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Jimmy Butler
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October 17, 2018 - 6:42 am
By DAVE CAMPBELL MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler’s trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time...
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Brad Rempel USA Today
October 10, 2018 - 4:31 pm
There was high drama at Tuesday's Minnesota Timberwolves practice. Jimmy Butler finally showed up, and made quite a scene, according to plugged-in NBA reporters. Do you think his behavior ultimately helps or hurts the team? Butler gave his version of events to ESPN, confirming reports he blew up at...
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Sloane Martin
October 07, 2018 - 5:26 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges in the Dominican Republic as a result of his involvement in a traffic incident that injured a police officer, authorities said Monday. Police said in a statement that the third baseman was...
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USA TODAY
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October 03, 2018 - 8:23 am
Twins' owner Jim Pohlad says he was caught off guard by management's decision to relieve Paul Molitor of managerial duties. "I will admit to being somewhat surprised at the recommendation," he told Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Wednesday, the day after the announcement. "After I listened to...
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Rick Osentoski USA Today
Adam Carter
October 02, 2018 - 5:20 pm
With the firing of Paul Molitor, Derek Falvey and Thad Levine will be looking for the next Twins manager, who will become the 14th in the franchise's history. Falvey and Levine are part of the new generation of baseball executives that rely heavily on analytics, and it is all but certain the next...
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October 02, 2018 - 12:02 pm
The Twins have fired Paul Molitor as manager of the team and offered another position within the organization. USA Today's MLB columnist Bob Nightengale broke the story. He told WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman that he thinks the Twins will hire a younger, more "analytics-driven" replacement: "He just was...
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Mauer and Field
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September 27, 2018 - 5:36 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It looked like a sure triple play. A double play, at least. In the end, the Detroit Tigers got just one out from it, and the Twins made them pay. Johnny Field homered twice, Jorge Polanco hit a bases-loaded triple and the Twins beat the Tigers 11-4 on Wednesday night. The game...
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Joe Mauer
September 26, 2018 - 6:46 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harold Castro completed the minor league season and was home in Venezuela spending time with his son and focusing on the offseason when he got a surprise phone call to return and play with the Detroit Tigers. Castro's first career hit started an eighth-inning rally that led the...
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