With Lance Lynn starting a Minor League intrasquad game on one of the back fields at the Twins' Spring Training complex on Sunday, Jake Odorizzi made his third Spring Training start, going four scoreless innings, giving up two hits and three walks with one strikeout, as the Twins beat the Phillies, 4-3.
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Right-hander Lance Lynn got in his work in a four-inning Minor League intrasquad game on a back field at the Twins' complex on Sunday. He said he felt good afterward and he expects to pitch again in five days.
Twins No. 4 prospect Nick Gordon and No. 13 prospect LaMonte Wade were among six players the team reassigned to Minor League camp on Sunday afternoon.
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco received an 80-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Sunday for a performance-enhancing substance.
Outfielder Jake Cave was excited for a new opportunity to play, but his father, Bryan, was even more excited that Jake would be doing it in a Twins uniform. The elder Cave was a huge fan of Twins legendary slugger Harmon Killebrew growing up.
Phil Hughes said he feels healthy, and is on track for the regular season. Where that track leads is still a bit of a question.
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Twins infielder Nick Gordon was among top prospect performers in Spring Training on Saturday.
Jose Berrios is in a win-win situation when it comes to his spot in the Twins rotation for the regular season.
The Twins acquired outfielder Jake Cave from the Yankees in exchange for Minor League pitcher Luis Gil, the team announced on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins designated first baseman Kennys Vargas for assignment.
Much has changed with the roster since the Twins arrived for Spring Training.
Kyle Gibson's strong spring continued on Thursday, giving the Twins confidence the right-hander will be able to help shoulder the load in Ervin Santana's absence.
Right-hander Tyler Duffey knows the additions of right-handers Jake Odorizzi and Lance Lynn hurt his chances of making the Twins' roster, but Duffey is trying to focus on what he can control and not worry about what will happen at the end of camp.
The Twins welcomed the newest member of their rotation Tuesday, introducing right-hander Lance Lynn in a news conference at the club's Spring Training facility in Fort Myers, Fla.
Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario, who has been out since March 4 with right triceps tendinitis, began his throwing program on Wednesday, and he is slated to return to the lineup as a designated hitter against the Rays on Thursday.
Willians Astudillo pulled off a no-look pickoff
With the Twins adding Jake Odorizzi and Lance Lynn to bolster their rotation this spring, the club optioned several of their top young pitchers before Tuesday's game against the Orioles, including lefties Adalberto Mejia and Stephen Gonsalves, right-handers Aaron Slegers and Fernando Romero and reliever John Curtiss.
Lance Lynn officially became a Twin on Monday, signing his one-year, $12 million contract after passing a physical, but he comes in already having prior relationships with several of his new teammates.
Twins manager Paul Molitor told Phil Hughes not to worry about the roster, as his focus needs to remain on proving he can be effective after several injury-plagued seasons. Hughes took the message to heart and pitched well in a 2-1 win over New York.
Twins infielder Nick Gordon was among top prospect performers on Monday.
Anibal Sanchez's tenure with the Twins ended a few hours before he was scheduled to start against the Rays. The veteran right-hander was released Sunday weeks after signing a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the team, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.
The Twins made their one-year contract with right-hander Lance Lynn official on Monday. The deal is worth $12 million.
The addition of right-hander Lance Lynn, who is underwent a physical on Sunday after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $12 million deal on Saturday, doesn't change Twins manager Paul Molitor's plan to open the season with a four-man rotation, Molitor said before Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rays.
With the idea of bringing fans closer to game, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier wore a live microphone and earpiece for Saturday's radio/television broadcast. The experience paid off, as he went 2-for-2, including launching a two-run homer in the first inning of a rain-shortened game against the Red Sox at Hammond Stadium.
One of the benefits of the Twins having a young cost-controlled core is they have no players under contract beyond the 2019 season. But that could change, as the Twins are in the exploratory stages of contract extensions with pre-arbitration players.
Second baseman Brian Dozier hasn't hit anywhere but leadoff in the Twins' lineup since July 30, 2016, and it doesn't appear that's going to change to open the 2018 season.
The Twins made their first cuts of Spring Training before their game against the Red Sox on Wednesday, optioning Dietrich Enns and Felix Jorge to Triple-A Rochester, optioning Lewis Thorpe and Zack Littell to Double-A Chattanooga and reassigning catchers Brian Navarreto and Wynston Sawyer to Minor League camp.
If you can believe it, Opening Day is only three weeks away, and we're previewing each division every Wednesday. Baseball is an individual sport masquerading as a team sport, so, thus, we'll be previewing each division by counting down the 20 most pivotal players in the division. These aren't necessarily the best players. They're just the ones whose 2018 performance will be most vital to their teams' success this season, and in seasons moving forward. To keep it fair, we can only pick four players from each team.
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is in the last year of his contract, and from what he's heard from the front office, he won't be offered an extension this spring.
After his third start of the spring against the Orioles in a 9-8 win on Tuesday, Twins left-hander Adalberto Mejia was asked what he felt he could improve upon from last season.
Veteran right-hander Mike Pelfrey has decided to retire from professional baseball to become a coach at Newman University, according to a report by SB Nation on Wednesday.
The Twins brought a glimpse of the future to Clearwater against the Phillies on Monday, as pitching prospects Fernando Romero, Stephen Gonsalves, Zack Littell and Aaron Slegers made the trip north to be available to pitch against the Phillies in relief of Kyle Gibson.
After making mechanical changes last season, including learning how to better utilize his slider after some advice from Byron Buxton around the All-Star break, right-hander Kyle Gibson is confident he'll be able to carry over his 2017 second-half success into this season.
Jose Berrios remains lined up to start on Opening Day against the Orioles on March 29 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, but nothing is official yet.
The unexpected signing of Logan Morrison to be the club's everyday designated hitter is expected to have a ripple effect on the Twins' roster this spring.
A pair of former Rays teammates made a big impact for the Twins in their Grapefruit League debuts in a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays on Friday, as right-hander Jake Odorizzi tossed 2 2/3 hitless innings and designated hitter Logan Morrison went 1-for-3 with a stand-up triple to center field.
The Twins received good news Friday on catcher Mitch Garver, who underwent an MRI exam on his right knee that showed no structural damage after he suffered a knee injury during a rundown between third and home while catching on Wednesday.
It was feast or famine for Adalberto Mejia in Thursday's 3-3 tie with the Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.