Twins Rumors & News

  • Eovaldi makes statement as red-hot Yankees throttle Twins

    New York Post "If Chuck Hernandez knew what the split-fingered fastball he started working on with Nathan Eovaldi late last season would evolve into, the Marlins’ pitching coach probably would have started the work a lot sooner. “It has taken his game to another level,’’ catcher Brian McCann said of Eovaldi’s..." July 27

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    Andy Greder @andygreder

    Injured #MNTwins reliever Ryan Pressly (right shoulder) should begin throwing within a week, general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday.

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    #MNTwins ink OF Xavier Avery to a MiLB deal. He's at AAA. Past MLB experience w/ Balt. No opt-out. Had opt-out w/ Det, asked SF for release.

  • Buxton won't be rushed back

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins have sketched out Byron Buxton’s road back to the big leagues. They’re keeping him out of the express lane. Buxton, who sprained ligaments in his left thumb during a game on June 23, then went on the disabled list two days later, could miss another month as he prepares to return,..." July 26

  • A-Rod towers 3 homers as Yankes steal win over Twins

    New York Post "With three swings of the bat, Alex Rodriguez introduced himself to the AL MVP conversation Saturday night. Then he watched backup catcher John Ryan Murphy lift the Yankees to a pulsating victory with one swipe in the ninth inning against the league’s best closer. Rodriguez homered in the..." July 26

  • Sano's homer gets Twins going in rout of Yankees

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Of course the Twins hadn’t routed the Yankees this bad in decades. They never had Miguel Sano before. OK, the rookie slugger wasn’t exactly the only contributor to the Twins’ 10-1 victory Friday night, but he certainly set the tone for a satisfying night for the home team. Sano clubbed a..." July 25

  • Santana's arm, Plouffe's bat guide Twins to victory over Angels

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins left California on Thursday after being beaten up by a couple of A.L. West teams. But they did learn something that will aid in their pursuit of their first postseason since 2010. Ervin Santana can deliver a dominant outing when they really need one. The Twins won both games of..." July 24

  • Twins MLB trading deadline primer

    Fox Sports North "Yes, the Minnesota Twins appear to be buyers as this year's Major League Baseball non-waiver trading deadline approaches. Minnesota has some spots which could use upgrading -- and some which won't be touched (See: First base, second base, third base). With the non-waiver deadline July 31,..." July 23

  • Huston Street earns 300th career save in Angels’ victory; David Freese fractures finger

    L.A. Daily News "Huston Street of the Angels is not the hardest-throwing closer in baseball. But on Wednesday night, he became just the 27th player in history to notch at least 300 saves when he pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins before 40,239 at Angel..." July 23

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Sano cancels out Trout

  • Matt Shoemaker dominates Twins as Angels win sixth straight game

    L.A. Daily News "Matt Shoemaker hadn’t won a game in more than a month. He had lost three of his last five starts before facing the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Angel Stadium. And he seemed like the logical candidate to shift to the bullpen when Jered Weaver is ready to return to the rotation. Shoemaker then..." July 22

  • Which MLB Stadium Has The Cheapest Beer?

    Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22

  • Does the second wild card ruin the trade deadline?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Twins are hopeful Byron Buxton could start baseball activities by this weekend, as he'll be reevaluated in next few days, per Molitor

  • Is Miguel Sano the next top power-hitting prospect?

    USA Today "Torii Hunter played two years with the Detroit Tigers alongside Miguel Cabrera and grew to admire not just the hitting skills of the two-time MVP but his grit and fortitude in playing through major groin and ankle injuries. So it bears noting when Hunter, a veteran of 17 full seasons, throws..." July 21

  • A’s use five homers to blast Twins 14-1

    San Francisco Chronicle "Left-handers dominate the A’s this season and with former teammate Tommy Milone on a strong roll for the Twins and pitching at the Coliseum, where he has had great success, the outlook appeared dim Oakland. The A’s don’t like to stick to scripts, though — narrative is definitely not the..." July 20

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Terry Ryan said Miguel Sano suffered a sprained ankle during pregame work before Saturday's game. Went 0 for 3 w/three strikeouts, sac fly.

  • A;s get walk off win against Twins

    CSN Bay Area "After seemingly setting the stage for another night of disappointment, the A’s instead pulled a surprise Saturday night. They erased a one-run deficit by tying the game in the ninth, then won it on Stephen Vogt’s walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th that beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 before..." July 19

  • Ervin Santana, Trevor Plouffe lead Twins past A's

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Manager Paul Molitor had the Twins out on the field early Friday afternoon for a refresher workout following the All-Star break. After four days off, it was time to resume their surprising season. “They all realize that the time off goes by too fast,” Molitor said. “When they are back here..." July 18

  • MLB Will ‘Heavily Discuss’ 154-Game Schedule When Current CBA Expires

    NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16

  • 5 impact players who could be traded this month "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16

  • Mike Trout shines as the AL beats the NL 6-3 in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15

  • Surprising Twins come out of All-Star break as confident contenders

    Sporting News "For the most part, the Twins have the same lineup as the team that lost 92 games last year. The core players — Brian Dozier, Joe Mauer, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki — are the same, and it wasn’t like the lineup was the problem last year, as the regulars at every position had an OPS+ in triple..." July 15

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred sees expansion in MLB's future

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14

  • Kyle Gibson helps Twins ride into All-Star break with win over Detroit

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As Brian Dozier warmed up to start the ninth inning, Eduardo Escobar jogged over to second base to take his place. The gesture was a public thank you from manager Paul Molitor and an opportunity for the Target Field crowd to stand and thank the new All-Star for a brilliant first half. But while..." July 13

