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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. The team announced Thursday that it will retire Kelly's number during a pregame ceremony on Sept. 8 as part of "Tom Kelly Day." Kelly received a standing ovation from the crowd when the announcement was made, but was filled with emotion and had to leave the stage before he could say anything."A total ambush," Kelly said after the night's festivities. "We used to say in the dugout when we were behind, Let's see if we can ambush somebody here in the late innings.' That's what I call an ambush. I was not ready."Kelly, the skipper who led the Twins to World Seri...
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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...
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 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.
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...
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.
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.
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.”
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...
Joe Mauer's knees diminished his power in 2011. Here is why.
The Minnesota Twins will retire former manager Tom Kelly's uniform number.
Former pitcher Camilo Pascual has been elected to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, as the 24th member.
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.
The Twins' best relief pitcher in 2011 rode out some tough times as a pro, sticking to what he knows best.