Twins Rumors & News

  • 2d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Molitor didn't sound too keen on the idea of opening the year with Pelfrey and/or Meyer in his bullpen. Views them as starters. #MNTwins

  • Twins making progress on an extension for Brian Dozier

    Twin Cities "Having already locked up Opening Day starter Phil Hughes earlier this winter with a three-year, $42 million contract extension through 2019, the Twins are working on an extension for second baseman Brian Dozier There were strong indications Tuesday that the Twins and Damon Lapa, Dozier’s agent,..." March 03

  • Twins' Hughes aiming to replicate success from last season

    Fox Sports North "To see just how much Phil Hughes embraced his new team and his new town, you have to look no further than his locker stall at Hammond Stadium. In the top shelf of the locker sits a green glove with red stitching -- colors that Minnesota Wild fans would recognize instantly. Though the glove..." March 01

  • Twins' May draws on last year's promising finish

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It sounds funny for a guy with a 7.88 ERA to say, but Trevor May hated to see the 2014 season end. “I feel like I ran out of starts,” the 25-year-old righthander said. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh, I’m running out of time. I want to keep pitching.’ It was confidence-building to learn that if I get..." March 01

  • 5d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Mike Pelfrey threw to hitters for the first time since undergoing surgery in May. He said he felt great and was able to locate his pitches

  • 5d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Trevor Plouffe missed today's workout due to illness. Was sent home after morning meetings. #MNTwins

  • Paul Molitor rolls out cellphone limits on game day

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Eddie Guardado noticed an alarming trend at spring training last year, when he was still a special instructor in town for a brief period. "I'm sitting there the first day, having a cup of coffee at the big table in the middle of the clubhouse," said Guardado, a member of the Twins hall of..." February 28

  • 8d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Alex Meyer is going to leave camp and will miss two workouts to attend his grandfather's funeral, Twins just announced.

  • Pelfrey anxious to prove himself with Twins

    Fox Sports North "The 2014 season was a tad short for Mike Pelfrey. "I was feeling good at the end of the year," Pelfrey said Tuesday morning before taking the field for the second day of spring training with the Minnesota Twins. "If the season had been one week longer, I could have pitched." That appears to..." February 24

  • Miguel Sano ‘able to do everything’ as spring camp nears

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "More than 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery that wiped out his 2014 season, Twins third-base prospect Miguel Sano remains on track to enjoy a normal big-league spring training. “He’s doing pretty much everything,” said Brad Steil, Twins director of minor league operations. “I don’t know..." February 19

  • Prized Twins prospects Buxton, Sano hope to stay healthy and produce

    Fox Sports North "The 2014 baseball season was a complete loss for Miguel Sano, the Minnesota Twins' prized third base prospect. It was almost as big of a letdown for Byron Buxton, viewed by many as the top prospect in the game and a player the Twins hope will be roaming center field for a long time to..." February 10

  • Al Michaels says Twins pumped fake noise into 1987 World Series

    Awful Announcing "Al Michaels has covered incredible sporting events since the 1970’s. Michaels was the play-by-play commentator of eight World Series, nine Super Bowl and ample Olympic events, including the 1980 Miracle On Ice. On Wednesday, Michaels went on ProFootbalTalk Live with Mike Florio and discussed the..." February 07

  • Twins prospect Stewart turns back to football to help with baseball

    Fox Sports North "Kohl Stewart swears he doesn't miss being a quarterback. The Twins pitching prospect was a two-sport star in high school and had a football scholarship to play quarterback at Texas A&M, but he chose to stick with his first love of baseball. It worked out pretty well for Stewart as the Houston..." February 03

  • names Byron Buxton as baseball’s top prospect for second straight year

    Hardball Talk "For the second straight year, has ranked Twins center field prospect Byron Buxton as the No. 1 prospect in the game. Buxton got top honors despite appearing in just 31 games in the minors last season due to a left wrist injury and a concussion. The 21-year-old then suffered a small..." February 01

  • Orioles sign Chris Parmelee

    Hardball Talk "Chris Parmelee, who was dropped by the Twins last month, has signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles that includes an invitation to spring training. Parmelee was the Twins’ first-round draft pick 2006 and had a huge September debut in 2011, but then hit just .238 with 20 homers and a..." January 26

  • 39d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Alex Meyer on possible pen role: "Whatever it takes to help the Minnesota Twins. If it’s me being a left-on-left guy, I really don’t care."

  • 39d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Ryan on Buxton: "I don't see him breaking camp with us but I do see may surfacing in the major leagues in 2015."

  • 40d
    Phil Ervin @PhilErvin

    Twins and Brian Duensing have agreed to a 1-yr, $2.7M deal. Team avoids arbitration with all 6 arb-eligible players.

  • 40d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Joe Mauer said he's been able to have a normal offseason, unlike last year, when he was coming off a concussion. Says he's in a good place.

  • 40d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Mike Pelfrey said he's going into camp healthy and ready to compete for a spot in the rotation. Was able to have a normal offseason.

  • 40d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Milone said he couldn't figure out why his neck still bothered him in offseason until they found the tumor. But was throwing 2 weeks later.

  • 40d
    Tyler Mason @FSNtylermason

    Caught up with Byron Buxton. He said he was cleared to resume activity 2 weeks ago. He's hoping he got all his injuries out of the way.

