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After season defined by injuries, Twins farm system appears strong Posted by Derek Wetmore | 12 hours ago Miguel Sano missed all of 2014 and Byron Buxton missed plenty of time, too. They're back and healthy and together lead a farm system that's been rated one of the best in the game. [Full Story]
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This week in Twins links: Wrapping up TwinsFest and glancing at 2015 Posted by Derek Wetmore | 18 hours ago If you missed any important Twins news in the past week, let's get you caught up. From TwinsFest, to arbitration signings, to prospect analysis and more. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: Did the Twins make right call passing on Ichiro and Weeks? Posted by Derek Wetmore | 18 hours ago Would Ichiro Suzuki fit the Twins' roster? Would Rickie Weeks? [Full Story]
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Buxton still among baseball's top prospects after injury-filled season Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Injuries to his wrists, finger and a concussion wiped out a sizable portion of Byron Buxton's 2014 season, but ESPN's Keith Law still ranks him as the second best prospect in all of baseball. [Full Story]
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Mackey: Is it possible Joe Mauer never bounces back? Posted by Phil Mackey | 2 days ago We might have to come to terms with an uncomfortable notion: Joe Mauer, the $23 million man for another four seasons, might be on the downslide for good. [Full Story]
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One analyst ranks Twins second-best farm system, with lots to like Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 days ago Teams today are recognizing the value of have a deep and talented minor league system. The Twins rank second in Keith Law's list of top-10 farm systems in baseball. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: Intangibles will make Hunter worth the investment for Twins Posted by Judd Zulgad | 3 days ago Torii Hunter will turn 40 in July and no longer covers a lot of ground in right field. Despite these shortcomings, Hunter should bring far more positives than negatives in his return to Minnesota. [Full Story]
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Twins 2015 outlook: Can Twins bank on a Ricky Nolasco rebound? Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 days ago Ricky Nolasco was not close to being worth his contract in 2014. Will that change in 2015? [Full Story]
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Zulgad's 3-and-out: GM knows Mauer was an ordinary Joe in 2014 Posted by Judd Zulgad | 4 days ago Twins GM Terry Ryan acknowledged Joe Mauer did not provide the production expected of him last season but expects that will change this year. "He's going to bounce back," Ryan said. "I don't think there's any question about that." [Full Story]
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Wetmore 5 thoughts: Curbing MLB shifts is like banning card counters Posted by Derek Wetmore | 5 days ago Rob Manfred started as MLB's Commissioner on Sunday and he has stated at least one idea that's got plenty of people talking: possibly eliminating defensive shifts in baseball. [Full Story]
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Ex-Twin Chris Parmelee latches on with Orioles on minor league deal Posted by Derek Wetmore | 5 days ago Chris Parmelee chose to become a free agent after the Twins outrighted him off the 40-man roster to make room for Ervin Santana. [Full Story]
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Twins 2015 outlook: Is Tommy Milone worthy of a rotation spot? Posted by Derek Wetmore | 5 days ago Tommy Milone had a rough debut for Minnesota. That could be chalked up to a rare injury -- Milone reportedly had a benign tumor removed from his neck after the season concluded. [Full Story]
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New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's letter to fans on his first day Posted by Derek Wetmore | 6 days ago Manfred, who takes over today for outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig, addressed growing the game through grassroots opportunities and making it more accessible. [Full Story]
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TwinsFest: Unplugged with Mackey and Wetmore Posted by 1500ESPN | 6 days ago The stage show from Target Field that DIDN'T make it to the airwaves, featuring some of your favorite players, coaches, & other personalities from the Twins. [Click to listen]
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Team Leaders
Team Leaders
Avg:Kurt Suzuki.288
HR:Brian Dozier23
RBI:Trevor Plouffe80
SB:Brian Dozier21
Wins:Phil Hughes16
Saves:Glen Perkins34
ERA:Phil Hughes3.52
Sports Schedule
# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
80 Arcia, Oswaldo 6-0 210 OF
31 Burnett, Alex 27 6-0 210 RP
61 Burton, Jared 33 6-5 225 RP
30 Correia, Kevin 34 6-3 200 SP
21 Deduno, Samuel 31 6-3 190 SP
58 Diamond, Scott 6-3 220 LHP
18 Doumit, Ryan 6-1 220 C
20 Dozier, Brian - - SS
52 Duensing, Brian 31 5-11 205 RP
5 Escobar, Eduardo 26 5-10 173 3B
50 Fien, Casey 31 6-2 205 RP
25 Florimon, Pedro 28 6-2 180 SS
0 Fuld, Sam 5-10 - OF
35 Gardenhire, Ron 57 - - Mgr
44 Gibson, Kyle 27 6-6 207 SP
7 Guerra, Deolis 25 6-5 251 SP
72 Gutierrez, Carlos 6-3 230 RHP
12 Hermann, Chris 27 6-0 200 C
32 Hicks, Aaron 27 6-2 190 OF
45 Hughes, Phil 25 6-5 240 SP
49 Manship, Jeff 30 6-2 210 SP
7 Mauer, Joe 31 6-5 233 C
33 Morneau, Justin 33 6-4 233 1B
47 Nolasco, Ricky 32 6-2 223 SP
27 Parmelee, Chris 6-1 230 1B
37 Pelfrey, Mike 31 6-7 249 SP
90 Perkins, Glen 31 5-11 205 SP
43 Pinto, Josmil 34 5-11 210 C
24 Plouffe, Trevor 28 6-2 200 SS
1 Presley, Alex 29 5-10 190 LF
57 Pressly, Ryan 26 6-3 205 RP
22 Ramirez, Wilkin 29 6-2 231 LF
20 Roenicke, Josh 32 6-3 195 RP
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
32 Swarzak, Anthony 29 6-4 225 SP
56 Thielbar, Caleb 28 6-0 195 RP
59 Tonkin, Michael 25 6-7 220 RP
0 Walters, P.J. - - P
16 Willingham, Josh 6-2 230 OF
49 Worley, Vance 27 6-2 230 SP