Twins Rumors & News

  • Joe Mauer becomes first Twin to reach base seven times in a game since Rod Carew

    Hardball Talk "Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had a game for the record books on Sunday against the Rays. He finished 4-for-5 with an RBI double, a solo home run, two singles, and three walks in eight plate appearances. Unfortunately for him, the Twins still lost 8-6 in 15 innings. ESPN’s Stats & Info notes..." May 29

  • Twins’ top prospect Nick Burdi will undergo Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Twins’ right-hander Nick Burdi is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, the team announced on Friday. Burdi made 14 appearances for Double-A Chattanooga before succumbing to a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is not expected to make his major league debut until mid-2018 at the..." May 27

  • Twins relief prospect Nick Burdi headed for Tommy John surgery

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Double-A Chattanooga right-hander Nick Burdi, one of the Twins’ top pitching prospects, is headed for Tommy John surgery after suffering a full thickness tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. Burdi, 24, last pitched on Sunday at Biloxi, where he worked his seventh scoreless outing of the month..." May 26

  • Twins reportedly expected to pass on Hunter Greene at No. 1

    Larry Brown Sports "Hunter Greene is good enough to have been featured on the cover of SI a few weeks ago, but he may not be good enough to convince the Minnesota Twins to select him with the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s MLB draft. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Twins are expected to pass on..." May 26

  • Twins are reportedly narrowing down choices for top overall pick

    CBS Sports "The Twins own the top pick in the upcoming First-Year Player Draft (colloquially known as the MLB Draft). Since said draft gets underway on June 12, the Twins are working steadily toward deciding what to do with at that No. 1 overall selection. Speaking of which, the Twins have reportedly..." May 25

  • Ten MLB players not living up to the hype

    Yardbarker "Entering every season, many MLB players are hyped for various reasons. Some are youngsters finally coming up to the show. Others are stars coming off of an injury or a career year. Plenty of MLB players entered 2017 with loads of hype, and more than a few are not living up to it. So, who are..." May 25

  • Shoulder sends Phil Hughes to DL again as Twins split doubleheader with Royals

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Phil Hughes clearly wasn’t right. As Jorge Bonifacio sent a fourth-inning cut fastball on a majestic arc into the bullpen, the Twins’ struggling starter slumped forward with both hands on his knees. When Brandon Moss connected as well moments later, a shellshocked Hughes was on his way to a 6-4..." May 22

  • Ian Desmond compares Twins’ Jose Berrios to Jose Fernandez

    Larry Brown Sports "Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez. Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game. Desmond..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Four-run rally carries Rockies past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Colorado Rockies aren't too familiar with Target Field, the home ballpark of the Minnesota Twins. Tuesday marked just the second time since the park opened in 2010 that the Rockies paid a visit. These days, though, it doesn't seem to matter which road venue Colorado plays..." May 17

  • Twins handcuff Indians again in 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- This was the Jose Berrios that Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was hoping to see. "You've got to be excited about a performance like that," Molitor said. Berrios pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, combining with two relievers to give up three hits, and Max Kepler homered..." May 13

  • Kintzler helps Twins hang on to beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Brandon Kintzler quickly got into trouble Thursday when he entered in relief in the eighth inning with a one-run lead and two runners on base against the Chicago White Sox. The Minnesota Twins right-hander misfired with a wild pitch during an Omar Narvaez at-bat, allowing runners..." May 12

  • Twins in no rush to promote Jose Berrios

    Hardball Talk "Twins pitching prospect Jose Berrios had an uninspiring debut last season, posting an 8.02 ERA with an equally ugly 49/35 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings across 14 starts last season. But the 22-year-old has been utterly dominant at Triple-A Rochester so far this season, compiling a minuscule 1.13..." May 12

  • Twins to promote Jose Berrios

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we posted about the Twins’ alleged lack of interest in bringing up top prospect Jose Berrios in the short term. Scratch that. They’re doing it. He’s being called up and will start for the Twins on Saturday. Berrios did not impress in his partial season in the majors last year, posting..." May 12

  • Twins, Santana shut down Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Nobody was more surprised by the final score than the winning manager. "You don't expect a 1-0 game in this park, but we'll take it. This is a good win for us," Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Ervin Santana pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and..." May 12

