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Fox Sports North:
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) When Josh Willingham signed a three-year contract with Minnesota before last season, he barely gave a second thought to his new home ballpark.
All that talk about how Target Field can sap a hitter's power? Willingham figured he'd wait and see.
"I knew I wasn't going to come in here and hit a bunch of home runs to center field and right field, but felt like if I hit 'em to left, I could hit 'em out," Willingham said. "I've played in Florida, it wasn't a hitter's ballpark. Washington wasn't a hitter's ballpark. Oakland certainly wasn't a hitter's ballpark, so I wasn't really worried about the ballpark."
Willingham turned out to be an ideal fit in his new surroundings, hitting 35 home runs in his first year with the Twins. Only Harmon Killebrew has hit more in a season since the franchise moved to Minnesota. Although the Twins lost 96 games, Willingham was a bright spot, setting career hig...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Wednesday, Minnesota Twins power-hitting left fielder Josh Willingham was spotted patrolling the outfield at the team’s spring training facility in Fort Meyers, Fla., but in this instance, he wasn’t practicing his fielding or shagging fly balls. Instead, according to a Pioneer Press report, Willingham was pushing a lawnmower while outfitted in “a flowery pink house dress...
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Chris Colabello, a non-roster invitee with the Minnesota Twins, is probably the happiest man in baseball this spring.
It would be trite to say Colabello, 29, has come out of nowhere. He actually comes from everywhere. Colabello grew up mostly in Massachusetts but spent several years of his childhood in Italy before attending Division II Assumption College in...
Minnesota Twins pitcher Vance Worley met his fiancee through Twitter. Read the story about the interesting way the two met.
While Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Justin Morneau is open to signing
a contract extension, he also understands that he could be entering his final
year with the team that drafted him, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX
Morneau is entering the final year of his current contract,
which will pay him $14 million. The 31-year-old told Morosi that he has
interest in remaining...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- It doesn't matter if it's February or September, a couple of innings just to get the arm loose or a big-time start in a pennant race, Kevin Correia doesn't want to come out of the game.
It's why the Minnesota Twins veteran right-hander found himself grinding during Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Two hits...
Spring training is underway in Florida, but there is plenty to do at Target Field before the 2013 season starts in Minneapolis (like melting the snow). FOX Sports North caught up with Minnesota Twins president Dave St. Peter to find out what fans can look forward to this upcoming season and beyond at Target Field.
FSN: The team has made several changes to Target Field since it...
It’s the weekend! I’m going bowling!
This girl can make this but the Gophers can’t hit a 12 foot jumper.
5 potential surprise teams. The Twins are not on this list.
The NFL Draft might move to May, because the NFL is full of attention whores.
Minnesota 3, Edmonton 1 – I fell asleep so I missed… almost the entirety of this game. Naturally, the Wild scored thrice.