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Opener excitement: With new players, Twins ready to make push for MLB post-season

Minnesota added several new players, including shortstop Carlos Correa, catcher Gary Sanchez and several pitchers, to join Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano on the roster.

Carlos Correa spring training March 27, 2022
Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa takes on the field prior to a game March 27, 2022, against the Boston Red Sox during spring training at CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida. Despite opting for free agency and nearly signing with both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, it was reported on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, that Correa would be returning to the Twins.
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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins made postseason appearances in 2017, 2019 and 2020 before finding themselves at the bottom of the American League Central standings last season.

After a busy off-season, this year's squad looks to contend for a pennant.

To bolster the franchise's chances of returning to the postseason, the Twins added a superstar shortstop in Carlos Correa to join Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano in the everyday lineup. In addition, several other key acquisitions, including several pitchers, give Minnesota a revamped roster.

The Twins open the regular season Thursday, April 7, with a four-game homestand against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field. Learn more about the Twins with the interactive graphic below.

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