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Twins reunite with veteran reliever Matt Belisle on MLB Deal

The Twins and Matt Belisle have agreed to a Major League contract, the team announced, and the veteran reliever will join the team in Detroit. They’ll have a uniform ready with his name on it.…


Five players the Twins cut loose who could have helped this year’s team

Injuries to a number of key players on this year’s Twins team has forced the organization to dip into their minor league system for reinforcements. Joe Mauer, Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and others have missed…


Who is the most comparable receiver to Adam Thielen?

Each offseason, NFL Network does a countdown of the league’s top 100 players as voted upon by their peers. After a 91-catch season, it was no surprise to see Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen pretty…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: How the Twins contained Mike Trout, avoided an Angels sweep

MINNEAPOLIS — Fernando Romero and lady luck had a hand in the Minnesota Twins’ successful effort to contain superstar Mike Trout on Sunday. Trout’s 0-for-5 was an unusual sight for baseball fans, and it happened…


Joe Mauer ready to begin rehab assignment after about 3 weeks on the DL

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer will head east to join the Rochester Red Wings, as the Twins’ first baseman begins a rehab assignment at Triple-A. Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Mauer will DH on Tuesday…


10 things we learned about the Vikings during OTAs

The Minnesota Vikings begin mandatory minicamp next week. Here are 10 things we learned about the team during the three weeks of organized team activities… Dalvin Cook is getting healthy As he recovers from an ACL…


Mining the Minors: Should Nick Gordon be in the big leagues?

It’s time to see what Nick Gordon can do. Gordon, the Twins’ No. 4 prospect and a consensus top 100 overall prospect, hasn’t missed a beat since his promotion to Triple-A. After hitting .333/.381/.525 in…


Gophers lose Game 1 of the Super Regional to Oregon State, Twins’ top draft pick

The Twins picked a middle-of-the-order slugger from Oregon State in the first round of this week’s MLB Draft. On Friday’s Game 1 of the Super Regionals match against the University of Minnesota Gophers, Trevor Larnach…


Trying to ease the burden, Twins manager Paul Molitor moves Miguel Sano down in the order

MINNEAPOLIS — Miguel Sano probably isn’t used to showing up to the ballpark to see his name in the seventh spot in the batting order. Then again, Sano probably isn’t accustomed to seeing a 40%…


No Shohei: Injury to pitching elbow means Shohei Ohtani won’t play against Twins

Shohei Ohtani wasn’t scheduled to start a game on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels this weekend at Target Field, but the hope was he still would serve as a designated hitter against the…


We’re No. 1! Minnesota’s title drought easily longest among those with Big Four

The Minnesota Twins won their second World Series on Oct. 27, 1991 when they beat the Atlanta Braves, 1-0, in 10 innings in Game 7 at the Metrodome. Three months later, the Washington Redskins beat…


Exploring one NFL exec’s claim that Kirk Cousins is ‘not a finisher’

When the Minnesota Vikings signed Kirk Cousins to a three-year contract with $84 million, it sparked a debate over the former Washington quarterback’s statistics and win-loss record. While he has three straight 4,000-yard seasons, Cousins…


Zulgad’s 3-and-out: Why Treadwell’s offseason optimism means little

This all seems and sounds very familiar. Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, who has been a major disappointment since being taken by the Vikings with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2016 draft,…


A sloppy game the Twins deserved to lose: ‘That’s just not good baseball’

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins played a sloppy game Wednesday and lost. In the mind of the team’s manager shortly after the 5-2 loss had ended, the diagnosis was pretty simple. “They outplayed us,” Paul Molitor…


Zulgad: The Big Liability: Miguel Sano’s woes make him detriment in Twins’ lineup

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins’ decision to put Byron Buxton on the 10-day disabled list last month was followed by an attempt to let everyone know how much pain the center fielder had been dealing with…


The opt-out date that could turn out to matter for the Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins recently signed free agent catcher Cameron Rupp to a minor league deal. That deal included a July 15 opt-out date, according to Darren Wolfson, a regular contributor at 1500ESPN. July…


Will the Twins re-bet on their 2018 season like the Mariners did?

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins and Mariners both saved several million dollars off their team payroll — in different ways — during the season. The Mariners already have taken the savings and placed a bet on…


Rhodes: Vikings’ first-round CB Hughes is willing to learn

If anyone understands the importance of being a sponge as a young cornerback, it’s Xavier Rhodes. Over the past five seasons, Rhodes has risen from a raw, late-first-round pick to an elite shutdown corner. One…


Wild hire Dean Evason as assistant, fail to retain Bruce Boudreau’s good friend

Bruce Boudreau will return as the Wild’s coach next season but his coaching staff will have a different look. The team announced Wednesday that the contract of assistant coach John Anderson won’t be renewed and…


Report: Vikings UDFA Mata’afa tears ACL

The Minnesota Vikings were excited to land several of the top undrafted free agents following the draft, but they won’t be able to see one of them in action this year. Former Washington State defensive…


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