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Ortiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 26, 2015 at 06:39 PM

David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston's lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into a forceout and popped out against Tommy Milone, dropping his average to .222 (4 for 18). Ortiz, though, hustled down the line and beat the relay throw to

LEADING OFF 2015: New players, managers and replay rules (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 26, 2015 at 06:03 PM

There's a Hall of Famer in the Minnesota dugout and plenty of Cuban talent all over the diamond.

Recharged with Molitor, Twins need starting pitching spike (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 26, 2015 at 02:33 PM

Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota's new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start. The Twins brought back one of their most popular players ever, Torii Hunter, to help solidify an unsettled outfield, mentor a fledgling team and hit a few home runs. Phil Hughes had by most measures a career year, his first away from the New

Gibson strikes out 7 in Twins' loss to Rays (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 25, 2015 at 04:39 PM

Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Gibson mixed in his slider and placed new emphasis on his changeup in striking out Rays slugger Evan Longoria three times and leadoff man John Jaso twice. ''I think it's a pitch just to throw into the arsenal,'' Gibson said of his changeup. Rene Rivera, the second batter of t

Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 25, 2015 at 07:27 AM

Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce. Between baseball seasons there are no paychecks and bills don't stop for the winter. ''Especially the guys who got picked in the 10th round and above,'' Minnesota Twins reliever Casey Fien said. The right arm that would eventually

Hunter's 1st homer helps Twins beat Blue Jays 6-5 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 24, 2015 at 04:39 PM

After Torii Hunter hit his first home run in a Twins uniform since 2007, manager Paul Molitor greeted him in the dugout with a sly message. ''Remember how you did it,'' Molitor said after Hunter hit a three-run homer Tuesday in the Twins' 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Tthe 39-year-old Hunter signed a one-year, $10.5 million, one-year deal to return to the Twins, a team he left after the 2007

Dozier and Twins agree to $20 million, 4-year contract (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 24, 2015 at 08:27 AM

Second baseman Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $20 million, four-year contract. The deal was announced Tuesday, before the Twins played Toronto at their spring training home in Fort Myers, Florida.

Hall of Famers Ryne Sandberg, Paul Molitor make history as managers (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 23, 2015 at 10:57 PM

Ryne Sandberg and Paul Molitor, Hall of Famers with a long list of accomplishments and accolades in baseball, combined to make some more history  – but this time it was in their roles as bench bosses. Monday's Grapefruit League game between Sandberg's Philadelphia Phillies and Molitor's Minnesota Twins is believed to be the first time players already inducted in the Hall of Fame met as managers

Hall of Famers Molitor, Sandberg manage against each other (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 23, 2015 at 10:27 PM

Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg crossed paths a lot over the years - in spring training, at All-Star Games, up in Cooperstown. It was believed to be the first time already elected Hall of Famers had managed against each other in a big league game. Sandberg and the Philadelphia Phillies won this matchup, beating Molitor and the Minnesota Twins 3-0.

Buchanan allows 2 hits in 5 innings as Phils beat Twins 3-0 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 23, 2015 at 05:57 PM

David Buchanan knows what it feels like to not make Philadelphia's opening-day roster, and he has no plans to repeat last year's experience. Buchanan allowed two hits in five innings, Cody Asche hit a two-run homer and the Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0. Expected to be the Phillies' No. 4 starter, Buchanan struck out three and walked none. He has given up one run over 12 innings in his l

Maker of Louisville Slugger bats selling brand to Wilson (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 23, 2015 at 04:57 PM

Over a century of family ownership of Louisville Slugger bats is going ... going ... nearly gone. The company that makes the iconic bats gripped by generations of ballplayers - from Babe Ruth to David Wright - announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million. H&B CEO John A. Hillerich IV said keeping the bat business in family hands

Santana sparks offense, Twins edge Marlins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 22, 2015 at 06:09 PM

Danny Santana had four hits as the leadoff hitter, Phil Hughes struck out four and the Minnesota Twins beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Sunday. Giancarlo Stanton had a long double and Michael Morse a two-run single for Miami. Dee Gordon went 3 for 3 with a run and a stolen base for the Marlins. Marlins starter Jarred Cosart gave up four unearned runs and six hits over four innings.

Boston's Ramirez belts 1st homer in win over Phillies (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 22, 2015 at 05:45 PM

Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. As opening day draws nearer, Ramirez's timing is becoming better. ''Always working on stuff,'' Ramirez said. Just trying to get ready for the season.'' Red Sox manager John Farrell wasn't concerned about the veteran, who has a .300 career battin

Martin homers, Blue Jays blank Rays (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 22, 2015 at 03:45 PM

At the start of spring training, Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna didn't think he'd have a lengthy stay in the big-league camp. Regarded as one of the organization's top prospects, Osuna continued to make his case Sunday, tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays that took just 2 hours, 2 minutes.

Rays top Twins 4-2 on 9th-inning homer by Dykstra (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 22, 2015 at 06:21 AM

Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four nearly perfect innings. Four Twins pitchers held the Rays to one hit over the first eight innings, a long home run by Juan Francisco off Mark Hamburger in the fifth. The 25-year-old May, a candidate for the No. 5 s

Perkins returns from oblique strain (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 21, 2015 at 04:45 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad's 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Pirates' Cervelli homers twice off Twins' Gibson (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 20, 2015 at 04:57 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Francisco Cervelli homered twice off Kyle Gibson on Friday, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Steven Souza and Nathan Karns help Rays beat Twins 4-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 19, 2015 at 05:27 PM

A pair of ex-Washington Nationals who came to Tampa Bay with vastly different expectations helped the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday. Steven Souza, who is expected to provide power in the middle of a lineup that produced only 117 home runs last season, hit a long two-run homer. Making his fourth start, right-hander Nate Karns pitched 4 1-3 innings. When spring training began, Karns

Steven Souza and Nathan Karns help Rays beat Twins 4-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 19, 2015 at 03:27 PM

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Souza hit his second home run and Nathan Karns took another step toward a spot in Tampa Bay's starting rotation, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday.

Porcello, Betts lead Red Sox over Twins' split squad 3-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins March 18, 2015 at 04:57 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Porcello allowed one run and three hits in four innings and Mookie Betts hit his fifth spring training double, helping the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins' split squad 3-2 Wednesday.