Minnesota Twins

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 03: Casey Fien #50 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Baseball Careers Often Start With Winter Grunt Work

Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce.


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30 Players: Vargas Brings Serious Power Potential To Twins

The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.


FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 3:  Torii Hunter #48 of the Minnesota Twins poses for a photo during the Twins' photo day on March 3, 2015 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Hunter Makes Twins Return In 9-8 Win Over Red Sox

Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03: Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers looks on against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

AL Central Teams At The Start Of Spring Training

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.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 26:  Right fielder Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers throws out Oswaldo Arcia of the Minnesota Twins trying to get back to first base for a double play after catching a fly ball hit by Kurt Suzuki during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on September 26, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Hunter Returns To Twins; Medlen, Beachy Let Go

Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract with the Twins, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 4: Paul Molitor speaks to the media after being introduced as the thirteenth Manager of the Minnesota Twins on November 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Molitor: ‘This Is Where I’m Supposed To Be’

For more than two decades, Paul Molitor scratched and clawed his way to the Hall of Fame by turning every at-bat into a battle of wills.

97.1 The Ticket–11/05/2014

Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

Tigers Win AL Central With 3-0 Victory Over Twins

The Tigers face the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Division Series.

97.1 The Ticket–09/28/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 27: Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins attends to teammate Danny Santana #39 as Andrew Romine #27 of the Detroit Tigers kneels at second base after they collided during a double play in the seventh inning at Comerica Park on September 27, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers Lose 12-3 To Twins, Division Lead Still 1

Throughout a topsy-turvy first season as manager of the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus has been careful not to show any sign of panic — even when his team was stumbling through a terrible stretch in late May or struggling to keep pace in August.

97.1 The Ticket–09/28/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers watches the game against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on September 27, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 12-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Boos In Blowout Loss: ‘If I Was In The Stands, I’d Be Booing, Too’

Whether the Tigers find their form Sunday or not, back-to-back blowout losses to the last-place Twins leave a sour taste for the team.

CBS Detroit–09/28/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 21:  Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers throw in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Porcello’s September Struggles Continue, Ausmus Says Fatigue Not A Factor

“There’s not really much we can do about it,” Ausmus said of Porcello’s September woes. “He’s one of our starters, so he’s going to pitch.”

CBS Detroit–09/27/2014