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1/29/2015 | Hunter to mentor Twins' young outfielders

Now that Torii Hunter is back with the Twins as the club's starting right fielder after being away for seven years, he has made it his mission to help mentor Aaron Hicks and Byron Buxton this year.


1/29/2015 | 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 outfielders

The top 10 outfielders list annually has some of the most athletic and exciting prospects in the Minor Leagues, and this year is no different. Here is MLBPipeline.com's breakdown of the top-ranked outfield prospects for 2015.


1/29/2015 | Which prospects will make the Top 100 cut?

After an offseason filled with transactions and intrigue, Spring Training is fast approaching. That means it's time for the unveiling of the latest MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list. The Top 50 will be unveiled during a one-hour special on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET, and the entire list will be available on MLB.com.


1/28/2015 | Twins announce Spring Training broadcast schedule

The Twins announced their broadcast schedule for Spring Training on Wednesday, as a dozen games will be televised on Fox Sports North, while 18 games will be carried via radio and also streamed at twinsbaseball.com.


1/28/2015 | Prospect Watch: Top 10 shortstops

MLBPipeline.com's 2015 Top 100 Prospects list will be unveiled on Friday on MLB.com, with the Top 50 revealed during a one-hour show on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET. Leading up to that, MLBPipeline.com takes a look at baseball's Top 10 prospects at each position.


1/27/2015 | Santana, Escobar to engage in shortstop competition

When Paul Molitor took over as Twins manager from Ron Gardenhire, one of the major questions was how he'd handle the shortstop position in 2015. Molitor quickly asserted he planned to move Danny Santana back to shortstop, creating a competition with Eduardo Escobar in Spring Training.


1/25/2015 | Fans show support, optimism at Target Field TwinsFest

TwinsFest was held at Target Field for a second straight year this weekend, and team president Dave St. Peter said roughly 14,000 fans attended the event to help generate $300,000 for the Twins Community Fund.


1/25/2015 | Torii returns to open arms at TwinsFest

For Torii Hunter, it felt like he never left. The outfielder, who rejoined the Twins on a one-year deal after leaving Minnesota following the 2007 season, was perhaps the most popular player at TwinsFest this weekend.


1/25/2015 | Perkins recovered from arm injury, prepared for camp

Twins closer Glen Perkins said he's fully recovered from his left forearm injury that saw him miss the last two weeks of the 2014 season, and he'll be ready to go for Spring Training.


1/24/2015 | Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotation

Alex Meyer, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, according to MLB.com, heads into Spring Training as one of many candidates aiming to prove themselves worthy of the fifth rotation spot.


1/24/2015 | Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015

It was just two St. Paul natives having lunch in their hometown this week, but for Joe Mauer, it was a chance to keep picking the brain of new Twins manager and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.


1/24/2015 | Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitration

Minnesota agreed to terms with its sixth and final arbitration-eligible player on Saturday, as the club signed left-handed reliever Brian Duensing to a one-year deal worth $2.7 million.


1/24/2015 | Milone out to prove himself to Twins' faithful

After the 2014 season came to an end, Tommy Milone figured the inflammation in his neck that plagued him while with the Twins would quickly subside. But even after receiving a cortisone shot in his neck after the season, Milone still felt stiffness and couldn't pinpoint why. So he went and saw a specialist in Beverly Hills, Calif., who found a small tumor behind his neck that was causing the issue.


1/23/2015 | Twin goals: Buxton, Sano striving to debut in '15

Top Twins prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano are healthy now and general manager Terry Ryan said he could envision a scenario in which both players make their debuts this season.


1/23/2015 | Plouffe fully recovered from broken left forearm

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe said he's fully recovered from a broken left forearm suffered on Sept. 24 in a collision at third base, and has been able to start his workouts at his usual timeframe.


1/23/2015 | Molitor set to focus on defense, baserunning in spring

Paul Molitor has already been hard at work planning his first Spring Training as Twins manager and said there will be tweaks from former manager Ron Gardenhire's format.


1/23/2015 | TwinsFest opens with address from St. Peter

Twins president Dave St. Peter kicked off TwinsFest weekend with a state of the franchise address at the annual media luncheon at Target Field on Friday, addressing a wide range of topics, including ticket sales, promotions and the club's Hall of Fame.


1/23/2015 | Twins, Schafer agree to terms on 1-year deal

The Twins made a roster announcement on the first day of TwinsFest on Friday, as they agreed to terms with outfielder Jordan Schafer on a one-year deal worth $1.55 million to avoid arbitration.


1/22/2015 | Twins wrap up 'awesome' Winter Caravan

The 55th annual Twins Winter Caravan came to a close on Thursday after four different routes made stops in more than 40 communities in four states over the last two weeks.


1/21/2015 | Hughes happy to be with Twins long term

After seven years playing for the Yankees under the bright lights of New York City, Phil Hughes found himself in a different environment in 2014, but one that made him feel right at home.


1/20/2015 | Ryan senses fans' urgency during Caravan stop

A special guest joined the Twins on their annual Winter Caravan on Tuesday, as general manager Terry Ryan made an appearance during the evening stop at the Kato Ballroom to participate in a question-and-answer session with fans.


1/20/2015 | Dozier preparing to build on breakout season with Twins

After a busy offseason that included a mission trip to Nicaragua in early January, Brian Dozier is gearing up for his third season as the Twins' everyday second baseman in 2015 and wants to build on his breakout season from last year.


1/19/2015 | Duensing hopeful to get deal done with Twins

While some teams have adopted a file-and-trial policy regarding their arbitration-eligible players, the Twins remain open to coming to agreements with both left-hander Brian Duensing and outfielder Jordan Schafer before arbitration hearings in February.


1/19/2015 | Twins' Caravan continues, leading up to Diamond Awards

The second week of the Twins' 55th annual Winter Caravan began Monday with two different routes starting a four-day journey throughout the Upper Midwest.


1/19/2015 | New fun for fans as Target Field set to host TwinsFest

TwinsFest is right around the corner, as the annual event will be held at Target Field for the second straight year from Friday to Sunday.




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