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Goethe: Twins boast formidable farm system

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Working out under the sun in late February at the Minnesota Twins’ spring-training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., was a third baseman who hit 35 homers last season.

And there was a 6-foot-9 left-handed pitcher who posted a 2.99 ERA and st…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Goethe: Twins boast formidable farm system

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Working out under the sun in late February at the Minnesota Twins’ spring-training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., was a third baseman who hit 35 homers last season.

And there was a 6-foot-9 left-handed pitcher who posted a 2.99 ERA and st…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Gardenhire, Girardi, Manuel facing the pressure

February 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. The Minnesota Twins have had all of two managers over the last quarter-century, so it’s a bit startling to see Ron Gardenhire beginning the last year of his contract, his job seemingly on the line after back-to-back seasons of more than 95 losses. Continue Reading

Willingham fitting in fine with Twins

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. When Josh Willingham signed a three-year contract with Minnesota before last season, he barely gave a second thought to his new home ballpark. Continue Reading

TWINS: Brignac has two hits, leads Rays over Twins 6-2

April 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Reid Brignac went 2 for 2 with an RBI double in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Mauer ready from Day 1 of Twins’ spring training

February 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

For most of his baseball life, Joe Mauer has been anything but normal.
The Twins catcher has been a star since he was a teenager growing up in St. Paul and that didn’t stop in his first six seasons in the big leagues. He was a four-time All-Star, three-time batting champion and the AL MVP in 2009. Continue Reading

Twins’ rotation gets a little help in the offseason

February 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Ron Gardenhire has already settled on an opening-day starter, and the Minnesota Twins’ rotation is all but set. And there is still so much uncertainty surrounding the group as spring training begins. Continue Reading

Twins end spring with 2-0 win over Braves

March 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Scott Baker gave up three hits with a walk in five innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves, 2-0. Continue Reading

Twins trade pitching prospect to Braves to retain Diamond

March 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Twins have traded right-handed pitching prospect Billy Bullock to the Atlanta Braves, which allows them to retain Rule 5 draft choice Scott Diamond. Continue Reading

TWINS: Leading spring training hit sent to minors

March 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It was always going to be hard for Luke Hughes to make the Twins’ big league club out of spring training. That was clear Sunday after the team optioned him back to Class AAA Rochester. Continue Reading