Kevin Slowey wants to be a starter in 2012, and if he stays in Minnesota he will likely get his way. Twins general manager Terry Ryan says the team considers Slowey a starter. The righthander is arbitration eligible, meaning the Twins have until December 12 to offer him a contract or he becomes a free agent.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
Violent Offender Task Force in standoff with suspect in St. Cloud
Police announced the standoff at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday.
Cause of fire that destroyed Waterville bar remains unknown
The fire destroyed the Funky Munky Bar and damaged several other properties.
Pro athletes to attend opening of Minnetonka Dick's Sporting Goods
The grand opening is set for June 3, with special guests appearing June 3-5.
Death of man found inside Minneapolis apartment ruled homicide
Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call 1-800-222-8477.
Minnesota State Fair reveals its free concert lineup for 2022
More than 900 performances will happen across numerous stages.
With free-agent scraps remaining, Terry Ryan has a difficult job
The MLB Winter Meetings concluded Thursday, meaning the Twins now have to dig through the free-agent scraps in order to upgrade the team. The digging job belongs to GM Terry Ryan, and it will be interesting to see what he does.
Ryan: Span not trade bait
The Washington Nationals might want Denard Span to be their leadoff hitter, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going anywhere. Twins GM Terry Ryan tells the Washington Post Minnesota’s outfield is a “little lean”, and plans on Span hitting leadoff and playing center next year.
Terry Ryan on Valencia: 'He's not ready'
Will Danny Valencia ever play for the Twins again? Since being sent back to AAA Rochester in early May, Valencia is hitting .237 with 4 homers and 22 RBI. General manager Terry Ryan says, "If we felt comfortable bringing him back, we would ... but he's not ready."
Twins' Slowey traded to Rockies
The Twins have traded Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later. In five seasons with the Twins, Slowey was 39-29, with a 4.66 ERA. He went 0-8 in 2011, with a 6.67 ERA in 59 1/3 innings. He started the season in the bullpen but battled forearm issues and an abdominal strain, and finished the season in the starting rotation.
Terry Ryan: 'You can't feel sorry for yourself; you have to do something'
Twins' GM Terry Ryan put the team's 6-18 start in perspective by saying, "Right now, things are not going very well." After watching the Twins get no-hit by Jered Weaver, Ryan says, "Now we're in Seattle, and we have to turn the page and forget what happened."
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