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With market for closers slow, Twins may not do much at winter meetings

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel throws against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning of Game 1 of a baseball American League Divis

Early signs are the Twins won't be active in Las Vegas, especially after adding C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop.


Gimenez hired by Dodgers; Pickler joins Reds staff

Gimenez hired by Dodgers; Pickler joins Reds staff

Jeff Pickler was on Paul Molitor's staff last season with the Twins, while Chris Gimenez finished his playing career on the same day Joe Mauer did.


Twins personnel moves show they have a thing for Tampa Bay

Twins minor league pitching prospect Casey Crosby (98) beat Rays infielder C.J. Cron (44) to home for an out to end their fourth inning.

Since 2015, the Twins have added nine former Tampa Bay players, coaches or analysts, the latest being C.J. Cron. Is it just a cycle?


Waiting for the Twins to turn on the hot stove

Waiting for the Twins to turn on the hot stove

So far, the Twins have overhauled their coaching staff. Eventually, they have to turn their attention to the major league roster


Will Twins prioritize power hitting in free agency?

Will Twins prioritize power hitting in free agency?

The lack of home runs, more than any other statistic, hurt the team's offense last season.


In appreciation of Ervin Santana: He wasn't Johan, but he wasn't bad

In appreciation of Ervin Santana: He wasn't Johan, but he wasn't bad

The veteran pitcher was bought out by the team this week after a four-season stint that was marred by suspension and injury.


Mauer officially becomes free agent as World Series ends

Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer, who hasn't made a decision about whether he'll keep playing, is one of four Twins who can sign with another team beginning this weekend.


Game No. 1,858 feels a little special for Joe Mauer as he considers future

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer tipped his hat to the cheering crowd before his first at bat on the final game of the season.

The longtime Twin and St. Paul native is leading off and playing first base in what could be his final game.


Near triple play turns into big inning for Twins

The Tigers had a shot at a triple play in the fifth inning but ended up getting just one - after replay. And the Twins took advantage of the new life.


Garver cleared to play and is available against the Tigers tonight

Twins manager Paul Molitor is one game away from his 300th as manager as the Twins prepare to face the Tigers


Postgame: Interference not called, and Molitor disagrees

Twins manager Paul Molitor thought interference should have been called on this play, when the Tigers' Niko Goodrum broke up a potential double play b

The Twins lost 4-2 to Detroit on Tuesday as Trevor Hildenberger gave up four runs in the eighth.


Twins' last homestand of 2018 begins with matchup against Tigers

Gabriel Moya (left) and Kohl Stewart -- who clicked to hold the Tigers to two hits over seven innings last week in Detroit -- team up again Tuesday.

Gabe Moya and Kohl Stewart - who clicked to hold the Tigers to two hits over seven innings last week in Detroit - team up again on Tuesday.


Twins trying to break walkoff streak in season's final road game

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson in the second inning.

Oakland can clinch a playoff spot with a victory over Minnesota, while the Twins can finish with their second-worst road record ever.


Opener Gabriel Moya on the mound as Twins take on Tigers

The teams finish the three-game series at Comerica Park with Moya preceding Stephen Gonsalves.


Twins postgame: Moya making a bid to become the permanent 'opener' perhaps?

Gabriel Moya delivered a pitch in the first inning for the Twins on Monday in Detroit. The rookie lefthander is scheduled to do the same thing for Wed

The Twins won their third straight game on Tuesday, down the Tigers 5-2 and can sweep the three-game series on Wednesday


Miguel Sano returns to Twins lineup in Detroit

Miguel Sano returns to Twins lineup in Detroit

The burly third baseman will hit seventh after missing two weeks because of a leg injury.


Twins postgame: Polanco misses a home run...then gets one

Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco celebrated his solo home run in the ninth inning Monday.

Jorge Polanco's first ninth-inning blast was ruled to have curled foul, but he straightened out his next swing.


Rosario back in left, Sano available tonight against Tigers

Kohl Stewart eventually will make his seventh appearance for the Twins since being calle up. But first, Gabriel Moya will open for him


Twins on the verge of being swept again in K.C.

The Twins lost 10-3 on Saturday to the Royals and need a strong start from Kyle Gibson tomorrow


Twins catcher Garver diagnosed with concussion

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver (23) spoke with manager Paul Molitor and a trainer after being hit by a foul ball in the second inning. He left t

Mitch Garver will likely will be out of the lineup several more days as concussion symptoms have developed