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Top spin rates helped Pressly post solid '16 numbers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:15:10 EDT

With a fastball that averages 95 mph, to go along with a wipeout slider and a nasty curveball, it's easy to see Twins reliever Ryan Pressly has impressive stuff.



Twins, Phillies unveil shared DR academy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:31:04 EDT

The Twins officially opened their new baseball academy in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, hosting a grand opening in Boca Chica with the Phillies, who will share the facility.



Kintzler hoping to expand repertoire in '17

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:08:24 EDT

In 2016, only three pitchers threw their fastball more often than Twins reliever Brandon Kintzler, whose repertoire is heavily dependent on his two-seam fastball. Yet despite throwing his sinker 88 percent of the time, it was one of the most effective pitches in baseball, helping lead to his 61.9 percent groundball rate, which was the eighth-highest mark in the Majors.



Gonsalves named tenth-best LHP prospect in MLB

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:42:53 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 southpaw pitching prospects.



Twins open up annual Winter Caravan

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:23:43 EDT

The first day of the annual Twins Winter Caravan kicked off on Monday, and while he's not scheduled to appear on any of the caravan's four legs over the next two weeks, the biggest topic of conversation revolved around second baseman Brian Dozier.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Watch HOF announcement coverage live, 2 CT Wednesday

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:41:50 EDT

Wednesday is the big day. The National Baseball Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2017, selected in a vote last month by the eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.



Santiago among 4 Twins to avoid arbitration

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:50:00 EDT

The Twins avoided arbitration with three of their four eligible players on Friday, signing Hector Santiago, Brandon Kintzler and Kyle Gibson to one-year deals, according to a Major League source.



Twins' Top 30 prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:16:43 EDT

Who do the Twins have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Minnesota's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Billy Joel to perform at Target Field in July

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:50:46 EDT

Since opening in 2010, Target Field has welcomed musical acts such as Paul McCartney, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band. It will add to that list when the Twins host legendary musician Billy Joel on July 28, marking his first concert in a Minnesota outdoor stadium.



Twins add catcher Gimenez on Minors deal

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:01:37 EDT

The Twins added a veteran catcher on Thursday, signing Chris Gimenez to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.



Inbox: Will Dozier stay, or will he go?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:27:17 EDT

In the latest Inbox, Twins beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers questions from fans about whether the club will keep or trade Brian Dozier



Vogelsong, Tepesch join Twins on Minors deals

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:40:28 EDT

The Twins added to their rotation depth Wednesday, signing right-handers Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch to Minor League deals with invitations to Major League Spring Training.



Hunter, Hawkins join Twins' broadcast crew

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:55:02 EDT

In addition to their duties as special assistants to the baseball operations department, former Twins stars Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins will also serve as part-time analysts for Fox Sports North's broadcasts of Twins games in 2017.



Twins might keep Dozier, boost power with FA

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 21:25:00 EDT

As part of MLB.com's series of bold predictions, the Twins could decide to hold onto Brian Dozier and add a power bat in an effort to show they're not ready for a full rebuild -- and that they can compete sooner rather than later.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Twins announce Minor League managers

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:12:56 EDT

Jeff Smith's promotion to first-base coach after serving as manager at Class A Advanced Fort Myers for the past two seasons led to a shakeup among Minnesota's Minor League managers.



Several Twins rotation candidates look to improve in 2017

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 10:26:26 EDT

Other than veteran right-hander Ervin Santana, the Twins' rotation struggled in 2016, combining to post a Major League-worst 5.39 ERA.



Sano ready to grab hold of third base for Twins

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:06:12 EDT

With the Twins deciding to outright veteran Trevor Plouffe this offseason, third base is finally open for Miguel Sano to take over full-time.



Pragmatic approach will define Twins in 2017

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:40:36 EDT

After losing 103 games to finish with the worst record in the Majors in 2016, the Twins are looking to build a better foundation in '17 with an eye on building a long-term winner under the direction of Derek Falvey and Thad Levine.



For Twins, 2016 brought challenges, change

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:00:12 EDT

The Twins entered the year with optimism buoyed by their surprising 2015 campaign, but they leave '16 ready to turn the page on a disappointing season that led to changes in the organization's leadership.



Source: Rosario to play for PR in WBC

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:15:53 EDT

Puerto Rico added a pair of Major Leaguers to its World Baseball Classic roster on Tuesday. Mets pitcher Seth Lugo and Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario have committed to play for Puerto Rico in the 2017 tournament, sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.



Most amazing American League games of 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:43:22 EDT

The American League champion Indians were just one of 15 teams in the AL, and each one had its own Game of the Year. In consultation with the MLB.com beat reporters for every team, here are the best individual games for each AL club during another fantastic year in Major League Baseball.



Inbox: Hot Stove additions on horizon?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDT

In the latest Inbox, Twins beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers questions from fans about the club's Hot Stove approach, Eddie Rosario's status entering 2017 and the trade market for Ervin Santana.



Gibson reflects on holiday traditions

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:50:18 EDT

Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson and his wife, Elizabeth, usually travel during the holidays. This year, they're staying put in Florida, as the couple is expecting their second child on Dec. 29.



Twins hire Jeff Smith, Pickler to join staff

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:10:12 EDT

The Twins announced the hirings of Jeff Smith as first-base coach and Jeff Pickler as a coach and coordinator of Major League development on Wednesday.



Twins add corner infield depth with signings

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:43:31 EDT

The Twins added to their corner infield depth on Wednesday, signing first baseman/third baseman Matt Hague to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. They also re-signed first baseman/outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez to a Minor League deal.



Photo: Snowy ballpark wishes you 'Happy Holidays'

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:50:19 EDT

Photo: Snowy ballpark wishes you 'Happy Holidays'



Frame game: Twins hoping Castro aids arms

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:46:16 EDT

The concept of pitch framing is certainly nothing new, but over the last five years, it's become a measurable statistic to see how much impact a catcher has on his pitching staff in terms of getting strikes called on pitches inside and outside the zone.



Inbox: Which club is trade partner for Dozier?

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:00:27 EDT

Will the Twins trade second baseman Brian Dozier? Who will be the club's new first-base coach? Reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.