Phil Hughes is set to start for Minnesota in the first game of what Hall of Famer Paul Molitor hopes will be a long managerial career.
Justin Masterson pitched five solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday in a spring training wrapup. Masterson gave up two runs and seven hits. He’s expected to start Thursday at Philadelphia.
Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night.
The MLB has suspended Twins pitcher Ervin Santana for 80 games without pay after testing positive for PEDs (Stanozolol).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Francisco Cervelli homered twice off Kyle Gibson on Friday, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Three-time AL batting champion Joe Mauer went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is batting .158 in 19 spring at-bats.
The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
Steven Souza hit his second home run and Nathan Karns took another step toward a spot in Tampa Bay’s starting rotation, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday.
Ubaldo Jimenez has his best outing of spring training, allowing two runs and five hits over four innings Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles beat a Minnesota Twins’ split squad 3-2.