Betsy Helfand, Pioneer Press

Betsy Helfand

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Recent articles by Betsy:

Twins’ Josh Winder lands on injured list amid flurry of roster moves – Twin Cities

Josh Winder has a right shoulder impingement. → Read More

Rookie Jose Miranda confident hits will come amid slow start — and they do on Friday

Jose Miranda entered Friday hitless in his last 20 at-bats. → Read More

Six takeaways from first six weeks of Twins’ season – Twin Cities

The Twins have hit the six-week mark of their season with a lead in the American League Central and a 22-16 record. → Read More

Chris Paddack undergoes Tommy John surgery — for the second time

The surgery means the starting pitcher will be out into next season. → Read More

Twins sail to series victory in Oakland with 14-4 rout in finale

The Twins put on a show on offense and rode a quality start from Sonny Gray to victory at the Oakland Coliseum. → Read More

Twins option red-hot Royce Lewis to Triple-A with Carlos Correa set to return

Carlos Correa has been out since getting hit on the hand with a pitch on May 5. → Read More

Athletics break game open in seventh, beat Twins

OAKLAND, Calif. — The unraveling began with the dreaded leadoff walk. One hit batter later, and Josh Winder was in trouble. With no one warming up in the bullpen, it was Winder’s inning to work thr… → Read More

Twins’ Gilberto Celestino shows maturation on field in second season – Twin Cities

Gilberto Celestino has made major strides since debuting last season. → Read More

Twins play small ball, ride solid pitching performances to win

Twins pitches surrendered just four hits in Monday’s win against the Athletics. → Read More

Joe Ryan wins $500 — and then the ballgame

Joe Ryan won $500 from his rotation-mates when he caught a foul ball in the first inning. → Read More

Twins carefully manage Byron Buxton’s playing time as outfielder deals with knee issue – Twin Cities

Byron Buxton aggravated his knee in April, and the Twins are building in off days to help him play through it. → Read More

Former Twins pitcher Jim Kaat thrilled to take his place among baseball’s greatest – Twin Cities

Jim Kaat will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24. → Read More

Jim Kaat humbled by orientation visit to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Jim Kaat will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24. → Read More

Move from starter to reliever going smoothly for Twins pitcher Griffin Jax

Griffin Jax, a starter-turned-reliever, has a 1.35 earned-run average in eight games this season. → Read More

Twins bullpen steps up after Chris Paddack leaves with injury in Minnesota win

Chris Paddack left in the third inning on Sunday with right elbow inflammation. → Read More

Twins’ Trevor Larnach lands on injured list; Byron Buxton avoids it – Twin Cities

The Twins called up catcher José Godoy to fill Trevor Larnach’s spot on the roster. → Read More

Twins lose Carlos Correa to injury, fall to Orioles

The star shortstop was hit twice, the second time on the hand, forcing him out of the game. → Read More

Rocco Baldelli, Luis Arraez and Dylan Bundy test positive for COVID-19

All three are vaccinated and said to be exhibiting mild symptoms. → Read More

Dylan Bundy rocked in return to Baltimore as Twins fall 9-4

Dylan Bundy gave up nine runs in a 3 2/3-inning start on Wednesday. → Read More

Sonny Gray feeling good, rehab assignment on tap to get stretched out

Sonny Gray said he would be making a rehab start on Saturday with the Triple-A Saints. → Read More