  • Yost, Bochy reveal starting lineups for MLB All-Star Game

    The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13

  • Twins build off comeback with rout of Detroit

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "At long last, after all the efforts to get baseball fans to #VoteDozier, Brian Dozier on Saturday found out what it feels like to be an All-Star. Even better: The Twins found out what it feels like to be the Tigers. In a game interrupted by the news that Dozier will spend Tuesday night playing..." July 12

  • Brian Dozier replaces Jose Bautista on the American Leage All-star roster

    Hardball Talk "Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is now officially an All-Star, as he’s replacing injured Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, MLB has announced. Dozier’s initial omission from the American League All-Star roster caused some consternation, as he’s been at least the second-best second baseman in..." July 12

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Lester Oliveros has been placed on the DL at Rochester with a sore shoulder, and the Twins are waiting for the results of an MRI

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Twins reliever Ryan Pressly (lat strain) isn't expected to throw again for about four weeks. Hoping to return in late August/early September

  • Dozier's walk-off homer caps stunning ninth-inning comeback against Tigers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Tigers hitters bashed another Twins starter. Tigers starter Justin Verlander reverted to his MVP form of 2011. It looked like many of the games Detroit has dominated the Twins in this season. “We were kind of down on the ground,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Then, suddenly, they..." July 11

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Buxton still limited to running, throwing and squeezing a training ball with his left hand, Ryan said.

  • Detroit 4, Minnesota 2: Kinsler busts loose for Tigers

    Detroit Free Press "Ian Kinsler has yet to be hot, Brad Ausmus said. He said it in May, he said it in June and he said it most recently last week. "Water finds its level," he said. "And I think that Kinsler's going to get hot." And on Thursday, he did. The Tigers second baseman led off a key four-game set..." July 10

  • Dozier hits another big homer as Twins finish sweep of Baltimore

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Paul Molitor voted. Torii Hunter said he has, too. Even fellow Mississippian Brett Favre, of all people, recorded a video urging fans of both sports to go online and, as the ubiquitous signage at Target Field insists, #VoteDozier. Too bad there’s no way to #VoteMilone, too. Hashtags aside,..." July 09

  • Sano, Twins roll to 8-3 win over Baltimore

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The best of the Class of 2009 was on display at Target Field on Tuesday night. And Miguel Sano wasn’t bad, either. Sano was the darling of the Twins’ international haul in 2009. He made his anticipated major league debut last week and, on Tuesday, socked the first of what the Twins hope will..." July 08

  • Twins' Perkins breaks franchise consecutive saves record

    The Score "Glen Perkins has cemented his name in the team record books. The Minnesota Twins closer broke the club record for consecutive saves with his 28th straight save Wednesday afternoon, surpassing Joe Nathan's record of 27 straight conversions from 2004." July 08

  • Dozier's homer in 10th gives Twins 4-2 win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "What a way to kick off a campaign. Brian Dozier got the pitch he was looking for in the 10th inning on Monday night and drove it into the left field stands for a two-run, walk-off home run to lift the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Orioles. He led the Twins to a win in their final at-bat..." July 07

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Ricky Nolasco to have ankle surgery on Monday. No timetable on his return

  • Royals beat Twins 3-2 on ninth-inning walk-off double, earn series split

    Kansas City Star "The Royals were on their way to Sunday’s dramatic 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins around 4 a.m. That was when manager Ned Yost decided to give Alex Rios, and not Alex Gordon, a day off. The question of who to sit among the outfielders was intruding on Yost’s sleep. He finally decided to..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06

  • Mauer's four hits lead Twins; Pressly hurts shoulder in win over Royals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The concussion that wiped away the end of his 2013 season didn’t erase Joe Mauer’s memory. When he homered in the first inning Saturday, when he laced three other hits to the right side of Kauffman Stadium and collected his first four-hit night since that long-ago injury, the pleasure of such..." July 05

  • Lorenzo Cain slides home as Royals rally to beat Twins 3-2 in 10 innings

    Kansas City Star "Dusty Coleman has a lot of people to thank Friday after his major-league debut during the Royals’ 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium. Coleman couldn’t score from third base when he hesitated with one out in the ninth inning, but he can thank Wade Davis, who..." July 04

  • Twins reinstate Santana from restricted list

    Fox Sports North "As expected, the Minnesota Twins on Saturday reinstated pitcher Ervin Santana from the restricted list. Santana served an 80-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Santana will make his Twins' debut Sunday against the Kansas City..." July 04

  • What can be expected from Ervin Santana?

    Fox Sports North "On Sunday, Ervin Santana will finally make his debut for the Minnesota Twins. This isn't the way anyone drew things up, as Santana was suspended 80 games for using Stanozolol, but with the Twins in the AL Central and wild-card hunt, there's no denying he'll provide a boost to Minnesota's..." July 03

  • Gibson gets Twins off on right foot vs. Royals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Paul Molitor thinks Kyle Gibson has got some dog in him. That’s a good thing. “We’ve had a few opportunities where you want to try to get your guys to bulldog through tough outs late in games,” Molitor said. “It was tough. He was getting up there in pitches. But I tried to let him ride it..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

  • Twins will give 16-year-old shortstop Javier record $4 million

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Miguel Sano was promoted to the major leagues Thursday as the Twins’ highest paid international prospect. He lost that distinction before ever taking an at-bat. The Twins agreed to a $4 million contract with 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Wander Javier, the team confirmed, outstripping the..." July 03

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Molitor also confirmed that Ervin Santana will start on Sunday against the Royals. Phil Hughes pushed back to start on Monday.

  • Cueto, Reds edge Twins in rubber match

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If it was Johnny Cueto's last start at Great American Ball Park as a Red — the trade rumors, you know — he gave the fans an outing to remember him by. Cueto went eight innings and allowed one run on four hits to beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 before a crowd of 26,459 Wednesday afternoon at Great..." July 02