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Twins make rounds but prefer to spend on FAs

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:27:29 EDT

With the way technology has changed the Winter Meetings, teams don't meet in person as much as they did in the past. The Twins bucked that trend on Tuesday, meeting with several teams to talk about potential trades, according to general manager Thad Levine.



Celebrating Ervin Santana's 35th birthday

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:19:04 EDT

Celebrating Ervin Santana's 35th birthday



SHOP SALE: Take 25-50% off sitewide

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:33:26 EDT

Save big while making a serious dent in your shopping list. Take 25 to 50 percent off sitewide at the Twins Shop through Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET in a special two-day savings event.



Twins aim to be open-minded, flexible at WM

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:56:21 EDT

The Twins mostly met with agents on the first day of the annual Winter Meetings, and a few clubs as well, as they try to acquire pitching help for both the rotation and bullpen.



Twins ready for pitching market to heat up

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:25:16 EDT

The Twins have made it loud and clear that acquiring pitching is their top objective this offseason, and now that the Winter Meetings are here, the front office is hoping to accelerate that process.



Unique Twins experiences up for bid

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:30:00 EDT

As part of the sixth annual Winter Meetings charity auction, the Twins created three different baseball-related experiences fans can bid on as part of the auction that runs through Thursday at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction.



Morris gets long-awaited call to Hall

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:13:34 EDT

Former longtime Tigers teammates, right-hander Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell were named to the Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 by the Modern Era Committee on Sunday.



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.



Twins hit jackpot with Johan pick at '99 Meetings

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:35:26 EDT

The Rule 5 Draft is an afterthought for many teams at the Winter Meetings, but to former general manager Terry Ryan, it was seen as a way for the budget-conscious Twins to cheaply acquire young talent.



Report: Twins nab ex-Braves prospect Severino

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EDT

The Twins have agreed to terms with Yunior Severino, a 18-year-old infielder granted free agency last month after Major League Baseball penalized the Braves for infractions committed on the international market.



Marte still in play for Twins after voided deal

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:22:29 EDT

Despite voiding top prospect Jelfry Marte's $3 million deal because of vision issues, the Twins still have interest in signing the 16-year-old Dominican shortstop, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:50:24 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Twins hire pitching analytics expert Kalk

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 18:24:44 EDT

The Twins continue to reshape their front office with an analytical bent, as they hired highly regarded pitching analytics expert Josh Kalk from the Rays as senior analyst.



Talented Buxton key to Twins' success in 2018

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 01:09:37 EDT

For as good as Byron Buxton was in his breakout season in 2017, the Twins believe it's just the start of something special for the budding star.



Twins set dates for annual Winter Caravan

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:41:15 EDT

The Twins announced plans for their 58th annual Twins Winter Caravan, which includes stops in more than 40 communities throughout the Upper Midwest on Jan. 15-25 and features a few new wrinkles this year.



Twins swap pool money for 2 top prospects

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:30:20 EDT

After losing out on Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, the Twins took advantage of having the third-most international pool money available, trading $1 million of that money to the Mariners for catching prospect David Banuelos and $1 million to the Angels for outfield prospect Jacob Pearson.



Twins will extend netting at Target Field in '18

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:52:56 EDT

The Twins already had some of the most extensive protective netting in the Majors at Target Field, but they will extend it again for the 2018 season to further improve fan safety.



Carew to receive Lifetime Achievement award

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:40:14 EDT

Hall of Famer Rod Carew will add another honor to his lengthy list of accomplishments, as he's set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Minnesota Sports Awards on Dec. 13 at Target Center.



Twins extend offers to all 6 arb-eligible players

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 18:31:14 EDT

As expected, the Twins tendered contracts to all six of their players eligible for arbitration before Friday's 7 p.m. CT deadline.



Falvey says Darvish squarely on Twins' radar

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:14:16 EDT

The Twins aren't ruling anything out in free agency, including signing ace Yu Darvish, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said on MLB Network's High Heat.



MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.



Report: Park returning to play in Korea

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:42:30 EDT

First baseman ByungHo Park and the Twins are working on a deal that would facilitate his return to South Korea to play for his former club, the Nexen Heroes.



Twins have team-wide commitment to charity

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:19:53 EDT

The Twins make a strong effort to give back to the community every year, and 2017 was no different, as Minnesota led several successful charity initiatives, especially through the Twins Community Fund.



Eagles, Jimmy Buffett to play at Target Field

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:08:40 EDT

Continuing the tradition of hosting at least one major concert every year, Target Field will host the Eagles and Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on June 30, the Twins announced Tuesday.



Santana tops Twins on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:35:29 EDT

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana and slugger Jim Thome, who hit career homer No. 600 with the Twins in 2011, are both on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, as announced on Monday.



Gonsalves among Twins added to 40-man

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:37:26 EDT

The Twins added pitching prospects Stephen Gonsalves, Zack Littell and Lewis Thorpe to their 40-man roster in advance of Monday's 7 p.m. CT deadline to protect players from December's Rule 5 Draft.



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.



Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:25:56 EDT

Two games against the defending World Series champion Astros highlight the 2018 Twins Grapefruit League schedule. A split-squad faces Houston on Feb. 28 in Palm Beach, Fla., and plays host to the Astros on March 23 in Fort Myers. The Twins open Florida play with an exhibition against the University of Minnesota in Fort Myers on Thursday, Feb. 22, and close at home against Boston on Sunday, March 25, before playing an exhibition in Washington on March 27.



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.