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Twins' Hardy has elbow surgery; Lewis, Larnach, Kirilloff to minors

This is a 2020 photo of Blaine Hardy of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. This image reflects the Twins 2020 active roster as of Thursday, Feb. 20, 2

The longtime Tigers lefthander had hoped to make the Twins bullpen.


Twins Mailbag: Trevor Larnach was the revelation of spring camp

Twins Mailbag: Trevor Larnach was the revelation of spring camp

Alex Kirilloff and Larnach got a lot of interest from fans, and clearly they are on a path to the major leagues.


Twins commit $1 million to helping idled Target Field employees

The national anthem was played during the third game of the ALDS at Target Field.

All 30 MLB teams make similar donations to support part-time employees during coronavirus cancellations.


Twins officials, many players preparing to leave Fort Myers

Twins reliever Sergio Romo stopped to say goodbye to Hammond Stadium parking operations worker Bill Fear as Romo left the complex Saturday in Fort Mye

Twins players can stay at camp, return home or head to the Twin Cities as baseball completely shuts down for the next several weeks


Plans for Twins' season-opening series vs. Oakland, Seattle uncertain

A bicyclist rides past T-Mobile Park, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Seattle, where baseball's Seattle Mariners plays home games.

The games will still be played, Twins President Dave St. Peter said. But where? St. Peter wouldn't comment on the Twins' preference, but said he had expressed it to baseball officials.


Virus workaround: Twins reaching fans with autograph cards, selfies

Virus workaround: Twins reaching fans with autograph cards, selfies

Jose Berrios will start for Minnesota today, putting him on schedule to be the Twins' Opening Day starter.


Buxton making progress; Twins expected to announce first cuts

Buxton making progress; Twins expected to announce first cuts

Byron Buxton, who is on the rehab trail following shoulder surgery, will take live batting practice on Tuesday.


Twins' roster splits as half the team catches flight to Dominican Republic

Nelson Cruz

A handful of players quickly took their turns in the batting cage, and then were dismissed for an early afternoon flight to Santo Domingo to play Detroit on Saturday.


Twins players curtail autographs because of coronavirus threat

Twins players curtail autographs because of coronavirus threat

Bad news for fans at Twins spring camp: The team is instituting a no-physical-contact — including autographs — policy due to concerns about the impending threat of coronavirus.


Marwin Gonzalez makes spring debut for Twins

Marwin Gonzalez makes spring debut for Twins

The Tigers are loaded with former Twins, but only Kennys Vargas made the trip from Lakeland.


Max Kepler makes spring debut as Twins face Red Sox at Hammond

Max Kepler makes spring debut as Twins face Red Sox at Hammond

Kepler had some back and chest issues at the end of last season, and will hit leadoff today.


Chacin on mound for Twins; follow today's game vs. Atlanta here

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson spoke with Jhoulys Chacin last week in Fort Myers.

The veteran righthander is in the running to claim the vacant spot in the Twins' starting rotation, with his main competition a batch of less-experienced pitchers.


Maeda pitching, Cruz in the lineup as Twins take on Red Sox today

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18), of Japan, works on his fielding skills during spring training baseball camp Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020,

The Twins face their Fort Myers crosstown rivals today at Hammond Stadium in the first of five meetings between the teams. Top-prospect Royce Lewis is the starting shortstop.


Donaldson, Garver, Sano in Twins lineup against Blue Jays

It's their Grapefruit League home opener, and it will be televised on FSN.


Twins in Bradenton to take on the Pirates

Former Twins bench coach Derek Shelton is now the manager of the Pirates, so there have been hugs behind the batting cage all morning


Twins minor leaguers face Gophers in 'exhibition' exhibition

Twins minor leaguers face Gophers in 'exhibition' exhibition

Royce Lewis will lead off as the Twins begin playing games in Florida.


Cruz OK after getting hit; Twins set lineup for Florida opener vs. U

Cruz OK after getting hit; Twins set lineup for Florida opener vs. U

Nelson Cruz was hit by righthander Cody Stashak, who walked one batter in 25 innings last season after being called up to the majors.


Twins, Dodgers, Red Sox make progress toward finalizing trade once feared dead

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol throws his first MLB pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sund

The Twins are expected to trade righthander Brusdar Graterol and another minor leaguer, and will receive righthander Kenta Maeda and either another player or cash.


Jose Berrios gets a hefty raise, but Twins win arbitration case

Jose Berrios gets a hefty raise, but Twins win arbitration case

Berrios has been a two-time All-Star pitcher for the Twins, but that didn't help his request for a record salary in his first year of arbitration.


With big trade held up by Graterol health concerns, what happens next?

With big trade held up by Graterol health concerns, what happens next?

The Red Sox are hitting the pause button after medical reports seem to indicate that Twins pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol is better suited to be a reliever than a starter.