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The official site of the Minnesota Twins. You're not going to find much analysis or tough talk here, just a stream of team news and press releases.


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Nolasco's rehab start pushed to Sunday
via Mlb.com - Twins April 24, 2015 at 09:39 PM

Starter Ricky Nolasco, who has missed 12 games because of right elbow inflammation, was scheduled to start a rehab game at Single-A Cedar Rapids on Saturday, but that outing has been pushed back to Sunday because of the threat of rain. Nolasco threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.

Inbox: Santana's dip in production a normal correction?
via Mlb.com - Twins April 23, 2015 at 02:39 PM

The Twins have started to turn things around after a rough first week of games, but Danny Santana's struggles have not subsided. Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger digs deeper into Santana's numbers, as well as other topics in his Twins Inbox.

Pelfrey returns to form with first win since 2013
via Mlb.com - Twins April 23, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey insisted throughout Spring Training that he's finally healthy and ready to prove he can be a quality starting pitcher. He certainly made that case with seven shutout innings in a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.

Torii nabbed trying to steal home against Royals
via Mlb.com - Twins April 22, 2015 at 11:39 PM

With the bases loaded and two out in the second inning of Wednesday night's 3-0 win over the Royals, Twins outfielder Torii Hunter saw right-hander Jeremy Guthrie go into the windup and attempted a straight steal of home. Hunter was out on the play.

Duensing's rehab starts with successful catch session
via Mlb.com - Twins April 22, 2015 at 07:39 PM

Twins reliever Brian Duensing, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal, started his throwing program Wednesday at Target Field. Duensing played catch without any issues.

Killer, Kirby are early leaders on Twins' Franchise Four ballot
via Mlb.com - Twins April 22, 2015 at 12:33 PM

MLB released the first voting update of the Franchise Four on Wednesday, and Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew and Tony Oliva are the early leaders.

Twins' bullpen stumbles with game in balance
via Mlb.com - Twins April 22, 2015 at 06:09 AM

It was a bad night for the Twins' bullpen, as left-hander Tommy Milone exited with a two-run lead with two outs in the sixth, but a combination of four relievers couldn't preserve it in a 6-5 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

Twins' four-run sixth isn't enough to slow Royals
via Mlb.com - Twins April 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM

Mike Moustakas homered in the fifth and delivered the go-ahead single in a decisive eighth inning as the Royals rallied for a 6-5 win over the Twins on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Shane Robinson aided a four-run sixth for Minnesota.

Suzuki avoids injury after being struck on foot
via Mlb.com - Twins April 21, 2015 at 07:33 PM

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki, who was hit on his right foot with a foul ball while standing in the on-deck circle on Monday, felt fine on Tuesday and was in the lineup against the Royals.

Twins' miscues costly in leading to big frames
via Mlb.com - Twins April 21, 2015 at 06:09 AM

After winning four of five to close out their homestand against the Royals and Indians, the Twins were hoping their miscues that cost them early in the season were behind them. But they resurfaced in Monday's 7-1 loss to Kansas City, leading to a pair of three-run frames.

Bats, defense can't rescue Gibson in loss to Royals
via Mlb.com - Twins April 20, 2015 at 11:39 PM

Edinson Volquez fired seven strong innings and Kendrys Morales delivered another clutch double to fuel a decisive three-run sixth for the Royals in a 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson dropped to 4-1 all-time vs. Kansas City.

Santana looking to regain rookie form at plate
via Mlb.com - Twins April 20, 2015 at 07:33 PM

It's still too early to call it a sophomore slump, but Twins shortstop Danny Santana has scuffled at the plate after an impressive rookie year. Santana was one of the club's better players last season, hitting .319/.353/.472 with 41 extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases in 101 games.

New pitch helps May to career-best effort vs. Tribe
via Mlb.com - Twins April 19, 2015 at 06:39 PM

Considering where the Twins were in Trevor May's last start in the home opener on Monday, it ended up being a strong homestand for a club that started off the year by going 1-5 on the road.

May tosses gem as Twins heat up on Indians
via Mlb.com - Twins April 19, 2015 at 04:33 PM

Trevor May turned in arguably the best outing of his young career, and was backed by a three-run homer from Torii Hunter to give the Twins a 7-2 win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.

Nolasco throws with no issues, injury rehab on track
via Mlb.com - Twins April 19, 2015 at 01:39 PM

Right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, will start a rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids on Saturday.

May looks for bounceback start in series finale vs. Tribe
via Mlb.com - Twins April 18, 2015 at 08:39 PM

In the finale of this three-game set between the Tribe and Twins, the clubs will hand the ball to a pair of pitchers aiming for strong bounceback performances. Both Indians left-hander TJ House and Minnesota righty Trevor May ran into issues in their season debuts, and each are now positioned to help their team seal a series win at Target Field.

Hughes fights inconsistencies in loss to Tribe
via Mlb.com - Twins April 18, 2015 at 06:33 PM

After establishing himself as the ace of the Twins staff last season, right-hander Phil Hughes wanted to get off to a good start this season to build on his breakout year that saw him post the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in Major League history.

Hughes' solid start foiled as Twins fall to Indians
via Mlb.com - Twins April 18, 2015 at 04:39 PM

Right-hander Danny Salazar struck out 10 batters in his first start of the season, and was backed by a solo homer from Roberto Perez to help lead the Indians to a 4-2 win over the Twins on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.

Boyer bounces back with strong outing
via Mlb.com - Twins April 18, 2015 at 02:33 PM

After starting out the season with a 15.00 ERA in four relief appearances, Twins reliever Blaine Boyer bounced back with a strong outing on Friday and said it came after tweaking his mechanics.

Extra hitting work pays off for Plouffe
via Mlb.com - Twins April 18, 2015 at 06:09 AM

As Trevor Plouffe walked up to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning against Indians reliever Bryan Shaw on Friday night, all he had to do was look up at the scoreboard to see how much he's struggled in the early going this year.