Twins Rumors & News

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Twins to hire Indians exec Falvey as president

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger both caution that the team’s executive search “is still ongoing” (links to Twitter), and the team has, of course, yet to make an announcement on the hiring." September 26

  • How's Joe Mauer as Twins season winds down? 'I feel terrible'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Joe Mauer was signing autographs Saturday afternoon when he was asked how he feels. “Great,” he said reflexively. “Just great.” Hmm. There is considerable evidence to the contrary. OK, Joe, all informal pleasantries aside, how do you really feel? “Well, I feel terrible,” the Twins first..." September 25

  • Ailing Cruz, Mariners hand Twins 100th loss

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Not even a sore wrist could keep Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz from reaching the seats this weekend at Target Field. Cruz hit two solo home runs and Jesus Sucre continued his hot hitting since his recall from Triple-A with a two-run homer as the Seattle Mariners held on..." September 25

  • Cano, Mariners rip Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Don't tell the Seattle Mariners that they've got too big a hill to climb to make the postseason. While many around the league were scoreboard-watching, the Mariners did some scoreboard-filling, posting a six-run seventh inning to open their three-game visit to Minnesota..." September 24

  • Twins beat Mariners to end seven-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins didn't make history on Saturday. Teetering on the brink of just the second 100-loss season in franchise history, that's a good thing for them. Early homers by Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano helped the Twins snap a seven-game losing streak, and they never..." September 24

  • Tigers sweep Twins, move into playoff position

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers can be thankful the Minnesota Twins are one of their American League Central rivals. Thanks in part Detroit's dominant performance against Minnesota, the Tigers are in prime position to make the playoffs while the Twins are closing in on 100 losses...." September 23

  • Ailing Tigers, Twins set for Thursday doubleheader

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- If there is any silver lining to the rainout Wednesday, it is an extra day for both the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins to get healthy. The Wednesday game at Target Field was postponed due to heavy rain in the bottom of the third inning before either team scored a run. The..." September 22

  • Boyd, Cabrera carry Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd had one of his worst major league starts in his last outing, hurting Detroit's playoff hopes with a home loss to the last-place Minnesota Twins. Given another chance against the same opponent, Boyd made an adjustment and bounced back to boost the..." September 21

  • Mets edge Twins on Granderson's HR in 12th

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For several weeks now, the promotional items given out to New York Mets fans have served as a cruel reminder of the Mets' season-long battle with injuries. Fortunately for the Mets, the Curtis Granderson giveaway was months ago. Granderson, the last man standing from the..." September 18

  • Twins' Miguel Sano gets good report after MRI on back

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins received encouraging news about Miguel Sano and his sore back. Sano had a magnetic resonance imaging exam Friday that came back relatively clean. “There was a little sign of an old injury that they are not concerned about,” manager Paul Molitor said. Sano, who is batting .236..." September 18

  • Mets complete sweep of hapless Twins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The theme in recent weeks, especially for unheralded starting pitchers when they meet with New York Mets manager Terry Collins, is about opportunity. The meetings likely go something like "here is your opportunity to show us you can pitch at this level in the middle of a playoff..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • What Should the Twins Do with Brian Dozier?

    Baseball Essential "With the Minnesota Twins stranded in the basement with a 55-92 record, the Twin City faithful have one thing to smile about. Second baseman Brian Dozier is having a remarkable season. Dozier totals 41 home runs, trailing only Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo, who leads the league with..." September 17

  • Report: Twins may be interested in Mets’ assistant GM John Ricco

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of Terry Ryan’s departure from the club back in July, the Twins have been rudderless for several months while they search for a new head of baseball operations. The prevailing thought was that the incoming head of operations would select a new general manager to oversee the team,..." September 17

  • Colon collects 14th win in Mets' 3-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first time Bartolo Colon faced the Minnesota Twins on July 13, 1997, he was a 24-year-old pitching for the Cleveland Indians in a game at the Metrodome and facing a Twins lineup that featured Paul Molitor as the designated hitter. On Friday night, the 43-year-old Colon faced..." September 16

