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Wetmore%3A+Molitor%27s+first+%27first%27+of+many The Twins beat the Red Sox, 9-8, and even though nobody will remember a manager's record in spring training, Thursday marked a new beginning for the Twins. Molitor takes over the at the helm, the first new manager since Ron Gardenhire in 2002. [Full Story]

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Follow Twins 2015 spring training with 1500ESPN LIVE Posted by Derek Wetmore | 20 minutes ago Follow 1500ESPN's coverage of Twins spring training from Fort Myers with Derek Wetmore. This feed will have all the photos, videos, tweets, news, analysis and opinion about the Twins. [Full Story]
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Bright future: Oswaldo Arcia still has some things to prove to Twins Posted by Derek Wetmore | 24 minutes ago Arcia will make his transition to left field this season. The Twins also want him to show more consistency at the plate to go with his massive power potential. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: Molitor marks first win on new manager's long list of firsts Posted by Derek Wetmore | 14 hours ago The Twins beat the Red Sox, 9-8, and even though nobody will remember a manager's record in spring training, Thursday marked a new beginning for the Twins. Molitor takes over the at the helm, the first new manager since Ron Gardenhire in 2002. [Full Story]
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GM Ryan wants Twins to aim higher -- as in 'postseason' higher Posted by Derek Wetmore | 15 hours ago Every team seems to like its chances in March. Did the Twins do enough to compete in the American League Central? GM Terry Ryan says the Twins have to set their sites higher than merely 'improving.' He wants them thinking postseason. [Full Story]
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Would the Twins use a center field platoon? Terry Ryan isn't opposed Posted by Derek Wetmore | 15 hours ago Aaron Hicks hits better against lefties and Jordan Schafer hits better against righties. So which one will win the center field job? Why not both? [Full Story]
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Torii Hunter on his first game back with the Twins Posted by 1500ESPN | 16 hours ago #1500espn #twins #sportswire Twitter: @DerekWetmore [Watch Video]
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Joe Mauer is remarkably good at avoiding infield popouts Posted by Derek Wetmore | 19 hours ago Criticisms over Joe Mauer's decreased power and increased strikeouts are fair. But one thing that might not be as widely known is how good Joe Mauer has become at avoiding the routine infield popout. [Full Story]
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Torey Lovullo shares thoughts on getting passed over for Twins manager Posted by Derek Wetmore | 20 hours ago Torey Lovullo is on the Red Sox coaching staff, but he was almost the next manager of the Twins. Ultimately, Paul Molitor got the job, but Lovullo shared his thoughts recently on that competition with WEEI Sports in Boston. [Full Story]
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Mark Hamburger's winding journey has him in Twins spring training Posted by The Associated Press | 21 hours ago Fun trivia facts about Mark Hamburger include that he was once traded for Eddie Guardado and he originally made the Twins out of their annual tryout camp. [Full Story]
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Don't overlook prospects from Wednesday's game Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago Twitter: @DerekWetmore #1500espn #sportswire #twins [Watch Video]
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Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano take first step to forget ugly 2014 season Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Byron Buxton had his 2014 season severely hampered by various injuries. Miguel Sano missed the entire year after Tommy John surgery. Wednesday, they were back on a ball field, and together in the same lineup. [Full Story]
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Twins may have had glimpse of future in Buxton, Sano, Berrios, Rosario Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Four of the Twins top prospects started Wednesday's exhibition game against the University of Minnesota. Said one of the prospects: "This is the team for the future for Minnesota." [Full Story]
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Molitor offers some thoughts on how he sees Twins deciding the roster Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Paul Molitor said he'd prefer to have a full-time DH, for example. He also doesn't want to the pitching staff getting too big because it would limit his flexibility with bench players. This post contains several of his thoughts and what they mean. [Full Story]
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Twins lineup vs. Gophers to feature some regulars, some prospects Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano are the headliners for the prospects. [Full Story]
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'Big boy' Miguel Sano making an impression in Twins camp Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 days ago Sano weighs around 260 pounds, he said, and that's awfully big for a third baseman. But some of home runs he's hit during batting practice have stood out during spring training. [Full Story]
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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 32 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 26 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 32 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