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Inbox: Are Twins buyers or sellers at Deadline?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:35:57 EDT

With four days left until Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Twins find themselves in an interesting position, as they became buyers by acquiring lefty Jaime Garcia from the Braves on Monday, but they have started to field calls as sellers after being swept by the Dodgers.



Garcia set for Twins debut in opener vs. A's

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:37:54 EDT

Jaime Garcia makes his Twins debut when Minnesota opens a series against the A's on Friday. Garcia was obtained from the Braves on Monday. Daniel Gossett gets the start for the A's.



Lewis stays hot with two more hits in GCL

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:09:58 EDT

Ryan McMahon continues to impress, racking up hits at a rapid rate for Triple-A Albuquerque.



Romero looks to stay hot for Chattanooga

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:41:13 EDT

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action.



Twins can't hold early lead in loss to Dodgers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:46:24 EDT

The Dodgers, down 5-0 at one point Wednesday, rallied to top the Twins, as Justin Turner knocked in the game-winning run in the ninth inning, giving Los Angeles its eighth walk-off victory this season. Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig each hit homers and Kenley Jansen got the win, working out of a tough spot in the top of the ninth. Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier each knocked in two runs for the Twins.



Twins land lefty prospect Moya from D-backs

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:29:43 EDT

After acquiring catcher Anthony Recker from the Braves in the trade that sent lefty Jaime Garcia to the Twins on Monday, Minnesota pulled off another swap Thursday, getting Minor League reliever Gabriel Moya from the D-backs in exchange for catcher John Ryan Murphy.



Defense, bullpen let Twins down in loss

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:22:39 EDT

An errant throw and an off night for the Twins' bullpen proved costly, as Minnesota couldn't hold a five-run lead in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.



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.



Buxton still sidelined with migraines

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:52:08 EDT

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has yet to be activated from the 10-day disabled list because he's been suffering through migraine headaches since Monday. He'll go out on a short Minor League rehab assignment before rejoining the team Tuesday.



Twins fall below .500 for first time since April

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:19:37 EDT

Chris Taylor continued his torrid July with a pair of doubles and three RBIs as the Dodgers beat the Twins, 6-2, on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium to become the fifth team in the expansion era to reach 70 wins by its 101st game.



Double-switch snafu leads to 18-minute delay

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:36:08 EDT

Moments after Twins manager Paul Molitor made a double switch with one out the bottom of the sixth inning of the Dodgers' 6-2 win on Tuesday night, Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren noticed something wrong.



Garcia thrilled to join Twins' playoff chase

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:10:49 EDT

Veteran left-hander Jaime Garcia joined the Twins on Tuesday, getting to know his new organization by throwing a bullpen session in front of the coaching staff at Dodger Stadium.



Lewis is Twins' new No. 1 prospect

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:11:48 EDT

The Twins placed four players in MLBPipeline.com's midseason Top 100 Prospects list, including shortstop Royce Lewis, who was taken by Minnesota with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's Draft.



Twins have a highly regarded twin prospect

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:30:45 EDT

Twins have a highly regarded twin prospect



Twins wrap deal with Braves for Garcia

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:54:09 EDT

After nearly completing a trade for Braves left-hander Jaime Garcia late last week, the Twins got their man on Monday, officially acquiring Garcia, catcher Anthony Recker and cash for prospect Huascar Ynoa.



Garcia deal brings Twins closer to postseason

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT

To understand why this long-awaited trade for veteran left-hander Jaime Garcia makes so much sense for the Twins, check out the standings. There's a postseason berth there to be won. It's beginning to be won.



Rosario's 3 RBIs aren't enough in LA

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:13:20 EDT

The Dodgers on Monday night showed they haven't forgotten how to win after a Clayton Kershaw injury, as Cody Bellinger slugged a clutch three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 6-4 comeback win in their Interleague Series opener at Dodger Stadium.



Twins designate vet Breslow, recall Busenitz

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:07:33 EDT

The Twins designated Craig Breslow for assignment and outrighted Rule 5 reliever Justin Haley and sent him back to Boston. The vacated 40-man roster spots will be taken by left-hander Jaime Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker, both of whom were acquired in a trade with the Braves on Monday.



