3/7/2014 | Hot-hitting Colabello given chance to make roster
Chris Colabello had an impressive day at the plate on Friday, as he picked up three hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth. After a tough 2013 campaign, he was kept on the 40-man roster this offseason to compete for a spot as a backup first baseman and designated hitter.
3/7/2014 | Correia backed by two homers in 'B' game draw
Kevin Correia tossed three scoreless innings, while Eduardo Escobar and Jermaine Mitchell both homered in a 3-3 tie against the Pirates on Friday in a nine-inning "B" game held at Pittsburgh's Minor League complex.
3/7/2014 | Hicks, Arcia rest due to minor injuries
Outfielders Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia were both held back from action in the Twins' two games against the Pirates on Friday for precautionary reasons, but both are expected to return to action soon.
3/7/2014 | Worley aims for bounce-back season, rotation spot
Vance Worley struggled in his first season with the Twins after a 2013 trade, but he has regained some of the velocity on his fastball and dropped some weight with the goal of earning the No. 5 spot in the rotation.
3/7/2014 | Colabello has huge day, delivers ninth-inning winner
Chris Colabello came through in the clutch on Friday, capping the Twins' comeback from an early five-run deficit with a ninth-inning RBI single to help ensure a 6-5 victory over the Pirates at McKechnie Field.
3/6/2014 | Parmelee, out of options, working diligently this spring
Spring Training has been kind to Chris Parmelee in recent years. But this year, it looms even larger for him, because he is now out of Minor League options and can't be sent to Triple-A Rochester without being placed on waivers.
3/6/2014 | Twins-Cardinals Thursday contest rained out
The Twins' scheduled game against the Cardinals at Hammond Stadium on Thursday was cancelled due to rain. Ricky Nolasco, Minnesota's scheduled starter, threw a simulated game after the contest was called.
3/6/2014 | Twins prospect Thorpe benefits from ABL stint
Coming off a great showing in the Gulf Coast League in his first year of pro ball, Twins left-hander Lewis Thorpe, 18, gained valuable experience while pitching in his native Australia this past winter.
3/5/2014 | Pleased with tempo, Pelfrey seeks strikes
Mike Pelfrey couldn't get through the third inning of an 11-5 loss against the Orioles on Wednesday, and he came away dissatisfied with his pitch location.
3/5/2014 | Twins say Guerrier progressing as planned
Right-hander Matt Guerrier threw his first live bullpen session on Tuesday without any issues, and he remains on track to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday against the Rays.
3/5/2014 | Antony confirms Twins pursued O's Johan
Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony acknowledged the club made an offer to left-hander Johan Santana, who ultimately decided to sign with the Orioles on Tuesday.
3/5/2014 | Pelfrey fights command in loss to Orioles
The Orioles scored five runs in the third inning, with two of those being charged to right-hander Mike Pelfrey, as Baltimore went on to win, 11-5, on Wednesday night.
3/5/2014 | Hicks to model sophomore turnaround after Dozier's
Aaron Hicks is hoping for a turnaround after he followed a strong spring last year with a debut season in which he hit .192/.259/.338 before being sent to Rochester for good in early August.
3/4/2014 | Hughes takes first step in normal spring progression
Phil Hughes took the mound wearing a Twins uniform on Tuesday afternoon, a big change for the right-hander, who spent his first seven Major League seasons in Yankees pinstripes. But that's not the only difference for Hughes this spring.
3/4/2014 | Hughes solid, Buxton hitless in Twins' loss to Fish
Phil Hughes allowed a run in 2 2/3 innings in his Twins spring debut, while top prospect Byron Buxton went hitless in a 3-1 loss to the Marlins on Tuesday afternoon.
3/4/2014 | Buxton gets taste of game speed in first spring start
Byron Buxton already had come off the bench to play in four Grapefruit League games, but on Tuesday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire put his name atop the lineup to start against the Marlins.
3/4/2014 | Gardenhire weighs in on Twins' first replay
The Twins were part of the first test of Major League Baseball's new instant replay system during Monday's split-squad game against the Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla., but manager Ron Gardenhire missed out while leading Minnesota's other squad against the Orioles in Sarasota, Fla.
3/3/2014 | Correia pleased with first Grapefruit League start
Kevin Correia was solid in his Grapefruit League debut against the Blue Jays on Monday, as the right-hander tossed three hitless innings in the Twins' 12-2 victory at Hammond Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Florimon progressing, but no timetable for return
Shortstop Pedro Florimon, who had his appendix removed Feb. 17, has progressed to hitting off a tee and is hoping to take ground balls early this week, but he still doesn't have a timetable for his return.
3/3/2014 | In first test of expanded replay, calls are upheld
Baseball's new expanded replay rules were put to use for the first time on Monday at Hammond Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Ramirez's three-run jack lifts Twins past Orioles
Wilkin Ramirez launched a three-run homer during a seven-run ninth inning as a split-squad Twins club beat the Orioles, 9-2, on Monday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Correia fires three scoreless frames vs. Jays
Right-hander Kevin Correia threw three hitless innings and Jermaine Mitchell homered and drove in four runs to help lead the split-squad Twins to a 12-2 win over the Blue Jays on Monday at Hammond Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Arizona Fall League stint bolstered Dozier's confidence
The 2011 Minor League season was a turning point for Brian Dozier.
3/2/2014 | Meyer knows he has to work on offspeed offerings
Twins right-hander Alex Meyer lit up the radar gun with his fastball in his Grapefruit League debut against the Rays on Sunday, but he only threw three offspeed pitches in his two innings of work.
3/2/2014 | Nolasco makes strong Spring Training debut
Ricky Nolasco, who signed the biggest free-agent deal in Twins history this offseason, made his Spring Training debut against the Rays on Sunday, tossing two scoreless innings.
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