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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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Dozier named Heart and Hustle Award winner
via Mlb.com - Twins July 22, 2014 at 07:35 PM

Second baseman Brian Dozier was named the Twins' 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced Tuesday.

Pino returns to take on Tribe at Target Field
via Mlb.com - Twins July 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

After posting a 4.02 ERA in 10 starts with Triple-A Columbus, Danny Salazar will have another chance to show the Indians that his problems are behind him when he faces the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field. Yohan Pino will start for Minnesota.

Willingham delivers big blast in Twins' win vs. Tribe
via Mlb.com - Twins July 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Reliever Casey Fien couldn't hold a one-run lead in the eighth, but Josh Willingham connected on a go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the inning to lift the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Indians on Monday night at Target Field.

Umpires overturn home run call on Twins
via Mlb.com - Twins July 21, 2014 at 08:35 PM

The Twins thought they had two additional runs in the second inning on Monday night against the Indians, but that wasn't the case after instant replay.

Ryan says Twins will listen to all trade offers
via Mlb.com - Twins July 21, 2014 at 07:35 PM

After getting swept by the Rays over the weekend, the Twins are looking more and more like they'll be sellers before the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31.

Buxton, Sampson are Pipeline Prospects of the Week
via Mlb.com - Twins July 21, 2014 at 03:35 PM

Throughout the season, the MLBPipeline.com staff will name Pipeline Prospects of the Week -- one hitter and one pitcher who excelled over the previous seven days. This week, baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton took the award for hitters, while Pirates No. 19 prospect Adrian Sampson won for pitchers.

Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks
via Mlb.com - Twins July 20, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.

Dozier a catalyst for Twins' high rate of DPs
via Mlb.com - Twins July 20, 2014 at 02:35 PM

If there's one thing the Twins can take solace in during a rough start to the second half of the season, it's the fact that their infield is operating efficiently. And the catalyst for defensive excellence has been second baseman Brian Dozier.

Scuffling Willingham still a possible trade chip
via Mlb.com - Twins July 19, 2014 at 06:35 PM

There are a few players who could be on the move before the month is over. One of them -- 35-year-old veteran Josh Willingham -- was left out of the lineup against Tampa's ace on Saturday night.

Rays win one challenge, lose another in fifth
via Mlb.com - Twins July 18, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon won a challenge and lost a challenge in the fifth inning of Friday night's contest between Tampa Bay and Minnesota at Target Field.

Top prospect Buxton heating up at plate
via Mlb.com - Twins July 18, 2014 at 08:35 PM

Class A Advanced Fort Myers outfielder Byron Buxton -- ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Minors by MLB.com -- went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Thursday night, and has now hit safely in four straight games.

Midsummer Classic: All-Star Game posts big numbers
via Mlb.com - Twins July 18, 2014 at 03:35 PM

The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and its surrounding festivities posted big numbers, as fans consumed the event and connected with the best baseball players in the world in countless ways.

Twins activate Santana, option Herrmann to Triple-A
via Mlb.com - Twins July 18, 2014 at 02:35 PM

The Twins activated Danny Santana from the disabled list on Friday, welcoming the infielder/outfielder back after recovering from a bone bruise on his left knee.The Twins optioned backup catcher and outfielder Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Santana on the active roster.

Twins prospect Stewart in command at A ball
via Mlb.com - Twins July 17, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Right-hander Kohl Stewart, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, threw five scoreless innings Thursday as Class A Cedar Rapids defeated Lake County. Stewart, ranked No. 32 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, didn't allow a runner to advance past second base in the win.

Twins' top prospect Buxton busts out with three hits
via Mlb.com - Twins July 16, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Twins farmhand Byron Buxton, baseball's top prospect, collected three hits Wednesday, helping Class A Advanced Fort Myers defeat Daytona, 5-1. Outfielder Adam Brett Walker II, the Twins' No. 12 prospect, leads the Florida State League with 20 homers.

Changes could be on horizon for Twins in second half
via Mlb.com - Twins July 16, 2014 at 02:35 PM

The Twins now seem primed to be sellers at the Trade Deadline on July 31, unless they make a quick turnaround. They entered the All-Star break with some momentum, winning five of seven on the road against the Mariners and Rockies, but they are still tied for last place in the American League Central with the White Sox and trail the division-leading Tigers by 10 1/2 games.

Twins reflect on success as hosts of All-Star Game
via Mlb.com - Twins July 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM

A rain shower that delayed Monday's Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field couldn't put a damper on the All-Star festivities in Minnesota, and it did lead to a full rainbow over the ballpark beyond center field as the event began that proved to foreshadow the unforgettable moments that were to come in the Derby and in Tuesday's 85th All-Star Game.

Twin killing: Perkins, Suzuki team to close out NL
via Mlb.com - Twins July 15, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Glen Perkins had to wait 17 innings before he got his first chance to pitch in an All-Star Game, but he was perfect when the call finally came. Joined by Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki (zero at-bats) for the final frame, Perkins flew through a one-two-three ninth inning to earn the save in the American League's 5-3 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Target Field.

Carew appreciates special bond with Twins
via Mlb.com - Twins July 15, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Rod Carew wasn't selected to the American League All-Star team in his final season. That's why when Carew was asked to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's 85th Midsummer Classic, the honor was that much more special.

Twins help Starkey Hearing Foundation with donations
via Mlb.com - Twins July 15, 2014 at 07:35 PM

Calvin Simmons will never forget the day his daughter received a new hearing aid from the Starkey Hearing Foundation. That moment came a month and a half ago at the Starkey clinic in Eden Prairie. On Tuesday, Simmons and 8-year-old Cayzjah were in attendance when the company gave away state-of-the-art hearing aids to almost 100 people in need.