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Spilled drink, metal stairs, stumble: Sano shares how he hurt his foot

Spilled drink, metal stairs, stumble: Sano shares how he hurt his foot

A doctor sewed up the cut with 12 stitches, but because the cut is horizontal, it's prone to pull apart as he walks. That's why the Twins put him in a boot.


Sano will miss week of Twins spring training workouts

Twins Senior Vice President and General Manager Thad Levine talked with third baseman Miguel Sano, who sat out of drills again Tuesday and wore a prot

Miguel Sano's mysterious leg injury is now officially a setback. How major a setback remains to be seen.


Gang is all here as Twins begin full-squad workouts

Twins catchers ran sprints in the outfield before batting practice Sunday.

If you were here you would see five new Twins coaches in action. You would see a team without Joe Mauer or Brian Dozier. You would see a slimmer Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton's new hairstyle.


Twins officially announce Polanco and Kepler deals; press conference to come

The Twins would like to sign other young players to contract extensions, but Polanco and Kepler are the first.


Astudillo late reporting to Twins training camp because of visa issue

Willians Astudillo

The delay is not good timing for catcher/utility player Willians Astudillo, who has a chance to land a spot on the Opening Day roster, most likely coming off the bench.


Twins sign Duda, announce spring invites

Lucas Duda hit an RBI single off Twins starting pitcher Lance Lynn last season.

The Twins added another player who can hit the ball over the fence in Lucas Duda, who twice blasted 30 home runs in a season.


Former Rockies catcher Rosario signs with Twins

Former Rockies catcher Rosario signs with Twins

Wilin Rosario, 29, played last season in Japan after two seasons in Korea.


LaVelle E. Neal III's Hall of Fame ballot (and how Twins missed on Mussina)

Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Edgar Martinez, left, Mike Mussina, center, and Mariano Rivera, right, pose for photographs during news conference Wed

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez were elected by the writers on Tuesday. Here's how Star Tribune baseball writer LaVelle E. Neal III (and others) voted.


Twins unveil new home alternate jersey, replacing cream-colored throwbacks

Twins unveil new home alternate jersey, replacing cream-colored throwbacks

The Twins unveiled new alternate home jerseys this morning to ramp up the fever for TwinsFest, which begins Friday at Target Field.


Twins land 18-year-old infielder Ozoria in trade for Curtiss

Twins land 18-year-old infielder Ozoria in trade for Curtiss

John Curtiss was designated for assignment on Monday after Blake Parker was signed.


Reliever Parker deal official; Curtiss dropped from Twins roster

Reliever Parker deal official; Curtiss dropped from Twins roster

Blake Parker, who became a free agent in November after the Angels declined to offer him a contract for 2019, gets a one-year deal worth $3.2 million


Toby Gardenhire promoted as Twins announce minor league managers

Toby Gardenhire

The Twins announced their line-up of minor-league managers and coaches Monday; Gardenhire moved up to the Twins' 'high Class A' team in Fort Myers from 'low A' Cedar Rapids.


Twins sign pitcher, catcher to minor-league deals

Twins sign pitcher, catcher to minor-league deals

Tomas Telis has played in the major leagues for parts of the past five seasons, and Dario Alvarez has played for the Braves, Rangers and Mets.


Twins sign former major leaguers Mike Morin and Dean Anna

Twins sign former major leaguers Mike Morin and Dean Anna

Morin, born in Andover, has pitched in 186 games for the Mariners and Angels. Anna had cups of coffee with the Yankees and Cardinals.


After adding Cron and Schoop, Twins go dormant at Winter Meetings

They added a minor league pitcher in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday before leaving Las Vegas and planning to wait for the free-agent market to evolve.


Baldelli on Buxton's criticism: 'Byron has earned the right to express himself'

Baldelli on Buxton's criticism: 'Byron has earned the right to express himself'

Formerly two of baseball's hot prospects, Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano went through rough seasons and are looking for fresh starts.


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