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2/9/2016 | Inbox: How will Twins' rotation shape up?

How will the Twins' rotation shape up this spring? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger tackles this question and more in the latest Inbox.


2/8/2016 | Five Twins looking for a rebound season in '16

The Twins were a surprise team in 2015, winning 83 games en route to their first winning season since 2010. But not everything went right for Minnesota, as several veterans and youngsters had down years. In Part I of our Spring Training preview series, we take a look at Twins players on the rebound in '16, led by Joe Mauer, who was healthy in '15, but is looking to bounce back offensively.


2/5/2016 | Slimmed-down Graham feeling stronger, faster

It would've been easy to understand if Twins reliever J.R. Graham's teammates didn't recognize him at TwinsFest last weekend. Graham showed up to the event having lost roughly 30-40 pounds this offseason, as he went from weighing 210 last season to about 170-175.


2/3/2016 | Twins sending 7 Minor Leaguers to Classic

The Twins will have seven Minor Leaguers participating in the upcoming World Baseball Classic qualifying round, including five players on Team Australia and two on South Africa's roster.


2/2/2016 | Twins sign Quentin to Minor League deal

Veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin is coming out of retirement and signing a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training with the Twins, the team announced Tuesday.


2/2/2016 | Best package of tools among Top 100 Prospects

Ever since Byron Buxton started tearing up the low Class A Midwest League and emerging as baseball's best prospect in 2013, the Twins center fielder started drawing comparisons to Mike Trout. Trout had done the same three seasons earlier, earning parallels to Mickey Mantle. Veteran scouts said Trout had the best combination of tools they had seen in years. Now they're saying that Buxton has the best combo since Trout.


2/2/2016 | Ryan reflects on releasing Papi in 2003

In the spirit of Groundhog Day, MLB.com is taking a look at one move each general manager would like a do-over of if he had the chance. For Twins general manager Terry Ryan, it's an easy one: Minnesota famously released David Ortiz before the 2003 season and picked up shortstop Jose Morban in the Rule 5 Draft to take his place on the roster.


2/1/2016 | Vargas hoping to capitalize on trip to Caribbean Series

Kennys Vargas says he is in the Dominican Republic with Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce because he wants to be here, but the reality is that he has no other choice if he wants to show the Twins he can be a consistent big league player.


2/1/2016 | Set to stay at third, Plouffe optimistic for 2016

Despite reports to the contrary, the Twins never shopped third baseman Trevor Plouffe at any point this offseason, as they believe he's still a big part of the club's future despite the signing of Byung Ho Park and the emergence of Miguel Sano.