Mike Pelfrey is Close to Locking Down Spot in Minnesota Twins’ Starting Rotation

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Minnesota Twins’ pitcher Mike Pelfrey is getting close to locking down a spot in the starting rotation. The right hander is ten months removed from Tommy John surgery, an operation that usually takes 12-18 months for full recovery. Don’t tell Pelfrey that. […]

Trevor Plouffe is Seizing the Third Base Job for the Minnesota Twins

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Minnesota Twins infielder Trevor Plouffe has had many highs and lows in his young career. He has spent parts of the last five years in triple A. He arrived at the MLB level as a shortstop, but was quickly exposed defensively. However, his bat provided […]

Should the Minnesota Twins Keep Aaron Hicks in the Minors Despite His Strong Spring Training?

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Aaron Hicks had a monster exhibition game on Thursday as he took one step closer to seizing the Minnesota Twins’ starting centerfield job. The 23-year-old homered three times against the Philadelphia Phillies, leading the Twins to a 10-6 victory. On the day, Hicks […]

Aaron Hicks Leading Competition for Minnesota Twins Starting Center Field Job

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One of the Minnesota Twins‘ primary concerns this Spring Training is finding an everyday center fielder and ideally a leadoff hitter. When camp opened, it was a wide open race between Darin Mastroianni, Joe Benson and Aaron Hicks. As of […]

Alex Meyer Sharp in First Minnesota Twins Appearance

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It’s logical that many Minnesota Twins fans have kept their eyes on newly-acquired pitching prospect Alex Meyer — the club traded Denard Span, their center fielder and leadoff hitter, for him. So his first appearance, which came Monday was highly anticipated. The […]

Cole De Vries Making Case to be Minnesota Twins’ Fifth Starter

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The Minnesota Twins’ starting rotation has been discussed often in the last three months–especially the back end. Scott Diamond, Vance Worley, and Kevin Correia appear to have the front end of the rotation locked down. If Mike Pelfrey continues to make progress rehabbing his surgically repaired elbow […]

Jeff Clement Getting a Second Chance at Minnesota Twins’ Camp

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With the WBC beginning this week, the Twins have a void at first base in spring training. Justin Morneau left Florida this weekend to join team Canada, but in spring training WBC absences mean opportunities for players fighting to make […]

What Should the Minnesota Twins Do If Josh Willingham Gets Off to a Hot Start?

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It’s only fair to wonder if Josh Willingham’s 2012 campaign was a mirage. The 34-year-old left fielder set career highs in home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and OPS. Some cynics have suggested that the Minnesota Twins should have traded his […]

Mike Pelfrey’s Rehab Progress Good News for the Minnesota Twins

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Minnesota Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey had another pain-free, effective outing Sunday during Spring Training. The right-handed starter is coming off Tommy John surgery in 2012. Pelfrey went three innings with no runs and one hit in the exhibition game against the Rays. […]

Minnesota Twins Starting Pitching Has a Bright, and Different, Future

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Throughout the first decade of the 2000s, the Minnesota Twins won AL Championships. Six of them to be exact. While there were many factors that led to these championships, one constant throughout was the steadying hand of their starting rotation. Whether the […]

Could Jim Thome Find Himself Back at Target Field?

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There have been some interesting rumblings from the Minnesota Twins Spring Training facility regarding free-agent designated hitter Jim Thome. The future Fall-of-Famer has already had one stint with the Twins when he was their primary DH in 2010. Twins’ manager Ron Gardenhire […]

Bad News for Rich Harden and Rafael Perez at Minnesota Twins’ Spring Training

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Offseason acquisitions Rich Harden and Rafael Perez are taking it easy thus far at the Minnesota Twins’ Spring Training facility. Both pitchers are recovering from injuries and signed to newly inked minor league contracts with the Twins. So far, it […]