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Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs last season. They created a bigger buzz with their recent signing of star third baseman Josh Donaldson to a $92 million, four-year contract - the richest in club history for a free agent.

Still, the defending AL Central champions carry with them a pressing question. Is their starting pitching going to be strong enough to not only help them get back to the postseason but play deeper into October this time?

With spring training less than three weeks away, diminishing the likelihood of another acquisition, the Twins have publicly expressed confidence in their rotation for 2020.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.311
HR: N. Cruz41
RBI: E. Rosario109
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi15
ERA: J. Berríos3.68
Saves: T. Rogers30
K: J. Berríos195
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Minnesota 10161.623-
Cleveland 9369.5748
Chi White Sox 7289.44728.5
Kansas City 59103.36442
Detroit 47114.29253.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (2)
Runs: 939 (2)
Hits: 1547 (2)
Home Runs: 307 (1)
Stolen Bases: 28 (30)
OBP: .338 (5)
SLG: .494 (2)
Total Bases: 2832 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.18 (8)
Runs Allowed: 754 (14)
Saves: 50 (2)
Strikeouts: 1463 (12)
OpBA: .257 (20)
OBP: .316 (11)
SLG: .419 (11)
Run Support: 5.78 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/22 J. Donaldson Signed as Free Agent ( 2020-2023; Opt 2024)(four-year contract)
1/22 R. Harper Designated for Assignment
1/14 M. Sanó Signed ( 2020-2022; Opt 2023)(three-year extension, avoids arbitration)
1/10 T. Duffey Signed ( 2020)(avoids arbitration)
1/10 T. May Signed ( 2020)(avoids arbitration)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/28 L. Arraez Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/22 M. Garver Right hip tightness (day-to-day)
9/12 R. Hill Sprained MCL, left knee (day-to-day)
9/10 B. Buxton Left shoulder subluxation (60-day IL)
9/6 N. Cruz Left wrist soreness (day-to-day)
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