics guys [who] think numbers are more important than having an ace at his best on the hill.'
Twins
October 28
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RandBall: Turner's celebration an abundance of COVID recklessness

Justin Turner wanted to celebrate because he was entitled to it. The Dodgers and commissioner Rob Manfred, who was there and could have stopped it, instead enabled it.
Twins
October 28
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1

Turner leaves Game 6 after positive virus test, returns to field afterward

Turner's positive test during Game 6 put a damper on the end-of-season celebrations and raised questions about the handling of the situation by both MLB and the Dodgers.
Twins
October 27
Dan Gladden in 1991 had to return to the Metrodome to recover this treasure.

Reusse: An appreciation for Gladden, creator of blast and bloop bookends

While he waits for baseball's return, Dan Gladden recalls triumphs from World Series past: the slam, the double and some good baseball stories three decades later.
Twins
October 26
The scene at home plate after the Rays defeated the Dodgers in Game 4 on Saturday night.

'Oh, my!' 'What just happened?' Saturday's wild World Series finish

Tampa Bay and the Dodgers capped over four hours of baseball on Saturday night with the wildest ending ever in a World Series game. Here's how it sounded in three languages.
Twins
October 25
Sid Hartman, here at age 90, was a longtime backer of the Minnesota Twins.

Sid Hartman's doggedness helped put Minnesota on the baseball map

Sid Hartman was part of a group led by John Cowles Jr., publisher of the Minneapolis Star and Morning Tribune, fighting for a Major League Baseball team.
Twins
October 25
Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts steals second base in front of Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames in the sixth inning in Game 3 of the World Seri

Twins built in more of Dodgers' mold than Rays'

The Los Angeles Dodgers spend big money, but like the Twins they also develop stars in their own system; Tampa Bay, meanwhile, finds hidden talent elsewhere.
Twins
October 25
Tampa Bay's Brett Phillips singled off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning Saturday night.

Preposterous Game 4 finish makes a winner of ex-Twin John Curtiss

Fall down, get up, keep moving, and turn it into a victory -- Randy Arozarena's madcap race around the bases was about as uneventful as the Rays' path to a win.
Twins
October 24
Nelson Cruz and Byron Buxton.

Cruz, Buxton each win two awards from Twin Cities baseball writers

The Twins, in conjunction with the Twin Cities Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, announced the winners of the annual Diamond Awards on Friday morning.
Twins
October 24
Brusdar Graterol

Graterol lives up to Twins' World Series dreams -- for the Dodgers

Minnesota's former top pitching prospect throws seven pitches in his World Series debut, six of them topping 100 mph
Twins
October 23
Reds manager David Bell, brother to Twins bench coach Mike Bell, spoke to umpires and exchanged lineup cards before the first pitch of a game in Septe

Twins bench coach Mike Bell gets interview for Boston managing job

James Rowson, the former Twins hitting coach niw with Miami, also is among several candidates for the Boston job after Ron Roenicke's firing.
Twins
October 23
Slugger Nelson Cruz has earned many honors in his time with the Twins.

Nelson Cruz wins leadership award from baseball's players union

Cruz has been named the winner of baseball's Marvin Miller Award, which is given by the players union for leadership on the field and in the community.
Twins
October 22
Minnesotan wins a World Series game. How long has it been?

Minnesotan wins a World Series game. How long has it been?

Cue up the marching bands and convertibles. But this time the parade route should run through downtown Brainerd and near-by Crosby instead of the Twin Cities.
Twins
October 20
Fans watch during the third inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Oct. 20, 202

After silent summer, World Series crowd is welcome and worrisome

Twins writer Phil Miller reports in from the World Series, where he realized how much he missed having fans in the seats while being alarmed by how many behaved.
Twins
October 20
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw (left) has a 175-76 record with a 2.45 ERA in 13 major league seasons. But he has struggled in the postseason, where h

Here at last: Matching up Rays-Dodgers in the 2020 World Series

After all of it — the truncated season, battling outbreaks, rescheduling games, etc. — the best two teams in baseball will square off in the World Series.
Twins
October 20
What should the Twins learn from Tampa Bay's road to World Series?

What should the Twins learn from Tampa Bay's road to World Series?

To break their astonishing streak of postseason failure, here are five things the Twins could learn from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Twins
October 19
Cesar Tovar, Al Worthington and Halsey Hall

Reusse: All I want for my 75th birthday is these three into the Twins Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, started with their 40th season in 2000, never can be a satisfying look at the franchise's history as long as three glaring omissions remain from the 1960s.
Twins
October 17

Reusse: Sundin's fate was ERA of infinity; his batterymate had it worse

Three Minnesota natives — Fred Bruckbauer, Doc Hamann and Gordie Sundin — are among 16 big-league pitchers with ERAs listed as infinity (no outs recorded, runs allowed). But there are greater tragedies.
Twins
October 14
Jorge Polanco had a tribute to Ozzie Virgil Sr. on his hat on Sept. 23, the 64th anniversary of Virgil becoming the first Dominican player in the majo

Twins shortstop Polanco has ankle surgery

The 27-year-old had a similar procedure last year following his All-Star season.