FORT MYERS, Fla. — With Byron Buxton in the middle, flanked by Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler, the Minnesota Twins boast one of the most dynamic young outfields in baseball. Their average age is 25. They combined to hit 62 home runs last season. Their defense is superb, judged by both basic measurements and advanced metrics. These are Jeff Pickler’s protegees. “We don’t feel too pressured, or feel scared to make that mistake. We’ve got room to improve, and he
The Minnesota Twins are adding some pop to their playoff team from last year, landing free agent slugger Logan Morrison for the lineup. Morrison and the Twins have agreed to a $6.5 million, one-year contract. The Twins would have an option for 2019 that could vest automatically, making it a two-year deal. Either way, their patience in a slow-moving market this winter has paid off with Morrison, who’s coming off a career-high 38 home runs and 85 RBIs for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017.