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Twins offering standing room ticket for 2020 season, with upgrades available

Twins offering standing room ticket for 2020 season, with upgrades available

The Twins Pass, which provide standing room access to all home games except the April 2 home opener, also comes with an opportunity to upgrade.


Where does Josh Donaldson best fit in Twins batting order?

Where does Josh Donaldson best fit in Twins batting order?

Manager Rocco Baldelli had 145 different lineups in 162 games last season, so there definitely won't be any set order.


Bob McClure joins Rocco Baldelli's coaching staff with Twins

Bob McClure joins Rocco Baldelli's coaching staff with Twins

The former Royals and Phillies pitching coach will be the team's bullpen coach.


Gardenhire — Toby, that is — will manage Twins' team in Rochester

Toby Gardenhire met with umpires and his father Ron, the Tigers manager, before a game at Target Field.

The son of the former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will replace Joel Skinner.


Twins sign five former major league players to minor league deals

Twins sign five former major league players to minor league deals

Danny Coulombe, Caleb Thielbar, Cody Asche, Jack Reinheimer and Wilfredo Tovar will be on the roster of Class AAA Rochester.


Do the Twins have a shot at Bumgarner?

Do the Twins have a shot at Bumgarner?

With Gerrit Cole signed, the price for the former Giants left hander went higher. Dallas Keuchel, Hyun-Jin Ru and Rick Porcello are other options.


Twins' Cruz named to All-MLB first team at designated hitter

Twins' Cruz named to All-MLB first team at designated hitter

Cruz has already won the Edgar Martinez Award after hitting 41 home runs as the Twins set a major league record with 307 round trippers.


After letting him go, Twins haven't ruled out bringing back Cron

After letting him go, Twins haven't ruled out bringing back Cron

Bringing back first baseman C.J. Cron, who wasn't offered a 2020 contract last week, is one of their contingency plans, based on how other pursuits wind up.


Are Twins interested in free agent starter Hyun-Jin Ryu?

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National Lea

The veteran lefthander was second in National League Cy Young Award voting last season, but will be 33 next season and has a history of injury.


Catcher Avila agrees to deal with Twins, will back up Garver

Catcher Avila agrees to deal with Twins, will back up Garver

The left-handed hitting veteran will replace Jason Castro, who is a free agent. He's been with Arizona for the past two seasons.


Twins will honor Gophers coach John Anderson at Diamond Awards

Twins will honor Gophers coach John Anderson at Diamond Awards

The longtime University of Minnesota coach has 11 Big Ten titles and 19 NCAA appearances.


Adrianza returning to Twins with new one-year contract

Adrianza returning to Twins with new one-year contract

Ehire Adrianza was one of 11 players eligible for salary arbitration this winter and the only one who agreed to a contract on deadline day.


Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award as 2019's top designated hitter

Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award as 2019's top designated hitter

Nelson Cruz in 2019 was the leading home run hitter on the game's greatest home-run hitting team, helping the Twins win their first AL Central title since 2010.


Ex-Tigers reliever Hardy, two others get minor league deal from Twins

Ex-Tigers reliever Hardy, two others get minor league deal from Twins

Hardy, a 32-year-old lefthander, pitched six seasons for Detroit, but had elbow problems in 2019 and was outrighted in October.


Twins name Daniel Adler and Jeremy Zoll assistant general managers

Twins name Daniel Adler and Jeremy Zoll assistant general managers

The team also promoted Alex Hassan and Jeremy Raadt after a season where they won 101 games and the American League Central title.


Twins' Garver, Cruz win Silver Slugger awards

Twins' Garver, Cruz win Silver Slugger awards

The two were considered the best hitters at their positions during the 2019 season, when the Twins broke the MLB record for home runs.


Twins prospect Royce Lewis named MVP of Arizona Fall League

Twins prospect Royce Lewis named MVP of Arizona Fall League

Lewis played both center field and shortstop for Salt River in the postseason minor league prospects games.


Morneau on roster as Team Canada tries to qualify for Olympics

Morneau on roster as Team Canada tries to qualify for Olympics

The former Twins first baseman retired, partly because of concussion-related issues, after being an American League MVP and National League batting champion.


Yankees maintain 5-1 lead over Twins in Game 3

The Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrated with teammate Gary Sanchez after Torres belted a home run in the second inning of Game 3 on Monday nigh

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi gave up a solo home run to Gleyber Torres in the second inning, and the Yankees added single runs in the third and seventh innings. Eddie Rosario's home run in the eighth closed the gap, but the Yankees quickly widened it again with two ninth-inning runs.


Cave in, Cron out of lineup for Game 2 at Yankee Stadium

Jake Cave is in the Game 2 starting lineup for the Twins.

Randy Dobnak, one week after getting married, will face Masahiro Tanaka as the Twins hope to even up the best-of-five series.