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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:06:04 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:01:43 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:08:44 EDTOutfielder 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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:02:40 EDTA bright Twins' future was on full display Thursday night as two of the club's top three prospects starred at Camelback Ranch.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:33:01 EDTLeft-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 MLBPipeline.com's Twins Prospects of the Year.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 16:18:25 EDTBoston 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:03:29 EDTWith 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.
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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:35:09 EDTTwins 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:08:05 EDTAfter 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:08:14 EDTIt'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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 20:48:31 EDTChris 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:31:27 EDTByron 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDTWith 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:27:57 EDTBrian 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:02:15 EDTTwins 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 23:39:19 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 23:28:40 EDTYoung Twins fan terrified of foul ball
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:31:07 EDTTwins 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:35:11 EDTCarlos 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:15:33 EDTAfter 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:45:33 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:50:47 EDTTwins 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:22:00 EDTGibson takes a tumble while trying to field a bunt
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:53:18 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:08:56 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:12:09 EDTThe 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:38:38 EDTThe Twins are set to hire Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey as their new president of baseball operations, according to a Major League source.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:51:59 EDTTwins 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.