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Patrick Reusse is a sports columnist who writes three columns per week. Write to Patrick by e-mailing sports@startribune.com and including his name in the subject line.


Reusse: Buxton is back in center — if he stays there, watch out

How good could the Twins lineup be if Byron Buxton plays a majority of the games in center field? Let's hope we find out.


Reusse: Payroll, Pohlad debates swirl around Twins pitching lineup

Sonny Gray is now with the Cardinals and the Twins are taking their chances with cost-effective arms. But are the Rays really the team to emulate?


Reusse: Anderson still maintaining Gophers-Twins bond established by Siebert

Ahead of Friday's exhibition game vs. the Twins, and his final season as Gophers coach, John Anderson looked back fondly on a decadeslong relationship between the Minnesota baseball teams.


Reusse: Thielbar turns second chance with Twins into a career

Lefthander Caleb Thielbar, now 37, was nearly out of pro baseball several times. Since 2020, he's stayed in the majors and become a reliable option out of the Twins' bullpen.


Reusse: Prank phone calls, fights and, yes, some baseball in 50 years of spring training memories

The little moments created special memories. It was all fun until Sid showed up.


Reusse: Four unsung heroes pulling their weight in Fort Myers

The mules of the Twins' spring training offer far more value than their lack of name recognition would indicate.


Reusse: Not much Varland can't do — but can he start for Twins?

The North St. Paul native has a phenomenal work ethic instilled by his family. He can wrestle, drywall and throw a fastball in the upper 90s, but he enters spring training without a clearly defined role.


Reusse: Austin Martin is an intriguing name for Twins spring training

After working his way through the minors, is he ready to make an impact in the major leagues?


Reusse: The long, hopeful road of Twins prospect Matt Canterino

Canterino was a second round draft pick in 2019, but his early career was marred by the pandemic and arm injuries. Now he's ready, again, for spring training.


Reusse: 'Zmolek' still a big name in hockey, from Rochester to Florida

There are three Zmoleks playing pro hockey, sons of a former North Stars defenseman who was a high school standout in southern Minnesota.