MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pitching staff carried the load for the Minnesota Twins last year to win a second straight division title. That was despite a sharp decline in production by the offense during the pandemic-shortened schedule.

Most of these pitchers will once again be in prove-it mode for the Twins this season. The list begins with right-hander José Berríos. The two-time All-Star has been on the cusp of becoming an unquestionable ace for several years. He still has plenty of room for progress.

Kenta Maeda is the only Twins pitcher with a contract guaranteed beyond 2021.

The 2021 projected pitching starting lineup for the Twins in addition to Berrios and Maeda, are Michael Pineda, J.A. Happ, and Matt Shoemaker.

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Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training for the Twins in Fort Myers, Florida last week. The rest of the players being spring activities this Monday.

The regular season opener for the for the Twins is on April 1st against the Brewers in Milwaukee. The home opener at Target Field is April 8th against the Seattle Mariners.

The Minnesota Twins have announced that limited fan attendance will be allowed for spring training games at Hammond Stadium.

The 2021 Minnesota Twins are favored to repeat as the American League Central Champions, with the Chicago White Sox as their closest projected contender. Only three American League teams have better pre-season odds to advance to the 2021 World Series.

Minnesota Twins games can be heard throughout the 2021 season in the Saint Cloud area on 1240 AM/95.1 FM WJON.

The Minnesota Twins' 2021 Offseason Adds