Spring Training

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 22: A general view during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 22, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

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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Podcast Page: 2-17-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A Timberwolves Ticket Tuesday on The Morning News. Find out what is new at the Twins stadium when you head to Spring Training next month by clicking the link above.

02/17/2015

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Lakeville North Baseball Does Spring Training In Florida

You have to do something about this weather, but what are your options? For Lakeville North High School, you go south to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. With 80-degree temperatures, they work out – and this is a team that understands it is all about work.

04/05/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For April 4, 2014

The winter sports season is over, and the spring sports season is in a fight with Mother Nature.

04/04/2014

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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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Twins Blog: Catching Up With Trevor Plouffe

Earlier this month Peter and I were asked to participate in Fan HQ’s “Rock ‘N’ Jock” expo, a fan-fest of sorts involving local sports, music and art. It was a packed event at the New Hope Cinema Grill. The Twins Blog hosted the Twins Spring Training viewing party.

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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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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Jose Bautista Homers, Blue Jays Beat Twins 4-3

Jose Bautista hit his third home run of the spring for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-3 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins, who got three scoreless innings from newcomer Phil Hughes.

03/08/2014

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McCutchen Gets Hr, 3 Hits, Pirates Lose To Twins

Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring. “No big deal,” he said. “They don’t count in the spring.”

03/07/2014

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Twins-Cards Game Canceled Due To Inclement Weather

The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday’s Spring Training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Hammond Stadium has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

03/06/2014

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Correia Goes 3 Hitless Innings, Twins Top Toronto

Kevin Correia threw three hitless innings and a split squad of Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 Monday. Correia, who was 9-13 last year, permitted just one walk. “Trying to get command of all my pitches,” he said. Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ struggled, walking four and giving up a double and single while getting only one out.

03/03/2014

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Parmelee’s 3-Run HR Sends Twins Past Red Sox 6-2

Chris Parmelee’s three-run homer off left-handed reliever Jose Mijares broke open a close game in the sixth inning on Saturday, and the Minnesota Twins went on to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2. Parmelee hit just .172 against lefties last year. He opened the season as the Twins’ everyday right fielder but gradually lost playing time until being sent back to Triple-A at the All-Star break. The former first-round draft pick is out of minor league options.

03/01/2014

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Twins Prospect Sano Out For Season With Elbow Injury

The Minnesota Twins announced Saturday morning that one of their top minor league prospects will miss the entire 2014 season with an elbow injury. Twins officials said third baseman Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow.

03/01/2014

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Pelfrey Goes 2 Shutout Innings, Twins Beat Red Sox

Mike Pelfrey pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut after a poor season, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Friday. Pelfrey allowed one hit. The Twins starter went 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA last year. Mike Napoli got two hits for Boston. David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia each went 0 for 2.

02/28/2014

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Twins Have Eye Back Home On GM Terry Ryan

While listening to assistant general manager Rob Antony deliver the traditional clubhouse talk on the first day of full-squad workouts, Minnesota Twins reliever Brian Duensing kept thinking of Terry Ryan.

02/25/2014

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Pelfrey Hopes To Rebound After Bad Year With Twins

Mike Pelfrey hopes to bounce back from a rough first season with the Minnesota Twins. The right-hander began last season less than a year after having Tommy John elbow-ligament replacement surgery and went 5-13 with a 5.17 ERA.

02/22/2014

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Mauer, Twins Adjust To His Position Switch

As the Minnesota Twins annual honors were handed out at Target Field, the club’s most valuable player hardly needed his introduction. He has a new title, though, and that’s going to take some getting used to. First baseman Joe Mauer.

02/14/2014

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Buxton, Meyer, Sano Among Twins Spring Invites

The Minnesota Twins will have their three top prospects in camp next month: center fielder Byron Buxton, starting pitcher Alex Meyer and third baseman Miguel Sano. The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players not on the 40-man major league roster to spring training this year in Fort Myers, Fla.

01/09/2014

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Best Places To Visit Off Season In The US

New Orleans, Orlando, Maui, Phoenix, and San Francisco are among the best places to visit in the U.S. in the off season.

01/07/2014

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Twins Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Jan. 11

Single-game tickets for Minnesota Twins spring training games go on sale Jan. 11. Tickets will be available online, by phone, or at the Hammond Stadium box office in Fort Myers, Fla., or the Target Field box office in Minneapolis starting at 8 a.m. Central time that day.

01/03/2014

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Twins To Bring Jason Bartlett To Spring Training

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with former starting shortstop Jason Bartlett on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.

11/20/2013

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Twins Break Ground On Fla. Spring Training Upgrade

The Minnesota Twins and Lee County have broken ground on $48.5 million in renovations at the team’s spring training complex in Florida.

10/03/2013

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