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Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson takes a practice swing during baseball practice Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. The baseball team added Donaldson among a couple of potentially high impact players to the team that won 101 games last season. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

With boost from Donaldson, Twins boldly aim for World Series

Jul. 14, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Rocco Baldelli delivered his first formal address of the 2020 season to his players, the Minnesota Twins manager was unafraid to mention the World Series. Baseball's ultimate prize did not receive a reference in Baldelli's revised speech earlier this month. “That's something...

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 - 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...