Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's unclear if that was a mirage or not, but the Danny Salazar who took the mound against the Twins on Saturday afternoon, is the Danny Salazar the Indians have been waiting to see since he made his big league debut against Toronto on July 11, 2013. Salazar, activated before the game, struck..." April 19
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The ball left Trevor Plouffe's bat and soared high into the Friday night lights. Instantly, the Twins third baseman could feel a weight lift off his shoulders. Before rounding the bases with a walk-off homer in the 11th inning of a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, Plouffe turned..." April 18
Twin Cities "Struggling reliever Brian Duensing was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday and fellow left-hander Caleb Thielbar was recalled from Triple-A Rochester. Duensing, who posted a 7.36 earned run average and one save through his first six outings, was hit hard in the ninth inning of..." April 17
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins manager Paul Molitor said he and General Manager Terry Ryan recently went through an exercise in which they went down the roster and tried to project how many home runs each player would hit in 2015. “It usually doesn’t work that way,” Molitor said. “In fact, it’s usually never even..." April 17
MLB.com "After being routed in the home opener against the Royals on Monday, the Twins were 1-6 and still reeling after a frustrating first week of the season. But they bounced back, winning two straight against previously-unbeaten Kansas City, including an 8-5 win in the rubber game on Thursday..." April 16
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins manager Paul Molitor on Wednesday tweaked his lineup for the first time in his young managerial career, moving Torii Hunter from fourth to second and Brian Dozier from second to fourth. But never underestimate how pitching can make an offense look good. As Kyle Gibson weaved his way..." April 16
Kansas City Star "Only four percent of the season has been completed, a seven-game sprint in the 162-game marathon. But the Royals stand alone in first place in the American League Central, unbeaten and undaunted, after a 12-3 trouncing the Twins on Monday afternoon. They are the last undefeated team remaining in..." April 14
Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14
Ricky Nolasco (elbow) said plan is for him to play catch Wednesday. Still too soon to know if he'll be ready to come off DL in Seattle.
Chicago Sun-Times "In the fourth inning of the White Sox’ 6-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, pitcher Chris Sale threw three different pitches to Trevor Plouffe. The first was a 79 mph slider, called a strike. The second was an 86 mph changeup Plouffe missed. The last was a 97 mph fastball,..." April 13
Chicago Tribune "J.B. Shuck's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field drove in Alexei Ramirez to give the White Sox their winning 5-4 edge. Closer David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth to preserve the team's first victory and to avoid the franchise's first 0-5 start since..." April 12
Casey Fien had shoulder stiffness Friday and was unavailable
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The spray charts and hitting statistics on Paul Molitor’s desk will have to be reprinted, because they were soaked. The uniform and T-shirt Molitor was wearing went straight into the laundry, smelling of alcohol. The smile on his face took a beating, too, but he will probably be wearing that one..." April 11
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11
Detroit News "They waited. And they waited. And they waited some more. And let's be honest — if you were the Tigers and you were playing the way they're playing, and the Twins were playing the way they're playing, well, you'd wait, too. When the long day was over — nearly four hours of rain delay, and..." April 10
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins got some “really good news” on Friday, manager Paul Molitor said, when Ricky Nolasco’s elbow exam revealed no structural damage. But Nolasco will go on the disabled list on Saturday, and Trevor May will rejoin the team — and start Monday’s home opener in Target Field. “It’s a..." April 10
Detroit News "Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez had a very clever strategy for staying warm on a wet and chilly Wednesday afternoon where the temperature barely climbed to 40 degrees. Work fast, throw strikes and get off the field as quick as possible. The Minnesota Twins more than accommodated the strategy,..." April 09
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The process server arrived at Ervin Santana's gated manor in Clearwater, Fla., at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and punched numbers into the callbox. A woman answered. It was Friday. Night had fallen hours earlier. Brandi Trenary told the woman she had documents for Santana, the free-agent starting pitcher..." April 09
Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09
Terry Ryan confirmed RHP B.J. Hermsen is having Tommy John surgery today with #MNTwins doctors John Steubs and Pearce McCarty presiding.
