Twins Rumors & News

  • Twins shakeup: Tommy Milone, Casey Fien placed on waivers

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Off to a highly disappointing start, the last-place Twins initiated a flurry of moves on Thursday by placing pitchers Tommy Milone and Casey Fien on waivers, according to two sources with direct knowledge. In addition, a separate source said one of the two newly opened 40-man roster spots will..." May 06

  • Twins owner gives votes of confidence to GM Ryan, manager Molitor

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins own the worst record in the American League and the second-worst record in Major League Baseball. By any measure, the first month-plus of their season has been an abject failure. The jobs of General Manager Terry Ryan and manager Paul Molitor apparently are not in jeopardy, though. So..." May 06

  • Astros' offense explodes in blowout of Twins

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Given the offensive reputation they established last season, the Houston Astros were due for the showing they had Wednesday night. Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both finished a triple short of hitting for the cycle, Jason Castro continued to provide production from the bottom of..." May 05

  • Twins' Sano: 'Umpires are crazy this year'

    The Score "Miguel Sano is not having a good year when it comes to umpires, and on Wednesday he had something to say about his recent experiences. After the Minnesota Twins slugger was called out on strikes Tuesday after checking his swing against the Houston Astros, Sano complained umpires have been..." May 05

  • Astros' bullpen closes out Twins

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch remains adamant that he can still like his team despite disliking its record, and his staunch commitment to that stance resonates on nights when his club thrives. George Springer reached base in his first three plate appearances and the Houston Astros..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Twins announce Trevor Plouffe reinstated from DL. Jorge Polanco optioned to Rochester

  • Berrios gets first win as Twins down Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was the first to acknowledge the lopsided pitching matchup on tap Monday night, one featuring a right-hander making his second career start against an award-winning lefty who hadn't taken a home loss over his past 20 outings. Jose Berrios..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Santana will come off the DL and start Saturday if all goes well Tuesday, Molitor said.

  • Saltalamacchia's double lifts Tigers over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia wasn't the first Detroit Tiger to do damage with two outs on Sunday, but he was the last. The Tigers got clutch two-out hits from up and down the lineup in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, capping their first three-game sweep here since..." May 01

  • Tigers' Zimmermann is 5-0 after shutting down Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- If the early results of Jordan Zimmermann's five-year, $110 million contract with the Detroit Tigers are any indication, the Tigers may have gotten a bargain. Zimmermann allowed one run over seven strong innings in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Saturday..." April 30

  • Fulmer win debut as Tigers top Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Making his major league debut on Friday, Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer got two presents from his new teammates. One came early in the form of three first-inning runs. The second came afterward, when he got a celebratory beer shower. Fulmer pitched five innings..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Indians grind out win vs. Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't pretty for the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, but they count just the same in the standings. The Indians overcame a pair of errors and an early deficit, getting three hits from Carlos Santana and three RBIs from Francisco Lindor in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota..." April 28

  • Twins minor leaguer Reynaldo Rodriguez suspended for steroid use

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "At 29 and with a decade of minor league experience already behind him, Reynaldo Rodriguez chances of having a major league career seemed slim. They all but disappeared on Thursday, when he was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for traces of the steroid stanozolol. Rodriguez, in his..." April 28

  • Five MLB Players Enter Into Brand Contracts With Fantex

    MLB Trade Rumors "Fantex, Inc. announced today that it has entered into brand contracts with five Major Leaguers: Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, Astros right-hander Collin McHugh, Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey and Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte (as noted on..." April 28

  • Deja vu: Another walk-off win for Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Doing some of their best work late in the game, the Minnesota Twins came up with yet another clutch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday at Target Field. For the second consecutive night, the Twins walked off the Cleveland Indians, this time winning 5-4 on a one-out..." April 27

  • Byron Buxton's early career struggles aren't unique

    SB Nation "Miguel Sano was supposed to be one of the best and brightest prospects in the majors. He arrived in the majors and hit a bunch of long home runs, just like he was supposed to. And that's the riveting story about how the talented prospect became a talented major leaguer. Seems unremarkable,..." April 26

  • Arcia's homer lifts Twins past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Having played 16 innings a day earlier, the Minnesota Twins faced the prospect of going to extra innings yet again on Monday against the Cleveland Indians. Oswaldo Arcia had other plans. The Twins' powerful left fielder crushed a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the..." April 26

  • Twins to call up top prospect Jose Berrios

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins will call up top pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his major league debut on Wednesday against Cleveland. Also, the Twins are going to call infielder Jorge Polanco back from Rochester , and indications are that Ervin Santana will be placed on the disabled list with a strained..." April 26

  • Twins send Buxton, Kepler back to minors

    The Score "The Minnesota Twins made a flurry of roster moves Monday prior to their contest with the Cleveland Indians, most notably sending struggling center fielder Byron Buxton and prospect Max Kepler back to Triple-A Rochester. Buxton, widely considered the top prospect in baseball at one time, was..." April 25

