Last season, 23 second basemen reached double digits in home runs, led by Brian Dozier's record-setting 42. In the entire decade of the 1980s, only nine second basemen managed to reach 20.
Lefthander Hector Santiago gave up just four hits against Baltimore, but two were home runs. He also walked one and struck out four in four innings.
Jose Berrios was optioned to Class AAA Rochester on Saturday, perhaps ceding the fifth spot in the Twins' starting rotation to righthander Tyler Duffey.
One man's takeaways from Florida spring training.
Brian Dozier hit 42 home runs last season, leading a strong offensive surge by major league second basemen
Jose Berrios knew he might be sacrificing his shot at the Twins rotation in order to represent Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic
With the final week of spring training on deck, the Twins still have a whopping 43 players left in camp.
Ervin Santana, who left Twins camp two weeks ago to join the Dominican Republic team in the World Baseball Classic, struck out six Orioles in a four-inning stint.
On Friday, Eddie Rosario was back with the Twins after playing right field for Puerto Rico's runner-up team in the World Baseball Classic. where he batted .375 and drove in five.
J.T. Chargois' chances of opening the season in the Twins bullpen got off to a rocky start in spring training, and never recovered.
Northstar Commuter Rail and the Northstar Link Commuter Bus will provide service for all Twins home games at Target Field, beginning April 3 with the…
The Twins face Baltimore tonight at Hammond Stadium and Ervin Santana makes his first start since returning from the World Baseball Classic
Always a friendly presence, former Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer this spring is more relaxed than he has ever been in a baseball clubhouse. "It's great," he said of the retired life.
Whether you view it as a threat or a reason to be excited, Opening Day for the Twins will be here on April 3. Here are some facts , including a Ricky Nolasco reference, to get you ready.
The Twins had hoped Jose Berrios would remain on a progression to build arm strength for the regular season while with Team Puerto Rico. But he pitched in only two games, posting a 8.10 ERA.
Nick Tepesch gave up two runs in 3⅔ innings, and is hoping to eventually gain a spot as a long reliever, even though he could start the season at Class AAA Rochester.
With spots on the pitching staff at stake, NickTepesch gets his first start of camp as the Twins face the Phillies and prospect Nick Burdi is in the bullpen.
The right-handed reliever is a Park Center High School product and former Twins draft pick, who has played for a number of teams since leaving Minnesota.
A case can be made that the starting rotation will be improved, but the Twins will enter the season with a bullpen still filled with questions.