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Twins mourn death of Minor Leaguer Landa

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:16:26 EDT

The Twins received tragic news out of Venezuela early Saturday morning, as Minor League pitcher Yorman Landa died in a car accident outside of Caracas. He was 22.



Dozier creates buzz while front office settles in

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:30:15 EDT

While Brian Dozier's name generated some buzz as a trade candidate, it was ultimately a quiet first Winter Meetings for new Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine.



Twins trade for RHP Haley in Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:12:12 EDT

The Twins had the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft but maneuvered a three-team trade with the Padres and Angels to acquire right-hander Justin Haley.



Twins gauging interest on more than Dozier

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 21:44:31 EDT

While the division-rival White Sox initiated their rebuild with two major trades at the Winter Meetings, the Twins continue to listen on their veterans such as second baseman Brian Dozier.



Molitor on front office: 'It's a change, but it's working'

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:57:20 EDT

With the late start to the offseason for the new front office, the Twins have been using the Winter Meetings as their own mini-organizational meetings to further analyze their roster. Twins manager Paul Molitor has been at the Winter Meetings all week as a result, and he said he's meshed well with chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 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.



Inward focus keeps Twins busy at Meetings

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:14:48 EDT

With chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine still getting to know their new organization, the Twins have focused more internally than externally in the first two days of the Winter Meetings.



Corrigan named Midwest Scout of Year

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 21:52:14 EDT

Scouts were celebrated at the 33rd annual event, a staple of the Winter Meetings. Larry Corrigan (Twins) was the Midwest Scout of the Year. Other honorees were Ed Creech (East Coast) of the Giants, Pablo Cruz (International) of the Blue Jays and Rick Schroeder (West Coast) of the Rangers.



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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Dozier aware of trade talk, wants to stay put

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:28:41 EDT

With trade rumors involving his name swirling, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier got his first taste of the Winter Meetings on Monday.



Winter Meetings interview with Paul Molitor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:44:39 EDT

Twins manager Paul Molitor answers questions at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday.



Twins sign Paulsen to Minors deal with invitation to Spring Training

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:49:58 EDT

The Twins made their first move of the Winter Meetings on Monday, signing first baseman/outfielder Ben Paulsen to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.



Dozier taps into power by elevating and pulling

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:42:25 EDT

Brian Dozier is a popular trade target this winter, and that's in large part because he learned to tap into his power by elevating the ball and pulling it to left. That's an easier place for batted balls to turn into homers, and he's become among the best at it.



Gordon, Garver on Fall League's Top Prospects Team

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDT

The Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.



Twins announce scouting department promotions

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:47:45 EDT

With the Twins set to make the No. 1 overall selection in the MLB Draft in June, the new front office made changes to its scouting department on Monday, as Deron Johnson was promoted to senior advisor of scouting and Sean Johnson was promoted to scouting director.



Twins clear spot for top pick in Rule 5 Draft

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:19:57 EDT

The Twins tendered contracts to all five of their arbitration-eligible players before Friday's deadline, but they cleared a spot on their 40-man roster by non-tendering Minor League right-hander Yorman Landa.



Twins name Rowson as hitting coach

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:30:30 EDT

The Twins on Friday named James Rowson as hitting coach. Rowson, who had served as the Minor League hitting coordinator for the Yankees for the past three seasons, replaces Tom Brunansky, who was Minnesota's hitting coach for four years.



1st Twins employee Mee passes away at 88

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:28:11 EDT

Longtime Twins media relations director Tom Mee, widely regarded as the organization's first employee as it made the move from Washington, D.C., to Minnesota in 1961, died Friday at the age of 88.



Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.



Twins finalize 3-year deal with catcher Castro

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:35:19 EDT

In the first major move under the new front office led by Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, the Twins and free-agent catcher Jason Castro on Wednesday finalized a three-year deal worth $24.5 million.



Twins implementing new family-friendly policy

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:29:18 EDT

When Derek Falvey was introduced as the Twins' chief baseball officer in early November, one of his major themes was the importance of establishing a better culture throughout the organization. One major change heading into next year to help address that is the organization's Minor League coaches and instructors will be able to take breaks during the season to attend family-related events.



Brian Dozier goes bike riding with his dog

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:48:55 EDT

Brian Dozier goes bike riding with his dog



The Next Big Leaguers: Twins' Gordon

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:25:47 EDT

As part of MLBPipeline.com's coverage of all things prospect and the AFL in particular, a group of five experts was assembled to discuss a quintet of up-and-coming stars. Each prospect has lofty expectations and an argument can be made for all of them to have the brightest futures. Those arguments were hashed out in "The Next Big Leaguers."



TwinsFest returns to Target Field Jan. 27-29

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:59:40 EDT

The Twins announced plans on Tuesday for their annual TwinsFest, which will be held at Target Field for a fourth straight year from Jan. 27-29.



Cuddyer, Hawkins, Hunter hired by Twins

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:37:26 EDT

When the new front office led by Derek Falvey and Thad Levine was officially introduced in early November, both men talked about the importance of bringing back former players to the organization. The Twins did just that on Monday, hiring former Minnesota stars Torii Hunter, LaTroy Hawkins and Michael Cuddyer as special assistants to baseball operations.



Twins continue to reach out to communities in 2016

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDT

Giving back to the community has always been one of the major tenets of the Twins organization. 2016 was no different, highlighted by both the Rod Carew Heart of 29 Campaign and the 25th anniversary of the Twins Community Fund.



2016's fastest baserunning feats in MLB

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:40:24 EDT

2016's fastest baserunning feats in MLB



Inbox: Why did Twins release Walker?

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:20:58 EDT

Why did the Twins release Adam Walker? Where will Trevor Plouffe will end up? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these and other questions in this week's Inbox.



English makes amazing catch in Fall League Championship

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:05:33 EDT

English made an amazing catch in AFL Championship



Plouffe outrighted, becomes free agent

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:42:12 EDT

The Twins made some surprising roster moves Friday, as third baseman Trevor Plouffe and catcher Juan Centeno were outrighted off the roster, while outfield prospect Adam Walker was claimed off waivers by the Brewers.



Dozier a hit representing MLB in Taiwan

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:33:51 EDT

With two weeks left in the regular season, Major League Baseball approached Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and asked him if he'd be interested in being the league's representative as part of the MLB Ambassador Tour in Taiwan. Dozier didn't hesitate, as he was excited about the opportunity to promote baseball abroad and always wanted to travel to Asia.



Mauer inducted into Florida State League HOF

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:35:10 EDT

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer and former two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay were among nine inducted into the Florida State League Hall of Fame Class of 2016 during a ceremony on Tuesday night.



Twins expanding analytics under new regime

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:15:00 EDT

The Twins did have an analytics department under Terry Ryan led by director of baseball research Jack Goin, and used advanced statistics to help with personnel decisions both externally and internally. That department, however, will be expanded under the new regime of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine.



Twins open to adding veteran for young clubhouse

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:32:22 EDT

Despite the stereotype that analytically-driven front offices value numbers over the human element, new Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine both said improving clubhouse chemistry is one of their goals heading into next season.



Twins' Perkins aiming to be ready for spring

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:42:48 EDT

While improving the rotation is a top priority for the Twins this offseason, the bullpen could use reinforcements as well, especially with closer Glen Perkins still rehabbing his surgically-repaired shoulder.



Building sustainable winner Twins' goal

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:36:50 EDT

After losing a Major League-high 103 games in 2016, it's clear the Twins have plenty of work to do to get back to being a competitive club. But new chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine aren't ready to say how long it will take before Minnesota will be a postseason contender.