  • Nats earn wild win in 16th on Heisey's homer

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Dusty Baker was not in a major league dugout during the 2014 and '15 seasons, as he was out of baseball following his tenure as the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. However, the baseball lifer still has the magic, and the first-year Washington Nationals manager certainly pushed..." April 24

  • Roark strikes out 15 as Nationals blank Twins

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Minnesota Twins hitters looked helpless most of Saturday afternoon, as starting pitcher Tanner Roark allowed just two hits struck out a career-high 15 batters in seven innings. The Twins' offense didn't do much better against the Washington bullpen, which allowed no hits..." April 23

  • With strobe glasses, Joe Mauer back to being Joe Mauer

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Several hours before each game, three-time batting champion Joe Mauer heads down to the indoor cage with the key tools of his craft: Bat, batting gloves and strobe glasses. That last item is a new addition to the pregame routine for Mauer, the polarizing Twins star who is off to his best start..." April 23

  • Molitor contemplating Sano at 3B

    The Score "With regular third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the disabled list, the Minnesota Twins have a hole at their hot corner, and though Miguel Sano could be a fit to take over at third, manager Paul Molitor isn't a big fan of the idea. "I wouldn't feel overly comfortable sticking him in there just to..." April 22

  • Bret Boone opens about his alcoholism in his upcoming book

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The 2005 Twins were 48-38 at the All-Star break — holding a narrow lead in the Wild Card race but trailing the on-fire White Sox by nine games in the AL Central. The Twins had won the past three division titles and was looking for a spark that might carry them past the White Sox or at least get..." April 22

  • Brewers top Twins in return game after long trip

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There is nothing quite like home cooking for the Milwaukee Brewers. Back home after a 10-day, three-city swing, the Brewers rode home runs from Chris Carter, Aaron Hill and Domingo Santana to a 10-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Miller Park...." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Twins defeat Brewers in rain-shortened game

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Not even inclement weather could halt the Minnesota Twins' winning streak. In a rain-shortened game Monday at Target Field, the Twins defeated the visiting Milwaukee Brewers by a 7-4 final in six innings for their fourth straight victory. The game was delayed at the end..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Ron Gardenhire rejoins Twins as special assistant to the GM

    CBS Sports "The Twins have hired former manager Ron Gardenhire as a special assistant to general manager Terry Ryan, the team announced Monday. The team says his duties "will include traveling to all minor league affiliates serving as a special roving instructor and evaluator." Gardenhire, now 58, was..." April 18

  • Arcia the hero again as Twins top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Oswaldo Arcia is making a habit of being the late-inning hero. For the second consecutive day, Arcia delivered the game-winning hit. This time, it was an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles..." April 17

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    #MNTwins lineup vs the Angels with Nunez remaining in the leadoff spot

  • Twins earn first win of season, defeat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Byung Ho Park picked a good spot for his first big hit in the major leagues. Park's RBI double in the eighth inning broke a tie game and lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night at Target Field. The Twins (1-9) were the final..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Twins' Byron Buxton hit by pitch, leaves with bruised hand

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Twins outfielder Byron Buxton left Thursday afternoon’s game against the White Sox with a bruised left hand after he was hit by a pitch in the third inning. Buxton stayed in the game to run, stealing a base with two outs to get into scoring position, where he was left stranded." April 15

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Left hand contusion for Buxton.

    X-Rays negative

    Day to day

    Now back to regular programming

  • Twins remain winless after shutout loss to White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Chicago White Sox didn't get much against Phil Hughes on Wednesday night, but the little they did was more than enough. Jerry Sands hit a two-run homer and Carlos Rodon pitched six shutout innings to lead the Sox to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Twins agree to minor-league deal with David Murphy

    CBS Sports "Murphy signed a minor league deal with the Twins on Thursday, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports. Murphy reportedly isn't expected to spend much time with Triple-A Rochester, so one of the Twins' outfielders is on the hot seat. " April 14

  • Report: Johan Santana to attempt a mid-year comeback

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that pitcher Johan Santana will attempt a mid-year comeback. Heyman adds that Santana has milestones as well as comfort and familiarity “in mind,” leading him to speculate a return to the Twins or Mets. The last we heard of Santana, last month, indicated that he..." April 14

  • Twins closer Glen Perkins goes on the DL with a shoulder strain

    Hardball Talk "Because the season had been going so well for the Twins as it was, now here’s this: Minnesota has placed closer Glen Perkins on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. It’s unclear how severe this strain is but, like, it’s his shoulder, and that’s always serious for a pitcher...." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • White Sox keep Twins winless

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson hit a two-strike changeup about as hard as you can in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins on Monday. With the bases loaded and two outs, Jackson smoked Kyle Gibson's offering down the left-field line, then watched it sail..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

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