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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.

Twins look to lay groundwork at Winter Meetings

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:36:11 EDT

The Winter Meetings begin on Monday, but don't expect the Twins to make any major splashes at the annual event, which runs through Thursday.

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.

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 Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

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

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's Prospect Watch.

The Next Big Leaguers: Twins' Gordon

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:25:47 EDT

As part of'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.

Falvey, Levine to target starting pitching at WMs

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:19:38 EDT

The 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.

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.

Twins' Gordon among Top 25 Fall League prospects

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDT

Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.

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.

2016's fastest baserunning feats in MLB

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:40:24 EDT

2016's fastest baserunning feats in MLB

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.

English makes amazing catch in Fall League Championship

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:05:33 EDT

English made an amazing catch in AFL Championship

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.

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.

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 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' Garver, working on balance, belts way to AFL victory

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:50:41 EDT

Mitch 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.

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.

Arms, backstop top Twins' wish list heading into free agency

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 00:01:00 EDT

With 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.

Twins dismiss coaches Brunansky, Davis

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:42:03 EDT

The 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.

Twins outright Wimmers, reinstate 3 from DL

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 13:29:28 EDT

With 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.

Twins introduce front-office duo Falvey, Levine

Mon, 7 Nov 2016 14:54:41 EDT

The 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.

Falvey, Levine to reinforce front office, evaluate staff

Mon, 7 Nov 2016 20:56:08 EDT

The 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.