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The Twins' best relief pitcher in 2011 rode out some tough times as a pro, sticking to what he knows best.

Twins' Gardenhire wants to see fewer doctors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had never seen a season quite like 2011 in regard to injuries. Heck, he even had an Achilles' injury at one point in the season. As the health of the Minnesota Twins dwindled, so too did the wins. From the first week of the season until the last game of the year, Gardenhire never had a full squad on the field as the Twins finished...

Twins return to the Metrodome for TwinsFest

MINNEAPOLIS After a year away from the Metrodome, TwinsFest is back home. TwinsFest, a three-day annual event that allows fans to meet more than 60 former, current and future Minnesota Twins, begins Friday at the Metrodome. Last year's event was held at the National Sports Center Blaine after the Dome's roof collapsed from heavy snowfall in December of 2010. But it makes...

Twins to retire former manager Kelly's number

MINNEAPOLIS Tom Kelly didn't see it coming.The former manager of the Minnesota Twins had just finished presenting the final award at Thursday night's annual Diamond Awards at Target Field. But Kelly was asked to stay on stage as team president Dave St. Peter and CEO Jim Pohlad had a special announcement.No member of the Minnesota Twins will wear Kelly's No. 10 again...

Blackburn, Baker plan to hit ground running

Twins right-handers Nick Blackburn and Scott Baker said during TwinsFest that they're both healthy and on track to be ready to go once pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 18.

Concussion had Span asking 'Why now?'

MINNEAPOLIS -- The 2011 season was one to forget for the 99-loss Minnesota Twins -- especially for center fielder Denard Span. Span suffered a concussion in early June when he collided at the plate with Kansas City Royals catcher Brayan Pena. Span tried to play again a few days later but was ultimately shut down for two months. During that time, it was clear the injury weighed on...

Pavano to start opener for Twins

The Minnesota Twins have tabbed Carl Pavano to be this year's opening day starter. The 36-year-old Pavano went 9-13 with a 4.30 ERA in 33 starts for the Twins last season. He had a 17-11 record and 3.75 ERA in 32 starts in 2010 for Minnesota. Pavano has a career 106-102 record with five different teams.

Pascual elected to Twins Hall of Fame

Former Twins right-hander Camilo Pascual was elected as the lone inductee into the Twins Hall of Fame this year, club president Dave St. Peter announced Friday.

Twins caravan: Joe Mauer looks like he's back to himself

Mauer wouldn't confirm reports that he's gained 30 pounds, but he said "I’m at my playing weight right now, and I’m actually trying to gain a little bit more before spring [training] hits because it comes off pretty quickly.”

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out.

[youtube]1SRi06W859o[/youtube] If you follow Liriano, you should be prepared to lose your mind. It wasn't long ago when groups of people flocked to the performances of Francisco. In 2006 Francisco Liriano was an artist; his arm a brush, the strike zone his canvas. Liriano was so spectacular a grass roots counterculture developed in the land of 10,000 lakes. Whether it was the...

TwinsCentric: Mauer in need of a solid foundation

Joe Mauer's knees diminished his power in 2011. Here is why.

Gardenhire tabs Pavano to start Twins' opener

Manager Ron Gardenhire told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Tuesday night that Carl Pavano will start the Twins' opener on April 6 at Baltimore.

Twins plan to retire ex-manager Kelly's No. 10

The Minnesota Twins will retire former manager Tom Kelly's uniform number.

Former All-Star pitcher Pascual, 78, elected to Twins Hall of Fame

Former pitcher Camilo Pascual has been elected to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, as the 24th member.

On the mend, Morneau starts baseball activities

Justin Morneau, who played in just 69 games last season because of various injuries, said Friday that he's optimistic he'll be healthy and ready to go once Spring Training starts next month.
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