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1/24/2015 | Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotation

Alex Meyer, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, according to MLB.com, heads into Spring Training as one of many candidates aiming to prove themselves worthy of the fifth rotation spot.


1/24/2015 | Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015

It was just two St. Paul natives having lunch in their hometown this week, but for Joe Mauer, it was a chance to keep picking the brain of new Twins manager and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.


1/24/2015 | Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitration

Minnesota agreed to terms with its sixth and final arbitration-eligible player on Saturday, as the club signed left-handed reliever Brian Duensing to a one-year deal worth $2.7 million.


1/24/2015 | Milone out to prove himself to Twins' faithful

After the 2014 season came to an end, Tommy Milone figured the inflammation in his neck that plagued him while with the Twins would quickly subside. But even after receiving a cortisone shot in his neck after the season, Milone still felt stiffness and couldn't pinpoint why. So he went and saw a specialist in Beverly Hills, Calif., who found a small tumor behind his neck that was causing the issue.


1/23/2015 | Twin goals: Buxton, Sano striving to debut in '15

Top Twins prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano are healthy now and general manager Terry Ryan said he could envision a scenario in which both players make their debuts this season.


1/23/2015 | Plouffe fully recovered from broken left forearm

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe said he's fully recovered from a broken left forearm suffered on Sept. 24 in a collision at third base, and has been able to start his workouts at his usual timeframe.


1/23/2015 | Molitor set to focus on defense, baserunning in spring

Paul Molitor has already been hard at work planning his first Spring Training as Twins manager and said there will be tweaks from former manager Ron Gardenhire's format.


1/23/2015 | TwinsFest opens with address from St. Peter

Twins president Dave St. Peter kicked off TwinsFest weekend with a state of the franchise address at the annual media luncheon at Target Field on Friday, addressing a wide range of topics, including ticket sales, promotions and the club's Hall of Fame.


1/23/2015 | Twins, Schafer agree to terms on 1-year deal

The Twins made a roster announcement on the first day of TwinsFest on Friday, as they agreed to terms with outfielder Jordan Schafer on a one-year deal worth $1.55 million to avoid arbitration.


1/22/2015 | Twins wrap up 'awesome' Winter Caravan

The 55th annual Twins Winter Caravan came to a close on Thursday after four different routes made stops in more than 40 communities in four states over the last two weeks.


1/21/2015 | Hughes happy to be with Twins long term

After seven years playing for the Yankees under the bright lights of New York City, Phil Hughes found himself in a different environment in 2014, but one that made him feel right at home.


1/20/2015 | Ryan senses fans' urgency during Caravan stop

A special guest joined the Twins on their annual Winter Caravan on Tuesday, as general manager Terry Ryan made an appearance during the evening stop at the Kato Ballroom to participate in a question-and-answer session with fans.


1/20/2015 | Dozier preparing to build on breakout season with Twins

After a busy offseason that included a mission trip to Nicaragua in early January, Brian Dozier is gearing up for his third season as the Twins' everyday second baseman in 2015 and wants to build on his breakout season from last year.


1/19/2015 | Duensing hopeful to get deal done with Twins

While some teams have adopted a file-and-trial policy regarding their arbitration-eligible players, the Twins remain open to coming to agreements with both left-hander Brian Duensing and outfielder Jordan Schafer before arbitration hearings in February.


1/19/2015 | Twins' Caravan continues, leading up to Diamond Awards

The second week of the Twins' 55th annual Winter Caravan began Monday with two different routes starting a four-day journey throughout the Upper Midwest.


1/19/2015 | New fun for fans as Target Field set to host TwinsFest

TwinsFest is right around the corner, as the annual event will be held at Target Field for the second straight year from Friday to Sunday.


1/14/2015 | Inbox: More moves on horizon for Twins?

Could the Twins add another piece this offseason? How do the starting lineup and rotation figure to shake out in 2015? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger tackles those topics and more in the Inbox.


1/12/2015 | Twins Winter Caravan officially hits the road

The Twins officially kicked off their 55th annual Winter Caravan on Monday with two different routes heading out of the Twin Cities. The 2015 Winter Caravan, presented by AmericInn Hotels and Suites, is set to feature stops in more than 40 communities in four states over the next two weeks.


1/8/2015 | Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a Feb. 19 start date. Thirteen other clubs will work out pitchers and catchers for the first time the following day.


1/8/2015 | Twins' center-field job up for grabs in Spring Training

With new manager Paul Molitor announcing he plans to move Danny Santana back to his natural shortstop position in 2015, the Twins are expected to head to Spring Training with an open competition in center field.


1/7/2015 | Twins sign righty Boyer to Minor League deal

The Minnesota Twins on Wednesday signed right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.


1/6/2015 | Strikeouts key for revamping Twins' 'pen in '15

For all of the trouble the Twins have had preventing runs the last few seasons, the bullpen has been far from being the main culprit. But the relievers still lag behind the rest of the pack in getting strikeouts, as they combined to fan just 6.6 batters per nine innings in 2014.


1/3/2015 | Inbox: How does Pinto play into plans?

What are the Twins' plans for Josmil Pinto? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger takes a look at this question and more in the first Inbox of 2015.


1/2/2015 | Scouting profile: Eddie Rosario

Minnesota Twins prospect Eddie Rosario can play very respectable defense at second base, left field or center field. But it is his bat that could carry him to the big leagues sooner than later. The 23-year-old left-handed hitter has a very loud and consistent line-drive bat.


1/2/2015 | Oliva's numbers show he's Hall of Fame worthy

Tony Oliva looked like a Hall of Famer more than four decades ago. And for many of us who saw him play then, that notion has not changed. One more vote for him among those 16 committee members would have been, even after all this time, fair and fitting.