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A Minny switch: Miguel Sano moves across diamond for Josh Donaldson

Miguel Sano impressed the Minnesota Twins last season when he bounced back from a winter injury and hit a career-high 34 home runs.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Jose Berrios loses to Twins in arbitration; teams 2-0

The Minnesota Twins beat pitcher Jose Berrios in salary arbitration, giving teams a 2-0 record in hearings this year.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Twins, Josh Donaldson finalize $92M deal, boost potent lineup

Josh Donaldson and the Minnesota Twins finalized their four-year, $92 million contract Wednesday that is the richest in franchise history for a free agent.

AP source: Twins, 3B Josh Donaldson agree to $92M, 4-year deal

The Minnesota Twins and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press

AP Source: Twins, Michael Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to …

Nelson Cruz’s $12 million option for next season exercised by Twins

Nelson Cruz’s $12 million option for next season has been exercised by the Minnesota Twins. The 39-year-old designated hitter agreed in January to a contract with a $14 million salary …

Swept out of playoffs, Twins still proud of 101-win season

While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Gleyber Torres helps Yankees complete sweep of Twins

Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to …

Didi Gregorius, Yankees stagger Twins again, lead ALDS 2-0

Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run third inning and the New York Yankees pummeled the Minnesota Twins again, cruising to an 8-2 victory for a 2-0 …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees torment Twins again, 10-4 in ALDS opener

DJ LeMahieu homered and drove in four runs, Gleyber Torres broke a tie with a two-run double and the host New York Yankees extended their October mastery of the Minnesota …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Yankees’ James Paxton to start opener vs Minnesota Twins; CC Sabathia off roster

James Paxton will start the New York Yankees’ AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins, and CC Sabathia will not be on the roster because of a sore pitching …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Twins’ Sam Dyson out for season after shoulder surgery

Minnesota reliever Sam Dyson had surgery on his shoulder, ending the right-hander’s season and potentially putting 2020 in jeopardy as well.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Twins end CF Byron Buxton’s season with shoulder injury

The Minnesota Twins have placed center fielder Byron Buxton and his ailing left shoulder on the 60-day injured list, ending his season and leaving the American League Central leaders without …

Twins’ Michael Pineda suspended 60 games for banned diuretic

Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games on Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the postseason.

MLB roundup: Twins break season homer record during 10-7 loss to Tigers

The Minnesota Twins capped a night of sensational slugging by breaking the major league record for home runs in a season, but that wasn’t enough to overcome Detroit’s seven-run third …

MLB roundup: Minnesota Twins set major league record for home runs on the road

Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 victory over the …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Twins break homers on road record

The Minnesota Twins broke a major league record for most home runs for a team on the road with 140. Jake Cave led off the third inning with solo shot …

Even-keeled Twins trying to stay that way in tight race

Minnesota’s clubhouse was silent after a 10-inning loss to Cleveland created another tie atop the American League Central division. The 11 1/2-game lead is gone. The Twins are nonetheless still …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Twins DH Nelson Cruz goes on IL with ruptured wrist tendon

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a ruptured tendon in his left wrist. Cruz was injured on a swing Thursday night …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019

A.L. Central-leading Twins get reliever Sergio Romo from Marlins

The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran reliever Sergio Romo in a trade with Miami, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. The deadline for making deals …

Twins dump Blake Parker amid more changes to struggling pen

The Minnesota Twins have made more changes to their ravaged bullpen, designating right-hander Blake Parker for assignment. The Twins also sent right-hander Kohl Stewart to Triple-A Rochester and promoted left-hander …

Twins’ Max Kepler homers in 5 straight at-bats vs Indians’ Trevor Bauer

Max Kepler connected for home runs his first two times up against Trevor Bauer, giving the Minnesota outfielder five homers in his last five at-bats against the hard-throwing Cleveland right-hander. …

Twins hang Joe Mauer’s No. 7 with other franchise greats

Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing …

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Nelson Cruz homers, has 3 RBIs as Twins rout Mariners 10-5

Nelson Cruz homered and had three RBIs and utility infielder Ehire Adrianza’s hustle keyed a six-run sixth and the Minnesota Twins topped the Seattle Mariners 10-5.

Mariners take advantage of Minnesota’s 10th-inning errors to claim victory

Dee Gordon scored on one of Minnesota’s three errors in the 10th inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night.

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Jorge Polanco, Twins rally for 6-5 win vs. Mariners

A barrage of home runs has helped propel the Minnesota Twins to the best record in baseball.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off the alliterative duo of Brandon Brennan and Austin Adams to rally past Seattle 6-5 Tuesday night.

MLB roundup: Max Kepler hits 3 homers, Twins edge Indians 5-4 to avoid sweep

Max Kepler homered three times and Jose Berrios (8-2) locked up Cleveland’s lineup into the seventh inning as the Minnesota Twins avoided a sweep – and their first three-game losing …

Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

Signs of a potent lineup were evident for the Minnesota Twins in spring training, with the addition of some accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of more development by the …

MLB roundup: Cancer survivor Devin Smeltzer strong in debut as Twins top Brewers

Devin Smeltzer added another chapter to his inspiring comeback story, pitching six shutout innings in his big league debut and helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Tuesday …