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The Twins kicked off their 52nd annual Winter Caravan on Monday in successful fashion, as they met with fans at four stops and ended up more than 200 miles from Target Field.

Twins agree to deals with Perkins and Liriano

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins signed two arbitration-eligible players to one-year contracts on Tuesday, the last day for teams and players to exchange salary figures. Minnesota signed left-handed reliever Glen Perkins to a one-year, 1.55 million deal, while also agreeing to a one-year, 5.5 million deal with starter Francisco Liriano. "Any time you can avoid the process...

Toby Gardenhire named head coach

Toby Gardenhire thought he would finally get his chance to play big league baseball this past season. As he watched numerous teammates at Triple-A Rochester get called up to the injury-plagued Minnesota Twins, Gardenhire figured his turn would be coming soon. "There was a few times where I looked at it and said, 'I'm the guy, I'm the guy,' and it just never...

Twins dodge arbitration on Liriano, Perkins deals

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year contracts with left-handers Francisco Liriano and Glen Perkins, avoiding arbitration with both players. Liriano will make $5.5 million this season to lead the rotation, up from $4.3 million in 2011. Perkins will get $1.55 million this year to be the primary setup man, a raise from the $700,000 he made last season. The deals were done...

No matter role, Duensing eager to help Twins

Twins lefty Brian Duensing is optimistic that he'll bounce back this year and return to his previous form that saw him win a role in the starting rotation last season.

Twins, Perkins avoid arbitration with deal

The Twins and left-hander Glen Perkins avoided arbitration on Tuesday, as they agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.55 million, according to a Major League source familiar with the negotiations.

The Perfect Season for a Break

It may have been fortuitous that I hit the blogging wall around this time last year. Writing about the 2011 Twins might have been enough to put a permanent end to my interest in writing about my favorite team. I didn’t have very high hopes for the Twins entering the season, but did not envision the train wreck that was the 2011 season. As a postscript on the 2011 season I will...

Twins signed P Zumaya to one-year deal

The Minnesota Twins signed reliever Joel Zumaya to a one-year contract Sunday. Zumaya did not appear in a game last season and underwent elbow surgery in May. It was the second surgical procedure on Zumaya's elbow within a year. He had his 2010 season cut short by surgery after he went 2-1 with one save and a 2.58 in 31 appearances. Zumaya spent his five seasons with the Detroit...

Twins Avoid Arbitration With Francisco Liriano

The Twins avoided arbitration with starter Francisco Liriano, signing the Legacy Sports client to a $5.5MM deal, tweets ESPN's Enrique Rojas.  It was a rough year for Liriano, limiting his raise to $1.2MM.  He'll be a free agent after 2012. The Twins' arbitration agenda will be complete if they sign infielder Alexi Casilla.

Twins reach agreements with P Liriano, Perkins

The Minnesota Twins agreed on Tuesday to one-year contracts with left-handed pitchers Francisco Liriano and Glen Perkins, avoiding arbitration.

Zumaya headed to Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins and reliever Joel Zumaya have reportedly agreed to a one-year contract.
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