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Joe Mauer's knees diminished his power in 2011. Here is why.
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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 In 2008, Twins first baseman Justin Morneau played in all 162 regular-season games plus a Game 163. He was Minnesota's iron man after having played 157 games in the previous two seasons.Since then, however, Morneau has not finished a season healthy. In 2009, it was a back injury. The 2010 season was cut short after 81 games due to a concussion. And last year, Morneau...
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.”
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...
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.
Jamey Carroll, who was signed by the Twins early in the offseason to be the club's starting shortstop, said he couldn't help but be impressed by TwinsFest.
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...
MINNEAPOLIS Before they took part in Friday's annual TwinsFest at the Metrodome, several Minnesota Twins players made a special visit to a local hospital.First baseman Justin Morneau was joined by teammates Carl Pavano, Drew Butera, Glen Perkins, Matt Capps and Jason Marquis as they visited Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore who was paralyzed in a hockey...
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.
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.
The Twins' best relief pitcher in 2011 rode out some tough times as a pro, sticking to what he knows best.