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Miguel Sano clarifies how he hurt foot: Spilled drink, metal stairs and a stumble

A doctor sewed up the cut with 12 stitches, but because the cut is horizontal, it's prone to pull apart as he walks. That's why the Twins put him in a boot.
Tags: Twins, Miguel Sano


Twins' closer could come from six candidates as roles evolve

The Twins' decisionmakers have decided to trust that Fernando Rodney's successor as the team's established closer is on the current roster. They're just not sure where.
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Willians Astudillo had fame, flamboyance in Venezuelan League

The portly Twins utilityman was edged for league MVP honors by former Twins outfielder Delmon Young, but ended up on the team that won the league title.
Tags: Twins, Delmon Young, Willians Astudillo, Venezuelan League


A new approach to preparation as Twins' full squad arrives for camp

The Twins' full squad arrives for spring camp.
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Pineda hopes to return with Twins after 1½-season layoff

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Pineda thinks he’ll be ready to return to the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins after a layoff of 1½ seasons. Pineda needed Tommy John surgery in 2017 while with the New York Yankees. He signed with the Twins in December 2017 and as he neared a return late […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Twins, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, FORT MYERS Fla, Tommy John, Pineda, Michael Pineda


It's the end of the Wild as we know it, and I feel fine

Welcome to the Monday edition of The Cooler, where all OK things must come to an end. Let's get to it: *Whether it happens over the course of the next week, precipitated by a ghastly free-fall only propped up by the cushioned bottom of the Western Conference standings, or happens a few months from now during a busy offseason, this much seems pretty clear: It's the end of the Wild as we know it. (And I feel fine). Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Blues is far from the only piece of evidence supporting th...
Tags: Minnesota, Maryland, Blues, Michigan, NHL, Twins, Vikings, Gophers, Timberwolves, Brenda Frese, Richard Pitino, Victor Rask, Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen


Slightly smaller Miguel Sano aiming for big gains with Twins this year

But the slugger arrived at camp with a cut on his leg.
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'The new Miguel Sano' trimmed down as Twins camp opens

A slimmed-down Miguel Sano has arrived at Twins spring training, a promising sign for Minnesota            [Author: AP]
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‘The new Miguel Sano’ trimmed down as Twins camp opens

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Sano walked into the Minnesota Twins’ clubhouse just before 8 a.m., looking trimmed down in rainbow sneakers and a black sweat suit. “You look good,” said catcher Jason Castro, a sentiment echoed by teammates between hugs and handshakes with the 25-year-old slugger. A slimmer Sano is a promising sign […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Twins, Minnesota Twins, Miguel Sano, Sano, FORT MYERS Fla, Jason Castro


Twins third baseman Miguel Sano looks like 'same old Miguel,' and this time that's in a good way

Miguel Sano arrived at spring training Sunday on Twins' reporting day for position players and ... well, he looked terrific.
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Sano looks like 'same old Miguel,' and this time that's in a good way

Miguel Sano arrived at spring training Sunday on Twins' reporting day for position players and ... well, he looked terrific.
Tags: Twins, Miguel, Miguel Sano, Sano


New Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson is cut from a different cloth

Wes Johnson's style and background stand out. The Twins pitching coach is just getting to know his new team, but already he is keeping things lively.
Tags: Twins, New Twins, Wes Johnson


Steady growth for Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco nets rewards from Twins

Max Kepler, from Germany, and Jorge Polanco, from the Dominican Republic, came up through the Twins system as international signings from different worlds. They now have the richest contracts on the team.
Tags: Germany, Twins, Dominican Republic, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler Jorge Polanco


Twins have international payoff with Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco

Max Kepler, from Germany, and Jorge Polanco, from the Dominican Republic, came up through the Twins system as international signings from different worlds.
Tags: Germany, Twins, Dominican Republic, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco


Athletics sign outfielder Robbie Grossman

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a one-year, $2 million contract Friday. To make room for Grossman on the 40-man roster, right-hander Daniel Gossett was placed on the 60-day injured list. Grossman spent the last three seasons with the Twins. He batted .273 with five home runs and 48 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Oakland Athletics, Twins, Mesa Ariz, Grossman, Robbie Grossman, Daniel Gossett


Résumé builders: Several Twin Cities sports teams are hiring tech- and social-media-savvy young coaches

Young hires are suddenly all the rage - both on a national stage and locally in the Twin Cities. "Our game is changing," said Twins executive VP and chief baseball officer who hired 38-year-old Rocco Baldelli as manager.
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AP sources: Twins reach 5-year deals with Kepler, Polanco

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people with direct knowledge of the deals tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have agreed to five-year contracts with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco. The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the deals, which were reached […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Ap, Associated Press, Twins, Minnesota Twins, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Kepler Polanco


