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Twins activate Sanó, place Kirilloff on IL

@dohyoungpark
3:19 PM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins reinstated infielder Miguel Sanó from the 10-day injured list Wednesday and placed outfielder/first baseman Alex Kirilloff on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to Tuesday) with a right wrist sprain. Sanó, who missed the last 12 games with a right hamstring strain, is hitting .111 (5-for-45) with

Former Twins skipper Ray Miller dies

@JoeTrezz
3:51 PM CDT

Ray Miller, the longtime big league pitching coach who worked for the Orioles, Twins and Pirates and who managed Baltimore when Cal Ripken Jr. decided to end his Major League record consecutive games played streak in 1998, died on Tuesday. He was 76. An Orioles Hall of Fame inductee in

Mock draft: No Leiter, Rocker at No. 1?

@JimCallisMLB
13 minutes ago

In previous years, we'd be roughly a month away from the Draft at this point and the picture would be coming into clearer focus. But with the event pushed back to July 11 and teams having less history than ever on college players because of the pandemic, it's still very

Bullpen struggles erase Buxton's big game

@dohyoungpark
11:36 PM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton was right back at it with a tape-measure blast and a five-star diving catch, but the Twins’ stretched-thin bullpen couldn’t make his heroics hold up. While Minnesota’s offense has found a bit of a stride following a difficult start, the Twins are still in search of

Arraez to concussion IL; Gordon back up

@dohyoungpark
May 4, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins placed utility man Luis Arraez on the seven-day injured list on Tuesday with a concussion after he was pulled following the sixth inning of Minnesota's 6-5 victory over the Rangers on Monday. Arraez had a headache and a sore neck, manager Rocco Baldelli said, a result

Stat of the Day: Buxton flashes leather

12:38 AM CDT

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Twins this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game. Twins Stat of the Day: April 2021

Tuesday's top prospect performers

@MavalloneMiLB and @tylermaun
2:37 AM CDT

Here's a look at Tuesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list:

Maeda bounces back with scoreless 8-K start

@dohyoungpark
May 4, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins’ offense continued its recent roll on Monday, which was an encouraging development. Kenta Maeda bouncing back from the roughest stretch of his Minnesota career was an even more welcome sight for those on hand at Target Field. Maeda’s 5 1/3 innings weren’t the most efficient, as

Acuña, Buxton named April's top players

@_dadler
May 3, 2021

Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. (National League) and Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (American League) were named 2021's first Players of the Month presented by Chevrolet on Monday. Acuña hit .341/.443/.705 with eight home runs, three stolen bases, 18 RBIs and 25 runs scored in 24 games over the first month

Notes: Sanó nearly ready; Pineda uncertain

@dohyoungpark
May 3, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The power packed into Miguel Sanó's muscular frame was on full display before Monday's series opener against the Rangers, as he handled the velocity machine with ease during a pregame session on the field. Ball after ball pelted Target Field's upper deck, with a handful of hard liners

Where Twins top prospects are starting '21

@JonathanMayo
May 4, 2021

With the 2021 season getting started, here's a look at where the Twins' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

The very best of Cruz, Bieber mic'd up

@paul_casellaMLB
May 3, 2021

Nelson Cruz had plenty to chatter about in the Twins' home run barrage on Wednesday against the Indians -- and, luckily for us, he was mic'd up the whole time. Though he wasn't pitching in the game, Cleveland ace Shane Bieber was also mic'd up during Cleveland’s 10-2 loss, chiming

Twins go full scoring mode, win set with KC

Garver, Simmons jacks fuel key 7-run 3rd; Kirilloff belts 4th homer in series
@dohyoungpark
May 2, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Finally, the offense that was promised. Dormant for much of the Twins’ early-season struggles, the bats have roared to life in a trio of blowout wins over the last week, capped by a seven-run outburst in the third inning of Sunday afternoon’s rubber game against Kansas City that

Where Twins' top prospects will start season

@dohyoungpark
May 2, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Though the Twins' newly shuffled top four Minor League affiliates announced their rosters on Saturday ahead of the Minor Leagues' scheduled Opening Day on Tuesday, Minnesota's top two pitching prospects won't be in action when play gets underway. According to farm director Alex Hassan, both Jordan Balazovic (ranked

Kirilloff keeps swinging boom stick

@RobTnova24 and @tylermaun
May 2, 2021

Alex Kirilloff’s first big league homer came on Friday. Now, big flies are coming in bunches. After starting his Major League career hitless through his first five games, baseball’s No. 21 prospect is coming on strong. Kirilloff extended a young hitting streak to six straight by hammering his fourth home

Notes: Alcala impresses; Sanó nearing return

@dohyoungpark
May 1, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Before the Twins turned Friday night's game against the Royals into a blowout 9-1 win, it came as no surprise that they turned to high-leverage relievers Tyler Duffey and Hansel Robles to protect their lead in the late innings. The next arm out of the bullpen, though, was

Hit it anywhere near Buxton, you'll regret it

@dohyoungpark
May 1, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton may have had an offensive month for the ages, but it's only fitting that he capped off his MVP-caliber April with a pair of highlight-reel defensive plays. It's nothing personal against Royals left fielder Andrew Benintendi, who was the unfortunate victim of both catches during the

'Special' Kirilloff playing for permanent spot

@dohyoungpark
May 1, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Now that Alex Kirilloff finally got the monkey off his back with his first two career home runs on Friday, he’s starting to settle in. On a beautiful spring day in which the Twins’ offense couldn’t get much of anything going against Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, Kirilloff brought

Kirilloff's 2 HRs a first for Twins since '94

No. 2 prospect 'all smiles' after several bad-luck moments at the plate
@dohyoungpark
May 1, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Kirilloff has had some rotten luck with batted balls to start his career -- so he decided to take luck out of the equation by just smashing the ball out of the park. Kirilloff, ranked as the Twins’ No. 2 prospect by MLB Pipeline, loudly broke out