Odorizzi, two more homers give Twins 7-0 win over White Sox

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:36

Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from the dugout to pull his starter one out into the sixth inning.The pitcher, along with Max Kepler where dealing with ...

Twins, Angels postponed, will be made up on Thursday

Sports 05/22/19, 22:45

Very little has slowed the Minnesota Twins of late. A rare Southern California rain shower did the trick Wednesday night.The Twins had their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels postponed because of weather and unplayable field conditions. It has been rescheduled for Thursday.It is only the third postponement at ...

Twins place Garver on IL with high ankle sprain, return Sanó

Sports 05/15/19, 15:10

The Twins have placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sanó from his rehabilitation assignment, nearly four months after he sustained a severe cut on his right heel.Minnesota made the moves on Wednesday before its game against Los ...

Cruz drives in 2 to help Odorizzi, Twins beat Blue Jays 4-1

Baseball 04/17/19, 22:48

Nelson Cruz had two hits and two RBIs for Minnesota, helping Jake Odorizzi and the Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 following a 54-minute rain delay Wednesday night.Off to a solid start in his first season with Minnesota, the 38-year-old Cruz had an RBI single in the first inning ...

Pineda goes 6 innings, Twins beat Tigers 4-3

Baseball 04/13/19, 17:53

The Minnesota Twins' offense managed just enough to back Michael Pineda through his tough outing.Pineda labored through six innings and Eddie Rosario drove in two runs as Minnesota had just five singles in 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.The Twins entered the game with 26 walks, the fewest ...

Gonzalez, Berrios guide Twins past Indians 2-0 in opener

Baseball 03/28/19, 17:51

Minnesota newcomer Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, Jose Berrios outdueled Corey Kluber and the Twins gave manager Rocco Baldelli a win in his debut, starting the season by beating the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday.Berrios set a Twins opening day record with 10 strikeouts, with the ...

Confident Twins get 1st crack at division champ Indians

Baseball 03/27/19, 18:19

After hiring a new manager and some power-hitting help, the Minnesota Twins have assembled a team for 2019 that, assuming expected progress by several of their young players, they're confident can close the gap with Cleveland in the AL Central .The Twins don't have to wait for a crack at ...

Twins start fresh with rookie manager Baldelli in dugout

Baseball 03/20/19, 16:53

The Minnesota Twins hired the youngest manager in the major leagues. They remade the right side of the infield. There will be a new closer, too, should rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli decide to designate a particular reliever for ninth-inning duty.Starting fresh doesn't necessarily mean starting over, though.The Twins have quietly ...

Twins tap All-Star Berrios to start on opening day

Baseball 03/04/19, 19:23

Jose Berrios will be Minnesota's opening day starter, the first such assignment for the 24-year-old right-hander.Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced the decision to reporters on Monday, a natural honor for the team's only All-Star last season. Berrios posted a career-best 3.84 ERA last year, his third in the major leagues, ...

Buxton eager to break loose for Twins after lost season

Sports 02/27/19, 19:31

Byron Buxton is eager to lose all reminders of a lost season.The 25-year-old Minnesota center fielder began spring training with five straight hits, including two home runs and 10 RBIs, before going hitless in three tries Wednesday for the Twins in a rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies."We haven't ...

Baldelli era begins with efficient new workout format

Baseball 02/14/19, 16:00

The first noticeable change for the Minnesota Twins under new manager Rocco Baldelli came on the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers.There was simply less standing around between drills by the players on the field."The goal is to have it individualized for the guys so they can get ...

Baldelli era begins for Twins with Buxton-Sano priority

Baseball 02/07/19, 13:04

The retirement of Joe Mauer freed up an annual $23 million allocation from Minnesota's payroll and the free agent market remains wide open with spring training just a week away.Now, though, is not the time for the Twins to spend. Derek Falvey and Thad Levine of the front office are ...

Building Twins relationships has been Baldelli’s big task

Baseball 01/25/19, 17:35

While his bosses with the Minnesota Twins have been constructing the roster, new manager Rocco Baldelli has been busy building relationships with the players now under his supervision.His ability and desire to do that was one of the biggest reasons why he got the job, after all."People get a feel ...

Blue Jays introduce Montoyo as 13th manager in team history

Baseball 10/29/18, 18:03

Late in the season, as rumors of potential managerial openings swirled around baseball, Charlie Montoyo and fellow Tampa Bay Rays coaches Rocco Baldelli and Matt Quatraro started playing a game. When word of an expected vacancy surfaced, one member of the trio would slip that team's media guide into the ...

Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

Baseball 10/25/18, 11:05

The Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager, seeking a young voice to help revive a struggling team. The 37-year-old Baldelli replaces Paul Molitor, who was fired after four seasons with a 305-343 record. Baldelli will be the youngest manager in the major ...

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