  • Indians exec a finalist for Twins GM job

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Some of the top first-guess names passed on the chance to run the Twins, but that doesn’t mean they won’t end up with a strong candidate. The assistant GM of the Indians, Derek Falvey, is a finalist for the Twins’ president of baseball operations job, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. " September 16

  • Brian Dozier’s Road To Stardom

    The Sports Quotient "No path to the major leagues is easy. Just ask Brian Dozier. Coming through the minors, Dozier was seen as a high-floor, low-ceiling type of player who would most likely end up as a utility man. Power wasn’t something he was known for (only 16 HR in 365 minor league games), but Dozier had a..." September 16

  • Minnesota Twins’ Miguel Sano heading home for back exams

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was scheduled to return to the Twin Cities on Thursday to have his ailing lower back examined by team doctors. With a little over two weeks left in the season, it seems an open question how much Sano will be able to play the rest of the way, if at all. He left..." September 15

  • Dozier, Santiago help Twins beat Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Some managers look at their opposition and see one player who they will avoid pitching to in game-altering situations. Apparently Detroit Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus is not one of those managers, or Minnesota's Brian Dozier is not one of those players. Down 2-0 in the second..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Miguel Sano headed back to the Twin Cities to have his back examined

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is headed to the Twin Cities tonight to have his back examined by doctors after it has failed to improve with two days of rest. Sano woke up several days ago with a sore lower right back and tried to play through it. But he had to come out of Monday's game..." September 15

  • Cabrera's homer pulls Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera is adept at quieting naysayers with his bat. The Tigers first baseman hit his 33rd home run of the season, a tiebreaking solo shot off the top of the railing on the wall in deep left center in the seventh inning Wednesday night, to lead Detroit to a 9-6 victory over..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Leaves with lower-back tightness

    CBS Sports "Sano left Monday's game in the bottom of the seventh inning due to lower-back tightness, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports." September 13

  • Twins rout Tigers behind Polanco, Gibson

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Easy wins, especially against the Detroit Tigers, have been a rarity for the Minnesota Twins this season. The last-place club got a chance to enjoy that feeling Tuesday while dealing a blow to the Tigers' playoff chances. Jorge Polanco drove in a career-high four runs and..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Minnesota Twins ask to interview Cubs executive Jason McLeod

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "On Monday night at Comerica Park, Brian Dozier joined Harmon Killebrew as the only Twins with 40 home runs in a season. Not bad for a former eighth-round draft pick who washed out at his primary position. “What (stinks) is they’re going to expect this every year from me,” Dozier said after a..." September 13

  • Dozier breaks AL record for HRs by 2nd baseman

    CBS Sports "Twins second baseman Brian Dozier on Monday night against the Tigers (MIN-DET GameTracker) hit his 40th home run of 2016. In doing so, he broke Alfonso Soriano's 2002 American League record for home runs by a primary second baseman in a single season." September 13

  • Twins' Brian Dozier belts 40th to join elite list of second basemen

    ESPN "Brian Dozier reached a personal milestone amid another Minnesota loss. He's having a hard time separating those contradictory feelings. "I'm sure when the season is over, it will mean a lot more, but I just wish this was happening in (first-place) Cleveland's position or Detroit's position,..." September 13

  • Norris whiffs 11 as Tigers grind past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Nothing is coming easy for the Detroit Tigers, but they're finding ways to hang around in the playoff race. Detroit has had to grind for victories and took that same path on Monday. The Tigers scored two seventh-inning runs to take the lead and hung on for a 4-2 win over the..." September 12

  • Mauer's single in 12th lifts Twins over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- A walk-off win at home in extra innings is certainly nothing for which to balk. The Minnesota Twins don't think so as they took advantage of one for a dramatic 12-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night at Target Field. With Brian Dozier on first and Joe..." September 11

  • Twins place Trevor Plouffe on 15-day disabled list

    Today's Knuckleball "The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the club’s 15-day disabled list as the result of a left oblique injury and strained intercostal muscle prior to Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians. It has been an injury riddled campaign for Plouffe, who has played in..." September 11