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Twins' Santiago continues mastery of White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Minnesota Twins left-hander Hector Santiago flashed a big smile. After earning his fifth straight victory against his old team, he knew what was about to happen. Santiago limited the Chicago White Sox to two runs in 6 2/3 innings as Minnesota cruised to a 7-2 victory Tuesday..." May 10

  • Twins claim Adam Wilk off waivers from the Mets

    Hardball Talk "The Twins announced on Wednesday that the club claimed pitcher Adam Wilk off waivers from the Mets. Wilk, 29, started on Sunday for the Mets against the Marlins in place of Matt Harvey, who had been suspended by the team for three games. The lefty went 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs (five..." May 10

  • Twins' Miguel Sano to serve one-game ban after losing appeal

    ESPN "Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano on Tuesday lost his appeal and will serve his one-game suspension for what Major League Baseball termed "aggressive actions" against the Detroit Tigers on April 22. Sano will sit out Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. He was..." May 09

  • Minnesota Twins acquire lefty Kevin Chapman for Danny Santana

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Twins officially cut ties Monday with Danny Santana, their one-time shortstop of the future, dealing him to Atlanta Braves for Triple-A left-hander Kevin Chapman. Santana, 26, hit .200 in just 25 at-bats before being designated for assignment over the weekend. Once ranked among the Twins’..." May 09

  • Red Sox score 10 in ninth to rout Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Red Sox's offense enjoyed Boston's weekend trip to Minnesota, ruining an anticipated pitching duel Sunday by securing the series finale with a season-high 17 runs. Boston scored 10 runs in the ninth inning after the Twins closed within one run in the eighth, and the Red..." May 07

  • Mauer's walk-off homer lifts Twins past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In uncharacteristic fashion, Joe Mauer pumped his fist rounding first base. When he reached home plate, he was mobbed by teammates before being picked up by Miguel Sano. Mauer enjoyed the moment after hitting his first career walk-off homer to push the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3..." May 06

  • Red Sox erupt early in rout of Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Boston's Josh Rutledge sent a seemingly innocuous grounder to shortstop Jorge Polanco with two outs in the second inning on Saturday. Polanco fielded the ball and fumbled the exchange while trying to decide whether to record the final out of the inning at first or second base...." May 06

  • Vargas' 5 RBIs power Twins past A's

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas expected a fastball from Oakland's Kendall Graveman in the third inning on Wednesday night and didn't waste any time, sending the first pitch of the at-bat deep to center field for a three-run homer. Vargas accounted for two hits and five RBIs to lift the..." May 04

  • A's beat Twins to end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS - Oakland Athletics rookie starter Jharel Cotton displayed some maturity by overcoming early struggles on Thursday. Meanwhile, Minnesota five-year veteran Kyle Gibson was unable to turn his season around and was sent to the minors. Cotton provided six effective innings on the..." May 04

  • Sano, Twins blast Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Life has been good for Miguel Sano lately. The Twins third baseman was recently named the American League Player of the Week after an impressive stretch on Minnesota's road trip. Sano's bat was a big reason why the Twins finished April with a winning record. On Tuesday,..." May 03

  • Former player, Twins manager Sam Mele dies at age 95

    Hardball Talk "Sam Mele, who played ten years in the big leagues and then managed the Minnesota Twins for seven seasons, has died. He was 95. Mele made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 1947 before making stops with the Senators, White Sox, Indians, Reds and Orioles. He was a career.267 hitter with..." May 03

  • Sano drives in five as Twins top Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Miguel Sano struck out in his first at-bat Sunday. In his next three at-bats, he drove in five runs. Sano's big day at the plate and Phil Hughes' effective pitching into the sixth inning allowed the Minnesota Twins to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 on Sunday. "My..." April 30

  • Twins send Royals to eighth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson is glad he does not have to face teammate Miguel Sano. Sano homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Friday night. "Miggy is swinging the bat well,"..." April 29

  • Rangers slam Twins, 14-3

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers were wondering where their slumbering offense had gone. For one night, at least, the bats were back in a big way. Ryan Rua clubbed his first career grand slam, Shin-Soo Choo belted a three-run bomb in the same inning, and the Rangers blasted the..." April 27

