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Twins Beat Orioles 10-9 In Matt Wieters’ Return From Surgery

Matt Wieters returned to catching exactly six months after Tommy John surgery and played six innings in the Baltimore Orioles’ 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

03/17/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 7: Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins throws to first base to get out Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of the game on June 7, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 8-0.

Dozier Homers For Twins In 6-6 Tie With Cardinals

Brian Dozier hit his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Carlos Martinez in the third inning, and the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 6-6, nine-inning tie Sunday.

03/15/2015

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Sano Hits Long HR, Twins Beat Cardinals

Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano hit a long, two-run homer Saturday in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Sano, a 21-year-old third baseman, missed last season because of Tommy John surgery. He connected off Cardinals reliever Tyler Lyons for a deep drive to left field.

03/14/2015

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Vargas, Rosario Homer To Help Twins Beat Pirates 8-3

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Casey Sadler’s strong start to spring training ended when the Minnesota Twins got to him for four runs and five hits in 2 1-3 innings Friday in an 8-3 win over […]

03/13/2015

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Hughes Struggles As Twins Beat Marlins

Phil Hughes failed to last two innings for the second time in as many spring outings, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Miami Marlins 7-6 Tuesday. Hughes, who issued just 16 walks all last season, has walked one each time out this spring. He had a four-pitch walk to light-hitting Don Kelly of the Marlins.

03/12/2015

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Rays Top Twins 5-2, Despite Strong Start By Milone

Tommy Milone proved with the Oakland Athletics he could succeed as a major league starter, compiling a 31-22 record with a 3.84 ERA between 2012 and 2014.

03/11/2015

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4 Things To Know: Fighting ISIS, ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict & More

These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Wednesday, March 11.

03/11/2015

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Twins Blog: Royals GM On Becoming A Playoff Contender

It’s been four years of futility for the Minnesota Twins. But compared with some other MLB franchises, four years is a brief period of time compared to their struggles to compete for a championship.

03/10/2015

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Dickey Shaky In Second Start; Blue Jays Lose To Twins 5-3

R.A. Dickey gave up solo home runs to Kennys Vargas in the second inning and Eddie Rosario in the fourth on Tuesday during the Toronto Blue Jays’ 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

03/10/2015

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Buchholz Throws 3 Hitless Innings, Red Sox Beat Twins

Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings and struck out four as a Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday. Buchholz allowed just a walk in his first outing against big league hitters. He pitched a perfect inning against Northeastern earlier in the week.

03/07/2015

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Odorizzi Makes Spring Debut In Rays’ 2-1 Win Over Twins

Jake Odorizzi can relax this spring training and go about the business of preparing for the season without worrying about competing for a job in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation.

03/06/2015

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Hunter Makes Twins Return In 9-8 Win Over Red Sox

Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night.

03/05/2015

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Twins Prospects Return To Field In 3-1 Win Over Minnesota

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor could have made it easier on his former college team if his B squad wasn’t so good.

03/04/2015

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Baseball Hall Of Famers As Managers — A Look Back

Paul Molitor became the latest Hall of Fame player to test his teaching skills when the Minnesota Twins hired him as their manager. With Molitor preparing for his debut with the Twins this season, here’s a look back at a mixed-at-best track record of players with a plaque at Cooperstown who also took their turns trying to manage in the major leagues.

03/04/2015

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8 Reasons The Twins Will Be Better In 2015

It’s a tough time to be a baseball fan in Minnesota. The Twins have had four straight seasons of at least 90 losses, have been at the bottom of the American League Central Division and there has been little hope that things will change any time soon. But as the Twins reported to Spring Training last week, optimism seemed to be everywhere.

03/04/2015

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Hall-Of-Famer Molitor Confident In Managerial Patience

Two seasons after Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor played his last game, he became the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins on manager Tom Kelly’s staff. The role was his for two years. The experience was infinitely valuable for the job that opened for him much later.

03/04/2015

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Hometown Boys Molitor, Mauer Trying To Turn Twins Around

Two hometown stars are trying to save a franchise that has rarely been lower after four straight seasons of at least 92 losses.

02/28/2015

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24 Hours In Minnesota

Fly in to Minnesota, jump on the Metro Transit and see the best of Minnesota in 24 hours. Here is how.

02/28/2015

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Settled With Twins, Perkins Has ‘Zero Desire’ To Leave

The contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn’t have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it.

02/27/2015

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Kelly Feeling ‘Very Fortunate’ To Be Back With Twins

Tom Kelly still has a lot to teach the Minnesota Twins. He wasn’t about to let a health scare keep him from returning to spring training. Kelly arrived Thursday at the team’s facility, ready to resume work as a guest instructor five months after a minor stroke.

02/26/2015

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Improvement For Twins Starts With Starting Pitching

If the Minnesota Twins have any chance to get better coming off their fourth straight season of at least 90 losses, it all starts with the starting pitching.

02/25/2015

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Ryan, Molitor Eager To Get Twins Back On Winning Track

As the week goes on, more Minnesota Twins fans and players are arriving in Fort Myers, Fla., as the team starts Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers started their workouts on Monday, while the rest of the team gets things started on Friday.

02/25/2015

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Twins Mentorship Program Still Alive With Hunter And Hicks

When the Minnesota Twins brought back Torii Hunter this season, that $10.5 million was earmarked for more than just a reliable power hitter and right fielder. They wanted a leader for this young, struggling team.

02/25/2015

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Spring Training Day 2: Position Players Take The Field

The past, present and future of the Minnesota Twins were all on display at a practice field in Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday as Spring Training continued.

02/24/2015

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Twins Again Bank On Better Starting Pitching After Big Spend

The fall of the Minnesota Twins over the last four seasons can be traced to several factors, none more influential than the struggles of the starting rotation. So for the second straight winter, the Twins spent millions of dollars to try to fix it.

02/24/2015

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