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3/26/2015 | Stats don't tell whole story as Milone shows his mettle

With Twins manager Paul Molitor looking to have his roster set by this weekend, left-hander Tommy Milone likely had his last chance to make an impression on the coaching staff with his start against the Red Sox on Thursday.


3/26/2015 | Perkins easing his way into game shape

Glen Perkins got his work in on the Minor League side on Thursday, as the Twins' closer tossed an easy 1-2-3 inning against the Red Sox's Class A team at the CenturyLink Sports Complex.


3/26/2015 | Pinto ready to catch bullpen; Duensing set to return Friday

Twins catcher Josmil Pinto and left-hander Brian Duensing are both making progress with their injuries, as Pinto's concussion-like symptoms are gone, while the swelling in Duensing's left quad has subsided.


3/26/2015 | Escobar's bat showing no signs of slowing down

Lefty Tommy Milone, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, gave up six hits and three runs on a hot and humid afternoon, as the Twins fell to the Red Sox, 5-4, in 10 innings.


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.




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