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  • Twins relief pitcher, video game streamer Trevor May gets a kick out of 'MLB The Show 19'

    Sporting News "Twins right-hander Trevor May has accumulated around 69,000 followers on Twitter and 132,000 followers on video streaming site Twitch largely because of his favorite off-field hobby. May, an avid video game player, found an online community eager to watch him offer commentary over his..." May 20

  • Twins top prospect thrown at for doing push-ups after double

    Sportress of Blogitude "Royce Lewis, the Minnesota Twins’ top prospect, became the latest victim of the so-called unwritten rules of baseball when he was thrown over some earlier on-field antics. Lewis, currently playing for the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins’ Class A Advanced Minor League..." May 17

  • Ryan Pressly making Twins regret trading him to Astros as reliever sets MLB record

    Sporting News "When the Astros acquired Ryan Pressley before the 2018 trade deadline from the Twins they hoped they'd be able to make him even better than he already was. It's safe to say they have done just that. With Pressly's scoreless eighth inning against the Red Sox on..." May 17

  • Twins place Nelson Cruz on 10-day IL, recall Luis Arraez

    Fox Sports "Veteran Nelson Cruz has landed on the injured list, while second baseman Luis Arraez is joining the Minnesota Twins after just three games in Triple-A. The Twins announced the move Friday ahead of a game against the Seattle Mariners. Cruz, who hasn’t played since..." May 17

  • Twins Designate Addison Reed For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins announced that they’ve designated right-hander Addison Reed for assignment. The veteran setup man had been pitching on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Rochester after opening the season on the injured list due to a thumb sprain, though Dan Hayes of The..." May 16

  • Twins set to call up reliever Austin Adams to replace Trevor Hildenberger

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Indications are that the Twins, who start a seven-game West Coast swing in Seattle on Thursday night, will call up righthanded reliever Austin Adams from Class AAA Rochester to take Trevor Hildenberger's spot on the roster. Hildenberger was sent to Rochester after..." May 16

  • Miguel Sano joins Twins as Mitch Garver goes on injured list

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins recalled Miguel Sano from his rehab assignment at Class AAA Rochester on Wednesday and put catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list. Garver suffered a high ankle sprain on Tuesday night in a 4-3 victory over the Angels when Los Angeles’ Shohei Ohtani..." May 15

  • Twins’ Mitch Garver Diagnosed With High Ankle Sprain

    MLB.com "Byron Buxton’s throw home to cut down Shohei Ohtani preserved Minnesota’s one-run lead in the eighth inning, but the heroics came at a steep cost, as catcher Mitch Garver was removed from Tuesday night's 4-3 win after Ohtani slid into Garver’s left leg..." May 15

  • How Wes Johnson has turned around Twins pitching

    Twinkie Town "Coming into the 2019 season, many surmised that the Twins offense would be one of the better units in the league. The front office invested in the lineup, picking up four batters that are everyday players for the Twins. The pitching situation was a different story, as the Twins inked..." May 14

  • Twins' Nelson Cruz MRI scheduled for Monday

    CBS Sports "Cruz will undergo an MRI on his left wrist Monday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Cruz had to exit Sunday's series finale against Detroit with a wrist injury, though the extent of the issue remains unknown. " May 12

  • Twins' Gonzalez expected to play in doubleheader after collision

    The Score "Minnesota Twins infielder Marwin Gonzalez was removed from Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers following a dangerous-looking collision at first base with Niko Goodrum. After Gonzalez hit a ground ball up the middle that deflected off Tigers starter Tyson Ross, the pitcher..." May 11

  • The Twins have gone from patient to aggressive at the plate - and it's working

    The Score "The Minnesota Twins barely made Corey Kluber break a sweat on Opening Day. The Cleveland Indians ace needed just 79 pitches to navigate seven innings, as the Twins' revamped lineup - replete with new faces who imbued the organization and its fan base with cautious optimism..." May 08

  • Indians send Considerations, Cash to Twins for Adam Rosales

    Let's Go Tribe "The Cleveland Indians finalized a deal with the Minnesota Twins to acquire utility infielder Adam Rosales this morning. A veteran of more than ten years, Rosales pops up on a major league roster every so often as a depth option. You may recall him from such seasons as: 2010..." May 04

