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Park bangs another home run as Twins beat Red Sox

Minnesota Twins' Byung HoPark (52) has six home runs this spring.

Park is likely to be added to the Twins' 40-man roster Thursday, the winner of a competition with Kennys Vargas to capture the designated hitter role he lost last season.

Twins' Day at Camp: Michael Tonkin and Justin Haley fill out the bullpen

Michael Tonkin earned one of the last two spots in the Twins bullpen.

The moves made only one decision remaining on the pitching staff: the No. 5 starter's job.


Hector Santiago: Pitcher and collector

Twins pitcher Hector Santiago at his home in Litchfield Park, Ariz., with just a sample of his collection of signed jerseys.


Santana takes positives from messy final start

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he's taking positives after allowing eight hits in his final start of the spring.


Anonymous MLB scouts demolish Twins in SI baseball preview

Sports Illustrated offered anonymity to major league scouts in return for their honest opinions about MLB teams. They didn't exactly flatter the Twins.


One year later, ByungHo Park settles in as DH for Twins

Manager Paul Molitor said roster moves are coming that will provide "a fair amount of clarity" about the remaining roster competitions. The designated hitter situation doesn't appear to be among them.


Michael Tonkin, Justin Haley survive final bullpen cuts, make Twins roster

Alex Wimmers and Nick Tepesch, victims of a roster squeeze, were sent to minor-league camp on Wednesday


Twins' day at camp: Byron Buxton's speed legend continues to grow

– Here’s some advice from Twins manager Paul Molitor: When Byron Buxton puts the ball in play, “don’t watch the ball.”…


Twins' day at camp: Hughes starts ugly, but ends up acceptable

The Twins lost 4-1 to Pittsburgh on Monday, but starter Phil Hughes came away feeling better about himself after giving up two homers in a rocky first inning. He gave up another run in the second inning, but he faced the minimum 12 batters over the final four innings of his outing.


Boshers, Field pack up as Twins make roster cuts

The Twins will officially announce some roster moves today. Infielder Tommy Field and reliever Buddy Boshers have already packed up and the fifth starter question may also be answered.


Edina mansion that belonged to Kirby Puckett has been sold for $1.57M

The late Twins star's home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.


Will it be Wimmers? Relief hopeful tries to grab open bullpen spot

Alex Wimmers has given up two earned runs in nine innings of work this spring on eight hits and four walks while holding opponents to a .229 batting average.


What to pay, wear, wager (and more) for Twins' Opening Day

Opening Day is less than a week away, so here's a guide to the Target Field opener that includes some things we expect you're curious about -- and some others that we thought you should know.


Dessa will sing national anthem at Twins opener

Rick Stelmaszek, a former Twins coach who is battling pancreatic cancer, will throw out the first pitch. Stelmaszek spent 32 seasons on the Twins staff, a team record.


Royals outfielder Soler likely out to start season

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game.


Rough beginning, fast finish for Twins' Hughes

The righthander was hit hard the first inning -- and took the loss -- but made adjustments in a game that lasted only 2 hours, 10 minutes.


Management still mulling cuts as Twins play Pittsburgh

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine were in the clubhouse Monday afternoon, raising suspicions that cuts were coming. But it now sounds like Tuesday could be a busy roster-trimming day.


Dozier's home runs strike blow for the 'little man' at second base

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.


Gibson starts strong, but Twins fall to Red Sox 7-2

Gibson pitched six shutout innings on four hits with four strikeouts Sunday, lowering his Grapefruit League ERA to 1.59. His breaking pitches were sharp as he cruised through Boston's lineup.