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Twins hope Kepler's knee is just a minor issue

Twins outfielder Max Kepler during spring training.

The Twins outfielder left Wednesday's game after the ninth inning when he felt discomfort while chasing a fly ball.


Twins place Buxton on 10-day DL with bout of migraines

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) stole third base in the second inning.

In a move retroactive to April 15, the Twins placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day disabled list and added Ryan LaMarre to the 25-man roster. Buxton has been dealing with migraine headaches.


Blackout won't affect Twins, providing generators hold up

Blackout won't affect Twins, providing generators hold up

The plan is to use backup generators at Hiram Bithorn Stadium after Puerto Rico was hit by a widespread power outage Wednesday morning.


Buxton could miss both Puerto Rico games because of migraine

The centerfielder has had them in the past, so there is some concern if this one will go away quickly or shelve him for awhile


Migraine sidelines Byron Buxton for Twins-Indians game

Migraine sidelines Byron Buxton for Twins-Indians game

There were heavy rains earlier today, resulting in some flooded streets. But conditions have improved and it looks like the game will be played.


Outfielder LaMarre returns to Twins for games in Puerto Rico

Outfielder LaMarre returns to Twins for games in Puerto Rico

The Twins are allowed to add a 26th man to the roster for the two games in Puerto Rico as long as it's not a pitcher.


Twins call up pitcher Alan Busenitz, set rotation for road trip

Twins call up pitcher Alan Busenitz, set rotation for road trip

Busenitz will take Ryan LaMarre's spot on the roster as the team heads to Puerto Rico for a two-game series against the Indians.


Let's play none: Twins postpone Saturday, Sunday games amid snowstorm

A statue of TC Bear, the Minnesota Twins mascot, is coated in fresh snow on April 3. Another bout of heavy snow is expected this weekend.

No makeup dates have been announced for the three games snowed-out against the White Sox.


Berrios grabs some of the spotlight on Mauer's big night

Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios

Jose Berrios tied a career high with 11 strikeouts - and did it in seven innings on Thursday in the Twins victory over the White Sox


How many games will the Twins and White Sox play in this series?

Fans are bundled up before the Minnesota Twins' home opener against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field in Minneapolis on Thursday, April 5, 2018. (L

Jose Berrios takes the mound tonight as the Twins face their first AL Centra opponent of the season. Meanwhile, winter has one more punch left to throw.


Astros manager on the cold: 'I hate it. I hate it. I hate cold weather'

Astros manager on the cold: 'I hate it. I hate it. I hate cold weather'

Houston manager A.J. Hinch closed his press session this morning by saying: "I hate playing baseball in this weather. … No baseball player in the big leagues will like playing in this crap."


Buxton - once again - shows he has some kind of speed

Twins centerfielder Byron Buxton scooped up a ball hit by Jose Altuve in the first inning.

Notes on Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and manager Paul Molitor following the Twins' 4-1 win over Houston


Twins give Rosario, Kepler night off vs. Houston lefty Keuchel

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel

Manager Paul Molitor is using his righthanded hitting lineup against Houston, although Joe Mauer and Logan Morrison will also play.


Your Twins Picks to Click: The polls are closing soon

Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier, left, celebrates his solo home run with teammate Miguel Sano in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimo

Let's find out which Twins players you think are about to have big seasons. List your picks here.


Postgame: Buxton thought he had tied the score, but only for a moment

Byron Buxton's ninth-inning blast landed just to the left of the foul pole, a drive that had the Target Field crowd cheering, then groaning as it went

Miguel Sano's three-strikeout night adds to his record, but it obscures how productive he's been in most of his at-bats.


Twins face old nemesis Verlander in series opener with Astros

Astros starter Justin Verlander is 17-9 with a 3.15 ERA in 34 career starts against the Twins, and he’s even better at Target Field: 6-1 with a 2.74

In 35-degree weather, Lance Lynn will try to conquer the command problems he displayed in his Twins debut last week.


Twins-Mariners game postponed; will be made up May 14

Steam from the heated field rose up as Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was on the bag as Seattle's Dee Gordon ground out in the first inning.

The Twins were able to play two of the three games of their series this weekend, but approaching snow on Sunday forced them to rescedule.


Twins to make sure Castro's knee isn't a problem

The Twins catcher Jason Castro remained in Saturday's game after tweaking his knee in the ninth inning on Saturday, but the Twins want to make sure he's OK.


Twins and Mariners about to play a cold one at Target Field

There won't be much trouble keeping the beer warm at the park today, with game-time temps below 30 degrees


Twins expect to play Saturday, but Sunday could be an issue

Twins expect to play Saturday, but Sunday could be an issue

The Twins hope to play the next two games of their series against the Mariners, but it doesn't look good for Sunday.