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Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton, center, Marwin Gonzalez, right, and another player head to the batting cage during baseball training Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. Count Buxton among the players who probably benefited from baseball's virus-induced delay. The oft-injured Twins center fielder was coming off major shoulder surgery. After a late arrival due to the birth of his second child, Buxton is in camp at full speed. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Healed Twins speedster Byron Buxton: 'I've got no limit'

Jul. 8, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An array of injuries was largely responsible for the blight on the first five years of Byron Buxton's still-promising major league career, with surgery last fall to repair labrum damage in his left shoulder serving as the latest setback. The most games he can get in this year for the...

Minnesota Twins' Rich Hill pitches live batting practice at a baseball camp Monday, July 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Over the Hill? Recovered lefty on track for Twins rotation

Jul. 7, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Twins signed Rich Hill from the bargain aisle of free agency last winter, they expected the left-hander to be available around midseason after his recovery from elbow surgery. Now the 40-year-old is on track to be ready right away, thanks to the virus outbreak that...

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2019, file photo shows Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (35) getting a hit against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game in San Francisco. Bellinger was well on his way to becoming the National League MVP only 60 games into last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, already with 20 homers in that stretch before his 24th birthday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

1st 60: How MLB standouts fared in what will equal full 2020

Jul. 7, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

Cody Bellinger was well on his way to becoming the National League MVP only 60 games into last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, already with 20 homers in that stretch before his 24th birthday. Over that same span for the Houston Astros last summer, Justin Verlander won nine games and struck out 103 batters on...

FILE - In a  Monday, March 2, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Joe Ross throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out of playing the 2020 season as Major League Baseball tries to get back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Mike Rizzo says the team is 100% supportive of Zimmerman and Ross deciding not to play.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issues

Jun. 29, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, have announced they plan to sit out this season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. As the sport lurches toward...

Salvador Hernandez, a groom at Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Wash., wears a mask as he watches a race Wednesday, June 24, 2020, on the first day of thoroughbred horse racing at the track since all professional sports in Washington state were curtailed in March by the outbreak of the coronavirus. No spectators were allowed, but online wagering was available and the races were streamed. Organizers hope to continue racing into October on a modified schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Canucks say Vancouver out of NHL hub city race

Jun. 25, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Vancouver Canucks say the city is out of the running to act as a hub for the NHL playoffs. Canucks Sports and Entertainment thanked British Columbia health officials for their support during the bid to host the NHL’s...

Dodger Stadium stands behind locked gates Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. By the time Major League Baseball returns in late July, it will have been more than four months since teams last played. The season is now going to be a 60-game sprint to the finish, held in ballparks without fans and featuring some unusual rules. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers, Twins report some positive tests for COVID-19

Jun. 25, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins organizations have tested positive for COVID-19, officials with the teams said Thursday. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said on a video conference call that it's “a delicate subject” and...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano prepares to take batting practice before Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the New York Yankees, in New York. Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sanó told a Dominican Republic newspaper he's being blackmailed, having been accused of kidnapping and assault. The Twins said Thursday, June 18, 2020, they're aware of the report in El Nuevo Diario and still trying to gathering more information about the situation surrounding Sanó, who signed a three-year, $30 million contract in January and will move to first base if and when the 2020 season begins. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Twins' Dominican slugger faces probe in kidnapping case

Jun. 25, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic are opening an investigation into allegations Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sanó participated in the kidnapping and assault of a man, prosecutors said Thursday. The Twins, however, said they were told Sanó was cleared...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Randy Dobnak (68) delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game,  in New York. Finally, major leaguers are on track to resume this virus-abbreviated 2020 season. The hiatus has provided a welcomed dose of extra family time for many, but the unprecedented idling this spring and summer for players used to being on the diamond daily has predictably created a collective antsy feeling around the game. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Antsy big leaguers embrace impending end of extra down time

Jun. 25, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

Randy Dobnak had finished making his morning omelette one day last week when his wife, Aerial, asked the Minnesota Twins pitcher to keep the eggs out so she could make a sandwich. For the base she used a hot dog bun, an ingredient so bewildering to her husband that he took it as the latest sign that baseball's...

Twins sign 1st-round pick Aaron Sabato for $2.75M bonus

Jun. 23, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins signed first baseman Aaron Sabato on Tuesday to a deal that included a $2.75 million bonus for the first-round draft pick from North Carolina. Sabato was taken with the 27th overall pick earlier this month. He signed for about $180,000 above the value for his draft...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...