Found February 22, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Luke Hughes
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
Twins infielder Luke Hughes received welcome news on Wednesday, as a second opinion by Dr. Lewis Yocum on an MRI exam taken on Hughes' strained right shoulder found only inflammation.

Twins' Nishioka could see time at third base

One day before official team workouts begin, the Minnesota Twins welcomed first baseman Justin Morneau, who arrived to camp Thursday. Things will start to get interesting Friday when position players join the pitchers and catchers in full-team workouts. In all, Minnesota will have 67 players in Fort Myers, Fla., this year for spring will track reports...

Morneau still needs to be cleared by MLB

Several more Twins players reported to spring training in Fort Myers on Tuesday, although four players have not yet reported. That includes first baseman Justin Morneau, who missed the end of the last three seasons. Position players have until Thursday to report to camp, and full-team workouts begin Friday. will track reports from the news outlets already in Florida...

No restrictions for Twins 1B Morneau

Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau will join the team for its first workout Friday and is not expected to face any health restrictions. Morneau has had each of his last two seasons derailed by injuries, appearing in 150 games over that span. The 2006 American League MVP was limited to 69 games last season, batting .227 with four homers and 30 RBIs. He underwent surgery...

Nishioka preparing to prove himself on field

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tsuyoshi Nishioka could see some time at third base in Spring Training as he prepares for a utility role.

MLB Preview 2012: The Minnesota Twins

Just about a year ago, I extolled the joys of Target Field and pointed out that the Minnesota Twins finish to 2010 was better than expected. 2011 was going to be a different year. When I said different, I didn’t mean a 63-99 season. Last year was bad, just all around bad. It started out bad in spring training when Joe Mauer didn’t catch a game until mid-March, and then went downhill...

Span hopes to put concussion behind him (AP)

Denard Span has been assured by medical advisers that his concussion problems are behind him. He is ready to put the diagnosis to the test. Span showed up at Hammond Stadium a couple of days early and said he is eager to get back out there with the rest of the Minnesota Twins after concussion and migraine problems limited him to 70 games in 2011.

Twins add two 'B' games to spring slate

With 33 pitchers in big league camp, the Twins scheduled two more "B" games, Twins general manager Terry Ryan announced Thursday.

Twins ponder if three catchers is indeed a crowd

Drew Butera lacks punch at the plate, but the team might need him as a backup if Ryan Doumit opens as the DH. Still, "that next guy has got to earn his spot."

Baseballs to golf balls: Twins tee up

After practicing on the diamonds, the Twins hit the links to participate in the 14th annual Lee Regional Cancer Tournament. Joe Mauer shows us his sweet swing and Drew Butera shows off his daring fashion sense.

SidCast: Can Wolves make playoffs?

Also, Joe Mauer is looking good at Twins spring training and more on the Vikings stadium.

Ryan, Smith both all in to right Twins' ship

It's a unique situation, but the Twins are a very unique organization. Terry Ryan is beginning his first spring as general manager after four years out of that chair. Bill Smith, the guy he replaced, remains in the organization.

Morneau's words will wait one day

The Twins first baseman declined a request to meet with reporters, but promised to talk Friday.
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