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Blown Fuses Shut Down Twins’ Replays Before Opener

A pair of blown fuses shut down the Minnesota Twins’ replay system before Monday’s season opener at U.S. Cellular Field, and manager Ron Gardenhire hoped it would be fixed by gametime.

03/31/2014

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03/31/2014

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Willingham Hits 1st HR, Twins Beat Red Sox 7-4

Josh Willingham finally hit his first home run of the spring in Minnesota’s exhibition finale, and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday. The game was called because of rain with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Mike Napoli went 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs for the Red Sox. Jake Peavy, making his third Grapefruit League start, gave up one run and three hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

03/29/2014

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Napoli Homers In Red Sox 4-0 Win Over Twins

Mike Napoli hit a solo homer to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Friday. The Red Sox gave Grady Sizemore the day off after telling the oft-injured three-time All-Star that he will be their starting center field on opening day. He has not played in the big leagues since 2011.

03/28/2014

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Good Question: How Can Pro Sports Teams Set Age Limits?

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has brought up an age-old issue within the NBA. He wants to raise the minimum age, which is now 20 years old. Right now, a player must be at least 19 and one year removed from high school. He argues it would make for a more competitive draft and another year of player maturity.

03/27/2014

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Twins Send Diamond, Parmelee To Minors

The Minnesota Twins have outrighted left-hander Scott Diamond and outfielder Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester, ensuring that veteran Jason Bartlett will make the team out of spring training.

03/27/2014

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Security Checkpoints Installed At Target Field

The Minnesota Twins will begin using walk-through metal detectors at Target Field starting with the team’s home opener on Monday, April 7. It will be a phased-in effort, with all the gates to have the detectors by early May, according to Twins spokesperson Kevin Smith.

03/25/2014

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Oscar Nominee To Throw Out Twins 1st Pitch

The Minnesota Twins will have an Oscar-nominated actor toss out at the ceremonial first pitch at their 2014 home opener. Barkhad Abdi will throw out the first pitch at the April 7 game against Oakland at Target Field. After the first pitch, Abdi will meet fans in the new Twins Digital Clubhouse in the U.S. Bank Homerun Porch.

03/24/2014

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Tanaka Not At His Best In Yankees’ Win Over Twins

Masahiro Tanaka struggled a bit in one of his final tuneups for the regular season, allowing three runs while pitching into the sixth inning, but the New York Yankees still beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 victory Saturday.

03/22/2014

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Nolasco Shelled In Twins’ 9-1 Loss To Mets

Ricky Nolasco allowed seven straight batters to reach in a seven-run first inning for the New York Mets, who beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Friday. The Twins’ opening-day starter threw 43 pitches in the inning but he was encouraged that he didn’t become fatigued.

03/21/2014

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Longoria, Ramos Lead Rays To 5-4 Win Over Twins

Evan Longoria hit a two-run double and Cesar Ramos looked sharp on the mound, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Tampa Bay improved to 14-4-2 this spring, the best record in the Grapefruit League. The Rays have allowed 67 runs, fewest in the majors. Ramos, trying to win the fifth spot in the rotation, struck out six in 4 2-3 scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and a walk, throwing 64 pitches before giving way to Grant Balfour.

03/20/2014

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Before Opening Day, Ballparks Rush To Thaw Fields

The Minnesota Twins — who for so long played in the indoor confines of the Metrodome — have been digging out from their own snowy surroundings at Target Field. They at least have until April 7 before they have to play a home game.

03/19/2014

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Nolasco Throws 5 Innings, Twins Beat Marlins 4-2

Ricky Nolasco pitched five solid innings against his former team in the Minnesota Twins’ 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Nolasco, likely to start on opening day for the Twins, threw 74 pitches, 48 for strikes, and exited with a 3.27 spring ERA after allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks. The right-hander struck out three.

03/16/2014

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Young Hits 1st Spring HR As Mets And Twins Tie

New York Mets outfielder Chris Young has prided himself on trying to make better contact and not worrying about pulling the ball this spring. He couldn’t help himself Saturday, though. Young went 2 for 3 and hit his first home run of the spring off Scott Diamond in the bottom of the first inning as a Mets’ split squad tied the Minnesota Twins 3-3 in nine innings on Saturday.

03/15/2014

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Perkins, Twins Reach 4-Year Deal For $22,175,000

Closer Glen Perkins and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a four-year contract that guarantees the pitcher $22,175,000. Perkins had been due $4,975,000 this year and $3.75 million in 2015 under his previous deal, which included a $4.5 million team option for 2016 with a $300,000 buyout.

03/14/2014

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