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4/15/2014 | Herrmann's versatility allowing Pinto to DH more

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he likes having Chris Herrmann on the roster, as it gives him the flexibility to use Josmil Pinto as a designated hitter on days he's not serving as catcher.

4/15/2014 | Hicks, Twins take pride in opportunity to honor Jackie

The Twins celebrated the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier with a ceremony at Target Field before Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

4/15/2014 | Hughes falters late as Twins stumble in opener

Phil Hughes cruised through five innings before struggling in the sixth, as the Blue Jays rallied for a five-run inning to hand the Twins a 9-3 loss on Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday night at Target Field.

4/14/2014 | Inbox: Can Twins' offense keep up fast start?

Can the Twins' offense keep producing at such a high rate? Will their rotation improve? Twins beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

4/13/2014 | Blue Jays, Twins out to keep momentum going

Brandon Morrow and Phil Hughes will square off on Tuesday at Target Field, as the Blue Jays face the Twins in the opener of a three-game set.

4/13/2014 | Jackie's Day time for Target Field celebration

The Twins will commemorate the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier with some special events at Target Field before Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

4/13/2014 | Willingham dealing with tiny fracture in wrist

The results of an MRI and CT scan on Josh Willingham's ailing left wrist were announced on Sunday. While the MRI came back clean, the CT scan revealed a tiny fracture on the wrist.

4/13/2014 | Kubel hitting familiar stride in return to Twins

Things may not have looked promising after Jason Kubel hit just .196 during Spring Training. However, he's turned it on once the regular season kicked in. Despite going 0-for-2 in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Royals on Sunday, he's batting .385 with seven RBIs.

4/13/2014 | Gardy appreciates close ties with Hirschbeck

As manager Ron Gardenhire returned to the Twins' dugout for Sunday's series finale against the Royals, he reflected on his two days away from the team to attend the funeral for Michael Hirschbeck.

4/13/2014 | Twins set to maintain depth in pitching staff

Regardless of deep starts from Kyle Gibson on Friday and Ricky Nolasco on Saturday, plus an off-day on Monday, manager Ron Gardenhire plans on sticking with the 13-man pitching staff for the time being.

4/13/2014 | Twins capitalize on error to earn sweep of KC

Kevin Correia cruised through seven scoreless frames and Josmil Pinto belted a two-run go-ahead homer before the Twins rallied with two in the eighth on a Royals error for a 4-3 win on Sunday.

4/12/2014 | Willingham lands on DL with sore left wrist

As planned, the Twins placed outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left wrist sustained on a hit-by-pitch last Sunday. To replace Willingham on the roster, right-hander Michael Tonkin was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

4/12/2014 | Bartlett to continue rehab work in Fort Myers

Injured utility man Jason Bartlett will head to the Twins' Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., on Sunday to continue rehab on his bruised left ankle. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 7.

4/12/2014 | Gardy praises Steinbach for victory over KC

Terry Steinbach's first victory as acting manager earned praise from Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire, who missed a second game on Saturday while attending a funeral.

4/12/2014 | Colabello cleaning up in Twins' batting order

To say Chris Colabello has embraced hitting in the cleanup spot would be an understatement. For a Twins team needing an offensive boost, especially with the injury to Josh Willingham, Colabello's production in a high-profile spot in the lineup has been a welcome sight.

4/12/2014 | Mauer's HR highlights six-run uprising vs. KC

Joe Mauer went deep in a six-run second inning that helped Ricky Nolasco pick up his first win as the Twins rolled to a 7-1 victory over the Royals on Saturday to secure a series win.

4/12/2014 | Vargas hoping Royals' offense gets on track in finale

Southpaw Jason Vargas aims for a third straight quality start as the Royals try to avoid the series sweep against Kevin Correia and the Twins on Sunday at Target Field.

4/11/2014 | Twins set to place Willingham on disabled list

The Twins announced they will place left fielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game. A round of batting practice on Friday yielded familiar soreness in the left wrist that was hit by a pitch last Sunday.

4/11/2014 | Twins strike for five-run frame in knocking off KC

Kyle Gibson fired 6 1/3 quality innings, while Chris Colabello drove in three runs to lead the Twins' offense in a 10-1 win over the Royals on Friday at Target Field.

4/11/2014 | Gardenhire out to attend funeral for Hirschbeck's son

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will not be in the dugout for the next two games as he attends the funeral of Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of Major League umpire John Hirschbeck.

4/11/2014 | Shields aiming for continued road success vs. Twins

Ace right-hander James Shields brings a 2.18 ERA on the road while wearing a Royals uniform into Saturday's middle game against Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco at Target Field.

4/10/2014 | Umpires review for collision-rule violation in Minnesota

An umpire review was initiated in the sixth inning of Oakland's 6-1 win over the Twins on Thursday, as umpires used replay to determine whether catcher Josmil Pinto illegally blocked home plate from a Jed Lowrie slide. The play was confirmed.

4/10/2014 | Willingham progressing, but remains sidelined

Josh Willingham was held out of the lineup for a third straight game on Thursday with a bruised left wrist sustained on Sunday, when he was hit by a pitch. Willingham took batting practice in the cages for a second straight day, but Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he's waiting for the swelling in Willingham's wrist to completely subside before he puts him back in the lineup.

4/10/2014 | Speedy Mastroianni penciled in a day after callup

Darin Mastroianni was thrown right into the fire on Thursday, starting in right field and batting leadoff against the A's a day after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Rochester.

4/10/2014 | Once healthy, Buxton likely to begin in extended spring

Top prospect Byron Buxton, who sprained his left wrist in a Minor League Spring Training game on March 16, is likely out until late April and is expected to start the season in extended spring camp before heading to Double-A New Britain.

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