The Score "Torii Hunter's postgame comments regarding home plate umpire Joe West after Monday's Opening Day loss to the Detroit Tigers are likely to come at a cost. The Minnesota Twins veteran lambasted West after he was rung up on a checked swing for the final out of the ninth inning. Major League..." April 08
Twinkie Town "In this week's article, we look at a subject that has resonated throughout Twins Territory for the past few seasons and that is who will be the next Minnesota Twins power threat in the lineup. This week we look at a player that I think has a serious chance to be that power hitter that Twins fans..." April 07
Detroit News "Victor Martinez sort of shrugged his shoulders. "He did OK, I guess," he deadpanned. Yeah, David Price did OK. The first Tigers pitcher not named Justin Verlander to start Opening Day in Detroit since 2007, Price threw 8.2 brilliant innings against the Twins to help the Tigers start 2015..." April 07
Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07
ESPN.com "Trailing 4-0 to the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning, the Minnesota Twins needed to string together some offense to make a comeback and win on Opening Day. With two outs, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer singled to bring up Torii Hunter. The Tigers responded by bringing in closer Joe..." April 07
Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06
CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball announced Friday that Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, which is a performance-enhancing substance. " April 04
The #MNTwins have moved RHP Mike Pelfrey to the rotation & recalled LHP Aaron Thompson for the bullpen.
The Dodgers are kicking the tires on former #MNTwins pitcher/old friend Scott Baker. Yankees let him go a few days ago.
CBSSports.com "Twins longtime minor league instructor and manger Riccardo Ingram died Wednesday at the age of 48 after a five-year battle with brain cancer, reports MLB.com. Ingram was believed to be cancer free after undergoing radiation therapy in 2009, but the disease returned last season. "It's very..." April 01
St. Paul Pioneer Press "A Miami jeweler is suing Twins pitcher Ervin Santana after he allegedly defaulted on $40,000 worth of customized necklaces, according to a Dade County lawsuit. Major League Jewelers Inc. claims in its seven-page complaint that Santana defamed the company by claiming the necklaces were "fake."..." April 01
Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01
Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01
New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31
Pinto is likely to play in a Minor League game again tomorrow, Molitor said.
#MNTwins are hoping to get results on Pinto's 2nd concussion test (taken today) by end of today. Still hope he can play in minors Monday.
Milone named 5th starter
It's official: Twins pitching prospect Lewis Thorpe has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and needs Tommy John surgery. Surgery date TBA.
Pelfrey say he's "kind of disappointed, frustrated, a little upset" with move to pen.
Pinto did not pass concussion test Friday. Retaking again Sunday
Molitor officially names Danny Santana Opening Day shortstop
Won't be a strict platoon in center between Robinson and Schafer. Will play matchups. #mntwins will need to add Robinson to 40-man
And Aaron Hicks has been cut. @MillerStrib with blog post coming up
Eddie Rosario has been optioned to Rochester. #MNTwins
Trevor May optioned to AAA Rochester. Said he was told he needs to be more consistent
CBSSports.com "Top young Cuban righthander Yadier Alvarez is drawing interest from many major-league teams, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Blue Jays, Rangers, Phillies, Cardinals, Twins and Giants. Alvarez, who consistently registers 94-97 mph and recently hit 99, has petitioned MLB to be made eligible to..." March 28
Hardball Talk "Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports that the Twins have inquired about watching free agent reliever Rafael Soriano throw. Soriano, 35, faltered in the closer’s role for the Nationals last season. He was taken out of the role in early September when he allowed runs in three..." March 28
MLB.com "Glen Perkins got his work in on the Minor League side on Thursday, as the Twins' closer tossed an easy 1-2-3 inning against the Red Sox's Class A team at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. Perkins, who missed time early in camp with a mild right oblique strain, made his fifth appearance of the..." March 26
Bleacher Report "While Kris Bryant pummels baseball after baseball into oblivion in the Cactus League, whipping the when-will-he-debut debate into a frenzy from Arizona to the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, he's not the only phenom dropping jaws this spring. The first two picks from the 2012 draft, Minnesota's..." March 24
#MNTwins sign Brian Dozier to a four-year extension worth $20 million