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Twins re-sign Hamburger, six others to Minors deals
The Twins re-signed seven players to Minor League contracts for the 2015 season, including right-handed reliever Mark Hamburger, the club announced Friday. The Twins will announce Spring Training invites at a later date. ...
Twins' Kepler sparks four-run inning in Fall League play
Max Kepler tripled and doubled, helping Salt River defeat Surprise, 9-2. With the victory, the Rafters improved to 10-3-1, becoming the first team to reach 10 wins this fall. ...
Burton heads to free agency after Twins decline option
The Twins declined their $3.6 million club option on right-handed reliever Jared Burton, the club announced Wednesday. Burton will receive a $200,000 buyout and will now become a free agent. ...
Thrilled to be back, Buxton leads Twins' AFL class
After a 2014 season that saw him play in just 31 games because of injuries, Twins top prospect Byron Buxton is simply happy to be playing baseball. "It couldn't be a better feeling to be back out here, playing games and being healthy," he said about returning to the Arizona Fall League for a second ...
Pitchers unfazed by 20-second clock in third test run
In the third test run of the 20-second pitch clock at the Arizona Fall League, there were no violations of the time-saving measure as Peoria and Salt River played to an 11-inning, 3-3 tie Friday night. Twins prospect Eddie Rosario shined for Salt River, going 3-for-6 with two stolen bases. ...
Hughes leads Twins winners of Diamond Awards
The Twins announced Thursday the winners of the annual Diamond Awards, which are based on voting conducted by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Right-hander Phil Hughes was named both the Twins' Most Valuable Player as the recipient of the Calvin R. Griffith Aw ...
Twins prospect Reed earns AFL pitching honor
Pitching for the Salt River Rafters, Twins prospect Jake Reed earned the AFL's Pitcher of the Week honor for the league's opening week. He picked up a win against the Scottsdale Scorpions and a save against the Glendale Desert Dogs. He has given up no runs on two hits with a walk and five strikeouts ...
With mechanical tweaks, May could find Majors success
After his big league debut in August, Trevor May continued to take the ball as part of the Twins' rotation. He finished the season with nine starts in 10 appearances. With some mechanical adjustments, the 25-year-old righty could be headed toward great things. ...
Twins' Buxton gets bat going in Fall League action
Buxton, an outfielder in the Twins organization, put his entire arsenal of tools on display Monday as he led the Salt River Rafters to a 7-4 victory over the Surprise Saguaros. ...
Twins outright Pino, Bernier, trim roster to 37
The Twins outrighted right-hander Yohan Pino and infielder Doug Bernier off the 40-man roster, the club announced Monday. Both are expected to be free agents, but Minnesota could bring one or both back on a Minor League deal later this offseason. ...
Marlins prospect DeSclafani sparkles in AFL start
While many of his Salt River teammates got to rest during September between the end of the Minor League season and the start of the Arizona Fall League, right-hander Anthony DeSclafani was busy working out of the Marlins bullpen. He pitched in six games, ending the season with 5 1/3 scoreless inning ...
Yankees prospects lift Scottsdale in AFL opener
With Archie Bradley and Tyler Glasnow on the mound as Salt River hosted Scottsdale on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League, the final game of the day was expected to be a pitchers' duel. But after early exits for both power pitchers, both of whom are the top prospect in their organizations, power ...
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins
Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dus ...
Ryan has strong internal pool, but will also look outside
When Twins general manager Terry Ryan described his ideal candidate to replace Ron Gardenhire as manager, he left the door open on bringing in a fresh voice from outside of the organization. But he also hinted that finding a manager from within the organization would be a preference. ...
O's bench coach expected to interview for Twins' opening
Orioles bench coach John Russell is expected to interview for the Minnesota Twins' managerial opening, although nothing has been officially set just yet. ...
Chargois, Reed flourishing at Twins instructional league
Two young relievers are giving the Twins hope for a loaded bullpen in the future. J.T. Chargois, a second-round Draft pick in 2012, and Jake Reed, a fifth-round pick in 2014, have been showing off their power and command at Twins instructional league. ...
Buxton, Montas intriguing AFL prospects on the mend
Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (Salt River) and White Sox right-hander Francellis Montas (Glendale) are the hitter and pitcher Jim Callis is looking forward to watching most. ...
Twins brass says it was hard to dismiss Gardenhire
Twins owner Jim Pohlad and club president Dave St. Peter were unable to attend Monday's news conference announcing Ron Gardenhire's dismissal as the manager, but they reiterated it was a tough decision to move on from Gardenhire. ...
First managerial moves made as offseason begins
One day after the regular season ended, the first managerial moves were made on Monday as the Twins dismissed Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons on the job and the Astros named A.J. Hinch their next manager. ...
Twins players laud Gardy for his 13 years at helm
While the Twins struggled through four straight years with at least 90 losses, Ron Gardenhire never lost the support of the players in the clubhouse in his role as manager. Gardenhire was dismissed as manager on Monday after 13 years at the helm, but Twins players had nothing but positives to say ab ...
Plouffe has arm surgery, will be ready for spring
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe underwent surgery on his fractured left forearm on Monday but will be ready for Spring Training next year, general manager Terry Ryan said. Plouffe sustained the injury on Wednesday, when he tried to tag A.J. Pollock as Pollock slid into third base on a stolen-base ...
Twins, Ryan open up managerial search
The Twins have lost at least 92 games in four straight seasons, but with a loaded farm system on the way and the emergence of several young players, general manager Terry Ryan believes it'll still be an attractive job. He said he'll look both inside and outside the organization for the 13th manager ...
New arrivals: Youngsters ready to lead Twins?
After Minnesota lost 90-plus games for the fourth straight year, the Twins are tasked with revamping the rotation yet again. But an influx of young stars should bring some excitement in 2015. ...
Rotation issues overshadow offensive breakout in 2014
The Twins had high hopes for 2014. Unfortunately, rotation issues led to a fourth straight year with at least 90 losses and a managerial change, as Ron Gardenhire will be replaced next season. ...
Gardenhire dismissed by Twins after 13 seasons
Ron Gardenhire, who managed the Twins to six American League Central championships in his 13 seasons with the team, was dismissed on Monday. ...
Twins fall short in final chance at playing spoiler
The Twins couldn't keep the Tigers from celebrating their fourth straight American League Central crown on the last day of the season despite a strong effort from Kyle Gibson, as he was outdueled by David Price in a 3-0 loss on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. ...
Pesky Twins keep Tigers' celebration on hold
The Twins were spoilers yet again on Saturday night, as Ricky Nolasco threw six strong innings and was backed by a six-run fifth inning and a career-high six RBIs from Eduardo Escobar to hand the first-place Tigers a 12-3 loss at Comerica Park in the penultimate game of the regular season. ...
Twins set second opinion for Plouffe's arm fracture
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will get a second opinion on his fractured left forearm on Monday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Plouffe, who sustained the injury on Wednesday as he tried to tag Arizona's A.J. Pollock on a slide into third base, saw Dr. Thomas Varecka in Minnesota on Thur ...
Facing hometown club, Achter picks up first victory
Twins reliever A.J. Achter couldn't have scripted his first Major League win any better. Achter, who grew up in nearby Toledo, Ohio, and played at Michigan State, tossed two strong innings in relief against his hometown Tigers to get his first victory in front of roughly a dozen family members and f ...
Twins pounce on Tigers early, cruise to blowout
The Twins played the role of spoiler to perfection Friday night, as the offense knocked out Rick Porcello in the fourth inning en route to handing the first-place Tigers an 11-4 loss in the third-to-last game of the season at Comerica Park. ...
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