Zulgad: Pelfrey needs reality check if he's really upset with Twins Updated: 4 hours ago Mike Pelfrey wasn't happy Saturday when he found out he would open the season pitching out of the bullpen for the first time in his career. But a look at Pelfrey's production, and injury problems, the past two years shows he has no right to complain. [Full Story]
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Mauer homers to right and Santana pitches six good innings in win Updated: 6 hours ago Mauer has spent extra time working off a tee with hitting coach Tom Brunansky, often focusing on getting the lefty-hitting Mauer to pull the ball hard to right. [Full Story]
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Twins appear to have finalized centerfield, fifth starter spots Updated: 14 hours ago Paul Molitor and Terry Ryan have apparently seen enough of beleaguered former top prospect Aaron Hicks this spring. Saturday's announcements appear to have signaled the end of the CF and SP battles. [Full Story]
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Called early: Twins lose to Pirates in game shortened by weather Updated: 1 day ago Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Trevor May gave up four runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. [Full Story]
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Twins clear a spot on 40-man roster by outrighting Oliveros Updated: 1 day ago The Twins now have 39 players on their 40-man roster. Lester Oliveros was ticketed to start in the minor leagues anyway, but now he's been taken off the roster. Who are the Twins making room for? [Full Story]
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Report: Twins looking outside the organization for bullpen help Updated: 1 day ago The Twins are looking for "at least one, and possible two, relievers," according to a report from the Star Tribune. Trade? Waiver wire? Free agency? [Full Story]
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This week in Twins links: Twins lock up Dozier, near roster for opener Updated: 1 day ago The Twins are zeroing in on their final 25-man roster for opening day. If you missed any news from the team this week, this post should help you get caught up. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: 10 recommended cuts for the Twins before opening day Updated: 1 day ago The Twins have 35 players left in Major League camp and can only take 25 players along to Detroit to face the Tigers on opening day, April 6. Here are the 10 they should get rid of. [Full Story]
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Because why wouldn't a Hrbek's Bloody Mary have pizza slice on it? Updated: 2 days ago It makes perfect sense, actually. Kent Hrbek tweeted out a photo of some of the new selections this year at Hrbek's Pub at Target Field. One of them is a Bloody Mary with dressed with a slice of cold pizza. [Full Story]
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Milone allows 3 runs in 5 innings, Red Sox beat Twins in extra innings Updated: 2 days ago With an eye toward the battle for the fifth starter in the rotation, Tommy Milone pitched five innings Thursday and gave up 3 runs. The Twins lost in extra innings to the Red Sox. Trevor May is expected to pitch Friday. [Full Story]
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Former Twins reliever Burton a free agent again after Yankees release Updated: 2 days ago The New York Yankees unconditionally released the former Twins setup man. He was trying to make the club while on a minor league contract, but an injury set him back. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: Rule 5 pick Graham looks like he's ready to stick with Twins Updated: 2 days ago J.R. Graham was driving his truck through Florida when he got word from his mom and his agent that his life was about to change. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: Time is right to move Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen Updated: 2 days ago With the regular season quickly approaching, the Twins have 10 cuts left to make in camp, and probably a few tough decisions, too. Here's an easy decision: move Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen. [Full Story]
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Report: Dozier has incentives for MVP awards, All-Star and Gold Glove Updated: 2 days ago CBS Sports provided some additional clarity to Brian Dozier's four-year extension with the Twins. He'll be paid a little extra for achieving some specific -- and lofty -- criteria. [Full Story]
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Forbes says Twins are 18th most valuable MLB franchise Updated: 3 days ago Winning and having a new stadium are two factors for revenue. But market size and TV contracts tend to be very important, too. [Full Story]
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Rays top Twins, but Gibson strikes out seven in six strong innings Updated: 3 days ago 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. [Full Story]
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Ryan says he sees Kennys Vargas opening the season at Target Field Updated: 3 days ago Vargas, who put a jolt in the lineup with his power when he was called up in August, is expected to start the season back in the Majors, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said in a radio interview Wednesday on 1500ESPN. [Full Story]
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Hunter makes some bold predictions for Buxton's future in SI video Updated: 3 days ago A Sports Illustrated video from the "Rising Stars" series features Terry Ryan and Torii Hunter gushing about Byron Buxton. [Full Story]
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Terry Ryan on the progress of several Twins player during spring training Updated: 3 days ago Twins GM Terry Ryan joins Mackey & Judd. Ryan talks about what he's seen from several players in Twins camp including Kennys Vargas, Mike Pelfrey, and Aaron Hicks. [Click to listen]
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GM Ryan: Twins tried to get extra years in Dozier's extension Updated: 4 days ago Before settling on a four-year contract, the Twins explored options to buy out some of Dozier's free agency years. When that didn't work, the two sides settled on a four-year deal. [Full Story]
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