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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 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...

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...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer watches a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Twins remain publicly confident in the rotation anchored by returning veterans Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi and supplemented by youngsters like Smeltzer, Randy Dobnak and Lewis Thorpe. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions

Jan. 24, 2020 10:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs last season. They created a bigger buzz with their recent signing of star third baseman Josh Donaldson to a $92 million, four-year contract — the richest in club history for a free agent. Still, the defending AL Central...