KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals don't know why they've been able have success against Jake Odorizzi.
Alex Gordon had a two-run double and Lucas Duda added an RBI single as the...
Nelson Cruz homers has 3 RBIs as Twins rout M’s 10-5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron supplied the power for the team that leads the majors in home runs.
But utility infielder Ehire Adrianza supplied the hustle and the spark in the...
DETROIT (AP) — The way Jake Odorizzi is pitching, the Minnesota Twins know they won't need many runs to win games.
Garver, Gonzalez lift Twins over Tigers 6-3
DETROIT (AP) — Not much can contain the Twins power hitters right now, not even spacious Comerica Park.
On pace to become the majors' first-ever 300-homer club, Minnesota hit three more in a...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi got a little extra enjoyment from his latest win.
Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings to lower his AL-best ERA to 1.96, and the Minnesota Twins...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are a hit — and getting hit.
Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking two-run single off Adam Kolarek in the ninth inning after a pair of batters were...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have put pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis and promoted Devin Smeltzer to take his place in the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Very little has slowed the Minnesota Twins of late. A rare Southern California rain shower did the trick Wednesday night.
Sano’s 2-run homer propels Twins over Angels 3-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is quickly getting back into the swing of things.
Sano, who missed the first 41 games due to a right heel laceration, hit a...
Twins hit 4 HRs, pound stumbling Mariners 11-6
SEATTLE (AP) — Sometime during a fourth inning in which the Minnesota Twins sent 13 batters to the plate, their confidence really started to soar.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twins placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sanó from his rehabilitation assignment, nearly...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver demonstrated his value to the Minnesota Twins again Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Now, Minnesota is hoping it hasn't lost its surprisingly...
TORONTO (AP) — Jorge Polanco produced another five-hit performance, putting himself in some exclusive company.
Polanco had five hits, including a two-run home run, Kyle Gibson struck out a...
Twins 3B Miguel Sano to start minor league rehab Tuesday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will begin an injury rehab assignment with Class A Fort Myers on Tuesday after recovering from a right heel laceration.
Polanco has 4 hits, 4 RBIs in Twins’ 9-5 win over Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — After Jorge Polanco's start to the season, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli is running out of things to say about his young shortstop.
BALTIMORE (AP) — There will be plenty of games this season in which the Minnesota Twins use the long ball to win. When that doesn't happen, they're happy to go with Plan B.
- Star TribuneWinter meetings come and go without the Twins making a moveDecember 14, 2018
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- Star TribuneC.J. Cron, who hit 30 home runs last season, picked up by TwinsNovember 26, 2018
- Star TribuneBill Evers is final addition to Twins manager Rocco Baldelli's staffNovember 21, 2018
- Star TribuneTwins complete coaching staff with Tony Diaz, Tommy WatkinsNovember 17, 2018
Rosario, Twins go deep to sweep Orioles, 6-5 and 16-7
BALTIMORE (AP) — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins bashed their way into the team record book with a power display that began in the late afternoon and extended well into the night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two starts ago, on a soggy mound in Philadelphia, Jake Odorizzi let the rain derail his pitching and didn't finish the first inning.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Last year, when Rocco Baldelli and Charlie Montoyo were coaches for the Tampa Bay Rays, Montoyo placed a Toronto Blue Jays media guide in Baldelli's locker one day to rib him...
Pineda goes 6 innings, Twins beat Tigers 4-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' offense managed just enough to back Michael Pineda through his tough outing.
Pineda labored through six innings and Eddie Rosario drove in two runs as...
Twins pitchers go wild, Syndergaard and Mets stroll 9-6
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Odorizzi was in complete control. He really was.
And then ...
"It's not often you see something like that happen," he said, much later.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli really wanted to give Byron Buxton a rest, a day after the center fielder bruised his ribs when he crashed into the wall chasing down...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — From his vantage point in the dugout, Rocco Baldelli had no idea whether the chopper that Nelson Cruz hit toward third base with two outs in the 10th inning Tuesday night...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Allen and Brad Hand helped get the Cleveland Indians out of the cold and into the warmth of the clubhouse with their first victory of the season.
