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Mets minor leaguer Tebow hits 9 homers in batting practice (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 27, 2017 at 07:44 PM

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Tebow quickly got into the swing of spring training, hitting nine home runs in batting practice Monday during his first workout with the New York Mets.

World Baseball Classic 2017: Can Israel surprise in its debut? (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 27, 2017 at 01:02 PM

From now until the World Baseball Classic begins on March 6, we’ll be helping you get to know each team involved in baseball’s global tournament. There is no bigger uncertainty in the 2017 World Baseball Classic than Team Israel. While the team does have some talented players casual fans will recognize, this is the first time the club has qualified for the tournament.

Indians, Cubs tie 1-all in 1st matchup since World Series (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 26, 2017 at 06:44 PM

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Danny Salazar breezed through his first outing for the Cleveland Indians. No extra adrenaline from facing the Chicago Cubs. No interest in revisiting the World Series.

Harper homers, Ventura remembered, Bourn hurt (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 25, 2017 at 08:32 PM

Welcome to spring training, Bryce Harper. Harper hit a long solo homer and a single, helping the Washington Nationals to an 8-6 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday at Port St. Lucie, Fla. Andrew Stevenson and Matt Skole also connected for Washington, and Gio Gonzalez struck out one in a scoreless first inning.

Wieters joins Nationals; Judge hits long homer for Yankees (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 24, 2017 at 09:44 PM

Matt Wieters finally has a new team. ''It's tough finding a team when you can't do anything baseball-related,'' Wieters said Friday, when the catcher took batting practice and ran conditioning sprints at spring training with the Washington Nationals after his signing was announced. Now Wieters is working on getting up to speed with the pitching staff for the reigning NL East champions.

Wieters joins Nationals; Judge hits long homer for Yankees (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 24, 2017 at 09:32 PM

Matt Wieters finally has a new team. ''It's tough finding a team when you can't do anything baseball-related,'' Wieters said Friday, when the catcher took batting practice and ran conditioning sprints at spring training with the Washington Nationals after his signing was announced. Now Wieters is working on getting up to speed with the pitching staff for the reigning NL East champions.

South Korean slugger Park looks to rebound after rough year (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 23, 2017 at 03:02 PM

Byung Ho Park reported to Minnesota a year ago with a $12 million, four-year contract after the Twins agreed to pay $12.85 million to his South Korean club. After hitting .191 with 12 homers, 24 RBIs and 80 strikeouts in 62 games as a rookie and getting demoted to Triple-A on July 1, he is not even on the 40-man roster at spring training this year. Park had 210 home runs and 604 RBIs over 868 ga

Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at third for Giants (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 22, 2017 at 06:50 PM

Eduardo Nunez finally got a chance to play regularly last season - and made the most of it. After five years in predominantly a utility role off the bench, Nunez got regular time in Minnesota at both third base and shortstop and was named an All-Star for the first time. Then the Twins traded him to the San Francisco, where Nunez took over at third base.

Twins reliever's pre-appearance ritual will make you queasy (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 22, 2017 at 01:56 PM

Ryan O’Rourke is used to pitching on an empty stomach. For Minnesota Twins reliever Ryan O’Rourke, pitching in front of a huge crowd can be unsettling. Before nearly every one of his 54 appearances in the majors, O’Rourke … um … expels the contents of his stomach, according to the Pioneer Press.

Indians' Brantley hopes 'bad days' behind him after injury (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 21, 2017 at 05:08 PM

Michael Brantley has clashed with self-doubt and depression while pushing his body. Brantley's comeback from right shoulder surgery has been grueling for the Indians' best all-around player, far tougher than he or the team imagined. ''He's had to fight that thought that this injury can win,'' said Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, among Brantley's closest friends.

Mauer enters 14th year still excited he's at home as a Twin (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 21, 2017 at 01:38 PM

For a local kid that grew up a Minnesota Twins fan, Joe Mauer has had quite a career with his home team. Entering his 14th season with the Twins - a total that matches two of the organization's previous stars, Harmon Killebrew and Kent Hrbek, and is one year less than former standout Tony Oliva - the 33-year-old Mauer is touched when his name in mentioned with those stalwarts who wore the Minneso

White Sox seek solutions for outfield vacancies (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 20, 2017 at 06:32 PM

With two spots in their outfield vacated, the Chicago White Sox are hoping a familiar face can fill one, and that someone emerges from a crowded Camelback Ranch camp to fill the other. Center field is up for grabs, while right field is Avisail Garcia's, if he can hold onto it. ''We still want to get Avi in right to get him comfortable again and we know Melky (Cabrera), how he plays left,'' manag

Dozier surprised he's back to lead young Twins lineup (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 19, 2017 at 03:08 PM

Brian Dozier participated in Minnesota's first full-squad workout on Sunday. Dozier set career highs with 42 homers and 99 RBIs last season, one of the few bright spots in a 103-loss season for the Twins. ''Being honest with you, I thought that I wasn't coming back,'' Dozier said.

Rehab nearly complete, Perkins focused on health, not future (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 17, 2017 at 02:56 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Glen Perkins' professional baseball career began with the Minnesota Twins organization. He wants it to end that way too.

Phil Hughes saved a really weird memento from his disastrous season (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 16, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Free of an annoying rib, Phil Hughes is looking forward to having a better 2017 for the Minnesota Twins. If you’re Phil Hughes, it definitely counts. In an interview he did with the Associated Press, Hughes revealed that a rib is the souvenir he chose to keep to remember his unfortunate 2016 season.

Hughes keeps souvenir from forgettable season: a rib (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 15, 2017 at 02:02 PM

Phil Hughes kept a souvenir from his forgettable 2016 season. Plating it with some sort of precious metal is one way to go,'' he said Wednesday as the Twins started spring training workouts. ''I'm going from the most difficult year of my career to a fresh start in spring training trying to prove that I'm a different guy than what I've seen over the past few years,'' Hughes said.

High hopes as always in first spring training workouts (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 14, 2017 at 09:50 PM

Even for an accomplished veteran like Justin Verlander, the start of spring training can be special. Verlander's Tigers were among 15 teams with their first scheduled workouts for pitchers and catchers Tuesday. As major leaguers took the field in Florida and Arizona, that familiar sound of balls popping into mitts served as a reminder that in baseball at least, winter is finally over.

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 14, 2017 at 06:26 PM

(corrects dateline) Feb 14 (The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery this spring. The former Minnesota Twins manager said he was diagnosed earlier this month. A blood test taken during his physical exam cited the possibility and an MRI exam confirmed he had prostate cancer. Surger

Twins need rebound from Berrios, Duffey for ragged rotation (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 14, 2017 at 05:20 PM

If the Minnesota Twins are going to rebound from a 2016 season marked by a club-record 103 losses, they need their youngest starting pitchers to take the next step in their progression this spring. Jose Berrios and Tyler Duffey were among the first players in the clubhouse on Tuesday, the reporting day for Twins pitchers and catchers. ''At some point the young guys are going to have to step up,'

New D-backs bench coach Ron Gardenhire has prostate cancer (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 14, 2017 at 03:50 PM

New Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach and former longtime Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has prostate cancer. The 59-year-old Gardenhire revealed the diagnosis in a meeting with reporters on Tuesday, saying it was the only time he would talk publicly about the subject this spring. Gardenhire said he received the diagnosis about a week ago after tests in Minnesota and would undergo surgery