Minnesota Twins

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Molitor: ‘I’m Coming Here To Win’

Former player and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor is the newest manager of the Minnesota Twins. The announcement was made at Target Field on Election Day. The former Gopher played in the majors for 21 seasons. Molitor was on the Twins coaching staff this season as a bench coach. He first was responsible for in-game strategy and then was moved to first-base coach after the All-Star break.

11/04/2014

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Twins Make It Official: Paul Molitor Is Next Manager

The Minnesota Twins made it official Monday afternoon, naming Paul Molitor the 13th manager in the history of the organization. Molitor will be introduced as the team’s new manager at a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

11/03/2014

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Twins On Verge Of Naming Paul Molitor New Manager

The Minnesota Twins are on the verge of announcing that Paul Molitor will be the team’s next manager.

11/01/2014

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Twins Decline $3.6M Option On Reliever Burton

The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The 33-year-old had a stellar 2012 season for the Twins, posting a 2.18 ERA in 64 appearances with an opponent batting average of .186.

10/22/2014

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Hughes Picked As MVP, Pitcher Of Year For Twins

Phil Hughes has been named most valuable player and pitcher of the year for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Hughes set a major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts, his first season with the Twins.

10/16/2014

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5 Reasons To Be Excited About The Minnesota Wild This Season

Even though it’s the middle of October and snow isn’t on the ground (yet), hockey season is officially here. In Minnesota, the Wild is off to a 2-0 start and has yet to allow a goal, shutting out Colorado 5-0 in its home opener and then going to Colorado last Saturday and winning 3-0.

10/15/2014

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Will Twins’ New Manager Hire Be Internal?

It was hard to imagine the Minnesota Twins parting ways with manager Ron Gardenhire.

But four losing seasons have cost him his job, even though the talent pool of his ball-club is well below the standards expected to compete.

09/29/2014

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Minnesota Twins Fans Have Mixed Feelings On Gardenhire’s Firing

While some fans say firing Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is long overdue, others say they feel torn by loyalty to a manager they genuinely liked as a person. In the past few seasons, as the losses mounted, Gardenhire was most memorable for his fiery exits. But many fans still remember the winning years and the always winning personality.

09/29/2014

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Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire Fired After Another 90-Loss Season

The Minnesota Twins have decided to part ways with manager Ron Gardenhire, announcing Monday that he will be replaced in 2015. And Gardenhire was not the only departure after the Twins had their fourth straight season of at least 90 losses.

09/29/2014

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Former Twins Manager Tom Kelly Recovering From Stroke

Former manager of the Minnesota Twins, Tom Kelly, suffered a stroke last week and is currently at home recovering.

09/29/2014

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Gardenhire Hopes To Return, Despite 90-Loss Season

Another 90-loss season for the Minnesota Twins has left the status of the coaching staff in question.

09/28/2014

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Twins Fall 3-0 To Division Champion Tigers

David Price pitched Detroit to its fourth straight AL Central title with the type of performance the Tigers acquired him for, taking a shutout into the eighth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday that wrapped up the division on the regular season’s final day.

09/28/2014

6. Detroit Tigers (48-37)

Detroit’s Davis Out Of Starting Lineup Vs Twins

Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against Minnesota because of a sprain around his midsection.

09/28/2014

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Twins Batter Tigers 12-3, Keep Detroit’s Lead At 1

Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

09/27/2014

6. Detroit Tigers (48-37)

Tigers OF Davis Injured Against Minnesota

Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has left Saturday night’s game against Minnesota with an apparent injury.

09/27/2014

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Twins Deny Tigers AL Central Title … For Now

Rick Porcello allowed six runs in under four innings Friday, and Detroit lost 11-4 to the Minnesota Twins on a night the Tigers had hoped to clinch the AL Central title. Detroit could have wrapped up the division with a victory and a Kansas City loss, but Porcello (15-13) endured another rough outing down the stretch, and the Tigers fell way behind early. Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer in the first, and Minnesota led 6-0 in the fourth.

09/26/2014

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Twins Fall To Division-Leading Tigers 4-2

The Minnesota Twins did what they could against Max Scherzer, forcing the star right-hander to throw 116 pitches in six innings. “We had a lot of good at-bats and made him throw a ton of pitches. He still hangs in there,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s why he’s a stud.”

09/25/2014

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The Twins’ Honeymoon Period At Target Field Is Over

In their final home game of the 2014 season, the Minnesota Twins treated their fans to something rather uncommon: a victory. The team now has four games left in Detroit before the season ends. It’s the fourth straight season that the Twins have lost at least 90 games.

09/24/2014

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Gibson Sharp In Twins’ 6-3 Win Over Diamondbacks

Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins.

09/23/2014

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Twins Blog: Minor League Players Of The Year

While the Twins record this season will likely be their best since 2010, that’s not exactly a high bar to clear. Plainly, the Twins will require an infusion of talent if they’re going to get back to being a contender in the American League Central Division. The beginning of that infusion is evidenced by the announcement of this year’s Twins Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year.

09/23/2014

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Nolasco Rocked In Twins’ 6-2 Loss To Diamondbacks

A season of futility for Ricky Nolasco was at least looking to end on a halfway decent note when the Minnesota Twins’ prize offseason acquisition had put together three straight solid starts heading into the home stretch. After things blew up on him again on Monday night against woeful Arizona, Nolasco admitted that there was nothing he could have done to save what has been a horrendous year for him.

09/22/2014

21. Cleveland Indians (11-14)

Kluber Strikes Out 14; Indians Beat Twins 7-2

Corey Kluber continues to dominate hitters when the Cleveland Indians need him most. Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn’t lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.

09/21/2014

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Twins Lose 7-3 To Contending Indians

Yan Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Cleveland Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night.

09/20/2014

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Plouffe Lifts Twins Past Indians In 10th

After a 13-inning victory the night before, the long-shot Cleveland Indians held out hope that they could still sneak into the playoffs. They were dealt a serious setback Friday night.

09/19/2014

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Twins Shut Down Closer Perkins For Rest Of Season

All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm. The Twins made the announcement on Friday. Perkins, a Minnesota native who signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in March, had 34 saves in 41 chances. He blew three of his last five and posted an ERA of 14.21 ERA.

09/19/2014

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