  • Indians RHP Kluber continues dominating stretch

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With starting pitchers like Corey Kluber, the Cleveland Indians are on the verge of a playoff berth. Starting pitching is a big reason the Minnesota Twins are finishing off another long summer. Kluber continued his strong second half run with seven effective innings and Carlos..." September 11

  • Napoli's blast gives Indians victory over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- When the ball left his bat, all Mike Napoli did is put his head down and circle the bases -- because no one had to tell him where it landed. "I went and looked at it," Napoli said unable to conceal a grin. "I mean I like to look at my swings and see where I want to be, but I..." September 10

  • Alex Anthopoulos out of running for Twins GM

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Former Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is out of the running for the top baseball operations position with the Twins, according to two people with direct knowledge. Cited as a “confirmed candidate” by MLB Network on Tuesday, the 39-year-old Anthopoulos has told associates the..." September 09

  • Dozier guide Twins past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Dozier is making a habit of hitting home runs in bunches. The Minnesota second baseman didn't homer Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals but he did all the little things as the Twins won 6-5 in the finale of a three-game series at Target Field. Robbie Grossman and..." September 08

  • Royals score seven in ninth to defeat Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't pretty in the middle innings, but the Kansas City Royals found a way -- once again -- at the end. Kendrys Morales belted two home runs and the Royals scored seven runs in the ninth inning to break a tie game in a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night..." September 07

  • Minnesota's Brian Dozier is on an unbelievable home run streak

    Fox Sports "Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has very rapidly become one of the most dangerous hitters in all of baseball. On Monday, Dozier mashed three home runs in a loss to the Royals, his 36th, 37th and 38th of the season. On Tuesday, Dozier launched a home run into deep left at Target..." September 07

  • Anthopoulos among candidates for Twins president job

    Sportsnet "Alex Anthopoulos has emerged as a candidate to run the Minnesota Twins. Anthopoulos, now the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ vice president of baseball operations, was instrumental in building the 2015 Blue Jays team that ended a 22-year playoff drought in Toronto. The Blue Jays hired Anthopoulos in 2009..." September 06

  • Royals put on offensive show in win over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Dozier homered three times for the Minnesota Twins but the collective bats of the Kansas City Royals were too much in an 11-5 victory for the visitors on Monday afternoon at Target Field. Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer each homered and the Royals pounded out 16 hits as..." September 05

  • White Sox pound out 11-4 win over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Todd Frazier was sitting on the precipice of some club history after homering in the series opener against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. On Friday, Frazier got over the hump. The slugging third baseman belted his 35th homer of the season in leading the Chicago White Sox to..." September 03

  • Twins power past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Given a small window to take advantage on Saturday night, the Minnesota Twins blew it wide open against the Chicago White Sox. The Twins took advantage of a two-out error in the third, tacking on six unearned runs as part of an eight-run inning in an 11-3 thrashing of the..." September 03

  • Buxton's Blast leads Twins over White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton's third stint in the majors got off to a rough start on Thursday, but only got better as the day went along. His three-run blast punctuated a five-run second inning as the Minnesota Twins snapped a 13-game losing streak with an 8-5 win over the Chicago White Sox..." September 02

  • The Twins recall Byron Buxton. Again.

    CBS Sports "The Twins have recalled outfielder Byron Buxton from Triple-A. Buxton was up earlier this year wtih the Twins, going 7 for 39 with a double and a triple in the first 11 games of his career." September 01

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at ESPN.com says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Bullpen boosts Indians past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians' bullpen got a major boost with the acquisition of Andrew Miller in a trade with the Yankees a month ago, and Tuesday night Miller and his fellow relievers won and saved a game. After struggling starter Josh Tomlin was removed in the second inning, Miller..." August 30

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Indians win in 10, send Twins to 11th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona frequently says, "We only want to be one run better than the other team." That was the case Monday night, because only one run was scored in the game, and the Indians scored it. Jason Kipnis' RBI single with one out in the bottom of..." August 29