  • Big inning leads Twins over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Minnesota Twins may want to play the Texas Rangers every night. Minnesota used its biggest inning of the year, a seven-run fifth, to roll past the Rangers 8-1 Tuesday night. Minnesota has now won four straight games against Texas and seven out of eight dating back to..." April 26

  • Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Phil Hughes danced out of trouble early Monday night, keeping the Minnesota Twins close. That made one swing from Brian Dozier hold up. Hughes remained undefeated on the road, and Dozier delivered a three-run double in the Twins' 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on..." April 25

  • Minnesota’s Miguel Sano suspended one game but will appeal

    Fanrag Sports "Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended one game for his role in an altercation on Saturday afternoon, per Mike Berardino and LaVelle E. Neal III. Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended one game for his role in an altercation on Saturday afternoon, per..." April 24

  • Miguel Sano shows how to thrive with a low batting average and lots of strikeouts

    CBS Sports "For as long as Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been in the baseball consciousness, it's easy to forget that he's still just 23 years of age. After all, he was a fixture on top prospects lists for half a decade, has been toggled among various positions, and is even a veteran of Tommy John..." April 24

  • Rosario's blast carries Twins by Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has historically been very good against the division-rival Minnesota Twins through the years. On Friday at Target Field, though, a patient Twins lineup got the better of Verlander. Minnesota drew six walks against the Detroit ace --..." April 22

  • Castellanos, Tigers outlast Twins in wild affair

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch from Minnesota Twins reliever Justin Haley on Saturday, adding some intensity to an early-season matchup between the two American League Central foes. The Tigers responded to the hit-by-pitch and a later..." April 22

  • Bauer's strong outing helps Indians beat Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Carlos Santana enjoys hitting in Minnesota's Target Field. The Cleveland Indians' first baseman demonstrated why with another big performance on Thursday. Santana had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles, and Trevor Bauer had his best outing of the season for the..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Indians finding groove, rout Twins 11-4

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Indians are starting to resemble the team that took the American League by storm last year and advanced to Game 7 of the World Series. Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion each hit two-run homers and Francisco Lindor added a two-run triple as Cleveland belted the..." April 19

  • Salazar, Brantley lead Indians past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Before Monday's game, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona spoke about how his team has been inconsistent and unable recently to have the pitching and hitting clicking together. Cleveland followed later with a win using the same formula it rode to the World Series last..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Garcia's homer in 10th pushes White Sox past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor may think twice the next time Avisail Garcia steps to the plate with the game on the line. Garcia's 10th-inning, two-run homer lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 win over the Twins on Sunday. Chicago took two of three games in the..." April 16

  • Davidson's HR lifts White Sox past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The cheering and excitement coming from the Chicago White Sox visitors' clubhouse could be heard outside of the closed doors. Chicago was enjoying every bit of Friday's 2-1 win against the host Minnesota Twins, and relishing in successful major-league debuts of two..." April 15

  • Santana's one-hit gem sends Twins past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Catcher Chris Gimenez went to the mound during the fourth inning to give pitcher Ervin Santana a chance to reset after a walk, a wild pitch and a long foul ball by Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox. It was the only break Santana would need on Saturday. Santana pitched..." April 15

  • Kepler, Sano power Twins past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- A patient approach and a few long balls energized the Minnesota Twins' offense. Max Kepler and Miguel Sano blasted three-run homers to power the Twins to an 11-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. Robbie Grossman added a two-run shot as the..." April 13

  • Romine belts grand slam as Tigers topple Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Andrew Romine got a visit from an unexpected guest at his locker after hitting the first grand slam of his eight-year career. It was his turn to take a random drug test. "Immediately after I walked in," Romine said. "It was, 'You've got a drug test.' I'm a little..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • McCann's blast helps Tigers stymie Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Matt Boyd claimed that he didn't know he had a no-hitter going. His catcher wasn't buying it. The Detroit Tigers left-hander did not give up a hit to the Minnesota Twins until the sixth inning, when Robbie Grossman lined a two-out single. His performance led the Tigers to a 2-1..." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Santana pitches Twins past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- A nail-bleeder punctuated a nail-biter for the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon. Pitching through a cracked, bleeding fingernail on his throwing hand, Twins closer Matt Kintzler mitigated eighth-inning trouble to post a four-out save and close out Minnesota's 4-1 victory over..." April 09