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4/23/2014 | Fuld resumes action in return to Tropicana

Sam Fuld on Wednesday night against the Rays made his first start in center field for the Twins since he was claimed on waivers from the A's on Sunday.


4/23/2014 | Arcia outpaces Willingham as duo progresses

Oswaldo Arcia, on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 5 with a right wrist strain, is ahead of Josh Willingham (left wrist fracture), as Arcia has already started to take batting practice in the cages.


4/23/2014 | Guerrier takes another step in comeback bid

Reliever Matt Guerrier was promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday after he threw four scoreless innings at Double-A New Britain.


4/23/2014 | Twins, Rays seek length from starters in finale

The Rays' Erik Bedard will face Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco on Thursday. After an extra-innings affair that nearly emptied out both bullpens Wednesday night, both teams could use some quality innings out of their starters.


4/22/2014 | Umpires review count, but pitches don't add up

The umpiring crew initiated a replay challenge to check the count in the fifth inning of the Rays' 7-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday, but still got the call incorrect.


4/22/2014 | Odorizzi, Pelfrey square off looking to rebound

Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi and Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey have both struggled in the early going this season, but are looking to turn it around when they start opposite each other on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.


4/22/2014 | Fuld joins Twins in familiar setting

Outfielder Sam Fuld admitted it was weird walking into the visitors' clubhouse for the first time at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, as he officially joined the Twins in time for their series against his former club.


4/22/2014 | Mastroianni claimed off waivers by Blue Jays

Outfielder Darin Mastroianni, who was designated for assignment on Sunday, was claimed on waivers by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.


4/22/2014 | Top prospect Buxton close to returning to action

Top prospect Byron Buxton, who sprained his left wrist in a Minor League Spring Training game on March 16, could play in his first extended spring training game on Thursday.


4/22/2014 | Twins announce green efforts on Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, the Twins announced results of their ongoing green efforts as they continue to seek ways to improve the sustainability of Target Field.


4/22/2014 | Gibson struggles in loss against Rays

Right-hander Kyle Gibson saw his streak of three straight strong starts to open the year come to an end, as he struggled through just three-plus innings in a 7-3 loss to the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.


4/21/2014 | McCartney to play concert at Target Field

Rock legend Paul McCartney's global "Out There" tour will feature a performance at Target Field on Aug. 2, the Twins announced on Monday.


4/20/2014 | Price aims to bounce back vs. Gibson, Twins

The Rays welcome the Twins to Tropicana Field on Tuesday to begin a three-game series. Last season, the Rays held a 6-1 advantage over the Twins, sweeping them in a four-game home series in July before taking two out of three in a September series in Minnesota. David Price will start for the Rays while Kyle Gibson goes for the Twins.


4/20/2014 | Suzuki happy to help as designated hitter

Kurt Suzuki loves to strap on the catching gear and work behind the plate. But on those days when the Twins don't ask Suzuki to endure the wear and tear of catching, it's a nice luxury for Minnesota to know he can still help the club as a designated hitter.


4/20/2014 | Mauer willing to bunt on shift

If Joe Mauer wants to draw his bat in and lay down a bunt to ignite a rally, it's a small-ball weapon that's perfectly acceptable to Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.


4/20/2014 | Hicks still a work in progress

Center fielder Aaron Hicks continues to be a work in progress for the Twins. There have been flashes of brilliance from Hicks, but consistency at the plate continues to be an issue for the 24-year-old, who entered Sunday's series finale against the Royals with a .179 batting average.


4/20/2014 | Twins add versatile Fuld off waivers

In an effort to upgrade their outfield production, the Twins claimed Sam Fuld off waivers from the Athletics on Sunday. Fuld, 32, hit .200 for the A's with two triples, a homer and four RBIs this season. To make room on the 40-man and 25-man roster, the Twins designated outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment.


4/20/2014 | Plouffe's bat paces offensive outburst in series finale

Trevor Plouffe led the bats with two doubles and a triple while Phil Hughes picked up his first win with the Twins as the offense supported him nicely in Minnesota's 8-3 romp over the Royals on Sunday.


4/19/2014 | Suzuki makes impact as DH in loss to KC

Kurt Suzuki got a day off from working behind the plate on Saturday, but he was still in the lineup as the designated hitter -- going 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the Twins' 5-4 loss to the Royals.


4/19/2014 | Bartlett set to end comeback bid with Twins

The timing isn't right for Jason Bartlett to immediately go from playing to instructing, but Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony can envision a day when Bartlett becomes a coach in professional baseball.


4/19/2014 | Gardy believes pitching staff will turn corner

The Twins entered Saturday's game against the Royals with a 5.04 team ERA. Only the White Sox had a worse ERA among American League clubs, but manager Ron Gardenhire remains confident his pitching staff will find its groove over the long haul.


4/19/2014 | Twins foiled by mistakes in Royals' big inning

Kurt Suzuki belted a solo homer and drove in three runs, but it wasn't enough as Kevin Correia labored in a decisive five-run fourth inning in the Twins' 5-4 loss to the Royals on Saturday.


4/18/2014 | Ventura aiming to help Royals put brooms on Twins

Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura and the Royals will go for their sixth straight win and a sweep of the series when they take on Phil Hughes and the Twins on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.


4/18/2014 | Twins say Bartlett leaning toward retirement

Veteran shortstop Jason Bartlett has informed the Twins that he is contemplating retirement. Assistant general manager Rob Antony said the club didn't have a hint that Bartlett might be thinking about retirement when he recently reported to Class A Advanced Fort Myers for a rehab assignment.


4/18/2014 | Dozier's power surge sparking offensive attack

A power-hitting second baseman is a precious commodity and the Twins have one in Brian Dozier. With five home runs through the club's first 15 games, Dozier entered Friday's series opener against the Royals tied with Mike Trout for second place in the American League.




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