Tumbling Twins trying to get back on track

There is no other way to put it: The Minnesota Twins are off to a terrible start.

With a 12-23 record that’s the worst in the major leagues, the defending American League Central champions are in a huge hole as the quarter mark of the season approaches.

Their pitching has problems, the defense has been substandard and the hitting has been historically bad. Over the last 30 seasons, only the 2010 Seattle Mariners averaged fewer runs per game than the Twins are so far this year.

They had a day off on Thursday to regroup. They start a 3-game series at Target Field against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.