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MLB Suspends Twins’ Ervin Santana For Drug Violation

The MLB has suspended Twins pitcher Ervin Santana for 80 games without pay after testing positive for PEDs (Stanozolol).

04/03/2015

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Twins Blog: 8 Things To Watch

Opening Day is nigh, and that means the 2015 Minnesota Twins campaign is upon us. After four years of futility, can new field management and an amped-up starting rotation get things turned around?

04/03/2015

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Napoli Homers, Santana Sharp As Red Sox Beat Twins 8-5

Mike Napoli had a two-run homer in a seven-run sixth, and the Boston Red Sox beat Minnesota 8-5 on Thursday night after Twins starter Ervin Santana turned in five scoreless innings of one-hit ball.

04/02/2015

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Twins Need Starting Pitching Spike

Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota’s new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start. The Twins brought back one of their most popular players ever, Torii Hunter, to help solidify an unsettled outfield, mentor a fledgling team and hit a few home runs.

04/02/2015

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Minnesota Twins Announce Home Opener Is Sold Out

If you don’t have a ticket yet for the Minnesota Twins home opener on April 13, you’re probably out of luck. Twins officials said Thursday that tickets for the 3:10 p.m. game at Target Field are sold out. Even if you don’t have a ticket, fans are encouraged to participate in pregame festivities.

04/02/2015

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Hughes, Buchholz Look Sharp In Twins-Red Sox 4-4 Tie

Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had their final spring training tuneups Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings. Hughes, slated to start Minnesota’s regular-season opener Monday in Detroit, struck out five, walked two and gave up one run and four hits in four innings against a squad that included starters Dustin Pedroia, Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli.

04/01/2015

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Reality Check: Major League Soccer & Public Stadium Funding

Minnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That’s after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding — the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.

04/01/2015

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Ingram, Longtime Twins Minor League Coach, Dies At 48

Riccardo Ingram, a longtime minor league coach in the Minnesota Twins organization and a former football and baseball star at Georgia Tech, has died at the age of 48 following his second battle with brain cancer. Georgia Tech said Ingram died on Tuesday night.

04/01/2015

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Tanaka Gives Up 3 Runs As Yankees Lose To Twins 3-1

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

03/31/2015

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Red Sox’s Napoli Spurs 7-Run Inning With Broken-Bat Homer

Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 5 2-3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

03/30/2015

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Twins Add Reliever Blaine Boyer To 40-Man Roster

The Minnesota Twins have added right-hander Blaine Boyer to their 40-man roster, saving a spot for him in their bullpen for the regular season. The move was made Monday, before the Twins played the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game.

03/30/2015

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Nolasco Allows 4 Runs As Twins Beat Orioles’ Split Squad 6-5

Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat a Baltimore Orioles’ split squad 6-5 on Sunday.

03/29/2015

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Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the spring and the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Saturday. Mauer hit a two-run drive to right field. The three-time AL batting champion has spent extra time working off a tee with hitting coach Tom Brunansky.

03/28/2015

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Ortiz, Napoli Return As Red Sox Beat Twins 5-4

David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday.

03/26/2015

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Recharged With Molitor, Twins Need Starting Pitching Spike

Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota’s new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start.

03/26/2015

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Gibson Strikes Out 7 In Twins’ Loss To Rays

Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Gibson mixed in his slider and placed new emphasis on his changeup in striking out Rays slugger Evan Longoria three times and leadoff man John Jaso twice.

03/25/2015

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Hunter’s 1st Homer Helps Twins Beat Blue Jays 6-5

Torii Hunter hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Chad Jenkins in the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 Tuesday.

03/24/2015

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Kevin Garnett To Throw Out First Pitch At Twins Home Opener

The Twins host the 2014 American League Champion Kansas City Royals on at 3:10 p.m. on April 13. Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves will throw the ceremonial first pitch for the game at Target Field.

03/24/2015

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Dozier And Twins Agree To $20 Million, 4-Year Contract

Second baseman Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $20 million, four-year contract.

03/24/2015

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Hall Of Famers Molitor, Sandberg Manage Against Each Other

Hall of Fame players Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg are managing against each other, making the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies a unique matchup.

03/23/2015

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Buchanan Allows 2 Hits In 5 Innings As Phillies Beat Twins 3-0

David Buchanan allowed two hits in five innings, Cody Asche hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Monday. Expected to be the Phillies’ No. 4 starter, Buchanan struck out three and walked nine.

03/23/2015

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Santana Sparks Offense, Twins Edge Marlins

Danny Santana had four hits as the leadoff hitter, Phil Hughes struck out four and the Minnesota Twins beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Sunday.

03/22/2015

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Rays Top Twins 4-2 On 9th-Inning Homer By Dykstra

Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four nearly perfect innings.

03/22/2015

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Perkins Returns From Oblique Strain

Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad’s 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

03/21/2015

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Rays Top Twins On Late Homer

Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four perfect innings. Four Twins pitchers held the Rays to one hit over the first eight innings, a long home run by Juan Francisco off Mark Hamburger in the fifth.

03/21/2015

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Twins Home Opener 2015

The Minnesota Twins host the Kansas City Royals Monday, April 13 for their 2015 Home Opener. Here are some pictures from the festivities.

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New Eats At Target Field

On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.

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