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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Berrios is still without a long-term contract, but the Twins continue to build their rotation around the two-time All-Star. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

Twins' staff holds the key to team loaded with offense

Feb. 19, 2020 3:14 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Expecting another big season from their high-octane offense, the Minnesota Twins hope to pitch well enough to win a second straight AL Central title. Minnesota set a major-league record with 307 homers and was eighth with a 4.18 ERA last year. "We had a pretty darn good pitching...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda watches during spring training baseball practice on Thursday., Feb. 13, 2020 in Fort Myers, Fla. The Minnesota Twins welcome Kenta Maeda to their rotation, after a held-up trade was finally completed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Kenta Maeda joins Twins rotation after week in limbo

Feb. 13, 2020 5:20 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The acquisition of Kenta Maeda took the Minnesota Twins longer than they anticipated. The trade that was made to get him, the team believes, will be well worth the wait and the price. “We made a lot of decisions this offseason to invest in the now,” Twins president of...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo, Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez throws his bat after striking out against Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. Marwin Gonzalez became the first batter from the 2017 Houston Astros team that won the World Series to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal, expressing regret Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 after reporting to spring training with the Minnesota Twins.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

González 'remorseful' for role in Astros' sign stealing

Feb. 11, 2020 5:39 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Marwin González became the first batter from the 2017 Houston Astros team that won the World Series to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal, expressing regret Tuesday after reporting to spring training with the Minnesota Twins. “I'm remorseful for...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol throws his first MLB pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. With less than a week before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report to spring training, the Red Sox sent Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal that brought outfielder Alex Verdugo and Twins pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Finally, Dodgers, Twins finalize Maeda-Graterol deal

Feb. 10, 2020 10:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized their trade sending starting pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Twins and bullpen prospect Brusdar Graterol to the Dodgers. Just in time for spring training. Twins pitchers and catchers take the field Wednesday for their first official...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

AP source: Dodgers, Twins, Sox divvy Betts deal into 2 swaps

Feb. 9, 2020 10:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Moving Mookie Betts out of Boston proved to be quite the task for the cost-cutting Red Sox. The trade wound up taking all week — and being divvied into two different deals. The Minnesota Twins agreed Sunday to send bullpen prospect Brusdar Graterol to the Los Angeles Dodgers for...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. In what's become a familiar refrain, the Dodgers arrive at camp still looking for their first World Series championship since 1988. After losing in two straight World Series, they were ousted by Washington in five games in the NL Division Series last fall. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Dodgers head into camp with added firepower in Betts, Price

Feb. 7, 2020 2:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to spring training with added firepower for an already potent offense and pitching rotation. After being quiet most of the winter, they pulled off a blockbuster deal a week before camp that is set to land them Mookie Betts and David Price from the...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. The Twins enter spring training emboldened by their 101-win season in 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

AL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Minnesota Twins Manager: Rocco Baldelli (second season). 2019: 101-61, first place, lost to Yankees in...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. In what's become a familiar refrain, the Dodgers arrive at camp still looking for their first World Series championship since 1988. After losing in two straight World Series, they were ousted by Washington in five games in the NL Division Series last fall. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NL West teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Los Angeles Dodgers Manager: Dave Roberts (fifth season). 2019: 106-56, first place, lost to Nationals in...

Minnesota Twins' Josh Donaldson attends the baseball team's TwinsFest, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Donaldson arrival gives Twins extra swagger entering spring

Feb. 6, 2020 6:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were squarely focused a year ago on the development of young players and the integration of a new coaching staff, confident in their foundation but not ready to declare themselves contenders. This time, as the start of spring training approaches, they are all in on...

Jhoulys Chacín finalizes minor league contract with Twins

Feb. 3, 2020 2:42 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jhoulys Chacín finalized a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on Monday after a miserable 2019 season that saw him go from an opening day start to an August release. He would get a $1.6 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to...