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Sano reports to camp, says he has not been interviewed by MLB yet

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano

Only Ervin Santana was missing on Sunday as the Twins prepare for their first full-squad workout of 2018 on Monday.


Bobbleheads bring smiles to their models; Vargas and Polanco arrive

Twins outfielders amused by their likenesses, which will be given away at Target Field this summer.


Twins win arbitration hearing with Kyle Gibson

The right-handed starting pitcher will earn $4.2 million in 2018. He requested $4.55 million.


Fernando Rodney arrives at Twins spring training

Rodney, signed to a $4.5 million deal with an option for 2019, missed Wednesday's workout to take care of a personal matter..


Rosario arrives, but Rodney missing as Twins hold first workout of spring

Fernando Rodney

Pitchers and catchers are on the field, but their new closer has been delayed by a family emergency.


Twins pitchers and catchers report, with first workout Wednesday

Several players worked out at Hammond Stadium on Tuesday in advance of the fjrst official workout of camp. And the weather is excellent.


As Twins spring training nears, Gibson prepares for arbitration

Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson

Several pitchers and a few catchers took the field today as the first official workout of spring is two days away.


Rush of MLB signings expected, but it probably won't match 1995 frenzy

If the Twins could swing a trade for an established pitcher — and one might be available — they might to be in a better position than many teams to craft an offer out of their group of prospects, according to Twins baseball boss Derek Falvey.

When the baseball strike ended, teams had only a couple of weeks to snap up free agents, make trades and set rosters.


Neal: My ballot and thoughts on Hall of Fame voting

Four players were elected this year, and that's a good thing for baseball as it tries to figure out how to deal with designated hitters, closers and PED users.


Astros claim Twins reliever Boshers off waivers

Lefthanded reliever Buddy Boshers

The lefthander appeared in 75 games over two seasons in Minnesota, but was waived to make room for Addison Reed.


Twins owner Pohlad all for signing Darvish, for the right deal

Yu Darvish pitched Game 7 of the World Series against Houston this fall, and the Twins have eyed him as a possible addition to their rotation.

The Twins made signing Yu Darvish an objective at the start of free agency, and the 31-year-old veteran confirmed on Twitter earlier this month that the Twins are one of the teams he's interested in


Twins officially sign Reed; designate Boshers for reassignment

Reed's deal is two years and $16.75 million. Boshers has 24 hours to clear waivers and be reassigned.


Reliever Addison Reed agrees to 2-year deal with Twins

Reed projects to become one of the primary set-up men to newcomer Fernando Rodney, though he has closing experience, too.


Twins agree to contracts with four players; Gibson still unsigned

Minnesota Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza greets teammates before the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Detroit.

Only starting pitcher Kyle Gibson is unsigned among the team's arbitration eligible players.


Sano won't appear at TwinsFest during sex assault investigation

Miguel Sano

The winter caravan begins on Monday, and TwinsFest runs from Jan. 19-21 at Target Field.


After career-best season, Escobar agrees to $4.85 million deal

Minnesota Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5)

Pressed into service at third base because of an injury to Miguel Sano, Escobar hit 21 home runs.


Twins sign utilityman Pacheco

The former major leaguer was sixth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2012 for the Rockies.


Twins sign PCL batting champion Buss

Nick Buss, a 31-year-old outfielder, has played in 44 major league games with the Dodgers and Angels.


Twins know it will take a club-record contract to sign Darvish

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

While Yu Darvish as a top priority for the Twins this offseason, the biggest concern is not just the money. It's the length of the contract that will be required to land the free-agent pitcher.


Twins sign Taylor Featherston, two others to minor league deals

Featherston played in 17 games for the Tampa Bay Rays last season.