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Twins radio broadcasts set to return to WCCO

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 EDT

WCCO-AM 830 returns as the Minnesota Twins' Twin Cities metropolitan area affiliate, highlighting a fully-integrated radio partnership announced Friday by the organization in conjunction with Entercom Communications Corporation.



Twins in search of bullpen help this offseason

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:20:44 EDT

The Twins will be looking to add relief help, including a closer, this offseason after their bullpen as a group ranked 20th in ERA, finished 26th in strikeouts and lost Brandon Kintzler to a trade and Matt Belisle to free agency.



Ervin comes in 7th in AL Cy Young Award vote

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:04:20 EDT

Twins ace Ervin Santana finished seventh in the 2017 American League Cy Young Award voting, as announced on MLB Network on Wednesday night.



Molitor receives AL Manager of Year Award

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:20:58 EDT

At the helm of one of the Majors' biggest surprise teams this year, and in the midst of one of the game's biggest turnarounds, Twins skipper Paul Molitor was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.



Twins get Competitive Balance pick in Draft

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:26:53 EDT

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.



Twins void contract of int'l prospect Marte

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:31:55 EDT

The Minnesota Twins have voided the contract of Dominican shortstop Jelfry Marte after complications with his physical, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo has learned. Baseball America was first to report the news.



Twins confident, patient at GM Meetings

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:15:01 EDT

The young Twins squad surprised many by claiming the second American League Wild Card spot this season. With the team already being a little more advanced on the offensive side, the needs this offseason in that area are not as immediate.



Sano has successful surgery on left leg

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:07:37 EDT

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano had successful surgery performed on his left leg Monday morning in New York, according to a tweet by Dustin Morse, Twins senior director, communications. Sano suffered a stress reaction in his left shin in mid-August that never fully healed.



Twins' Top 30 prospects list

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:59:33 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.



Plans announced for TwinsFest at Target Field

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:56:03 EDT

The Twins and the Twins Community Fund on Monday unveiled the details for TwinsFest at Target Field. The event is scheduled to run from Jan. 19-21, and it will give fans the opportunity to enjoy "exclusive and intimate baseball experiences."



Wade sustains concussion in outfield collision

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:14:10 EDT

Twins outfield prospect LaMonte Wade was treated for a concussion and released from a local hospital after being involved in a scary collision with Cardinals outfielder Oscar Mercado in right-center field during the second inning of the Arizona Fall League Military Appreciation Game on Saturday.



Buxton adds Platinum Glove to trophy case

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:11:30 EDT

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was honored as the American League's top defender Friday, receiving the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award at the Gold Glove ceremony in New York.



Buxton wins Wilson Defensive Player of Year

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:00:21 EDT

Days after winning his first Gold Glove Award, Byron Buxton added to his hardware on Friday with the 2017 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award.



Twins begin offseason quest for pitching ace

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:04:04 EDT

After lacking an ace since AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana left following the 2007 season, it's no surprise the Twins' front office would be in the market for a front-line starter this offseason.



Tonkin to play in Japan, clearing roster spot

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 13:44:30 EDT

The Twins are set to clear another 40-man roster spot, as reliever Michael Tonkin's contract will be sold to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league.



Buxton, Dozier win first career Gold Gloves

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 22:18:02 EDT

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton won what could be the first of many Rawlings Gold Glove Awards of his burgeoning career. He was joined by second baseman Brian Dozier, who in a mild surprise, won his first Gold Glove.



Twins name Shelton new bench coach

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 16:28:05 EDT

The Twins hired Derek Shelton as bench coach, replacing the departed Joe Vavra, the club announced Monday. Shelton, 47, has 13 years of coaching experience at the Major League level, and most recently served as the quality control coach for the Blue Jays.



Twins lose Turley, drop Gimenez, O'Rourke

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 18:24:30 EDT

The Twins cleared three more spots on their 40-man roster Monday, as left-hander Nik Turley was claimed on waivers by the Pirates, while catcher Chris Gimenez and left-hander Ryan O'Rourke were both outrighted off the 40-man roster. Both Gimenez and O'Rourke have been outrighted previously and can elect free agency.



Longtime Twins coach Stelmaszek dies at 69

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 18:51:05 EDT

Longtime Twins bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, who served as a coach for 32 seasons from 1982-2012, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday. He was 69.



Morris on Hall of Fame's Modern Era ballot

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:01:43 EDT

Nine former big league players and one executive comprise the 10-name Modern Baseball Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 10 at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced on Monday.



Twins' FA departures could open up spots

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 15:19:17 EDT

Historically, the Twins haven't been huge players in free agency, and the front office under chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine views it as more of a way to supplement a club than as a magic elixir.



LHP Rosario, OF Palka claimed off waivers

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 19:28:16 EDT

The Twins opened three spots on their 40-man roster Friday, as left-hander Randy Rosario was claimed off waivers from the Cubs, outfielder Daniel Palka was claimed off waivers from the White Sox and infielder Niko Goodrum cleared waivers and was outrighted off the roster.



Fall Stars wrap: How top prospects performed

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 01:30:20 EDT

Here's a look at how top prospects performed in the 2017 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday night at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, a 4-2 win for the East Fall Stars:



Twins announce home Spring Training schedule

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 16:46:36 EDT

The Twins announced their home schedule for 2018 Spring Training, including their first workouts between pitchers and catchers on Feb. 14 and their home opener at Hammond Stadium on Feb. 25 against the Rays in Fort Myers, Fla.



3 questions facing Twins this offseason

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 13:37:34 EDT

The Twins will be looking to supplement their young core this offseason, and improving the pitching staff will be the top priority of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, general manager Thad Levine and the rest of the front office.



Longtime Twins coach Vavra departs

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:17:28 EDT

After hiring Garvin Alston as pitching coach to replace the dismissed Neil Allen, the Twins figured their 2018 coaching staff was set. But they're now looking for a bench coach after longtime coach Joe Vavra was hired by Tigers manager -- and former Twins skipper -- Ron Gardenhire.



Twins hire Alston as new pitching coach

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:10:26 EDT

With several other clubs making pitching-coach changes this offseason, the Twins had several experienced options to choose from. After a search that included several high-profile candidates, they hired Garvin Alston, whom they believe is an up-and-comer with his communication skills, knowledge of analytics and background working with rehabbing pitchers. Alston replaces the dismissed Neil Allen.



Twins' Arizona Fall League Overview

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:22:41 EDT

Jonathan Mayo checks in on the Twins' Arizona Fall League participants, led by Tyler Jay, the organization's 2015 first-round pick.



Paul takes AFL Hitting Challenge title

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:45:38 EDT

Pitted against some of Minor League Baseball's best up-and-coming hitters at Saturday night's Arizona Fall League Hitting Challenge, Minnesota Twins prospect Chris Paul walked away with bragging rights -- and a little spending money.



Garver, Slegers net Twins' organizational honors

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:12:48 EDT

The Twins named catcher Mitch Garver and right-hander Aaron Slegers as the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, the club announced Wednesday.



Fall League showing evidence of Jay's health

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:39:12 EDT

Twins prospect Tyler Jay is off to a strong start in the Arizona Fall League, and he's showing he's healthy after unfounded rumors that he suffered from thoracic outlet syndrome in July and was headed for season-ending surgery.



Perkins' option won't be picked up by Twins

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:45:51 EDT

The Twins informed three-time All-Star and former closer Glen Perkins they will not be picking up his $6.5 million option, and instead will pay a $700,000 buyout to make him a free agent, which could bring an end to his time in Minnesota.