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3/30/2015 | Boyer tosses 1 2/3 scoreless innings after making roster

With eight of their projected nine Opening Day starters in Monday night's lineup, the Red Sox erupted for a six-spot in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to a 14-2 victory over the Twins.


3/30/2015 | Pinto returns after missing time with concussion-like symptoms

Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who had been out with concussion-like symptoms since March 21, returned to action in a Minor League game on Monday.


3/30/2015 | Twins pick up Boyer's contract, inform him he'll make roster

The Twins selected the contract of right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer on Monday, informing him that he will be on the Opening Day roster. Additionally, with right-hander Kyle Gibson scratched from his scheduled start against the Red Sox with flu-like symptoms, Boyer got the start in his place.


3/30/2015 | First-year manager Molitor bringing intensity

Considering that Paul Molitor is just the Twins' third manager since 1986, it's a rare change for the organization to have a new skipper this season.


3/29/2015 | Twins outright righty Pryor to Triple-A Rochester

The Twins outrighted right-handed pitcher Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, leaving the club with 38 players on its 40-man roster. Minnesota likely will use those open spots to add a pair of non-roster invitees, reliever Blaine Boyer and outfielder Shane Robinson.


3/29/2015 | Pelfrey's first showing out of bullpen a success

A day after being told he'd lost out in the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation to left-hander Tommy Milone, right-hander Mike Pelfrey made the transition to a relief role with a scoreless inning in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Orioles.


3/29/2015 | Backed by blasts, Nolasco settles, stretches out

Ricky Nolasco settled down after a rocky first frame to turn in a quality start, while Eric Fryer and Oswaldo Arcia both connected on two-run homers to help lead the Twins to a 6-5 win over the Orioles on Sunday at Ed Smith Stadium.


3/29/2015 | Provus sees plenty of talent on Twins' roster

Cory Provus, the radio voice of the Twins, took time out of his busy schedule this spring to sit down with MLB.com for a Q&A session.


3/29/2015 | Time not on Pinto's side as season approaches

Twins manager Paul Molitor said time is starting to run out on catcher Josmil Pinto, who has yet to be cleared by Major League Baseball to return to action after suffering from concussion-like symptoms.


3/28/2015 | Mauer's first spring homer backs solid Santana outing

Ervin Santana tossed six strong innings and Joe Mauer added a two-run home run to lead the Twins to a 7-1 win over the Twins on Saturday.


3/28/2015 | Top pitching prospect Thorpe to undergo Tommy John surgery

Twins' top pitching prospect Lewis Thorpe will undergo Tommy John in his elbow after being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament.


3/28/2015 | Santana named Opening Day shortstop

Considering his strong rookie season followed up by a solid spring, it came as no surprise that Danny Santana was named the Twins' Opening Day shortstop.


3/28/2015 | Pinto fails concussion protocol; will retake test Sunday

Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, failed a concussion protocol test on Friday, but will retake it on Sunday with the hope of returning on Monday.


3/28/2015 | Milone named fifth starter over bullpen-bound Pelfrey

Tommy Milone won the competition to be the Minnesota Twins' fifth starter, as prospect Trevor May was optioned to Triple-A and veteran Mike Pelfrey is headed to the bullpen.


3/28/2015 | Healthy legs foundation of Mauer's hope to rebound

If the Twins thought Joe Mauer's move from behind the plate to first base was going to boost his bat to yet another elite level last season, they were sorely mistaken, and Mauer was pretty sore, too.


3/28/2015 | May, Hicks among Twins roster cuts

The Twins made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, highlighted by optioning right-hander Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester. The club also optioned outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to Rochester, while righty Mark Hamburger and catcher Dan Rohlfing were reassigned to Minor League camp.


3/27/2015 | Twins likely to name fifth starter Saturday as roster solidifies

The Twins' roster situation is set to become much clearer on Saturday as manager Paul Molitor said more cuts are coming, and he expects to name the club's fifth starter.


3/27/2015 | Despite shaky outing, Twins pleased with May's spring

After an uneven outing against the Pirates on Friday, right-hander Trevor May said he's still not sure where he'll start the season.


3/27/2015 | Hughes feels good in Minor League outing

With right-hander Trevor May taking the mound in the Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, fellow right-hander Phil Hughes pitched in a Minor League game at the Twins' complex on Friday.


3/27/2015 | Manfred envisions bright future for Twins

Commissioner Rob Manfred appeared at Twins camp on Friday to meet with Twins owner Jim Pohlad, who is a member of his executive council. Manfred compared the Twins' situation to the Pirates, as he can envision them becoming competitive in the near-future much like when Pittsburgh used a strong farm system to boost itself into the postseason in 2012.


3/27/2015 | Dozier powers Twins' offense vs. Pirates

The Twins tied it up with two runs in the third against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke, who is battling right-hander Vance Worley for the final spot in Pittsburgh's rotation. Danny Santana started the rally with a leadoff single before scoring on a triple from Brian Dozier. Joe Mauer brought home Dozier with an RBI groundout to tie the game.


3/26/2015 | Stats don't tell whole story as Milone shows his mettle

With Twins manager Paul Molitor looking to have his roster set by this weekend, left-hander Tommy Milone likely had his last chance to make an impression on the coaching staff with his start against the Red Sox on Thursday.


3/26/2015 | Perkins easing his way into game shape

Glen Perkins got his work in on the Minor League side on Thursday, as the Twins' closer tossed an easy 1-2-3 inning against the Red Sox's Class A team at the CenturyLink Sports Complex.


3/26/2015 | Pinto ready to catch bullpen; Duensing set to return Friday

Twins catcher Josmil Pinto and left-hander Brian Duensing are both making progress with their injuries, as Pinto's concussion-like symptoms are gone, while the swelling in Duensing's left quad has subsided.


3/26/2015 | Escobar's bat showing no signs of slowing down

Lefty Tommy Milone, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, gave up six hits and three runs on a hot and humid afternoon, as the Twins fell to the Red Sox, 5-4, in 10 innings.




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