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Local writers honor Dozier with 3 Diamond Awards

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:06:04 EDT

The Twins announced Wednesday the winners of the annual Diamond Awards, with second baseman Brian Dozier earning three honors, including the Calvin R. Griffith Award as the Most Valuable Twin.

Milone among five outrighted by Twins

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:01:43 EDT

The Twins cleared space on their 40-man roster on Monday, outrighting infielder James Beresford, outfielder Logan Schafer and left-handers Tommy Milone, Pat Dean and Andrew Albers to Triple-A Rochester.

Granite, Gonsalves earn Twins' Minors POY honors

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:08:44 EDT

Outfielder Zach Granite was named the Twins Minor League Player of the Year, while left-hander Stephen Gonsalves was named the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Year, the organization announced Wednesday.

Top Twins prospects shine in AFL action

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:02:40 EDT

A bright Twins' future was on full display Thursday night as two of the club's top three prospects starred at Camelback Ranch.

Gonsalves, Palka named Twins' MLB Pipeline Prospects of Year

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:33:01 EDT

Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves and outfielder Daniel Palka didn't have as much hype as other Twins prospects heading into the season, but both had breakout years and were rewarded by being named's Twins Prospects of the Year.

Twins prospects in action as Fall League gets under way

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDT

The spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Carew, Ziegler earn Bob Feller Act of Valor honors

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 16:18:25 EDT

Boston Red Sox reliever Brad Ziegler and former Minnesota Twins and California Angels great Rod Carew are the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award honorees, the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation announced Wednesday.

Falvey named Twins' chief baseball officer

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:03:29 EDT

With the regular season coming to a close for the Twins on Sunday, they formally announced the hiring of Derek Falvey to be executive vice president and chief baseball officer on Monday.

Twins' Top 30 prospects list

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:17:10 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's Prospect Watch.

Future of Twins' coaches still undecided

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:35:09 EDT

Twins interim general manager Rob Antony met with all seven Major League-level coaches Monday morning to inform them a decision on their future will be made once Derek Falvey officially takes over as chief baseball officer.

After early stumble, Twins never found footing

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:08:05 EDT

After a surprising 2015 campaign that saw the Twins contend for their first postseason berth since 2010, the Twins took a major step backward this season, losing more than 100 games for the second time since the franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961.

Young Twins will get fresh start in 2017

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:08:14 EDT

It's will be an important offseason for the Twins, who are coming off a highly disappointing year and will have new leadership in place, with former Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey taking over as the president of baseball operations.

Twins overcome Sale to end year on high note

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 20:48:31 EDT

Chris Sale's final pitch of an All-Star 2016 season was a slider that caught Miguel Sano looking in the fifth inning of a 6-3 Minnesota victory over the White Sox Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field. Whether that pitch will be Sale's last as part of the White Sox remains to be seen.

Buxton ends strong run with inside-the-parker

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:31:27 EDT

Byron Buxton wasted little time in his first game at leadoff hitter this year, smacking the first pitch from White Sox ace Chris Sale over the head of center fielder Leury Garcia for an inside-the-park homer in the Twins' 6-3 win in the season finale on Sunday. Buxton showed off his elite speed, as he made it to home in 14.05 seconds, which was the fastest time recorded by Statcast™ on an inside-the-parker over the last two seasons.

Twins have No. 1 Draft pick for first time since 2001

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDT

With the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.

Vote now: Dozier up for Hank Aaron Award

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:27:57 EDT

Brian Dozier is the Twins' candidate for the Aaron Award, given to the top offensive player in each league. Voting ends Oct. 14. Cast your ballot now.

Sore right oblique ends Dozier's career year

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:02:15 EDT

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier's career year came to a close on Sunday, as he was held out of the lineup in the series finale against the White Sox with right oblique soreness he sustained during Saturday's 6-0 win.

Backed by Buxton, Santiago silences White Sox

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 23:39:19 EDT

The White Sox drafted Hector Santiago in 2006 and developed him as a starter, closer and everything in between. The left-hander has shown his gratitude by beating the White Sox yet again on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field, as Santiago pushed the Twins to a 6-0 victory.

Young Twins fan terrified of foul ball

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 23:28:40 EDT

Young Twins fan terrified of foul ball

Suzuki mulling over his future in baseball

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:31:07 EDT

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he met with veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki earlier this week to tell him he won't catch any more games this season. Suzuki, who turns 33 on Tuesday, has been solid this year, hitting .258/.301/.403 with eight homers, 24 doubles and 49 RBIs in 106 games, but has struggled this month and had stitches inserted into his chin for a second time this year on Sept. 14. Suzuki is headed toward free agency, and Molitor said it's likely weighed on Suzuki in September.

Twins come up short vs. White Sox

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:35:11 EDT

Carlos Rodon appeared to find the strikeout pitch in finishing up this 2016 season. After going the entire year without reaching double-digits in a start, Rodon matched a career-high by striking out 11 over eight innings last Sunday in Cleveland and fanned 10 in six innings during a 7-3 victory over the Twins Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Rodon allowed two earned runs over his last 14 innings pitched.

Twins rally in 9th for first road win against KC

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:15:33 EDT

After nine straight losses at Kauffman Stadium, the Twins rallied for three runs in the ninth off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera to secure a 7-6 win in the series finale on Thursday night.

Buxton sparks Twins' offense with clutch hits

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:45:33 EDT

The Twins avoided making the wrong kind of history in their series finale against the Royals on Thursday night, as a 7-5 win snapped an 0-for-9 skid at Kauffman Stadium this year.

Dozier gets mental break in his homer chase

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:50:47 EDT

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was slated to remain in the lineup until the end of the season on Sunday, but manager Paul Molitor changed his mind amid Dozier's 1-for-30 slump. Instead, Dozier was held out of the lineup against the Royals on Thursday.

Gibson takes a tumble while trying to field a bunt

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:22:00 EDT

Gibson takes a tumble while trying to field a bunt

Molitor happy front-office hire is close

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:53:18 EDT

The Twins have yet to officially name Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey as their new head of baseball operations, but manager Paul Molitor said he's excited about the prospect of having a hire made early in the offseason.

Twins fall short despite Vargas' homer

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:08:56 EDT

The Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth -- fueled by an RBI double from Kendrys Morales and a two-run single from Alex Gordon -- to beat the Twins, 5-2, on Wednesday night, their fourth straight win. But the Royals were eliminated from postseason contention as Baltimore beat Toronto.

Twins drop opener as Royals walk off

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:12:09 EDT

The defending World Series champions are still alive, for one more day. Billy Burns hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring rookie Raul Mondesi in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Royals topped the Twins, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals' elimination number remained at 1.

Twins find their man in Tribe's Falvey

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:38:38 EDT

The Twins are set to hire Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey as their new president of baseball operations, according to a Major League source.

Mauer still bothered by injury but aims to play

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:51:59 EDT

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is set to start in each of Minnesota's final six games against the non-contending Royals and White Sox, while first baseman Joe Mauer said he's not ready to shut it down despite dealing with a strained right quad.