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2/12/2016 | Twins staff loads gear on Truck Day

Truck Day is an annual rite of passage signifying baseball's imminent arrival. The Twins celebrated the baseball holiday on Friday, as they loaded nearly 36,000 pounds of equipment, supplies and personal items to send to their Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla.


2/12/2016 | Mauer: 2013 concussion has affected vision

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that his vision has been affected by the concussion that ended his 2013 season, especially during day games, as the sun makes it tough for him to pick up the ball. Mauer's offensive production has declined the past two seasons.


2/12/2016 | Buxton aims to stick at big league camp

The Twins have one of the top farm systems in baseball, placing six players in MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, tied for the second-most in baseball. The Twins also had six prospects among the top 100 in last year's list. Here's a look at those prospects and their potential impact in 2016 and beyond.


2/11/2016 | Healthy Pressly seeks bullpen spot

Twins reliever Ryan Pressly was feeling particularly good during last season's big series against the first-place Royals in Kansas City on the Fourth of July.


2/11/2016 | Twins' farmhands lead Australia to WBC rout

Twins Minor Leaguer James Beresford had four hits and drove in three runs as Australia cruised by the Philippines, 11-1, prompting the mercy rule after seven innings on Thursday in the second game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier at Blacktown International Sportspark.


2/10/2016 | Twins add pop, defense with offseason moves

After taking a look at players on the rebound in the first part of the Spring Training preview for the Twins, it's time to shift gears and focus on the offseason additions.


2/9/2016 | Inbox: How will Twins' rotation shape up?

How will the Twins' rotation shape up this spring? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger tackles this question and more in the latest Inbox.


2/8/2016 | Five Twins looking for a rebound season in '16

The Twins were a surprise team in 2015, winning 83 games en route to their first winning season since 2010. But not everything went right for Minnesota, as several veterans and youngsters had down years. In Part I of our Spring Training preview series, we take a look at Twins players on the rebound in '16, led by Joe Mauer, who was healthy in '15, but is looking to bounce back offensively.


2/5/2016 | Slimmed-down Graham feeling stronger, faster

It would've been easy to understand if Twins reliever J.R. Graham's teammates didn't recognize him at TwinsFest last weekend. Graham showed up to the event having lost roughly 30-40 pounds this offseason, as he went from weighing 210 last season to about 170-175.


2/3/2016 | Twins sending 7 Minor Leaguers to Classic

The Twins will have seven Minor Leaguers participating in the upcoming World Baseball Classic qualifying round, including five players on Team Australia and two on South Africa's roster.


2/2/2016 | Twins sign Quentin to Minor League deal

Veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin is coming out of retirement and signing a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training with the Twins, the team announced Tuesday.


2/2/2016 | Best package of tools among Top 100 Prospects

Ever since Byron Buxton started tearing up the low Class A Midwest League and emerging as baseball's best prospect in 2013, the Twins center fielder started drawing comparisons to Mike Trout. Trout had done the same three seasons earlier, earning parallels to Mickey Mantle. Veteran scouts said Trout had the best combination of tools they had seen in years. Now they're saying that Buxton has the best combo since Trout.


2/2/2016 | Ryan reflects on releasing Papi in 2003

In the spirit of Groundhog Day, MLB.com is taking a look at one move each general manager would like a do-over of if he had the chance. For Twins general manager Terry Ryan, it's an easy one: Minnesota famously released David Ortiz before the 2003 season and picked up shortstop Jose Morban in the Rule 5 Draft to take his place on the roster.


2/1/2016 | Vargas hoping to capitalize on trip to Caribbean Series

Kennys Vargas says he is in the Dominican Republic with Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce because he wants to be here, but the reality is that he has no other choice if he wants to show the Twins he can be a consistent big league player.


2/1/2016 | Set to stay at third, Plouffe optimistic for 2016

Despite reports to the contrary, the Twins never shopped third baseman Trevor Plouffe at any point this offseason, as they believe he's still a big part of the club's future despite the signing of Byung Ho Park and the emergence of Miguel Sano.