The Twins Beat
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.
Miguel Sano's mysterious leg injury is now officially a setback. How major a setback remains to be seen.
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.
The Twins would like to sign other young players to contract extensions, but Polanco and Kepler are the first.
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.
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.
Wilin Rosario, 29, played last season in Japan after two seasons in Korea.
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.
The Twins unveiled new alternate home jerseys this morning to ramp up the fever for TwinsFest, which begins Friday at Target Field.
John Curtiss was designated for assignment on Monday after Blake Parker was signed.
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
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.
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.
Morin, born in Andover, has pitched in 186 games for the Mariners and Angels. Anna had cups of coffee with the Yankees and Cardinals.
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.
Formerly two of baseball's hot prospects, Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano went through rough seasons and are looking for fresh starts.
Early signs are the Twins won't be active in Las Vegas, especially after adding C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop.
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.
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?
So far, the Twins have overhauled their coaching staff. Eventually, they have to turn their attention to the major league roster