The Twins claimed Ehire Adrianza in 2017 for his fielding. His versatility and hitting since then have been a pleasant bonus.
Brent Rooker and Caleb Thielbar were teammates Thursday in a spring training game, just as they were teammates last November when both were selected to play for Team USA in an Olympic qualifier..
Randy Dobnak retired the first eight hitters he faced before allowing a solo home run to Toronto catcher Reese McGuire.
Kepler had some back and chest issues at the end of last season, and will hit leadoff today.
Twins righthander Randy Dobnak says he was happy with his outing against college players last week, but he enjoyed the bigger challenge of facing the Blue Jays on Thursday.
ESPN.com ran a list this week of the top clubs in baseball and had the Twins ranked fifth overall and the best in the improved AL Central.
Trevor Larnach blasted his second home run in as many days in the Twins' 10-8 split-squad victory over Tampa Bay at the Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday.
Last season, Griffin Jax became the first Air Force graduate ever to reach Class AAA, and it's possible he could make even more history by winding up in Minnesota later this summer.
Wednesday's start couldn't have gone any smoother for Twins lefthander Devin Smeltzer. Then it was time to get over the hump, and the hump hit back.
Nelson Cruz launched an opposite-field home run in the sixth inning, and last year's fourth-round pick, outfielder Seth Gray, followed with a blast onto the left field berm.
Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi says he doesn't normally use his best stuff in spring games, because he's focused on the weakest parts of his arsenal.
From 2011-2019, the question going into the season regarding the Twins was essentially, “Are they good?” In 2020, the team is starting from a different place.
Royce Lewis was in a rut during the 2019 season that slowed his ascent through the Twins farm system. "I literally didn't think I was going to make it for a while there," said the 20-year-old shortstop.
Phil Miller joins Michael Rand from Florida with a glowing review of veteran pitcher Jhoulys Chacin's debut. Also on the docket: Miguel Sano's fitness (very good) and transition to first base (work in progress), Josh Donaldson's impact and a World Series-level confidence that is permeating Fort Myers.
Jhoulys Chacin on Tuesday gave up one hit in two strong innings against the Braves.
Tyler Webb, the Twins' final pick in last year's draft, crushed a two-run shot to right-center in the ninth inning, to finish off a 4-4 tie.
The veteran righthander is in the running to claim the vacant spot in the Twins' starting rotation, with his main competition a batch of less-experienced pitchers.
On land or at sea, 24-year-old righthander Zack Littell has prepared to make the Twins out of spring training.after altering his unusual offseason routine.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said there is no organizational philosophy, because it doesn't "make sense."
Kenta Maeda made his exhibition debut for Minnesota, giving up one run in two innings.