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Best Bars Near Target Field To Take In Opening Day

These bars are a home run for Twins fans.

03/25/2015

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30 Players: Royals Have Special Arm In Brandon Finnegan

Very few 21-year-old athletes have been on more of a rollercoaster in the past year than Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan. He became the first player to pitch in the College World Series and MLB World Series in the same year.

03/24/2015

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30 Players: Lindor A Superstar In The Making For Indians

Drafted in the first round of the 2011 Draft eighth overall as a 17-year-old, Lindor has rapidly risen through the Tribe’s Minor League system and he appears to be on the cusp of the Major Leagues at just 21 years old … though his Indians’ debut won’t come right away.

03/19/2015

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30 Players: d’Arnaud Ready To Build On Late Surge For Mets

The Mets were hoping they had acquired their catcher of the future when they traded for d’Arnaud in 2013. After a slow start to his Mets career he broke out late last season and looks poised for a big year this season.

03/18/2015

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30 Players: Detroit Tigers Hope Iglesias Is Fully Recovered From Injuries

SS Jose Iglesias had a breakout year in 2013, but it’s been a tough road for the promising young shortstop. A healthy return could be huge for Iglesias and the Tigers in 2015.

03/16/2015

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30 Players: Bethancourt’s Time Is Now Behind The Plate For Atlanta Braves

While Gattis’ questionable catcher skills were a big reason he was jettisoned, the presence of prospect Christian Bethancourt was another, and the timing was right to give the 23-year-old the chance in 2015.

03/13/2015

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30 Players: Storen Entering Make-Or-Break Season With Nationals

Normally, a player entering his sixth full season in the bigs has too much experience for a list like this, but digging deeper, Drew Storen fits here. The Nationals on paper are stacked, with established studs in their rotation from top to bottom and starters set at each position on the field.

03/11/2015

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30 Players: Giles Primed To Close Games For Philadelphia Phillies

A trade is more likely to come midseason, if at all, but the Phillies can feel confident that when the time comes, Ken Giles is waiting in the wings.

03/10/2015

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30 Players: Aaron Sanchez May Be Best Bet As Blue Jays Closer

Sometimes it’s best not to mess with a good thing, and Aaron Sanchez in the back end of the Blue Jays’ bullpen near the end of the 2014 season was a very good thing.

03/09/2015

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30 Players: Eovaldi Should Bloom At Back End Of Yankees Rotation

With a rotation spot likely, Eovaldi will have every chance to become a stud in New York.

03/06/2015

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30 Players: Jonathan Schoop’s Development At Plate Key For Orioles

Schoop has been with the organization since he was 17 years old and taken time to develop. He’s a natural in the field, but never showed much at the plate aside from some slightly above average power for the position and just a bit of speed.

03/05/2015

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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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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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30 Players: Souza Has Tools To Impress For Tampa Bay Rays

Most baseball fans likely know Steven Souza from the unbelievable, no-hitter-saving catch he made in the final game of the regular season for the Nationals last year.

03/03/2015

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Top 5 Sports Callers Of The Week: February 23-February 27

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports & CBS Sports Radio that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

03/03/2015

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30 Players: Red Sox Hope Rusney Castillo’s Talent Translates To Bigs

Aside from elite prospects, it’s not often that a player with only 10 games of MLB experience comes into Spring Training with an almost guaranteed spot in the starting lineup.

03/02/2015

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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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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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Paul Molitor Makes Debut As Manager At Spring Training

Many are hoping Molitor will be able to change the losing culture at the Twins, but all the Hall of Famer can do to make changes is make out the lineup card. It all starts with the pitchers, who began their workouts in Fort Meyers Monday, including the recently-acquired, right-hander Irving Santana.

02/23/2015

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5 Reasons To Get Excited For Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers report today for 13 of the MLB teams, with 5 teams reporting yesterday to their various spring training locations.

02/19/2015

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Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile Gives Free Exams, Glasses To Students

Without good vision, everything is much more difficult. But if you don’t have insurance, it can be a struggle to pay for an eye exam and prescription glasses. About 20 St. Paul kids who failed vision screenings at their school last fall got a follow-up exam Thursday with an optometrist.

02/12/2015

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5 Sports Events More Surprising Than Beck Winning Album Of The Year

Let’s take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck’s shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.

02/09/2015

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Twins 3B Plouffe Enters Season With Sano Waiting For Chance

Trevor Plouffe is coming off of a season in which he led the Minnesota Twins in RBIs and signed a $4.8 million, one-year contract that made him the highest-paid third baseman in franchise history. Put those two things together and the 28-year-old Plouffe would appear to be on firm footing heading into his sixth season in the big leagues.

01/24/2015

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Twins, Duensing Agree To $2.7M, 1-Year Deal

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing on a $2.7 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration. The Twins announced the deal on Saturday. It also allowed the Twins to reach deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players without going to a hearing.

01/24/2015

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Baseball Star Ernie Banks Dies At 83

A baseball legend known for his optimism through very tough times has died. Ernie Banks died Friday evening at the age of 83.

01/24/2015

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