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Paul Molitor places restrictions on mobile devices in Twins clubhouse (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 28, 2015 at 06:47 PM

Baseball clubhouses are no different than the local coffee shop, an airport lobby or the subway train. Wherever large groups of people gather, you're bound to see a high percentage of them messing around on their phones, laptops or other electronic and mobile devices while blocking out all of the commotion that exists around them. However, there's supposed to be one major difference between a ba

Hometown boys Molitor, Mauer trying to turn Twins around (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 28, 2015 at 04:23 PM

On a chilly winter afternoon in St. Paul, two St. Paul natives sat down for lunch at a St. Paul restaurant and did what St. Paul guys do - they talked about what it's going to take to fix the Minnesota Twins. Paul Molitor was the newly named Twins manager. Across the table was Joe Mauer, the face of the franchise.

Settled with Twins, Perkins has 'zero desire' to leave (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 27, 2015 at 02:11 PM

The contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn't have to think about switching teams for a while. I've been home my whole life, and I would rather try to win here and never win than go somewhere else just to win one,'' Perkins said. I have zero desire to play elsewhere.'' That's good, because the Twins are happy to have him.

Kelly feeling 'very fortunate' to be back with Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 26, 2015 at 04:47 PM

Tom Kelly still has a lot to teach the Minnesota Twins. Kelly arrived Thursday at the team's facility, ready to resume work as a guest instructor five months after a minor stroke. ''I was very fortunate,'' Kelly said, adding: ''I had a lot of big-shot doctors take care of me and really did a nice job.'' He said he's feeling well, just unable yet to engage in more intensive activity. I feel so b

Bullpen Review: AL Central (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 26, 2015 at 04:41 PM

With half the league already profiled, we'll turn our attention to the bullpens of the AL Central.

J.D. Martinez hopes to follow up on big 2014 season (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 25, 2015 at 07:35 PM

The Detroit Tigers had mild expectations for J.D. Martinez when they called him up from the minors early last season. ''We knew he had power,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. After being signed by Detroit to a minor league deal in March, he eventually earned a spot on the big league roster and hit .315 with 23 home runs and 76 RBIs. The Astros released him last March, and after the Tigers picked him

Twins mentorship program still alive with Hunter and Hicks (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 25, 2015 at 04:11 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- When the Minnesota Twins brought back Torii Hunter this season, that $10.5 million was earmarked for more than just a reliable power hitter and right fielder.

Twins again bank on better starting pitching after big spend (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 24, 2015 at 05:35 PM

The fall of the Minnesota Twins over the last four seasons can be traced to several factors, none more influential than the struggles of the starting rotation. So for the second straight winter, the Twins spent millions of dollars to try to fix it. ''We all know that we weren't very good last year as a whole and that we have to be a lot better,'' right-hander Phil Hughes said. In fact, had the

Rays' Balfour preparing to rebound from disappointing season (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 24, 2015 at 03:35 PM

The only way Grant Balfour knows how to leave one season behind and begin preparing for another is by having a short memory. The veteran relief pitcher's return to the Tampa Bay Rays didn't go as well as expected in 2014, however he's confident he can regain the consistency that made him one of the most effective closers in the American League over the previous two seasons. ''Whether it was a go

Cancer-free Ryan focused on restoring Twins as contenders (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 23, 2015 at 04:53 PM

Terry Ryan entered his office during a public showcase of renovations at Minnesota's spring training facility and found a handful of fans inside admiring the stadium view. For anyone with the Twins, really, the small crowd in the room was more like a sign of progress.

Gardenhire welcome to work for Twins but will take year off (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 23, 2015 at 04:47 PM

Former manager Ron Gardenhire has decided to take the year off, rather than work as an adviser for the Minnesota Twins. Gardenhire was fired after last season and replaced by Paul Molitor, though his contract has another year on it. Gardenhire has a home near the Twins spring training facility in Fort Myers, but he decided to stay away from now and focus on his family. Gardenhire managed the Tw

Twins settle into spruced-up spring training home (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 22, 2015 at 05:47 PM

For the Minnesota Twins, spring training has become a much fancier place. Renovations to Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers were ceremonially opened to the public on Sunday, as Twins standouts Joe Mauer, Glen Perkins, Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter posed for pictures and fans toured the spruced-up seating areas and added amenities. There's new space for weight trainin

A-Rod reaches out to Headley, signed to replace him at third (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 16, 2015 at 05:35 PM

Chase Headley says Alex Rodriguez has ''reached out and introduced himself.'' Headley was signed to a $52 million, four-year contract by the Yankees, who plan to start him at third base and shift Rodriguez to designated hitter. Headley said A-Rod contacted him shortly after he reached the agreement in mid-December. ''We didn't talk about that,'' Headley said Monday after working out at the Yanke

Miami to host 2017 All-Star Game at Marlins Park (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 13, 2015 at 01:41 PM

(Reuters) - The Miami Marlins will host Major League Baseball's 2017 All-Star Game, the league said on Friday, ending the city's long journey to land the 'Midsummer Classic' and enjoy the economic boost the event provides. The game will be played on July 11, 2017 at Marlins Park, where home-field advantage for that season's World Series will be determined by the winner of the contest between the

Draft Strategy: ADP Outliers (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 09, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Bill Baer highlights players being drafted higher or lower than their fantasy value warrants.

Venezuela remains undefeated in Caribbean Series (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 06, 2015 at 09:47 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and Venezuela finished the first round of the Caribbean Series undefeated with a 4-2 win over Mexico on Friday.

Tigers' Martinez may miss Opening Day with knee surgery (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 05, 2015 at 03:41 PM

(Reuters) - Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, runner-up to Mike Trout in the American League MVP voting, needs surgery for a torn knee ligament, the club said on Thursday, putting him in jeopardy of missing Opening Day. Martinez, 36, tore the medial meniscus in his left knee during offseason workouts and will have surgery next week. Detroit did not issue a timetable for Martinez, b

Carlos Delgado elected to Baseball Hall of Fame – in Canada (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 04, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Barely a month after being unceremoniously dumped from the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot after receiving just 21 votes, former All-Star slugger Carlos Delgado will be enshrined in a different Hall of Fame. On Wednesday the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2015 class and it is headlined by Delgado, who spent 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. Back in January Delgado receiv

Carlos Delgado headlines Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's 2015 class (Eh Game)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 04, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Carlos Delgado, Matt Stairs, Corey Koskie, former Montreal Expos manager Felipe Alou, and sportswriter Bob Elliott were announced as the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2015 on Wednesday. Delgado was signed by the Blue Jays in 1988 by legendary scout Epy Guerrero and made his major league debut in 1993. He went on to play 1423 games in Toronto over 12 seasons and was named an All-Star

Byron Buxton remains No. 1 on's prospect rankings (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 30, 2015 at 10:17 PM

For the second straight season, Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is the No. 1 ranked prospect in baseball, according to's official rankings .  The announcement was made during a live special which aired on MLB Network on Friday night. Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant,  who was named baseball's No. 1 prospect by ESPN analyst Keith Law , was ranked No. 2. The top five also featured