  • Twins Select Mike Morin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins announced Thursday that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Mike Morin and placed left-hander Adalberto Mejia on the 10-day injured list due to a calf strain. Minnesota had an open 40-man roster spot, so an additional corresponding move to..." May 02

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Miguel Sano (right Achilles) set to begin Minors rehab

    MLB.com "Miguel Sano is set to embark on the long road back to the Major Leagues, as he is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Fort Myers on Tuesday, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Monday. The plan is for Sano to begin in Fort Myers and make stops at both..." April 30

  • How Twins became surprising sluggers

    MLB.com ""Twins finally joining in on push for power," read a headline in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on March 1. It wasn't hyperbole, because the Twins have rarely been a notably powerful team. In the previous 20 seasons dating back to 1999, the Twins had hit the third-fewest..." April 27

  • Twins Outright Chase De Jong

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins announced Friday that right-hander Chase De Jong has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Rochester. He’ll remain with the organization but is no longer on the 40-man roster. Additionally, Minnesota activated Matt Magill from the injured list. De..." April 26

  • MLB is not the authority on a black player’s ownership of the N-word

    SB Nation "On April 19, Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for one game, following his emphatic bat flip against Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller two days earlier. Keller had retaliated by hitting Anderson with a pitch in..." April 23

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • When we should expect to see Miguel Sano return

    Twinkie Town "If you remember back to the offseason, a lot of the talk and hype from this Twins team was getting both Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton back from injury to play a full season. Well we’ve seen Buxton return, and wow does he look good. When will we..." April 15

  • Speedy Buxton chasing Ichiro, Coleman

    MLB.com "On May 23, 2017, in Baltimore, the Twins’ Byron Buxton had second base stolen in the third inning. Despite a nearly perfect throw from Orioles catcher Welington Castillo, Buxton got to the bag just in time with a head-first slide. But then, Buxton’s momentum carried him..." April 13

  • Andrew Vasquez called up; Chase De Jong optioned to AAA

    Twinkie Town "The Minnesota Twins Twitter account broke news just now that lefty Andrew Vasquez has been called up to join the Twins in New York. Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage had some insider news earlier in the day, but the Twins have now made it official. Vasquez made nine..." April 11

  • The IRS gives baseball teams a break

    Hardball Talk "April 15 is quickly approaching so here’s one for all the tax nerds out there: the IRS issued new guidance today that will give professional sports teams some relief from a new twist presented by the tax law enacted in 2017. The relevant provision related to how businesses are..." April 11

  • Jorge Polanco is an early leader in WAR

    Twinkie Town "Baseball Reference finally has enough data to launch WAR leaderboards for 2019. While not all Twins players have enough at-bats to qualify (otherwise Willians Astudillo would be up there,) the Twins underrated shortstop, Jorge Polanco has been one of the most..." April 10

  • Forbes: Yankees remain baseball's most valuable team at $4.6B, $1.3B more than Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes’ list of team values released Wednesday. If there’s déjà vu you’re feeling, it’s because the Yankees have sat atop the rankings every year Forbes..." April 10

  • The three-batter minimum is coming to MLB in 2020, and some relievers are opposed to the rule change

    CBS Sports "One of baseball's recent true norths -- to invent a plural form -- is that commissioner Rob Manfred will tinker at the margins in order to improve pace of play, at least notionally, and re-calibrate a game that, according to sturdy consensus, has become too infested with..." April 09

  • Trump's scuttling of MLB-Cuba deal means defections, human trafficking will continue

    USA Today "So much for Cuban players not having to defect to play in the majors. When the Trump administration abruptly cancelled Major League Baseball’s landmark agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation, it guaranteed the dangerous practice will continue. Players..." April 09

  • The Future of Jose Berrios

    Twinkie Town "It’s no secret that the Twins have been utterly devoid of an ace since Johan Santana was traded to the Mets over a decade ago. Since Santana’s last Opening Day start in 2008, the Twins have seen the likes of Livan Hernandez, Vance Worley,..." April 08

  • Giants make another trade, acquire Tyler Austin, cut Connor Joe

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants have dismissed two-thirds of their Opening Day outfield while adding experience to a lineup that has struggled in the season’s early going. Six days after trading for outfielder Kevin Pillar from the Blue Jays, the Giants acquired first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin..." April 08

