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Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:30:30 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:28:11 EDTLongtime 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:36:11 EDTThe Winter Meetings begin on Monday, but don't expect the Twins to make any major splashes at the annual event, which runs through Thursday.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:35:19 EDTIn 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:29:18 EDTWhen 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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:48:55 EDTBrian Dozier goes bike riding with his dog
Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:17:10 EDTWho 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:25:47 EDTAs 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."
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:59:40 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:19:38 EDTThe Twins already solved their catching situation by signing veteran backstop Jason Castro to a three-year deal, but they have plenty more work to do at baseball's Winter Meetings, which begin next week in National Harbor, Md.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:37:26 EDTWhen 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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDTGiving 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDTJim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:20:58 EDTWhy 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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:40:24 EDT2016's fastest baserunning feats in MLB
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:42:12 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:05:33 EDTEnglish made an amazing catch in AFL Championship
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:33:51 EDTWith 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.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:15:00 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:35:10 EDTMinnesota 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.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:32:22 EDTDespite 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.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:50:41 EDTMitch Garver DHed on Thursday afternoon and provided two hits as the Surprise Saguaros defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 3-2. He singled in a run as part of a three-run uprising in the top of the first inning that Glendale never could counter, and later added a double in the third. He's now hitting .259/.333/.537 in his return to the AFL after spending last fall winning a championship with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:42:48 EDTWhile 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.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:36:50 EDTAfter 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.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 00:01:00 EDTWith a new front office led by former Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey and former Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine, the Twins head into free agency looking to improve Paul Molitor's team that lost a Major League-worst 103 games in 2016.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:42:03 EDTThe Twins announced changes to their coaching staff Tuesday night, as hitting coach Tom Brunansky and first-base coach Butch Davis will not return in 2017.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 13:29:28 EDTWith their new front office officially taking over on Monday, the Twins did some roster maintenance, outrighting reliever Alex Wimmers to Triple-A Rochester and reinstating closer Glen Perkins, right-hander Phil Hughes and outfielder Danny Santana from the 60-day disabled list.
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 14:54:41 EDTThe Twins had to wait until after the World Series concluded to make it official, but a new era of Minnesota Twins baseball was ushered in on Monday. The club formally introduced the top two members of its revamped front office at Target Field, welcoming chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine.
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 20:56:08 EDTThe Twins unveiled their new front office at Target Field on Monday, but it led to a quick turnaround, as chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine had a flight to catch to Arizona late Monday for the annual GM Meetings in Scottsdale.