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Baseball America's John Manuel to join Twins scouting department

John Manuel, well-known in baseball circles as a writer/columnist for Baseball America, said that he pitched himself as a candidate for a job with the team.


Twins try to savor unexpected run to the postseason

The Twins are out of the playoffs after losing 8-4 to the Yankees on Tuesday despite taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning.


Persistent pain in left leg keeps Sano off of wild card game roster

The Twins will proceed without the services of their power-hitting third baseman, who can't quite recover from the stress reaction in his left shin.


Grossman replaces Sano as Twins' DH, and bats at the bottom of lineup

Tonight is only the seventh time an American League team has batted its designated hitter ninth.


Twins wild card roster is set, and Miguel Sano is not on it

Miguel Sano

Twins will go with 11 pitchers in the win-or-go-home game tonight as Sano could not get ready in time


Workout updates: Severino looking forward to facing Twins, Santana

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers the ball to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept.20, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Offense is the best thing going for the Twins as they enter the wild-card game, and that is what concerns Yankees starter Luis Severino as he prepares to face them.


Oliva 'still disappointed' about Twins' final-day collapse in 1967

Tony Oliva, in 1967

"We should have been in the World Series," Twins great Tony Oliva said on the n 50th anniversary of Boston's "Impossible Dream" season.


Twins-Tigers get going after rain delay at Target Field

A rain tarp was rolled out over the infield during a rain delay before the start of the Twins game against the Cleveland Indians. ] AARON LAVINSKY � aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com The Minnesota Twins played the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, August 16, 20`7 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

The forecast calls for persistent, but probably never heavy, showers, so the teams will finish the regular season just a bit late.


Postgame: Perkins says 2017 Twins, "family in the truest sense'

Aaron Slegers made a good last impression for 2017 on his manager.


Sano back in Twins lineup as team can (finally) prepare for Yankees

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) talked with Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann (34) as he went to bat in the seventh inning.

Their opponent Saturday night is the Tigers, but the Twins are shifting their focus to readying themselves for Tuesday's wild-card game, now that they know where it will be.


Postgame: Escobar honors grandfather with home run

When Eduardo Escobar crossed home plate after blasting an upper-deck homer Friday night, he waved his arms, kissed his right palm, and waved at the sky, a tribute to his 79-year-old grandfather, who died of a heart attack.


Neal: Twins won't know if Sano can go until he plays. So play him this weekend

Miguel Sano.

The Twins have a decision to make about adding Miguel Sano to the wild card roster. (Update: The Twins announced at 2:30 p.m. that Sano has been activated from the disabled list.)


Sano 'ready' to help Twins

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano

Miguel Sano, who has 28 home runs in 111 games, has been out for the Twins lineup for the past 38 games because of a left shin stress reaction.


Still in the afterglow, Twins wrap up series in Cleveland

Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, right, and a teammate embrace early Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. The Twins earned an AL wild-card berth after the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Chicago White Sox. The Twins had lost 4-2 to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

The Twins clinched a spot in the wild card game at about 11:20 p.m. central time last night. Now, they are in playoff mode.


Who's in/out? Taking a look at a possible Twins wild card roster

Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier (2) celebrates after hitting a three run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw as catcher Roberto Perez looks on during the eighth inning in a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

How many pitchers? How many lefties in the bullpen? Who's on the bench? La Velle E. Neal III offers a look at who would be on the 25-man roster for Tuesday's wild card game.


While Twins look to clinch playoff berth, Sano swings a bat

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia (49) threw a pitchin the first inning.

With Adalberto Mejia on the hill Wednesday the Twins can clinch a spot in the wild card round with a victory in Cleveland. Back home, Miguel Sano took 60 swings as he attempts a comeback from last month's shin injury..


Postgame: Bullpen picks up Colon after he exits with illness

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Bartolo Colon delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning in a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

After Twins starter Bartolo Colon had to leave after one inning Tuesday, nine relievers combined to go the rest of the way.


Twins, Indians both looking to clinch something this week in Cleveland

Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon delivers the ball to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept.20, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

With Bartolo Colon on the hill, the Twins can clinch a postseason berth as early as tonight. But he is going to have to reverse recent outcomes if he's going to keep the Indians from going 30-2 over their last 32 games.


Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins

The Twins, at eight games over .500, match their high-water mark for the season.


Twins look to close out the Tigers and close in on a wild card spot

Eduardo Escobar

Jose Berrios is on the mound, looking to snap a four start winless streak while leading the Twins to a sweep.