Can the Twins be a team that contends for a playoff spot or will it be another long, frustrating summer at Target Field? It’s too early to tell, but most that know the game well don’t have high expectations for the Twins in 2015. Here’s nine reasons why it will probably be another losing season in Minnesota.
Anibal Sanchez helped Detroit blank Minnesota for the second straight game, Jose Iglesias had four hits and Alex Avila scored four runs as the Tigers routed the Twins 11-0 Wednesday.
The Twins return to Target Field for their home opener on Monday, April 13. Fans will want to bring their appetites to the game. The team introduced some impressive new foods to its already expansive menu. From adding iconic Twin Cities restaurants to new vegan options, there’s something everyone will enjoy.
Torii Hunter’s first game back with the Minnesota Twins ended with the outfielder yelling at plate umpire Joe West. Hunter was livid after West ruled he swung at strike three for the final out of Minnesota’s 4-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
It’s Opening Day for the Minnesota Twins! The Twins take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. Paul Molitor will walk to home plate as manager for the first time Monday at noon.
Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for Monday, April 6.
The Minnesota Twins open their regular season at Detroit on Monday, and the team has already been thrown a big curve ball with its roster. Paul Molitor, in his first season as manager, already has released the lineup card for Opening Day. It comes with a few surprises.
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.