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Ober lifted by hot bats as Twins top Cards

Righty allows just 1 run in 4 frames, gets first career hit (with Cruz's boomstick)
@dohyoungpark
July 31, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Following their sale at Friday’s Trade Deadline, the Twins will use these final two months of the season to evaluate their young pitching options to see who could complement their existing core of hitters next season and beyond. The last two days have shown that there’s plenty

Gordon establishing himself in Twins' lineup

@dohyoungpark
July 31, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Nick Gordon hasn't had an easy path to establishing himself as a big league regular, considering his years-long battle with chronic gastritis that sapped him of his body weight and energy, even before a recurring bout of COVID-19 sidelined him for the entire 2020 season. You wouldn't

Here is each MLB team's best Olympian

Eddy Alvarez and Jim Thorpe in rare company
@williamfleitch
July 31, 2021

I know that we’re all still adjusting to how the baseball world looks after the wild Trade Deadline, but in case you haven’t noticed … the Olympics are on! There’s even baseball! Baseball and the Olympics have a long history, with the first-ever baseball demonstration at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Stat of the Day: Ober's historic knock

July 31, 2021

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.

Injuries & Roster Moves: Arraez activated

July 31, 2021

Keep track of the Twins' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

Twins 'retool' at '21 Deadline, eye 2022 run

@dohyoungpark
July 30, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- The Twins shipped away their best pitcher at Friday's Trade Deadline, sending José Berríos north of the border to Toronto in a move that undoubtedly made the club's pitching situation in 2022 more tenuous. But still, there was also an eye-opening group of players whom the Twins

Jax steps into spotlight in St. Louis, stars

@dohyoungpark
July 31, 2021

St. LOUIS -- The first game of the post-José Berríos era in Minnesota went on as if the right-hander had never left. That’s because rookie Griffin Jax was able to step in and seamlessly fill the two-time Opening Day starter’s rotation spot following Berríos’ trade to Toronto earlier in the

Breaking down Twins return in Berríos deal

@SamDykstraMiLB
July 30, 2021

The Blue Jays pushed some big chips into the middle of the table on Friday by acquiring José Berríos from the Twins. The cost? Two Top 100 prospects. Toronto sent No. 16 overall prospect Austin Martin and No. 68 Simeon Woods Richardson to Minnesota for right-handed starting pitcher ahead of

Classic Twins card: Rod Carew in '68

July 26, 2021

As part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Topps baseball cards, we've asked fans (as well as our staff) to submit their all-time favorite baseball cards, and we've broken them down by team. We'll be revealing submissions regularly throughout the season, ranging from the famous to the weird,

Twins get 2 top Jays prospects for Berríos

Martin, Woods Richardson boast tremendous upside in substantial haul
@dohyoungpark
July 30, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- It was never going to be easy for the Twins to part ways with José Berríos, the homegrown and passionate right-hander who made two Opening Day starts for Minnesota and anchored the rotation for the better part of six seasons. But a difficult trade that sent Berríos

No. 20 prospect hammers 2 homers

@Steph_Sheehan and @TrujilloReports
July 31, 2021

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

The best prospects acquired in trades

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JimCallisMLB
July 29, 2021

With the Trade Deadline fast approaching on Friday, here's another reminder that the prospects whom sellers receive in exchange for veterans can deliver a huge payoff. It's possible the National League MVP and Cy Young awards could go to Fernando Tatis Jr. and Zack Wheeler, both acquired as youngsters in

Twins slug 7 home runs in baseball oddity

Minnesota claws back from 10-0 deficit, but drops rubber match with Detroit
@dohyoungpark
July 28, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- It felt “like a movie out there,” manager Rocco Baldelli said, as he struggled to find the words to describe the four-hour, three-minute experience his team had just endured. Whatever movie that ordeal evoked in Baldelli’s mind, there certainly has never been a baseball script quite akin to

Rogers (finger) to IL, upending trade status

Baldelli talks Maeda's 10th-inning pinch-running heroics
@dohyoungpark
July 27, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins bullpen ace Taylor Rogers was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprain to his left middle finger on Tuesday, which could have a potentially significant impact on his place in the series of transactions that should come ahead of Friday's Trade Deadline. Rogers lasted five

No. 20 prospect posts another 3-hit effort

@Steph_Sheehan
July 30, 2021

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

Prospect duo among top performers

@ByNickAguilera and @tylermaun
July 27, 2021

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

No. 11 prospect continues hot streak with HR

@Steph_Sheehan
July 29, 2021

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

Pineda deals; Twins pull off wild walk-off

Kepler singles to drive in Maeda (that's right) for the winning run
@dohyoungpark
July 27, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Michael Pineda put any lingering doubts about his health to rest with a vintage Big Mike outing, in which he showcased his steadfast consistency one last time ahead of Friday's Trade Deadline with six innings of two-run ball. Unfortunately for the Twins, any clear-cut developments pertaining to Deadline

Buxton talks extension: 'I want to be here'

Center fielder makes his stance clear after initial talks fall through
@dohyoungpark
July 26, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton's representatives and the Twins reportedly couldn't reach an agreement on a contract extension on Sunday, as first reported by The Athletic and confirmed by MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, but Buxton himself made clear on Monday that he doesn't want this to be the end of those discussions.