Twins Rumors & News

  • Bartolo Colon Becomes 18th Pitcher to Defeat All 30 MLB Teams

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins' 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sunday's matchup was more than just another regular-season game in the dog days of summer; it was history for Bartolo Colon. According to Jonah Birenbaum of The Score, the 44-year-old became just the 18th pitcher to notch a..." August 21

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Twins activate reliever Glen Perkins from 60-day DL

    ESPN "The Minnesota Twins activated left-handed reliever Glen Perkins from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, adding the three-time All-Star to their bullpen as they push for an American League wild-card spot. Perkins, 34, hasn't pitched this season as he was recovering from surgery to repair a torn..." August 17

  • Mariners have tried to trade for Ervin Santana multiple times

    Larry Brown Sports "The non-waiver trade deadline may have already passed, but the Seattle Mariners are still pursuing upgrades on the waiver trade market. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reported over the weekend that the M’s have tried to trade for Minnesota Twins righty Ervin Santana “multiple times.” Divish..." August 15

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Miguel Sano to undergo MRI, CT scan on hand

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Twins are having Miguel Sano undergo further testing on his hand to determine the extent of his injury. Sano left Friday’s game after being hit by a pitch on the left hand and missed both Saturday and Sunday’s games against the Texas Rangers. The Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino..." August 07

  • Colon becomes oldest Twins pitcher to toss complete game

    USA Today "Bartolo Colon is a legend at this point. Maybe not a Wins Above Replacement legend or a Baseball Hall of Fame legend, but he’s a folk hero of the truest form. Friday, he pitched nine innings for the Minnesota Twins, and while he allowed four runs and nine hits in that span, he got a victory..." August 05

  • Twins to call up Dillon Gee, expected to activate Byron Buxton

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dillon Gee is getting his chance. The Twins are calling up the righthander from Class AAA Rochester to fill one of two openings on the 25-man roster following the trades of Jaime Garcia and Brandon Kintzler. The this is according to a source with knowledge of the move. Gee, 31, was signed as..." August 01

  • Brandon Kintzler was on safari when he found out he had been traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Nationals fans are quickly discovering the quirks of their newest reliever. In an appearance Monday on MLB Network Radio, Brandon Kintzler said that he was on a safari in San Diego when he found out that he had been traded to Washington by the Minnesota Twins. “I was in the middle of feeding..." August 01

  • Nationals trade for Twins closer Brandon Kintzler at deadline to help steady nagging late-game situations

    Washington Post "The Nationals will acquire closer Brandon Kintzler from the Twins, according to a person familiar with the situation, close to the buzzer of Monday’s 4 p.m. MLB trade deadline. The other pieces being exchanged have yet to be announced. Kintzler, 32, does not have the profile of some of the..." July 31

  • Yankees Acquire Jaime Garcia From Twins

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and Twins have agreed to a trade that will send left-hander Jaime Garcia from Minnesota to New York, tweets FanRag’s Jon Heyman. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan first broke news that the two sides were moving toward a deal last night, and’s Mark Feinsand tweeted recently that minor league..." July 30

  • Twins expected to be sellers at MLB trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Twins’ brass seems a tad confused about the direction of the team. Shortly after acquiring veteran starter Jaime Garcia earlier in the month, it was reported that the Twins were looking to move Garcia as well as fellow starter Ervin Santana. This comes after the team yielded a top-25..." July 30

  • Yankees’ closing in on Garcia: How it affects the Sonny Gray talks

    New York Post "The Yankees apparently are obtaining a lefty and leverage. Jeff Passan of Yahoo reported early Sunday morning that the Yankees and Twins were closing in on a deal that would send southpaw Jaime Garcia to the Yankees. That would not dull the Yankees’ desire to obtain Sonny Gray from Oakland...." July 30

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Red Sox, D-Backs interested in Twins' Kintzler

    Scout "The Minnesota Twins have found themselves on the verge of selling in recent days, as a recent slump, as well as hot streaks from AL Central rivals, the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, has inflicted serious damage to their chances at a post-season berth. One of the players who..." July 28