Nebraska loss could impact Richard Pitino's job security, which just isn't right

Welcome to the Thursday edition of The Cooler, where the margins are impossibly thin. Let's get to it: *At a season level, and usually even a game level, sports outcomes are seldom as simple as one play. There is a tendency to zero in on one game or one play, shine a light on it and say, "This! This was the reason we lost!" (or less frequently, why we won). Gary Anderson and Blair Walsh will attest to this. Twins fans will never forgive Phil Cuzzi. And Richard Pitino? We'll get to him in a minut...
Tags: Palmer, Nba, Ncaa, Nebraska, Rockets, NHL, Twins, Vikings, Joe, Gary Anderson, Luol Deng, Andrew Wiggins, Chris Paul, Gophers, Clippers, Blair Walsh


Sources: Twins extending Polanco, Kepler deals

The Twins have finalized a five-year, $25.75 million extension with shortstop Jorge Polanco and also agreed to a five-year, $35 million deal with outfielder Max Kepler, sources told ESPN.
Tags: Baseball, Twins, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Polanco Kepler


Twins' Mitch Garver steps up to improve defense behind plate

Having made an Opening Day roster for the first time last spring, Mitch Garver is eager to do whatever it takes to stay with the Twins when they leave Fort Myers.
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Twins' young core players in line for multiyear contracts

The Twins are working this week to sign some of their young players to contracts that would last through their arbitration-eligible years. Who's on the list?
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MLB's biggest challenge isn't pace of play -- it's a lack of time certainty

Major League Baseball, in a proper and dutiful quest to work on the related (but not identical) problems of pace of play and length of games, is again looking at various proposals related to the 2019 season. The two ideas picking up steam lately: the adoption (finally) of a 20-second pitch clock and a rule stating that unless an inning ends, a relief pitcher must stay in to face at least three batters. As someone who has enthusiastically watched minor league games and noted the improved flow wit...
Tags: Mlb, Twins, Vikings, Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, Minnesota United Twins


Coming To America Sequel Release Date Set for 2020

Coming to America sequel release date set for 2020 The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Coming to America sequel release date has been set by Paramount Pictures. The follow-up to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy has landed an August 7, 2020 release date. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var st...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key


Angels 2019 spring training preview: Who’s here, who’s gone?

As the Angels arrive for spring training, here’s a reminder of what roster changes have taken place … WHO’S IN … RHP Cody Allen, free agent, from Indians 1B Justin Bour, free agent, from Phillies OF Peter Bourjos, minor league free agent, from Braves RHP Trevor Cahill, free agent, from A’s RHP John Curtiss, trade, from Twins RHP Luis Garcia, trade, from Phillies RHP Matt Harvey, free agent, from Reds RHP Daniel Hudson, minor league free agent, from Dodgers IF Tommy La Stella, trade, from Cubs ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Tigers, Marlins, Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Luis Garcia, Phillies, Jonathan Lucroy, Cubs, Dodgers, Padres


Five questions to ponder surrounding Twins as spring training approaches

The Twins believe they will have a more productive offense, a steady rotation and a bullpen driven by young arms. So as camp nears, let's examine some key issues surrounding the club.
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Twins sign INF Rosales to minor league deal, invite to camp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed journeyman infielder Adam Rosales to a minor league contract. The Twins announced Saturday that the 35-year-old Rosales has been invited to big league spring training. Rosales hit .211 in 13 games for Cleveland last year. He is a career .226 hitter with 48 home runs and 179 […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Ap, Cleveland, Twins, Minnesota Twins, Rosales, Adam Rosales


Twins sign Duda, announce spring invites

The Twins added another player who can hit the ball over the fence in Lucas Duda, who twice blasted 30 home runs in a season.
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Bottom line: Twins didn't make any major offseason deals

That the Twins sat out the retail-priced free agent market is not a surprise. That they haven't shaken up their roster further by trading was a surprise because of their deadline dealing last summer.
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Baldelli era begins for Twins with Buxton-Sano priority

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The retirement of Joe Mauer freed up an annual $23 million allocation from Minnesota’s payroll and the free agent market remains wide open with spring training just a week away. Now, though, is not the time for the Twins to spend. Derek Falvey and Thad Levine of the front office are instead […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sports, Ap, Twins, Joe Mauer, Thad Levine, Derek Falvey, Buxton Sano, Baldelli


Comeback candidates illustrate Twins' boom or bust volatility

Welcome to the Thursday edition of The Cooler, where everything is always relative. Let's get to it: *If you are busy rationalizing Thursday's weather forecast because we will *almost* reach zero degrees and the "feels like" temperatures are at least better than they were Wednesday, I have some great news for you: Add a few degrees of internal warmth with the knowledge that less than two weeks from today, Twins pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Now, they probably aren't taking you...
Tags: Florida, New York Times, Mlb, Twins, Jackie Robinson, Karl Anthony Towns, Buxton, Levine, Sano, Bayless, Tyus Jones, Jerryd Bayless, Pineda, Michael Pineda, Jason Castro, Thad Levine