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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. ...
Twins talk with Torii about possible reunion
Could the Twins be heading for a reunion with free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter? A Major League source familiar with the situation said the Twins have been in contact with Hunter and his agent, Larry Reynolds, about a return to Minnesota. ...
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. ...
Willingham opts to retire after 11-year career
Outfielder Josh Willingham, a lifetime .253 hitter with 195 home runs, is reportedly retiring after 11 Major League seasons split among five clubs. ...
A look back at the careers of first-timers on Hall ballot
Most of the first-timers on the latest Hall of Fame ballot don't have a legitimate chance of making it to Cooperstown, but they nonetheless had impressive big league careers worthy of another look. ...
Top prospects Sano, Meyer, Rosario on 40-man roster
The Twins added four players to their 40-man roster Thursday, including top prospects Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer and Eddie Rosario, to protect them from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft in December. Sano, Meyer and Rosario were all considered locks, but the addition of lefty Jason Wheeler is a consid ...
Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League
The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided t ...
Nunez steps in to help MLB All-Stars in victory
After entering as a substitute in the fourth inning of the MLB All-Stars' game against Samurai Japan on Tuesday, infielder Eduardo Nunez made the most of his opportunities. The Twins utility man was right in the thick of things from the minute he stepped on the field, going 2-for-3 with an RBI at th ...
Twins aim to build off strong offensive foundation
Minnesota got off to a fast start in 2014, largely due to its patience at the plate, and despite a rough patch in the middle of the season, finished the year strong offensively. Now, the Twins are focused on improving their rotation and their outfield depth in order to build a well-rounded team. ...
Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations. ...
Twins' Rosario stands tall in AFL's season finale
Eddie Rosario's bounce back came quickly and at a perfect time. Rosario, who lost the batting title on the final day of the Arizona Fall League's regular season, found a fitting consolation prize with a 4-for-5 performance in Saturday's title game. The Twins' No. 10 prospect, according to MLBPipelin ...
Twins prospects fare well in Arizona Fall League
The Arizona Fall League, which saw its regular season come to a close Thursday, was a mixed bag for the Twins. Including top MLB prospect Byron Buxton, Minnesota sent seven prospects to the AFL to play for the Salt River Rafters, who advanced to Saturday's title game against the Peoria Javelinas. ...
Inbox: Don't expect status quo with Molitor
With new manager Paul Molitor assembling his coaching staff, the Twins have already seen a lot of activity this offseason. Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers Twins fans' questions in his latest Inbox. ...
Twins GM Ryan 'doing well' after cancer battle
After the sudden diagnosis of throat cancer earlier this year, Terry Ryan is back in full throttle, back at the annual General Managers Meetings where the long-time Twins' GM feels most at home -- doing his job. ...
Glynn, Hernandez named to Twins' coaching staff
The Twins added two coaches to new manager Paul Molitor's staff on Wednesday, as Gene Glynn was promoted to serve as third-base coach and infield instructor and Rudy Hernandez was named assistant hitting coach. ...
Prospect values rise thanks to AFL play
Every fall, Minor Leaguers raise their stock with their performances in the Arizona Fall League. The caveats that are typically thrown out when discussing such matters: it's a small sample size and the AFL is always very hitter-friendly. But it's also true that every year, expectations around some p ...
TwinsFest returns to Target Field, Jan. 23-25
As the largest annual fundraiser for the Minnesota Twins Community Fund, TwinsFest will feature numerous new interactive activities and behind-the-scenes fan experiences that celebrate Twins baseball. ...
Blyleven could fill bill as Twins' pitching coach
With the recent hiring of Paul Molitor as manager, the Twins are looking for a bevy of coaches to fill out the staff. As it turns out, general manager Terry Ryan may have a pitching coach right under the club's own umbrella: fellow Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven. ...
Twins Minor Leaguer Real suspended
Twins Minor League catcher Erwin "Alex" Real has been handed a 50-game suspension without pay for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. ...
Rogers twins reconnect in Arizona Fall League
Like mirror-image bookends, Tyler and Taylor Rogers take up opposite ends of the couch, regaling each other with their unique and shared perspectives on baseball and life. Tyler and Taylor are serving as roommates but not teammates in the Arizona Fall League, and they're doing their best to make up ...
Twins' Santana gets recognition in AL ROY voting
Twins shortstop/center fielder Danny Santana finished seventh in the balloting for the 2014 American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, getting one second-place vote to receive three points. ...
Twins' new home uniforms have touch of gold
After 28 seasons, the Twins will move to a new home uniform for 2015, the club announced on Monday. The club is introducing a new color to its scheme, as the uniform will feature the traditional scarlet red and navy blue, but it will be accented by Minnesota Kasota Gold. ...
Twins infielder Nunez picked for Japan All-Star Series
Infielder Eduardo Nunez is set to represent the Twins in the upcoming Japan All-Star Series, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced Friday. ...
Twins keeping hitting coach Brunansky on Molitor's staff
The Twins made their first addition to the 2015 coaching staff under new manager Paul Molitor, bringing back hitting coach Tom Brunansky on a one-year deal, the club announced Thursday. ...
Twins to open spring slate at renovated park on March 5
The Twins announced their 2015 Spring Training schedule at renovated Hammond Stadium at the newly renamed CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday. ...
Molitor ready to start new chapter as Twins' manager
Paul Molitor is now set to begin the next significant chapter of his baseball career in the same city where he capped his Hall of Fame playing career with three seasons that featured his 3,000th hit and other accomplishments. The 58-year-old was introduced Tuesday morning at Target Field as the new ...
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