The Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The team is named after the Twin Cities area which includes the two adjoining cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The franchise was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901 as the Washington Senators. The team relocated to Minnesota and was renamed the Minnesota Twins at the start of the 1961 season. The Twins played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981 and in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009. The team played its inaugural game at Target Field on April 12, 2010.[8] The franchise won the World Series in 1924 as the Senators,[9] and in 1987 and 1991 as the Twins.

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Minnesota twins News from Yahoo Sports With Opening Day fast approaching, Twins whittle down roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It’s almost time for the Twins to pack up and leave Florida, and the cuts are now coming quickly. In the past 24 hours, the Twins have reassigned 11 players to minor league camp, announcing six more cuts — none of them a surprise — on Thursday afternoon. Catchers David Bañuelos…

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Minnesota twins News from Yahoo Sports Twins add two relievers, lose to Phillies as Megill gets rocked

FORT MYERS, FLA. — The Twins' offseason search for more options and flexibility, a process that has revamped their lineup and rotation, arrived in the bullpen Sunday. Dennis Santana and Jeff Hoffman, each a hard-throwing righthander with a several years of major league experience, were added to the team's pitching staff. Santana was claimed off…

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Minnesota twins News from Yahoo Sports Now settled into relief role, Twins’ Griffin Jax tinkers with new pitch

FORT MYERS, Fla. — This time last year, Griffin Jax was preparing to come to camp as a starter. When he arrived, he was looking to compete for a spot on the Opening Day Roster. When he left to head north, it was with the Triple-A Saints, not the Twins. The right-hander has come a…

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Minnesota twins News from Yahoo Sports Spring training, summer fastball: Lopez has two-inning shutout debut

FORT MYERS, FLA. – The calendar says it's February. Pablo Lopez's fastball seems to disagree. Lopez frequently hit 95 miles per hour with that fastball, mixed in a changeup to strike out the first batter he faced, and impressed his manager with two scoreless innings in his Twins debut Monday. “Some of the guys, stuff-wise,…

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Minnesota twins News from Yahoo Sports Sore shoulder will keep Miranda out of World Baseball Classic

FORT MYERS, FLA. — Team Puerto Rico lost another Twins infielder on Wednesday. Jose Miranda, whose throwing shoulder has grown too sore to allow him to play third base for the past week, will not take part in the World Baseball Classic, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced Wednesday. Miranda joins teammate Carlos Correa, whose wife…

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Minnesota twins News from Yahoo Sports Twins infielder Kyle Farmer learning “so much” with new team

Perhaps it’s only fitting that Kyle Farmer ended up in a Twins uniform. After all, Sonny Gray is a Twin, and Farmer, his former Cincinnati teammate, has made it a habit of being where Gray is. “I follow Sonny everywhere,” Farmer said. Less than a year after the Twins acquired starting pitcher Gray in a…