The Twins Beat
October 2
The first of Griffin Jax’s 14 starts for the Twins takes place where the first one did — at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium.

Jax returns to site of his first career start for final start of 2021

Twins face Royals lefty Kris Bubic, try to snap two-game skid
Twins
October 2
Louie Varland made 10 appearances at high-Class A Cedar Rapids and had a 2.10 ERA — after he had a 2.09 ERA in 10 appearances at low-Class A Fort My

Reusse: Louie Varland makes himself next Twins pitching prospect to watch out for

The North St. Paul product was a 15th-round draft pick who put on weight and piled up strikeouts.
Vikings
October 2
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer

Reusse: Warming up to Vikings' Zimmer and his rare coaching candor

Here's hoping Mike Zimmer has success this season and sticks around since coaches offering candor are endangered species around here.
Twins
October 2
The Twins’ Miguel Sano last weekend.

Sano says he wants to lose 30 pounds before next season

Coming off one of the most discouraging and yet weirdly encouraging seasons of his career, Miguel Sano says he intends to do more with less in 2022.
Twins
October 2
The Twins’ Nick Gordon was unable to catch a short fly ball from the Royals’ Andrew Benintendi during the fourth inning Friday night.

Twins clinch last place in AL Central with loss at Kansas City

The Twins will finish in fifth place in the division for the fifth time in 11 seasons.
Twins
October 1
Kansas City’s Hunter Dozier reacted in the dugout after hitting a home run Friday.

Friday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A quick look at the 160th game of the Twins' season.
Twins
October 1
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Juan Minaya

Rejuvenated Twins reliever Minaya beating 'best hitters'

Only eight times this season have opposing batters gotten a hit on Juan Minaya's changeup, and only three for extra bases.
The Twins Beat
October 1
John Gant

Twins, Royals start three-game series to conclude 2021 season

John Gant gets the start as Twins need a sweep to avoid last place in the American League Central.
Sports
October 1
Minnesota Twins' Josh Donaldson follows through on a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Se

Twins improvement? Trade Donaldson. Stefanski's return and a big Loons stretch

Host Michael Rand had help tying together his thoughts about the key to the Twins improving in 2022. Also, Mark Craig joins the Daily Delivery podcast to talk about Kevin Stefanski and Jon Marthaler talks Loons.
Twins
October 1
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton hit two home runs and a double in Thursday’s 10-7 loss to Detroit.

Souhan: Twins can't let Buxton leave and become their new-age David Ortiz

Letting Byron Buxton leave the Twins as a free agent would be a disaster. Signing him would be a signal that they are willing to take an intelligent financial risk.
Twins
October 1
(Left to right) Twins General Manager Thad Levine, manager Rocco Baldelli and President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey discussed the team during

Falvey on what went wrong and what Twins need to make things right

Revamping the starting rotation and signing center fielder Byron Buxton to a contract extension are on the radar for the team's president of baseball operations.
Twins
October 1
Twins starter Joe Ryan left Thursday’s game against the Tigers after 4⅔ innings and allowing six runs.

Twins finish home schedule with 10-7 loss to Detroit

Byron Buxton put on a show in the last game at Target Field this season but starter Joe Ryan was hit hard by the Tigers.
Twins
September 30

Thursday's Twins-Tigers game recap

A look back at Thursday night's Target Field finale
Twins
September 30

Twins-Kansas City series preview

The Twins will conclude the season with three games in Kansas City.
Sports
September 30
Reusse: A smattering of late-summer thoughts for the start of October

Reusse: A smattering of late-summer thoughts for the start of October

From the Twins' forgettable season to a touching gesture from the late Mick Tingelhoff and more items in between, our columnist empties his summer notebook as fall approaches.
The Twins Beat
September 30
Jorge Polanco homered for the Twins in their victory on Tuesday at Target Field.

Twins play final home game of 2021 to finish series with Tigers

Rookie Joe Ryan makes his final start of the season against Detroit's Tarik Skubal.
Randball
September 30
Joe Ryan could be part of starting rotation mix in 2022.

5 keys to the Twins returning to the playoff mix in 2022

With 2021 almost over, here is a look at five ways the Twins could remake themselves and be relevant again next season — many of which hinge on smart decisions by management.
Sports
September 30
Minnesota Twins executive vice president and chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and  senior VP and general manager Thad Levine. 

 

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Coming up: Most important Twins offseason of the Falvey-Levine era

Baseball writer Phil Miller joins the Daily Delivery podcast about whether a quick turnaround for the Twins is possible in 2022? Also, Carrie Tollefson on the Twin Cities marathon and an injury of the year candidate.
Twins
September 30
Twins pitcher Michael Pineda

Pineda 'a pillar in our clubhouse.' But will he be back with Twins?

Michael Pineda is the sole survivor from the Opening Day starting rotation. On Wednesday he won his fifth straight game by showcasing his ability to avoid big innings.
Sports
September 29

Toledo defeats Saints on four late runs

The Toledo Mud Hens rallied for two runs in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth.