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Depth gives Twins options for No. 5 starter
With the recent signing of Ervin Santana, the Twins have plenty of starting pitching depth now with several candidates to take the fifth spot in the rotation. ...
AL Central looking like one powerhouse division
Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix. ...
Hammond Stadium renovations enter final stretch
In just over two months, Twins pitchers and catchers will arrive at Hammond Stadium. What they'll find is a dramatically upgraded Spring Training complex currently nearing the final stages of construction. ...
Twins gear up for 55th annual Winter Caravan
The Twins on Monday announced details for their 55th annual Twins Winter Caravan, which will feature more than 40 stops throughout the Upper Midwest from Jan. 12-22. ...
Twins don't leave Winter Meetings empty-handed
It took until the final day, but the Twins finally made their big splash at the Winter Meetings on Thursday. ...
Twins select righty Graham in Rule 5 Draft
The Twins added a pitching prospect on the last day of the Winter Meetings, as they selected right-hander J.R. Graham from the Braves with the No. 5 pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. MLB.com ranked Graham as the Braves' No. 13 prospect. ...
Santana ready to get started with Twins
The Twins got their man on the last day of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, as they agreed to sign right-hander Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal, which the club officially announced on Friday. ...
Fall League names 22 to Top Prospects Team
The Arizona Fall League announced its 2014 Top Prospects Team, highlighted by league Most Valuable Player Greg Bird and baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton. ...
General manager Ryan staying put with Twins
Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday that he's not interested in leaving the organization to join the Blue Jays. ...
Molitor plans tweaks to Spring Training for Twins
Attending his first Winter Meetings, Paul Molitor said he'll run Spring Training similar to the way Ron Gardenhire did, as it's based off former Twins manager Tom Kelly's blueprint. But Molitor noted he'll add his own wrinkles here and there, while the structure will largely remain the same. ...
Absorbed lessons will serve Molitor well as manager
From almost every manager he played for, new Twins skipper Paul Molitor absorbed lessons on how the game should not only be played, but managed. ...
Oliva disappointed in HOF Golden Era ballot results
Former Twins star Tony Oliva fell one vote short of election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 11 from the 16 Golden Era Ballot voters. None of the 10 players up for election received enough votes to gain entrance into the Hall. ...
Colabello claimed off waivers, heading to Jays
The Twins' first move of the Winter Meetings was a subtraction instead of an addition, as first baseman Chris Colabello was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Monday. The move opens up a roster spot for Minnesota, which now has 39 players on its 40-man roster. ...
Hunter's homecoming is latest in great baseball tradition
If you're into logic, Torii Hunter isn't your guy. That's because it didn't make sense for this 39-year-old outfielder to sign this week as a free agent with the Twins, especially since they are several line drives away from respectability. Remember, too, that he is rounding third base during his ca ...
Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class
Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two s ...
Torii calls it 'no-brainer' to come home to Twins
For Torii Hunter, Wednesday's news conference at Target Field wasn't an introduction to the Twins' organization, it was a reintroduction. Hunter, who played the first 11 years of his career in Minnesota, officially returned home, as the 39-year-old outfielder signed a one-year, $10.5 million deal wi ...
Torii's return to Twins about loyalty, character
Some things are just right. Torii Hunter returning to the Twins qualifies as one of those. There will be a lot more significant moves made this Hot Stove season, no doubt. But there may not be a cooler decision than Hunter declining interest from the Rangers, Blue Jays, Royals and others to return t ...
Target Field getting new bar, multipurpose suite
More additions are coming to Target Field next season, as the Minnesota Ballpark Authority unanimously approved $2.5 million in upgrades to the ballpark Tuesday. ...
Chesney, Aldean add second show at Target Field
Country music stars Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean will play a second concert at Target Field next July. The two musicians are combining their respective tours at 10 different stadiums over the course of the summer, and they have now added a July 19 show to accompany the concert already scheduled fo ...
Davis named first-base coach for Twins
The Twins completed their coaching staff under new manager Paul Molitor on Monday, as Butch Davis was officially named first-base coach. ...
Twins tender six players at deadline
The Twins tendered contracts to all six of their arbitration-eligible players before Tuesday's 10:59 p.m. CT deadline, the club announced shortly before the deadline. ...
Chasing Tigers, not much tinkering for most of AL Central
As we recover from our collective turkey coma, here's a look at where every team in the AL Central stands right now as the Winter Meetings slowly become visible above the horizon. ...
For Twins, 2014 a year of giving
This year, the Twins hosted the All-Star Game at Target Field, and with it came numerous charity events that raised a record $8 million for the local community. And that was in addition to the usual charity events the Twins host throughout the year, including Hope Week in May and the upcoming Holida ...
Korean club reportedly rejects top bid for lefty Yang
Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang will not pitch in North America next season after a report out of Korea by the Yonhap News Agency on Wednesday indicated the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization were unhappy with the highest bid and rejected it. ...
Three coaches join new manager Molitor's staff
The Twins officially added three coaches to their staff under new manager Paul Molitor on Tuesday, as Neil Allen was hired as pitching coach, Eddie Guardado was named bullpen coach and Joe Vavra was moved to bench coach. ...
Swarzak outrighted by Twins, to become free agent
The Twins outrighted right-hander Anthony Swarzak to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, creating an open spot on their 40-man roster. Swarzak is expected to become a free agent. ...
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