  • Twins Reportedly Listening To Offers On Short-Term Assets

    MLB Trade Rumors "After dropping three straight games to the Dodgers and falling below .500 for the first time since April, the Twins are now fielding offers on their shorter-term assets, reports’s Mark Feinsand (on Twitter). That includes right-hander Ervin Santana and newly acquired lefty Jaime Garcia...." July 27

  • The Twins and Diamondbacks make a minor trade

    Hardball Talk "The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they’ve acquired minor league catcher John Ryan Murphy from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league pitcher Gabriel Moya. Murphy has played in 141 major league games across four seasons, three with the Yankees, one with Minnesota." July 27

  • Twins could sell at the deadline even after adding Jaime Garcia

    CBS Sports "Thanks to yet another miraculous Dodgers comeback (LAD 6, MIN 5), the Twins lost their fourth straight game Wednesday night. It was also their 10th loss in their last 14 games. Minnesota led Wednesday's game 5-0 at one point. The tying run scored when rookie center fielder Zach Granite threw to..." July 27

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Twins Acquire Jaime Garcia, Anthony Recker

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins have acquired lefty Jaime Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker from the Braves, per a club announcement. Cash considerations will also go to Minnesota in the deal, in which Atlanta acquires young righty Huascar Ynoa. While these two clubs had seemingly been nearing a deal involving..." July 24

  • Twins DFA reliever Craig Breslow, recall Alan Busenitz

    Fox Sports North "The Minnesota Twins designated left-handed reliever Craig Breslow for assignment Monday, recalling right-hander Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester to replace him on the 25-man roster. Breslow last pitched for the Twins during a marathon loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Originally..." July 24

  • Garcia deal to Twins not finished

    TSN "On Thursday night, it appeared the Minnesota Twins were putting on the finishing touches to a trade that would land them starting left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves, but's Mark Feinsand says the deal has not yet come to fruition. Not only the deal not done, but the Braves..." July 21

  • Jaime Garcia Reportedly Traded by Braves to Twins

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins acquired starting pitcher Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves,'s Rhett Bollinger reported Thursday. FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed Garcia is on the move. According to Bollinger, Atlanta will receive a minor league player in a one-for-one swap. Garcia has..." July 21

  • Bartolo Colon Has Considered Retirement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon tells ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he’s considered retirement recently. The 44-year-old signed a minor league pact with the Twins and made his debut in Minneapolis last night, surrendering four runs in four innings vs. the Yankees. Colon hasn’t made up his mind yet,..." July 19

  • Phil Hughes returns to disabled list, expected to be out for the season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Phil Hughes just wanted to find a way around his injury, to help the Twins win games. After three weeks, he and the team have given up on this season. Hughes was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, effectively ending his season after just nine starts, five relief appearances, and a..." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Players who will be traded before the deadline

    ESPN "Justin Verlander has been mentioned in trade talks, and it’s possible that market moons and stars will align and the future Hall of Famer switches teams. But any Verlander deal would be incredibly complicated for the Tigers to pull off in the short time frame that remains before the July 31 trade..." July 17

  • Twins' Bartolo Colon: Will start Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Colon will start against the Yankees on Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. Although Colon struggled during his outing Thursday with Triple-A Rochester, allowing four earned runs off four hits and a pair of walks in three innings, the Twins saw enough from their newly-acquired..." July 15

  • Bartolo Colon dissed? Vet says ex-Mets mates didn’t recruit him

    New York Post "Any Mets fans upset the team did not make a reunion with Bartolo Colon happen might want to put the blame where it belongs — on the current Mets players, Big Sexy’s former teammates. Last Friday, Colon “stunned” Mets officials and disappointed many fans when he decided to sign a minor league..." July 15

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • Report: Twins 'checking on' Sonny Gray

    CSN Bay Area "The A's are 21 games out of first place in the AL West and figure to be sellers at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Prospective buyers are already engaging to see what Oakland has to offer. The Twins, who are 2.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, are "checking on" controllable..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Twins Showing Interest In Controllable Starters

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins are “checking in” on a few starting pitchers around the game, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Minnesota is seemingly limiting its interest to controllable arms at this point. That’s not terribly surprising to hear. After all, the Twins are still treading water..." July 11

  • Twins sign Bartolo Colon to minor-league deal, but does he have anything left?

