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2016 Schedule
59-103, 5th in AL Cent
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Who should be the Twins' closer in 2017?

With Glen Perkins returning from shoulder surgery, Minnesota might not be able to count on him to fill the role. Did Brandon Kintzler do enough this year to keep the job? Twins Daily

Salary arbitration projections: Twins

All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:

  • Trevor Plouffe - $8.2 million
  • Hector Santiago - $8.6 million
  • Brandon Kintzler - $2.2 million
  • Eduardo Escobar - $2.9 million
  • Kyle Gibson - $3.5 million
  • Ryan Pressly - $1.1 million
  • MLBTradeRumors.com

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Two Twins turning heads in AFL

Shortstop prospect Nick Gordon is impressing on offense and defense, while lefty Stephen Gonsalves has shown plus off-speed pitches. However, Keith Law points out that Gonsalves might have some growing pains with his fastball. Law: More AFL scouting notes (Insider)

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What to make of Kennys Vargas

Vargas will be out of options in 2017, so the fact that he showed progress in several key areas last year might be enough for the Twins to keep him around. Twins Daily

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Nick Gordon off to fast start in AFL

Gordon went 3-for-5 for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League on Thursday and swiped his second bag in two games. The 20-year-old is leading the league with a .667 batting average thus far. Box score

Gordon solid in AFL opener

Twins prospect Nick Gordon went 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI, a walk and a stolen base for the Surprise Saguaros in the team's Arizona Fall League opener on Tuesday. Gordon played shortstop and hit second. Box score

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Hank Aaron Award finalists: AL Central

The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Fans can vote for their selections on MLB.com or on Twitter. Here are the nominees for each AL Central team:

  • Chicago White Sox: Jose Abreu
  • Cleveland Indians: Jose Ramirez
  • Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera
  • Kansas City Royals: Eric Hosmer
  • Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier

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Twins' longest homers of 2016

All distances calculated by ESPN's Home Run Tracker:

  • Byung Ho Park - 466 feet (4/16)
  • Brian Dozier - 449 feet (8/19)
  • Miguel Sano - 449 feet (5/13)
  • Eduardo Escobar - 448 feet (9/27)
  • Byung Ho Park - 445 feet (4/27)

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Twins finish at bottom of rankings

Minnesota was the worst team in baseball this season, and by quite a large margin (nine more losses than any other club). At least the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in next year's draft to show for it. Week 26 Power Rankings

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Twins select Falvey to lead baseball operations

Former Cleveland Indians executive Derek Falvey has been chosen to take over baseball operations for the Minnesota Twins, one day the club wrapped up its worst season ever.

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What's next for the Twins?

With Minnesota losing an MLB-high 103 games this year, Jim Bowden lays out three objectives for the team this offseason. Among the priorities is improving the long-term outlook of the starting rotation. To-do lists for eliminated teams (Insider)

Lineup: Twins (58-103) at White Sox (78-83)

  • 1. Byron Buxton, CF (R)
  • 2. Jorge Polanco, SS (S)
  • 3. Robbie Grossman, DH (S)
  • 4. Miguel Sano, 3B (R)
  • 5. Kennys Vargas, 1B (S)
  • 6. Max Kepler, RF (L)
  • 7. Eduardo Escobar, 2B (S)
  • 8. John Ryan Murphy, C (R)
  • 9. Logan Schafer, LF (L)
  • SP: Jose Berrios, RHP
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What's the story of the 2016 Twins?

The Twins will finish with the worst record in the majors, but at least Brian Dozier gave fans something to cheer about. Jayson Stark looks back on the defining themes, numbers and memories of Minnesota's regular season. Beyond the Ivy

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Thursday's five longest homers

The Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko heads Thursday's list with a nearly 450-foot shot, the longest of his career at Busch Stadium.

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Brian Dozier surpassed expectations

Keith Law didn't project Dozier to even have average power, but here he is with 42 home runs this season. A change in the 29-year-old's swing and approach has led to his power surge. Law: Players I was wrong about (Insider)

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Twins finally put two on the board

Kennys Vargas' sixth-inning two-run homer on Wednesday ended a streak of 106 consecutive frames without scoring multiple runs in an inning for the Twins. It was the longest streak in the majors since the 1942 Phillies had a 109-inning streak of this type, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25121st
On Base Percentage.31622nd
Slugging Percentage.42114th
Earned Run Average5.0829th
Quality Starts5930th

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