  • 41d
    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    #MNTwins announce they have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms with outfielder Jordan Schafer on a one-year contract for $1.55M.

  • Johan Santana’s latest comeback shut down with more shoulder problems

    Hardball Talk "Johan Santana‘s body will apparently not allow a comeback to happen. Or at least not without a bunch of setbacks first. Finally healthy again after tearing his Achilles’ tendon last spring while coming back from multiple shoulder surgeries, Santana has been pitching in the Venezuelan winter..." January 21

  • 46d
    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    No #MNTwins offer yet to Johan. But he has at least one after his Tuesday outing. 6 or so teams interested. He'll pitch again mid-week.

  • Plouffe, Duensing among six Twins to file for arbitration

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced Tuesday that 175 players filed for salary arbitration, including six Twins. Lefthander Brian Duensing, righthander Casey Fien, lefthander Tommy Milone, infielder Eduardo Nunez, third baseman Trevor Plouffe and outfielder Jordan Schafer all..." January 14

  • Johan Santana making a comeback — and the Yankees are interested

    New York Post "Johan Santana’s comeback began Tuesday night, pitching two scoreless innings in the Venezuelan Winter League, and the Yankees were among the teams in attendance. It was the left-hander’s first game on a mound since he tore an Achilles tendon while pitching an extended spring training game last..." January 14

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • 61d
    Rafael Rojas C @rafaelrojasc

    Oswaldo Arcia dealing now with back issues, manager says he will wait 5-6 days before definitive decision @MikeBerardino

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • Twins sign Tim Stauffer for $2.2 million

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Tim Stauffer has agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Twins. Stauffer had success as a starter early in his career, but injuries led to a shift to the bullpen and he’s fared well there with a 3.63 ERA and 131/43 K/BB ratio in 134 innings during the past two seasons." December 23

  • 73d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    phil hughes agrees to $42M, 3-yr extension. @FeinsandNYDN 1st #twins

  • Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract

    Fox Sports North "Phil Hughes was the lone bright spot in the Minnesota Twins' rotation in 2014. Now the right-hander is being rewarded. The Twins on Monday announced they have restructured Hughes' contract and extended him through the 2019 season. He will be paid $9.2 million per year in 2015 and 2016, and..." December 22

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • Twins promote Mientkiewicz as manager from Class A to AA

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins gave Doug Mientkiewicz a promotion after all. Just not the one he originally sought. Mientkiewicz, a former Twins first baseman who was one of three finalists last month to succeed Ron Gardenhire in the major leagues, will instead take over Minnesota’s Class AA team, the Chattanooga..." December 20

  • 78d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    giants, a's, mets, cards, twins among teams to show interest in asdrubal cabrera, who could play 3b or 2b as well as ss

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • Twins designate Chris Parmelee for assignment

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Twins designated first baseman/outfielder Chris Parmelee for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for newly acquired pitcher Ervin Santana, reports the Star Tribune on Saturday. Parmelee slashed .256/.307/.384 in 270 plate appearances last season for Minnesota. " December 14

  • 81d
    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    #MNTwins called on ex-#Gophers/Indians/Reds 3B Jack Hannahan. Wanted him 2 years ago when he was a FA. Imagine he's looking at a MiLB deal.

  • Twins agree to sign Ervin Santana to four-year deal

    Bollinger Beat "The Twins got their man on the last day of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, as they agreed to sign right-hander Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal, according to a Major League source. The Twins met with Santana’s representatives in San Diego on Wednesday, and pushed hard over the..." December 12

  • 85d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Twins have made offer to Ervin Santana, who remains in talks with several teams. Offer alone does not indicate deal is close.

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014 "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

  • Blue Jays claim Chris Colabello off waivers from Twins

    Hardball Talk "Toronto has claimed first baseman Chris Colabello off waivers from Minnesota. Colabello signed with the Twins after being an independent league MVP and put up big numbers at Triple-A in 2013. He got a shot in the majors this year and responded with a great April, but then slumped horribly..." December 08

  • As always, Twins looking for pitchers at winter meetings

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s winter meetings time, which means it’s time for the Twins’ annual search for pitching help. The Twins aren’t ruling out adding a position player if they believe they need depth at a position, but they head to San Diego for baseball’s annual winter meetings needing arms for the rotation and..." December 07

  • 92d
    MLB @MLB

    “This is where I needed to be. This is home for me.” – @toriihunter48.

  • 93d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Minnesota #Twins win the Torii Hunter sweepstakes. He returns home on a 1-year contract in perhaps the final chapter of fabulous career.

  • 93d
    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Torii Hunter would like to have a new team in place by the start of the winter meetings. Twins have a shot, but several teams interested.

  • 93d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Delino DeShields, wanting to become #MLB manager decides to take #Reds Triple-A Louisville managerial job instead of #Twins 1B coach job

  • 95d
    Mark Whicker @MWhicker03LANG

    Torii Hunter was waiting for son outside ND locker room. A free agent, he's looking at BALT, TEX, SEA, maybe MINN

  • AL Central showing interest in Justin Masterson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians haven't shown a lot of interest in Justin Masterson outside of some early contact at the start of the free agent season. That doesn't mean their former ace will be a stranger come next season. Masterson, 30, has received inquiries from the four other teams in the AL Central –..." November 28