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Twins keeping ears open at Winter Meetings
Given their backgrounds as assistant general managers, the Winter Meetings are nothing new for Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and GM Thad Levine. But it'll be a different experience this time around, as they're now tasked with leading the turnaround of a franchise that has lost at least 9 ...
Twins clear spot for top pick in Rule 5 Draft
The Twins tendered contracts to all five of their arbitration-eligible players before Friday's deadline, but they cleared a spot on their 40-man roster by non-tendering Minor League right-hander Yorman Landa. ...
Twins name Rowson as hitting coach
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
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
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. ...
Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades
Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades. ...
Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal
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
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. ...
Twins' Top 30 prospects list
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. ...
Twins implementing new family-friendly policy
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 an ...
Brian Dozier goes bike riding with his dog
Brian Dozier goes bike riding with his dog ...
The Next Big Leaguers: Twins' Gordon
As part of MLBPipeline.com'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 w ...
TwinsFest returns to Target Field Jan. 27-29
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
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
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 Micha ...
Twins continue to reach out to communities in 2016
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
Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League. ...
Inbox: Why did Twins release Walker?
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
2016's fastest baserunning feats in MLB ...
Plouffe outrighted, becomes free agent
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
English made an amazing catch in AFL Championship ...
Dozier a hit representing MLB in Taiwan
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 prom ...
Twins expanding analytics under new regime
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 Fa ...
Mauer inducted into Florida State League HOF
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
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
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 ...
Twins' Perkins aiming to be ready for spring
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
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 cont ...
Arms, backstop top Twins' wish list heading into free agency
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
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
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. ...
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