7/4/2015 | Bullpen bounces back, picks up Pelfrey's slack
A night after the bullpen couldn't protect a late one-run lead in a loss to the Royals, the Twins bounced back with the help of five shutout innings from a combination of six relievers in Saturday night's 5-3 win at Kauffman Stadium.
7/4/2015 | Pressly to undergo MRI on right lat strain
Twins reliever Ryan Pressly left Saturday's 5-3 win over the Royals in the seventh inning with what was originally announced as a shoulder strain, but manager Paul Molitor said it could be related to his lat instead of his shoulder. Pressly will undergo an MRI exam on Sunday morning to find out the extent of his injury.
7/4/2015 | Twins move May to bullpen for now
With right-hander Ervin Santana joining the rotation on Sunday after serving his 80-game suspension for the use of a performance-enhancing drug, rookie right-hander Trevor May is the odd-man out and will move to the bullpen in the short-term.
7/4/2015 | Santana set for Twins debut vs. Duffy, Royals
Former teammates Danny Duffy and Ervin Santana will go head to head in the series finale between the Royals and Twins at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. CT.
7/4/2015 | Plouffe, Mauer power Twins over Royals
Joe Mauer ripped a two-run homer and the Twins' bullpen tossed five scoreless innings to bail out starter Mike Pelfrey as Minnesota topped the Royals, 5-3, on Saturday in front 37,917 fans at Kauffman Stadium.
7/4/2015 | Twins reinstate Santana from restricted list
The Twins officially reinstated right-hander Ervin Santana from the restricted list on Saturday after he completed his 80-game suspension for his use of a performance-enhancing drug.
7/4/2015 | Twins option Meyer to Triple-A
The Twins optioned top pitching prospect Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester after Friday's 3-2 loss to the Royals to make room for right-hander Ervin Santana, who returns on Saturday from his 80-game suspension for the use of a performance-enhancing drug.
7/3/2015 | Milone keeps going strong in Twins' rotation
Tommy Milone continued his impressive stretch since replacing Ricky Nolasco in the Twins' rotation, making the decision on what to do once Ervin Santana returns from his 80-game suspension for PED use on Saturday even more difficult.
7/3/2015 | Sano delivers Major firsts for Twins' offense
Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with his first career RBI and his first career run, but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss in 10 innings. Twins manager Paul Molitor, however, was impressed with what he saw from the 22-year-old rookie.
7/3/2015 | Blanton, Royals look to keep rolling against Twins
Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey is set to face Royals righty Joe Blanton as the American League Central rivals continue their four-game set on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.
7/3/2015 | Robinson placed on family emergency list
The Twins placed outfielder Shane Robinson on the family emergency list on Friday, and reinstated Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list.
7/3/2015 | Sano enjoys Major taste of winning most of all
Before Thursday night's game, Miguel Sano was asked repeatedly what his goal was for his Major League debut. His answer never really varied by more than a few words. "Try to get a win tonight," Sano said.
7/2/2015 | Twins rewarded after showing faith in Gibson
It's evident that Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson has taken a major step forward in his development as a starting pitcher in his second full season in the Majors, and with that has come trust from manager Paul Molitor.
7/2/2015 | Sano logs first MLB hit in debut vs. Royals
Top prospect Miguel Sano made his long-awaited debut with the Twins on Thursday, starting at designated hitter and hitting sixth against the Royals.
7/2/2015 | Twins looking to trim gap in AL Central showdown
Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie will square off against Twins lefty Tommy Milone when the American League Central rivals meet in the second of a four-game series on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
7/2/2015 | Twins agree with int'l SS Javier on $4M bonus
The Twins have made a splash on the international market, agreeing to a $4 million deal with Dominican Republic teenage shortstop Wander Javier, according to industry sources.
7/1/2015 | What to expect: Miguel Sano
In the last few weeks, the Minnesota Twins had called up their No. 1 prospect in Byron Buxton and their No. 3 guy in Alex Meyer. So no one was caught off-guard - especially not in this year of "Promotionpalooza," when it was time for No. 2 Twins prospect Miguel Sano to get the call.
7/1/2015 | May states rotation case with fine outing
After a strong showing against the Reds on Wednesday, Trevor May isn't making the Twins' decision on their rotation any easier, with Ervin Santana set to return from his 80-game suspension on Sunday in Kansas City.
7/1/2015 | Phenom Sano headed to Twins, Vargas optioned
In a surprising move, the Twins optioned first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Double-A Chattanooga after Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds. The Twins will make a corresponding move before Thursday's game, and they are expected to call up top prospect Miguel Sano, according to a source familiar with the team's decision.
7/1/2015 | Robinson day to day after being hit by pitch
Twins outfielder Shane Robinson left Wednesday's game against the Reds in the sixth inning after being hit near his left elbow by a 96-mph fastball from right-hander Johnny Cueto in the fifth.
7/1/2015 | Santana's return has Twins weighing options
Right-hander Ervin Santana is set to make his return from his 80-game suspension on Sunday against the Royals, and manager Paul Molitor said the Twins are weighing their options on what to do with the rotation once Santana returns.
7/1/2015 | Reds ride Cueto, costly Twins error to win
In potentially his final start in a Reds uniform at Great American Ball Park, ace Johnny Cueto threw eight strong innings to lead the Reds to a series-clinching 2-1 victory over the Twins on Wednesday. A throwing error by catcher Chris Herrmann allowed Billy Hamilton to score the decisive run.
7/1/2015 | Hughes maximizing quality in successful run
After a slow start to the season, right-hander Phil Hughes has found his groove this month and is looking more and more like the pitcher who was the Twins' best starter last season.
7/1/2015 | Twins, Reds vie for rubber game in matinee
Reds ace Johnny Cueto and Twins rookie Trevor May will take the mound in the three-game season series finale on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is at 12:35 p.m. ET after the two teams waited out a two-hour, one-minute rain delay Tuesday night before Minnesota evened the set.
7/1/2015 | Twins, Royals set for AL Central showdown
The first-place Royals and second-place Twins are headed for a showdown in a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium that begins on Thursday. Righties Chris Young and Kyle Gibson duel in the opener.
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