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Source: Twins agree to sign Santana to four-year deal

SAN DIEGO — The Twins got their man on the last day of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, as they agreed to sign right-hander Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal, according to a Major League source.
The Twins met with Santana’s represe…

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Sources: Twins agree to sign Hunter to one-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS — Torii Hunter is coming home.
The 39-year-old outfielder has agreed to a one-year, $10.5-million contract with the Twins, two Major League sources confirmed Tuesday night. The Twins, however, haven’t confirmed and haven’t made an…

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Twins officially hire Paul Molitor as new manager

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins made it official, as Paul Molitor will be introduced as the club’s new manager on Tuesday in a press conference at Target Field.
Molitor, 58, was considered the front-runner for the position since the Twins dismissed Ron…

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Hughes turns to offer to pitch in relief to reach bonus

DETROIT — After Phil Hughes fell just one out short of reaching a $500,000 bonus for reaching 210 innings on the season because of a rain delay on Wednesday, the Twins offered him an opportunity to pitch in relief this weekend to reach the bonus,…

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Trevor May to be recalled to start vs. A’s on Saturday

OAKLAND — The wait is over.
Top prospect Trevor May is set to make his Major League debut for the Twins on Saturday against the A’s. The right-hander will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to make his first big league start, and a correspondi…

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Twins acquire Tommy Milone from A’s for Sam Fuld

KANSAS CITY — The Twins bolstered their rotation before Thursday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, acquiring left-hander Tommy Milone from the A’s in exchange for outfielder Sam Fuld.
Additionally, the Twins will recall first baseman/designated hi…

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Nolasco to have right elbow examined Tuesday

SEATTLE — Right-hander Ricky Nolasco met with Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and pitching coach Rick Anderson on Monday, and admitted he’s been pitching through elbow discomfort this season.
Nolasco is scheduled to fly back to Minnesota on Monday…

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Mauer leaves game with right oblique strain

MINNEAPOLIS — First baseman Joe Mauer left Tuesday’s game against the Royals in the fifth inning after straining his right oblique on a swing on a double in the bottom of the fourth. He’ll be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
With the bases …

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Pino to start Thursday, Deduno headed to bullpen

BOSTON — The Twins will recall Yohan Pino from Triple-A Rochester to start against the White Sox on Thursday, with fellow right-hander Samuel Deduno heading to the bullpen. A corresponding roster move will come on Thursday.
Pino, 30, has excelled…

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Twins exploring their options with Josmil Pinto

TORONTO — With Kendrys Morales set to be the everyday designated hitter for the Twins moving forward, the club is deciding what to do with rookie catcher Josmil Pinto.
Pinto started 19 games at designated hitter as a way to get his bat into the l…

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