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Twins GM Ryan Disappointed Club Couldn’t Sign Pick Cody

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan says the club came “close” to signing Kentucky right-hander Kyle Cody but a deal ultimately didn’t come together with the 73rd overall pick in last month’s amateur draft.

07/17/2015

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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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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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Cancer-Free Ryan Focused On Restoring Twins As Contenders

Terry Ryan entered his office during a public showcase of renovations at Minnesota’s spring training facility and found a handful of fans inside admiring the stadium view.

02/23/2015

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Gardenhire Welcome To Work For Twins But Will Take Year Off

Former manager Ron Gardenhire has decided to take the year off, rather than work as an adviser role for the Minnesota Twins. Gardenhire was fired after last season and replaced by Paul Molitor, though his contract has another year on it.

02/23/2015

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Ervin ‘Magic’ Santana Joins The Twins’ Pitching Staff

Are the good old days back again? Johan Santana will be pitching for the Twins this summer. Well, sort of. “[In the] minor leagues, I was Johan Santana. Then, there was another Johan Santana. You know who that is,” said the Twins’ newest free agent acquisition, starting pitcher Ervin Santana, with a laugh. “They send me his baseball cards every time so I can sign it.”

12/13/2014

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Twins Blog: He’s Baaaaack!

Twins Territory exploded Tuesday night with news that Torii Hunter and his mega-watt smile were returning to the team. The long-rumored and long-anticipated move was celebrated by many fans who see Hunter as a leader on and off the field, and a reminder of brighter seasons from the past. However, the announcement was also met with frustration and criticism. He’s almost 40 years old, an 18-year veteran and not the same player he was when he left the club seven years ago.

12/03/2014

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Torii Hunter Gets Pointed Over Gay Marriage Question

A press conference announcing Torii Hunter’s return to Minnesota baseball took an awkward turn Wednesday afternoon when a reporter asked him about his stance on gay marriage.

12/03/2014

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Paul Molitor Talks With Dave Lee

Click the link above to listen to the new Twins Manager talk with Dave Lee

11/05/2014

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Twins Blog: Paul Molitor – Lots Of Questions

On Tuesday the Minnesota Twins introduced the 13th manager in club history, Paul Molitor, and gave him a chance to address the many questions circulating since he emerged early on as the front-runner for the job.

11/04/2014

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Molitor: ‘I’m Coming Here To Win’

Former player and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor is the newest manager of the Minnesota Twins. The announcement was made at Target Field on Election Day. The former Gopher played in the majors for 21 seasons. Molitor was on the Twins coaching staff this season as a bench coach. He first was responsible for in-game strategy and then was moved to first-base coach after the All-Star break.

11/04/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-4-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to listen back to some of Dave’s ELECTION DAY coverage.

11/04/2014

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Twins Seek New Direction With Gardenhire Dismissal

The search has begun for a new manager of the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 13 years. After four straight seasons of at least 92 losses, the mandate to find a fresh perspective in the dugout has been made clear.

10/01/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee JOHN HINES In For Dave 10-1-14

Miss something from a HUMP DAY version of the WCCO Morning News? Click the link above to hear John Hines Fleetwood Mac Concert Review and more…….

10/01/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-JOHN HINES In. 9-30-14

Ron Gardenhire Fired….Reaction from the Twins and from Mike Max. Click the link above to listen back to those interviews and more from THE PODCAST PAGE

09/30/2014

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Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire Fired After Another 90-Loss Season

The Minnesota Twins have decided to part ways with manager Ron Gardenhire, announcing Monday that he will be replaced in 2015. And Gardenhire was not the only departure after the Twins had their fourth straight season of at least 90 losses.

09/29/2014

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Who Should Be The Next Manager Of The Twins?

Vote on the WCCO Morning Show Poll…

09/29/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Fills In. 9-29-14

Miss something from Monday? John Hines fills in for Dave Lee with plenty of highlights, which you can access on the PODCAST PAGE! Click the link above.

09/29/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee Hump Day 9-24-14!

Miss something from a Busy HUMPDAY? Click the link above to head to Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.

09/24/2014

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Twins Shut Down Closer Perkins For Rest Of Season

All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm. The Twins made the announcement on Friday. Perkins, a Minnesota native who signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in March, had 34 saves in 41 chances. He blew three of his last five and posted an ERA of 14.21 ERA.

09/19/2014

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Twins Prospect Buxton Taken Off Field In Ambulance

Minnesota Twins star prospect Byron Buxton was taken off the field in an ambulance after an outfield collision Wednesday night in his first game for Double-A New Britain.

08/13/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 7-28-14 Dave Lee At The Federated Challenge!

Highlights from the 10th annual Federated Challenge at Interlachen Country Club. Click the link above to go to the Podcast Page!

07/28/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-23-14

Click the LINK ABOVE to listen to high lights from Monday’s show!

06/23/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A monthly chat with Jordan Goodman and other highlights can be heard by clicking the LINK ABOVE.

06/10/2014

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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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