Gonzalez, Berrios guide Twins past Indians 2-0 in opener
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the time came for Rocco Baldelli to remove Jose Berrios from the game, the new manager of the Minnesota Twins clapped as he reached the mound and extended his right hand...
Twins set opening day roster with 5-man bench
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed three relievers on the 10-day injured list: right-handers Matt Magill (shoulder) and Addison Reed (thumb) and left-hander Gabriel Moya...
Confident Twins get 1st crack at division champ Indians
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After hiring a new manager and some power-hitting help, the Minnesota Twins have assembled a team for 2019 that, assuming expected progress by several of their young players,...
Twins start fresh with rookie manager Baldelli in dugout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins hired the youngest manager in the major leagues. They remade the right side of the infield. There will be a new closer, too, should rookie skipper Rocco...
Twins tap All-Star Berrios to start on opening day
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jose Berrios will be Minnesota's opening day starter, the first such assignment for the 24-year-old right-hander.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced the decision...
Buxton eager to break loose for Twins after lost season
Byron Buxton is eager to lose all reminders of a lost season.
The 25-year-old Minnesota center fielder began spring training with five straight hits, including two home runs and 10 RBIs,...
Twins’ Buxton 0 for 3 after starting with 5 straight hits
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — After starting spring training with five straight hits, Byron Buxton was 0 for 3 for the Minnesota Twins in a 4-2 rain-shortened, seven-inning win over the Philadelphia...
Versatile Gonzalez finalizes $21M, 2-year deal with Twins
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Don't call Marwin Gonzalez a utilityman.
At least not around the Minnesota Twins.
"That's something I've heard used before, all the time," Twins manager Rocco...
Baldelli uncommitted to closer, with many options for 9th
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The normally gregarious Rocco Baldelli has been quite tight-lipped about his plans for the closer role, entering his first season as Minnesota's manager.
Twins’ Sano cut foot in celebration, out for at least a week
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will miss at least the first week of full-squad workouts after he cut his foot while celebrating his team winning the Dominican...
Baldelli era begins with efficient new workout format
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The first noticeable change for the Minnesota Twins under new manager Rocco Baldelli came on the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers.
There was simply less standing around between drills by the players on the field.
Baldelli era begins for Twins with Buxton-Sano priority
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The retirement of Joe Mauer freed up an annual $23 million allocation from Minnesota's payroll and the free agent market remains wide open with spring training just a week away.
Now, though, is not the time for the Twins to spend. Derek Falvey and Thad Levine of the front office are instead focused on pushing several underperforming young players for more.
Building Twins relationships has been Baldelli’s big task
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While his bosses with the Minnesota Twins have been constructing the roster, new manager Rocco Baldelli has been busy building relationships with the players now under his supervision.
His ability and desire to do that was one of the biggest reasons why he got the job, after all.
Twins hire Bill Evers for major league coaching staff
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have hired Bill Evers for the final opening on their coaching staff under new manager Rocco Baldelli.
Blue Jays introduce Montoyo as 13th manager in team history
TORONTO (AP) — Late in the season, as rumors of potential managerial openings swirled around baseball, Charlie Montoyo and fellow Tampa Bay Rays coaches Rocco Baldelli and Matt Quatraro started playing a game. When word of an expected vacancy surfaced, one member of the trio would slip that team's media guide into the others' locker. The suggestion: If someone comes calling you in the offseason, you'd better have done your homework.
Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager
Though Rocco Baldelli's time as a player was cut short by physical ailments, his career in baseball was only beginning to take off.
The mind and the heart can be powerful forces.
Seeking a fresh voice for their underachieving young players, the Minnesota Twins made the 37-year-old Baldelli the youngest manager in the major leagues on Thursday by hiring a sought-after candidate who interviewed for vacancies with four other teams.