The unofficial start of the 2024 baseball season is set for this weekend, as more than 65 current, former and future Minnesota Twins players and coaches will be in Minneapolis for a trio of TwinsFest presented by Dove events: TwinsFest Live! from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, January 26 at The Fillmore Minneapolis; Signature Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 27 at Target Field; and the Futures Clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (youth ages 6-12) and 1 to 2:30 p.m. (youth ages 13-18) at Urban Ventures, also on Saturday, January 27.

Tickets Available for TwinsFest Live! on Friday, January 26

Tickets for TwinsFest Live!, Signature Saturday and the second session of the Futures Clinic are available now at

All proceeds benefit the Minnesota Twins Community Fund and its efforts to improve lives and strengthen communities throughout Twins Territory.

Additionally, Metro Transit will provide free rides on buses and METRO lines to fans attending TwinsFest 2024 events on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 (fans can visit the links to take a survey and download a free ride pass to their mobile devices).

Players, Alumni and Coaches Scheduled to Attend

More than 65 current, former and future Twins players and coaches are scheduled to attend all or parts of TwinsFest 2024. The lineup as of today includes, among others (for a full list, please visit

• Superstar shortstop Carlos Correa; slugger Byron Buxton; ace starting pitchers Pablo López and Joe Ryan; flamethrowing closer Jhoan Duran; 2023 rookie standout position players Edouard Julien, Royce Lewis and Matt Wallner, along with pitchers Jordan Balazovic, Kody Funderburk, Brent Headrick and Louie Varland; veterans Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco and Caleb Thielbar; new reliever Josh Staumont; and other returning favorites such as Nick Gordon, Griffin Jax, Ryan Jeffers, Alex Kirilloff, Trevor Larnach, Jose Miranda, Bailey Ober, Cole Sands, Brock Stewart, Christian Vázquez and Josh Winder.
• Many of the Twins’ top 30 prospects per including Brooks Lee (No. 2), Emmanuel Rodriguez (No. 3), Cory Lewis (No. 13), Simeon Woods Richardson (No. 16), Matt Canterino (No. 18), Austin Martin (No. 20) and Yunior Severino (No. 28).
• Manager Rocco Baldelli and much of his 2024 coaching staff.
• National Baseball Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Paul Molitor and Tony Oliva, along with Twins Hall of Famers Michael Cuddyer, Ron Gardenhire, Dan Gladden, Kent Hrbek, Tom Kelly and Justin Morneau.
• Franchise icon Joe Mauer; World Series champions Juan Berenguer and Tim Laudner; Twins special assistant and television analyst LaTroy Hawkins; television analyst and former All-Star closer Glen Perkins; and fan favorites Jacque Jones, Corey Koskie, Trevor Plouffe and Denard Span.

Friday, January 26: TwinsFest Live! (7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Fillmore Minneapolis)

TwinsFest Live! is back at The Fillmore Minneapolis, featuring an exclusive, intimate and entertainment-filled evening with current and former Twins players, along with club coaches, broadcasters and front office personnel.

In addition to meet-and-greet and photo opportunities with Twins players and coaches past and present, the evening will feature player-focused on-stage entertainment, celebrity bartenders, a punch wall with prizes, an appearance by Twins mascot T.C. and more.

All TwinsFest Live! attendees will receive a ticket voucher good for a complimentary ticket to any Twins home game in April (excluding the Home Opener on Thursday, April 4). VIP Packages for TwinsFest Live! are available and feature exclusive player access, two drink tickets, heavy appetizers, a seat or stool in the Mezzanine Level, photo opportunities and a gift bag featuring an exclusive autographed item.

Saturday, January 27: Signature Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Target Field)

Signature Saturday delivers a daylong celebration of Twins Baseball at Target Field, with the opportunity to purchase autographs from Twins players, coaches and alumni; a Land of 10,000 Rakes player photo station; Twins memorabilia displays and card shows; special sessions commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Washington Senators’ 1924 World Series championship; kids-themed areas including face painting, the award-winning Learning Through Baseball program, photos with Twins mascot T.C.; a merchandise “Yard Sale”; and more! Twins broadcast personalities will also partner with News Talk 830 WCCO for live interviews, baseball talk and a fan-led Q&A session from inside the ballpark and delivered on the radio throughout Twins Territory.

Additionally, the day will feature a pair of exclusive book signings: legendary Twins broadcaster and special assistant Dick Bremer will be signing copies of his book Game Used: My Life in Stitches with the Minnesota Twins, and longtime local sportscaster and author Joe Schmit will be signing copies of his new book The Right Thing to Do: The Joe Mauer Story, written with Mauer himself.

Signature Saturday will also provide an exclusive retail opportunity for fans; a limited release of 200 pairs of Twins x Mache shoes, created in collaboration with acclaimed shoe designer Dan Gamache and released in the New Era Team Store. Over the years, “Mache” has earned national attention for his custom designs and unique sneaker collaborations, working within MLB, the NBA, the NFL and WWE. Twins infielder Royce Lewis will wear a pair of the shoes at TwinsFest Live! and Signature Saturday; his shoes will be autographed and auctioned, with proceeds benefitting the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.

The first 3,000 fans through the Target Field gates on Signature Saturday will receive a voucher good for one complimentary ticket to any Twins home game in April 2024 (excluding the Home Opener on Thursday, April 4) and a free Twins beanie.

Saturday, January 27: Futures Clinic (10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for youth ages 6-12 and 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. for youth ages 13-18; both at Urban Ventures)
In partnership with Urban Ventures, a South Minneapolis-based nonprofit that provides cradle-to-career support for youth and families, the Twins and the Minnesota Twins Community Fund are proud to host the TwinsFest Futures Clinic. During two sessions (morning for youth ages 6-12 and afternoon for ages 13-18), youth players will have the opportunity to get ready for their 2024 seasons by learning from their favorite Twins players and coaches in an indoor drills and fundamentals-based setting. Please note that all spots for the morning session of the 2024 Futures Clinics have been filled; limited spots remain for the afternoon session.

(info courtesy of Twins)

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