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Brian Dozier named an American League All-Star

MINNEAPOLIS — After week that saw him crush two-walk homers while being an Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote candidate, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is headed to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, after all. Dozier, who finished second to Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas in the Final Vote, was added to the American […]

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Top prospect Byron Buxton to join Twins on Sunday

ARLINGTON — The wait is over. Byron Buxton, the No. 1 overall prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, will have his contract purchased by the Twins from Double-A Chattanooga before Sunday’s game against the Rangers. The Twins will announce a corresponding roster move on Sunday. Buxton, 21, was hitting .283/.351/.489 with six homers, seven doubles, 12 triples […]

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Arcia to DL, Rosario recalled from Triple-A Rochester

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins placed outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain on Monday, and recalled fellow outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester to take Arcia’s place on the roster. Arcia left Sunday’s game in the fourth inning with what was described as right hip irritation, and the […]

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Hughes to make his next start on Monday vs A’s

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins right-hander Phil Hughes, who left his start on Wednesday with a minor left hip flexor strain, threw a bullpen session with no issues on Friday and will make his next start on Monday against the A’s. Hughes left his outing after just five innings, as he said he felt tightness in his […]

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Twins option Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A day after struggling with his command, walking four batters in two innings against the Rays, top pitching prospect Alex Meyer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, the Twins announced Friday. Meyer, ranked as the No. 30 overall prospect by MLB.com, made three Grapefruit League appearances, posting a 1.59 ERA, but walked […]

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Greetings from newly renovated Hammond Stadium

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins are among the last teams to report for Spring Training, as pitchers and catchers don’t report to the CenturyLink Sports Complex until Sunday.
Sunday also marks the grand opening of the renovated CenturyLink Spor…

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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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