Escobar goes deep in bid to remain at SS

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:30:26 EDT

Eduardo Escobar has been swinging a hot bat since mid-June and it continued against the Tigers on Sunday, although an impressive 13-pitch at-bat ended in a key strikeout during a 9-6 loss to the Tigers at Target Field.



Late-game rally falls short for Twins vs. Tigers

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:35:12 EDT

Jose Iglesias homered late to support a solid showing by Matthew Boyd as the Tigers claimed the series finale over the Twins, 9-6, on Sunday at Target Field. The win was Detroit's third series victory over Minnesota in as many meetings, and the Tigers hold a 6-3 record against the Twins.



Twins plan to rotate trio at shortstop

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:14:54 EDT

With rookie shortstop Jorge Polanco struggling offensively, Twins manager Paul Molitor said he plans to rotate Ehire Adrianza, Eduardo Escobar and Polanco at the position based on matchups going forward.



Twins hang on to beat Tigers after Gibson's gem

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:26:00 EDT

Early run support by the offense backed a solid showing from right-hander Kyle Gibson to ultimately help the Twins edge the Tigers, 6-5, on Saturday at Target Field. Minnesota staved off a late push by Detroit to snap its three-game losing streak to the American League Central rival.



Gibson has best outing of year against Tigers

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:47:02 EDT

It was the kind of performance the Twins had been hoping to see from Kyle Gibson all season, and it came just days after Minnesota was close to acquiring Atlanta's Jaime Garcia, which could've put Gibson's spot in the rotation in jeopardy.



Twins celebrate 30th anniversary of '87 team

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:58:46 EDT

The Twins celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1987 World Series title with a special pregame ceremony before Saturday's game against the Tigers at Target Field.



Perkins pitches in Minors game, strikes out 2

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:20:34 EDT

Twins left-hander Glen Perkins took an important step in his recovery from last year's shoulder labrum surgery, pitching in a game for the first time since April 10, 2016.



Adrianza's 2 RBIs, Sano's 2 hits not enough

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:56:16 EDT

Victor Martinez recorded his first multihomer game of the year to back right-hander Anibal Sanchez and lead the Tigers to a 6-3 win against the Twins on Friday night at Target Field.



Twins seek more consistency from Santana

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:24:01 EDT

There's no doubt that right-hander Ervin Santana was the Twins' much-needed ace in the first half, rightfully earning his second All-Star Game appearance.



Twins unveil Kelly statue outside Target Field

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:11:38 EDT

With the Twins celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first World Series title this weekend, the organization officially unveiled a statue outside of Target Field honoring long-time manager Tom Kelly, who guided them to World Series championships in '87 and '91.



Twins ride 6-run 2nd, Berrios to win vs. Yanks

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:42:38 EDT

ose Berrios threw 6 2/3 strong innings and Miguel Sano crushed a three-run homer as part of a six-run second inning to lift the Twins to a 6-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday, marking their first series victory over New York in Minnesota since 2008. It was also the first series win for the Twins over the Yankees since '14.



Rock solid: Granite sparks rally with 1st RBIs

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:03:11 EDT

Zack Granite admitted the time since being called up to the Twins has been one of the craziest periods of his life.



Bartolo mulling future, focused on contributing

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:13:41 EDT

Despite an ESPN report that Twins right-hander Bartolo Colon is mulling retirement, sources close to the 20-year veteran told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez that Colon is focused on contributing to the Twins.



Buxton, Santiago making progress after injuries

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:26:34 EDT

Twins manager Paul Molitor said center fielder Byron Buxton and left-hander Hector Santiago are making progress with their injuries, with Buxton on track to potentially be activated as soon as next Tuesday, while Santiago threw a bullpen session with no issues on Tuesday.



Wade blasts grand slam for Chattanooga

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:16:53 EDT

Astros prospects Daz Cameron and Ronnie Dawson put up monster numbers to help lead Class A Quad Cities to a 20-3 win over Lansing on Wednesday night. The duo combined to go 6-for-9 with two triples, three home runs, four runs scored and eight RBIs on a night where everything went right for the River Bandits' offense.



Sano homers, but Twins drop Colon's debut

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:41:18 EDT

Didi Gregorius homered as part of a five-run fifth inning, pushing the Yankees past the Twins, 6-3, on Tuesday at Target Field. New York evened the series with the victory and is now 11-3 in its last 14 meetings with Minnesota.