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Phil Hughes returns to the mound in Twins' spring training loss to Boston

Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes.

After a rocky start to his spring training, Phil Hughes induced five straight ground balls. That's a good sign for a player who lost much of 2016 to injury.

Byung Ho Park's mental adjustment impresses Paul Molitor

Minnesota Twins first baseman Byung Ho Park (52) bumped fists with designated hitter Ben Paulsen (50) after Park hit a solo home run in the top of the second inning.

All the worry last season about whether Byung Ho Park could catch up to a major league fastball was silly, Twins manager Paul Molitor believes.

Twins beat Nationals 5-2 in exhibition game

Trevor May pleased with his outing in his bid to be a starter.

May glad to be in the hunt for a rotation spot

Twins righthander was a reliever last season but prefers to be a starter.

Hartman: Twins counting on Mauer to be part of their resurgence

Twins manager Paul Molitor said recently that regardless of what has happened in the past few years, he still sees the 2009 American League MVP as a player critical to his team's success.

Pitch framing: What is it, and how does it help

Questions - and answers - about pitch framing, with video examples.

Hughes battles command in spring debut

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says he felt "a little shaky" at the start of his spring debut Saturday, but was pleased to be back on the mound after eight months.

Don't count Paulsen out of Twins' DH/first base mix

Byung Ho Park and Kennys Vargas are the acknowledged leading candidates for a role as the Twins' designated hitter and Joe Mauer's backup at first. But all Ben Paulsen wants is a chance.

With two hits, Park gets off to a good spring start with Twins

If there's anyone who needed a fresh start this spring training, it was Byung Ho Park.

Gibson's first outing checks off all the boxes

Twins righthander liked how his arm felt after tinkering with his delivery during the offseason

Gibson pleased with scoreless outing in Twins spring training opener

Kyle Gibson on Friday night pitched 1⅔ scoreless innings during the Twins 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay in the spring training opener for both teams.

Twins open spring schedule against Rays with Gibson on the mound

Paul Molitor is choosing to stick with the lineup he projected Thursday, one that looks like the Opening Day lineup with a couple of exceptions:

Mauer gets 'albatross' in spring golf outing

The Twins' first baseman holed his second shot on a par 5 from 236 yards away while golfing with teammate Glen Perkins.

Challenges abound in Twins camp as first spring game arrives

Competition in Fort Myers for spots in the Twins rotation and bullpen, along with DH and bench roles, could be fierce. The team opens Grapefruit League play Friday vs. the Rays.

Sights and sounds of Twins spring training

Watch a slow motion video of Minnesota Twins players working out during spring training in Fort Myers, Fl.

Reusse: Twins shouldn't disregard Danny Santana at shortstop

The Twins might be better off throwing Danny Santana into the shortstop competition rather than have him chasing fly balls this spring.

Twins pose for photos, then get to work on eve of spring opener

Full uniforms, last-minute haircuts, and a spell-your-name request help players fulfill their media obligations.

Adrianza looking for elusive job security with Twins

Ehire Adrianza is in Twins camp to kick off spring training - his third organization in a month after being released by San Francisco and Milwaukee.

Hartman: MVPs Peterson, Mauer have gone from cornerstones to question marks

The Vikings and Twins must ponder the worth of Adrian Peterson and Joe Mauer as their mighty contracts come due.