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Fox Sports North:
By DAVID DORSEY
Special to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. There has been a buzz of excitement this spring training at the Lee County Sports Complex, and it has had as much, if not more, to do with the scene on the minor league side of camp as in the big-league clubhouse.
As the Minnesota Twins prepare to return home from spring training, an arsenal of, at last count, 165 minor league players, is getting ready to disperse across the country to the various Minnesota minor league affiliates.
A handful of those prospects will form the foundation of the future for a franchise that finished with a 66-96 record last season and a 63-99 mark in 2011.
Third baseman Miguel Sano, second baseman Eddie Rosario, shortstop Levi Michael, outfielders Oswaldo Arcia and Byron Buxton and starting pitchers Alex Meyer and Trevor May are among those who have been besieged by autograph seekers this spring training.
For the first time in almost 30 years, the prospects will be assessed by a new man...
BEST OF MAXIM
Skills, talents and life lessons routinely are passed down from father to son, but who knew the finer points of how to maintain bushy and uncontrollable eyebrows were one of them? Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire recently was photographed by his Lindsay Gardenhire, his daughter-in-law and wife to son, Toby, demonstrating to his son how to go about shaving one’s eyebrows so...
Not the guy cut, but good for effect
The Twins made some cuts today. Most notable among them is outfielder Joe Benson. For more info, click on the link below for the Star Tribune report.
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Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire taught his son, Toby, many things about the game of baseball. Recently, the Twins skipper gave his oldest child a different life lesson.
In a picture shared on Twitter by Toby's wife, Lindsay, Ron Gardenhire can be seen reflected in a mirror as he looks on while Toby holds a razor in his hands. The tweet says, "Father teaching son how to...
The Minnesota Twins announced on Friday that they have placed pitchers Scott Diamond and Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list.
Diamond, who was Minnesotas best starting pitcher in 2012, has been rehabbing his left elbow after having offseason surgery in December. He has yet to pitch in an official Grapefruit League game this spring. When Diamond returns from the DL possibly...
The Twins are in dire need of pitching. This is not up for debate. Surely, then many Twins fans must have been excited to see Sam Deduno tear up the World Baseball Classic, starting three games, pitching 13 innings and allowing only one run. He had a 17/5 K/BB ratio. Lights out.
Many people seem to be excited about this breakthrough, not the least of which are the Twins front office...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Samuel Deduno entered spring training with an outside chance of making the Minnesota Twins' rotation. His performance at the World Baseball Classic might have given him an edge.
Deduno is scheduled to return to Twins spring training camp Thursday after helping the Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 in the championship game of the WBC. Deduno pitched...
Samuel Deduno pleaded with Tony Pena to leave him in the game - the outing of his life, his country across his chest.
Pena stuck with the demonstrative Dominican Republic right-hander - with his island nation's World Baseball Classic hopes hanging on that managerial move. Deduno made Pena change his mind, and he never changes his mind.
The pitcher did his part by striking out...
Happy basketball day part 2! May today go a bit more smoothly than yesterday.
Fangraphs is the first place I’ve seen that doesn’t rate Miguel Sano as the Twins’ top prospect.
You have to dig deep during the tournament.
And another awful GIF from day one of the tournament. Ouch.
Lots of basketball, no important teams.