3/25/2015 | Molitor takes Vargas under his wing
Vargas, a 24-year old listed at 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, is plenty strong, as he showed while almost launching a home run out of Hammond Stadium during the Twins' 2-1 loss to the Rays on Wednesday. He doesn't need to power up to drive the ball over the fence, no matter how tempting that is.
3/25/2015 | Ryan says Duensing's 'fine' after taking comebacker off leg
Brian Duensing's left leg was bruised and sore on Tuesday, a day after he took a comebacker off his quad, but the left-hander managed to avoid serious injury.
3/25/2015 | Pinto resumes baseball activities
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto resumed baseball activities on Wednesday and is no longer dealing with any concussion symptoms.
3/25/2015 | Fifth starter among spots Twins need to decide
Twins manager Paul Molitor said after Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays that he wants to have most of his roster decisions made by this coming weekend, with the start of the regular season looming on April 6.
3/25/2015 | Vargas' power, Gibson's arm not enough as Twins fall to Rays
The Twins' Kyle Gibson and the Rays' Matt Andriese matched up for a Grapefruit League pitching duel on Wednesday afternoon at Hammond Stadium, as the Rays scored late to pick up a 2-1 win.
3/24/2015 | Escape act by Graham impresses Molitor
When Twins right-hander J.R. Graham entered Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, the Rule 5 pick faced a perilous situation. With the game tied at 1 in the seventh inning, Toronto had the bases loaded with no outs, and lefty Brian Duensing had been forced to exit the game after being hit with a comebacker.
3/24/2015 | Torii hits first HR since return in Twins' walk-off win
Torii Hunter connected for his first home run in a Twins uniform since 2007, and Eddie Rosario hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning during Minnesota's 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium.
3/24/2015 | Pinto improving after concussion
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto continues to make progress as he recovers from mild concussion symptoms, but the club has not cleared him to resume baseball activities.
3/24/2015 | Drive to surprise pays dividends for Dozier
Brian Dozier might have been an eighth-round pick who didn't stick at his natural shortstop position, but now he is nothing short of a top-five second baseman in the big leagues. The Twins rewarded him for sustaining the second-half breakout he displayed in 2013, giving themselves some cost certainty through Dozier's arbitration years with a four-year, $20 million extension.
3/24/2015 | Garnett to throw first pitch at Twins' opener
The Twins announced details Tuesday for their home opener at Target Field against the Royals on April 13, and NBA star Kevin Garnett will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
3/24/2015 | Among flurry of moves, Twins option Achter to Triple-A
The Twins continued to trim their roster toward a final 25 on Tuesday morning, before their Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.
3/24/2015 | Dozier signs four-year, $20 million contract
Coming off a pair of strong seasons, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier signed a four-year, $20 million contract extension on Tuesday.
3/23/2015 | 10 MLB players, one fantasy mock draft
Here at MLB.com, we have plenty of fantasy baseball expertise. But no one can dispute that the Major League players whom we analyze have their own level of knowledge. Knowing this, we decided to solicit advice from them about how to build the perfect fantasy team. The result is the first ever -- that we know of -- players-only fantasy mock draft.
3/23/2015 | Pelfrey's good health contributing to spring success
Mike Pelfrey, who is competing with Tommy Milone and Trevor May for that final spot in the rotation, was effective again on Monday, giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings in a 3-0 loss to the Phillies.
3/23/2015 | Santana tosses four innings in Minors game
With right-hander Mike Pelfrey pitching in the Grapefruit League game, a 3-0 loss to the Phillies, roughly 140 miles north of Fort Myers, fellow right-hander Ervin Santana stayed back at Twins camp to pitch in a Minor League game on Monday.
3/23/2015 | Thorpe to undergo MRI exam on elbow this week
Twins pitching prospect Lewis Thorpe is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on his throwing elbow this week after leaving his most recent Minor League outing with elbow pain.
3/23/2015 | Pinto progresses with concussion symptoms; Twins cautious
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto remains sidelined with what general manager Terry Ryan described as mild concussion symptoms, but he is doing better than expected.
3/23/2015 | Sandberg, Molitor make history in head-to-head matchup
Monday's Grapefruit League game between the Phillies and Twins at Bright House Field was believed to be a first in Major League Baseball history. It was the first time two current Hall of Fame players managed against each other. Twins manager Paul Molitor was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg was inducted in '05.
3/23/2015 | Pelfrey solid again in outing vs. Phils
Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation with Tommy Milone and Trevor May, was impressive again outside of the two-run homer he surrendered to Asche in the second inning.
3/23/2015 | Twins option righty Pryor to Triple-A Rochester
The Twins made a single roster move on Monday morning, optioning right-hander Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Rochester. Pryor, who was acquired in the July 24 deal last year that sent Kendrys Morales to Seattle, made five Grapefruit League appearances this spring, scattering four hits and one run over six innings, striking out one and walking one.
3/22/2015 | Hughes frustrated with rare bout of wildness
Phil Hughes, the Twins' Opening Day starter, does not issue many walks, but when he does, he does not hide his displeasure.
3/22/2015 | Santana, Schafer key Twins' early surge vs. Marlins
Phil Hughes tuned up for Opening Day with 4 2/3 innings, and Danny Santana and Jordan Schafer paced the offense in the Twins' 5-3 win over the Marlins.
3/22/2015 | Pinto sidelined with possible concussion
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto is expected to miss the next few days with what GM Terry Ryan described as "concussion-like symptoms."
3/21/2015 | Milone's one bad inning tilts day in May's favor
Two of the three pitchers competing for the fifth spot in the rotation for the Twins were on display in split-squad action on Saturday, as left-hander Tommy Milone started against the Orioles at Hammond Stadium, while right-hander Trevor May started against the Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla.
3/21/2015 | Perkins feeling good after Grapefruit League debut
After missing time with a mild right oblique strain, Twins closer Glen Perkins made his Grapefruit League debut against the Orioles on Saturday at Hammond Stadium. He went one inning, giving up one run on a solo homer from Delmon Young on a slider, but was otherwise solid.
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