Whether it's a revolving cast of characters or a few who can't get the job done, every team has an area weighing it down. Which have hurt the worst?
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Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Trevor May has joined Canadian esports organization Luminosity Gaming as a brand ambassador and will stream under the team's banner on gaming live streaming platform Twitch, May and Luminosity announced Friday. May tells ESPN he is not currently financially invested in the team, but that option has been discussed for the future.
The winter signing of free-agent catcher Jason Castro appears to be the most significant addition, but not enough to greatly improve the team's ZiPS evaluation.
Twins pitcher Phil Hughes kept his rib as a souvenir after having thoracic outlet syndrome surgery last year.
Ron Gardenhire, in his first year as Arizona's bench coach, said Tuesday that he'll have surgery to remove his prostate gland after a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Although the former consensus top prospect in baseball has yet to live up to those lofty expectations, it's far too early to write him off as a bust -- although 2017 could be a telling season.
Pressure is a part of baseball, but there's always a few players who have a little bit more of it. It's your turn to vote on who has the most to prove this season.
Invitations to camp can mean first glances for prospects and last chances for veterans like Josh Hamilton. Who should be on your spring scorecard?
The Pirates added right-handed reliever Pat Light in a trade with Minnesota on Thursday. Light appeared in 15 games for the Twins in 2016.
Lefty reliever Craig Breslow has agreed to a minor league contract with the Twins, who also signed OF Drew Stubbs to a minor league contract.
A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.
For as much talent as the Twins have already graduated to the majors, they have more promising farmhands on the way, including shortstop Nick Gordon.
Minnesota has some glaring needs, but nothing's more important right now than getting the young power hitter to establish himself at third base.
Dustin Pedroia getting down and dirty. Trea Turner's speed. Nelson Cruz's power. Put those all together and there's a lot to be excited about in 2017.
Keep an eye on Travis Blankenhorn
If Blankenhorn's short-season burst last year means he's already come into power as a 20-year-old, look out, Keith Law writes. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)
The Minnesota Twins have designated Korean slugger Byung Ho Park for assignment to make room for reliever Matt Belisle.
The Minnesota Twins were among the many who congratulated Beyoncé on her pregnancy with twins. But the franchise took it a step further and created customized gear for the entire Carter family.
From the usual suspects to a recent world champion, the 2017 season likely isn't about contention for these struggling squads. Which are on their way to brighter days?
The Royals are deep, the Tigers are top heavy and the Twins have pitching in the pipeline. But thanks to two big trades, Chicago's system has enough quality prospects to push it into the top 10.
Minnesota is reportedly interested in a handful of free-agent relief pitchers, including former Dodgers setup man Joe Blanton.
There are plenty of hard throwers in the first tier of the rankings, including Riley Pint and Dylan Cease, both of whom can reach 100 on the radar gun.
Glen Perkins has much to prove this year
Perkins has a $6.5 million team option for 2018 but must prove he's healthy after shoulder surgery limited him to pitching in just two games in 2016, David Schoenfield writes. MLB players motivated for next contract
Brian Dozier's trade value might never be higher, and his personal timeline doesn't seem to fit with the Twins' path toward a return to contention, yet he's still a member of the team.
Minnesota is reportedly discussing the possibility of signing Justin Morneau and Craig Breslow, both of whom previously played for the team.
Tom Kelly, who led the Twins to two World Series titles and is the franchise's all-time winningest manager, will be honored with a statue.