    CBS Sports "With the release of Bartolo Colon by the Braves becoming official a few days ago, many expected the Mets to re-up with "Big Sexy," but instead Colon has signed a minor-league deal with the Twins. The club announced the move Friday evening. Perhaps most noteworthy here is that this marks..." July 08

  • Twins still weighing whether to put Joe Mauer (back spasms) on DL

    ESPN "Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer might not play again before the All-Star break, and the Twins have not ruled out putting him on the disabled list because of back spasms, manager Paul Molitor said. Mauer was not in the starting lineup for Thursday's 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles,..." July 07

  • Twins GM says they aren’t interested in rentals

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Twins are right on the cusp of the AL Central lead, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to activate win-now mode. In an appearance Friday on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities’ “Mackey and Judd,” Twins general manager Thad Levine said that the team is lukewarm on the rental market and is..." July 07

  • Twins reliever Tyler Duffey admits he’s worn teammate’s undies

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Tyler Duffey admitted it — he has worn another man’s underwear. But the circumstances, to the Twins reliever, made it completely acceptable. It was a pair of long johns, on a chilly day, while playing in Rochester, N.Y., and he grabbed them from the team’s lost and found. Yes, even in..." July 05

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Twins prospect and 2017 No. 1 pick went deep in first professional at-bat

    CBS Sports "The best month of Royce Lewis' life just keeps getting better. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Twins selected Lewis out of a California high school with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft. They later paid him a $6.725 million bonus, the largest bonus ever given to a high school..." June 27

  • Twins Agree To Minors Deal With Dillon Gee

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins have agreed to a minor league pact with free-agent right-hander Dillon Gee, tweets Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN was the first to report that the two sides were in talks, and SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweeted soon after that the two sides were “very close” to..." June 20

  • Twins To Sign Royce Lewis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins have agreed to a deal with first overall draft pick Royce Lewis, Fan Rag’s Jon Heyman tweets. Lewis will receive a bonus of a bit over $6.7MM. Lewis, a high school shortstop from California, will forgo his commitment to UC-Irvine, as expected. It was reported late last week that Lewis..." June 17

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Twins are reportedly deciding between two players for No. 1 pick

    CBS Sports "Monday night, all 30 baseball teams will look to acquire their next franchise cornerstone when the 2017 First-Year Player Draft begins. It's a three-day even that covers 40 rounds. Here are all the first round details. The Minnesota Twins hold the first overall pick for the third time in..." June 12

  • Why the Twins should skip the two-way star at No. 1

    Sporting News "While holding the first pick in the MLB Draft is a somewhat “dubious honor,” to quote Crash Davis from "Bull Durham," it does provide a team — the Twins this year — the opportunity to help turn around their organization’s fortunes. So far this spring, three names have been linked with the..." June 11

  • Twins reportedly leaning toward a surprise at No. 1 overall

    CBS Sports "As you might know, MLB's first-year player draft begins on Monday night. The Minnesota Twins have the no. 1 pick, and it seems increasingly likely they'll spend that on a collegiate pitcher -- just, perhaps, not the one everyone is expecting. Over the last few weeks, the Twins have been..." June 10

  • Twins claim Chris Heston off waivers from the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "Twins senior director of communications Dustin Morse announced on Wednesday that the team claimed pitcher Chris Heston off waivers from the Dodgers. This comes just two weeks after the Dodgers claimed Heston off waivers from the Mariners, so it’s been a busy time for the right-hander. The Twins..." June 08

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Sixteen years after No. 1 pick, no regrets for Twins or Joe Mauer

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The conference call had begun, and a voice in New York was slowly and deliberately taking roll, making sure each major league team was connected, could hear clearly, and was ready to start. The 2001 MLB draft was about to begin, and the Twins still didn’t have an answer. “Cleveland … ready...." June 04

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