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The former shortstop couldn't secure that position last season, but the Twins hope his new spot will allow him to blossom.
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The Minnesota Twins finished 2011 with a miserable 63-99 record which was worse than every team in baseball not named the Houston Astros. They were derailed by injuries and down seasons from players like Francisco Liriano, Brian Duensing, and Matt Capps. They got next to nothing from Japanese import Tsuyoshi Nishioka, who appeared to be in over his head against big league pitching...
FOXSportsNorth.com will track reports from the news outlets already in Florida until March 4, when Tyler Mason will begin covering the team in Fort Myers. Here's a look at Wednesday's top story lines from camp:Mauer in perpetual motion: He's catching bullpen sessions. He's taking grounders at first base. He's running the bases, and he looks lively during batting...
FOXSportsNorth.com will track reports from the news outlets already in Florida until March 4, when Tyler Mason will begin covering the team in Fort Myers. Here's a look at Thursday's top story lines from camp:Twins win 'B' game: For the first time all season, Minnesota supporters can claim "Twins win." Even if it was in a spring training 'B' game...
Twins catcher Joe Mauer says he's feeling good after 11 days in camp, and is looking forward to Grapefruit League action starting on Saturday against the Rays at Hammond Stadium.
Delmon Young had 112 RBI's in 2010 (Twins)
** Writer’s Note ** – This article is the first of what I will call My “Player Predictions Preview”. Each article will take a different Tiger who will be on the roster out of Spring Training and attempt to predict their season. Obviously not all 25 spots are shoe ins at this point in time, so expect those last bullpen spots,...
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire announced his starting lineup and pitchers for Thursday's "B" game against the Red Sox at Hammond Stadium.
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– A special visitor graced the Red Sox clubhouse this week. Legendary Twins pitcher Jim Kaat, 73, passed by camp the past two days to offers advice to the team. Since pitching coach Bob McClure lives close to Kaat in Florida, it did not take much convincing for Katt to make the trek. "You can't teach experience, but [with] the amount of experience Jim...
With the offseason signing of hard-throwing reliever Joel Zumaya, the Twins were hoping they found a right-handed complement to top setup man Glen Perkins. But with Zumaya out for the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, the Twins have to find a replacement to handle late-inning duties to hand the ball off to Perkins and closer Matt Capps.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Morneau is on the mend with the Minnesota Twins and says he hopes to play in the team's first exhibition game Saturday.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Justin Morneau isn't going to sugarcoat his concerns over recurring concussions and how they could affect his playing career.