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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.



Twins hire Baseball America editor Manuel

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:59:17 EDT

The Twins continue to make additions to their front office and scouting staff, and they hired long-time Baseball America editor John Manuel to their pro scouting department. Manuel's last day at the publication will be Oct. 31, and he'll join the Twins on Nov. 1.



Wade, Jay among Twins' AFL standouts

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:26:31 EDT

A quartet of Twins prospects stood out during their Arizona Fall League debuts on Tuesday with the Surprise Saguaros, who lost their season-opener to Salt River, 4-3.



Core in place, Twins to seek arms in offseason

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:00:27 EDT

By virtue of having such a young team, the Twins don't have any major impending free agents, and they have a solid core already in place that can be supplemented this offseason, especially on the pitching side.



Molitor excited about Twins' bright future

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:32:51 EDT

By the time the Twins wrapped up their surprising 2017 campaign that saw them reach the postseason for the first time since 2010 with their run to the American League Wild Card Game, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine had already made up their minds.



Pitching coach Allen let go after 3 seasons

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:18:37 EDT

The Twins made a slew of organizational changes on Tuesday, including the dismissal of pitching coach Neil Allen and the hiring of Jeremy Zoll as the director of Minor League operations, replacing Brad Steil, who will transition into his new role as director of professional scouting.



Twins give Molitor three-year deal as manager

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:06:32 EDT

After leading the Twins to a surprise run to the 2017 AL Wild Card Game one season after losing 103 games, Paul Molitor signed a three-year contract to remain Minnesota's manager through the 2020 season, the club announced Monday.



2017 saw Twins take giant step forward

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 14:01:04 EDT

The Twins were perhaps baseball's biggest surprise in 2017, going from 103 losses to their first postseason berth since 2010, becoming the second team to have the No. 1 overall Draft pick and make the postseason the same year.



Twins' heads held high after historic season

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:58:29 EDT

It was an unforgettable, fun and historic season that saw the Twins become the first team to go from losing more than 100 games to making the postseason the next year. But it ended with a familiar result against the Yankees.



Twins' season ends in Wild Card Game loss

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 02:22:42 EDT

The "Baby Bombers" punched their ticket for a showdown with the Indians in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan, with Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge all homering to overcome Luis Severino's first-inning exit, leading the Yankees to an 8-4 victory on Tuesday over the Twins in the AL Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium.



Amazing catch leads to early exit for Buxton

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 03:12:28 EDT

With the Twins tied against the favored Yankees in the second inning of a win-or-go-home playoff game in the Bronx, Byron Buxton gave up his body. The electric center fielder made an incredible leaping catch while crashing into the center-field wall at Yankee Stadium in the American League Wild Card Game Tuesday night. But he paid the price for it.



Gonsalves, Rooker named top prospects

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:15:20 EDT

Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves and outfielder Brent Rooker both had impressive seasons in the Minors, and were rewarded by being named MLBPipeline.com's Twins Prospects of the Year.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Buxton

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:49:12 EDT

Byron Buxton is up for Best Defensive Player and Best Play, Offense, in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Dozier opens scoring with historic leadoff HR

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 03:40:27 EDT

Brian Dozier opened the American League Wild Card Game with a bang -- cracking a leadoff home run off Yankees ace Luis Severino -- keying a huge first inning for the Twins at Yankee Stadium, as they took a 3-0 lead and chased Severino after just 1/3 of an inning.



WC loss shows Twins' need to add 'pen depth

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:37:57 EDT

While the Twins featured a potent offense and an improved defense en route to their surprise run to the postseason in 2017, pitching depth -- especially in the bullpen -- was an issue.



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.



Reliving the AL WC Game's zany 1st inning

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 00:55:57 EDT

Reliving the AL Wild Card Game's zany 1st inning



NYC native Granite savors WC experience

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 02:10:57 EDT

It was the moment Zack Granite had dreamt of his whole life. A winner-take-all playoff game at Yankee Stadium and a feared reliever staring back at him? The local kid couldn't ask for much more.



DYK: Wild first, bullpen feats highlight ALWC

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 00:16:14 EDT

The Yankees and Twins opened the 2017 postseason with a nearly four-hour battle on Tuesday night in the American League Wild Card Game, in a contest featuring a combined nine relief pitchers and five home runs.



Dozier made MLB history with WC Game HR

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 21:05:23 EDT

Dozier made MLB history with WC Game HR



Oct. 3 Molitor postgame interview

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 00:34:30 EDT

PAUL MOLITOR: It was a heck of a game, particularly the start. There was a lot of things that transpired there in the first few innings. I'm sure the pace of play was Commissioner Manfred's delight there.



Sano not on Twins' Wild Card Game roster

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 18:46:21 EDT

Despite being activated from the 10-day disabled list on Friday, Miguel Sano is not on the Twins' roster for the American League Wild Card Game against the Yankees.



How the Twins built a winner

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 01:00:37 EDT

MLBPipeline.com breaks down how the American League Wild Card Twins used the Draft, the international market and free-agent signings to build their team.



Buxton's speed impacts on both sides of ball

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 01:00:18 EDT

No Twins player can affect a game in more ways than Byron Buxton. The 23-year-old center fielder is the fastest player in the Majors, according to Statcast™'s sprint speed metric, is arguably the game's best defender, easily leading all outfielders in Statcast™'s Outs Above Average, and he also experienced a breakout offensively in the second half of the season.



Oct. 2 Mauer and Dozier workout day interview

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:20:00 EDT




Castro drives in 3 to back Colon in WC tuneup

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 20:56:56 EDT

Jason Castro backed a strong showing by Bartolo Colon as the Twins defeated the Tigers, 5-1, on Sunday at Target Field in the final game of the regular season. Minnesota, which won 11 of the 19 meetings with Detroit this season, will face the Yankees on Tuesday in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium.



Bartolo receives standing O, plans 2018 return

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 20:53:57 EDT

After recording the first out of the seventh inning in a strong start against the Tigers in the regular-season finale on Sunday, Bartolo Colon walked off to a standing ovation from the crowd at Target Field while Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" blared, a nod to his nickname of "Big Sexy."



Before they were postseason bound: Twins

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 20:31:07 EDT

The Twins are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2010, which means a host of their players are making their October debuts. Here's a head start for fans who might not be completely familiar with these Twins with the origins of every player on the postseason roster.



Emotional Perkins reflects on Twins tenure

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 14:29:12 EDT

Twins left-hander Glen Perkins couldn't contain his emotions after making perhaps his final appearance with the Twins in the ninth inning of Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers at Target Field.



Twins to pick No. 20 in 2018 Draft

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:37:02 EDT

Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn't work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.