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  1. Video: Twins introduce new starter Ervin Santana

    Dec 14, 2014, 9:02 AM EST

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    The Twins introduced new starting pitcher Ervin Santana at press conference Saturday in Minneapolis …

  2. Twins sign Ervin Santana for $54 million

    Dec 11, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

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    Last offseason Ervin Santana had so much trouble securing a multi-year contract after turning down a qualifying offer that he settled for a one-year, $14.1 million deal with the Braves.

  3. Twins willing to lose draft pick to sign Ervin Santana

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:45 AM EST

    Ervin Santana

    Right now the largest free agent contract in the history of the Minnesota Twins is four years and $49 million to Ricky Nolasco last offseason.

  4. Francisco Liriano re-signs with the Pirates for $39 million

    Dec 9, 2014, 1:32 PM EST

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    Liriano was a buy-low pickup for the Pirates two offseasons ago and provided a huge return on a minimal investment.

  5. Thought experiment: How many MLB teams would wipe the slate clean?

    Nov 26, 2014, 4:25 PM EST

    CC Sabathia AP

    Since there’s no such thing as a stupid question …

  6. Francisco Liriano wants 3-4 years at $12 million per season

    Nov 19, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

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    Liriano started 55 games for Pittsburgh with a 3.20 ERA and 338 strikeouts in 323 innings.

  7. Ron Gardenhire: Too much of the credit, too much of the blame

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    Ron Gardenhire

    For a few years there, I saw it as my personal mission to the spread the gospel of Ron Gardenhire.

  8. Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco tweets he would rather be with Dodgers

    Sep 29, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

    Ricky Nolasco

    If the Dodgers want the rest of Nolasco’s contract the Twins would surely be happy to give it to them.

  9. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EST

    Washington Nationals Celebrate

    Beer showers on the Beltway as the Nats and Orioles both clinch

  10. Numbers game: Tigers fall victim to baseball’s speed obsession

    Aug 18, 2014, 9:09 PM EST

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    Doug Fister was a perfectly useful pitcher for Detroit, but he didn’t show up on the radar gun. Now, Fister is leading the National not the playoffs while the Tigers are fighting to stay alive.

  11. Twins activate Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Ricky Nolasco

    After taking more than a month off to recuperate from an elbow injury, Ricky Nolasco will return to the Twins’ rotation for tonight’s game against the Royals.

  12. Twins ready to activate Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list

    Aug 13, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

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    Ricky Nolasco threw 104 innings with a 5.90 ERA before informing the Twins that he’d been pitching through elbow soreness since spring training.

  13. Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty

    Jul 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

    Ruben Amaro Jr.,

    The Phillies are paying the bills for their dynastic run, thanks in large part to Ruben Amaro’s mismanagement.

  14. Ricky Nolasco placed on disabled list after revealing elbow injury to Twins

    Jul 8, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

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    Four months and 18 horrible starts into a four-year, $49 million contract Ricky Nolasco revealed to the Twins that he’s been pitching through elbow pain since spring training.

  15. Ricky Nolasco to undergo MRI for sore elbow

    Jul 7, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

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    Ricky Nolasco has been a bust after joining the Twins on a big-money contract over the winter and it turns out that he’s been pitching through an injured elbow.

  16. VIDEO: Edwin Encarnacion hits his 20th home run

    Jun 9, 2014, 8:46 PM EST

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    Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion reached 20 home runs with a three-run shot off Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco tonight.

  17. Nationals wanted to sign Doug Fister to a contract extension

    May 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Doug Fister AP

    Doug Fister still hasn’t pitched for the Nationals, but he did turn down a long-term contract extension.

  18. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 3, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

    Ubaldo Jimenez AP

    A quick rundown of a busy Friday around MLB, including an impressive outing from new Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.

  19. Paul Konerko is sitting out Opening Day after 15 years in the White Sox’s lineup

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    When Paul Konerko decided against retiring and re-signed with the White Sox both sides agreed that he’d be returning in a diminished role, but now that’s a reality: Konerko will not be in the Opening Day lineup today for the first time since 1998. Konerko is slated to play mostly versus left-handed pitchers and Twins…

  20. 2014 Preview: Minnesota Twins

    Mar 30, 2014, 2:20 PM EST

    Rick Anderson, Ron Gardenhire

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Did the Twins improve their starting rotation enough? Prior to this offseason the most…

  21. Twins make Kyle Gibson their fifth starter

    Mar 21, 2014, 8:25 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins v St Louis Cardinals

    LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins have given the final spot in their starting rotation to pitching prospect Kyle Gibson. Gibson, 26, has been listed as one of baseball’s top-100 prospects going into the 2010, 2011, and 2013 seasons by both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. The rotation…

  22. Twins reportedly offered Ervin Santana a three-year deal

    Mar 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Ervin Santana

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Twins have offered free agent starter Ervin Santana a three-year deal. The right-hander has been mulling one-year deals from the Blue Jays and Orioles and has stated that he prefers a one-year deal, which doesn’t bode well for the Twins’ chances of signing him. In the…

  23. Orioles “maintain interest” in Ervin Santana

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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    Once the Orioles surrendered their first- and second-round draft picks to sign Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz there was speculation that they might decide to punt a third-round pick too in order to sign Ervin Santana. It hasn’t happened yet, but Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles “maintain interest” in Santana…

  24. James Shields won’t negotiate with Royals past Opening Day

    Mar 4, 2014, 4:15 PM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Impending free agent James Shields has told the Royals that he won’t negotiate beyond Opening Day, choosing to hit the open market if a deal can’t be worked out before then. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the two sides have yet to engage in any talks, so an extension seems unlikely.…

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