  • Scott Boras calls young players’ contract extensions “snuff contracts”

    Hardball Talk "Mid-February marked the beginning of contract extension season in baseball. Since February 13, 25 contract extensions have been signed, notably by many young players including Ronald Acuña Jr., Blake Snell, and Eloy Jiménez. Acuña Jr. and Snell were last year’s..." April 08

  • Twins Select Contract Of Chase De Jong, DFA Tyler Austin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Minnesota Twins are calling up right-hander Chase De Jong, while first baseman Tyler Austin will be designated for assignment, per The Athletic’s Dan Hayes (via Twitter). De Jong, 25, was a 2nd round draft selection of the Blue Jays before seeing time in the Dodgers and..." April 06

  • Twins' Polanco records 2019's 1st cycle, and earliest ever by date

    CBS Sports "Very quietly, the Minnesota Twins won four of their first five games this season, and they managed to do that while hitting just one home run. Huh. Friday night against the Phillies (PHI 10, MIN 4), the Twins added their second and third home runs of the season, with Max Kepler and..." April 06

  • MLB.com has inexplicably made it more difficult to find, watch, and share highlights

    Awful Announcing "I was taken aback this week when I attempted to watch highlights on MLB.com. For some reason, they got rid of the damn search bar. It’s absurd. Previously, if you clicked on the videos tab, you would see a page of the most popular recent videos, with an easy to..." April 03

  • What we mean when we say $100 million is a ‘bargain’

    Hardball Talk "The first response I usually get to a post like our post about the Ronald Acuña Jr. extension — a post which notes that the Braves are getting an extraordinary bargain for a supremely talented player — is “So what? It’s their choice? No one forced them..." April 02

  • This Stat Shows How Utterly Out Of Control Defensive Shifts In MLB Are

    NESN "Defensive shifts used to be rare occurrences reserved for only the most-notable left-handed pull hitters in Major League Baseball. Oh, how times have changed. As advanced stats have taken a larger role in the day-to-day workings of baseball, and every manager in the game has..." March 28

  • Twins roster nearly set as Ryne Harper makes the team

    Minneapolis Star Tribune " Sometimes the conversation is a difficult one, when a manager has to cut a player from camp during the final days. It could crush a youngster who pushed hard to realize a dream. It could mean the end for a veteran who is trying to..." March 28

  • Twins Re-Sign Adam Rosales To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins announced that they’ve re-signed veteran infielder Adam Rosales to a minor league contract. He’ll report to Triple-A Rochester to open the season. Rosales, 35, had a huge spring with Minnesota, batting .278/.350/.694 with four homers and three doubles in 40 trips..." March 26

  • MLBPA just another union currently being crushed by technology

    Sportsnet "We are not witnessing the death of the Major League Baseball Players Association. But on the 50th anniversary of Curt Flood’s challenge on the reserve clause that opened the door for free agency, we are bystanders to its gelding. It’s debatable who, if anybody, gets the..." March 25

  • Giants Acquire Michael Reed From Twins

    NBC Bay Area "The Giants aren't done making moves. The team traded John Andreoli to the Twins for outfielder Michael Reed as NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reported on Saturday. Reed played in just seven games last year with the Braves hitting .286/.286/.286 -- the man, if..." March 24

  • Twins' Buxton suffers facial contusion in nasty collision with Bogaerts

    The Score "Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton and Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts were involved in a collision during Friday's Grapefruit League contest. Buxton was attempting to get out of a rundown between third and home when he collided with Bogaerts. Buxton seemed..." March 23

  • Twins release Tim Collins, Adam Rosales

    Yardbarker "The Twins have released lefty Tim Collins and infielder Adam Rosales, the team announced. Both were Article XX(B) free agents, meaning they’d have required $100K retention bonuses if kept but not added to the 40-man roster. With the Minnesota organization deciding to head..." March 23

  • There is little correlation between player salaries and ticket prices

    Hardball Talk "With the recent spate of contract extensions and big name free agent signings, more than a handful of fans have expressed concern that deals signed by the likes of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Manny Machado will drive up ticket prices. Research on the subject is scarce, but..." March 22

  • Twins release veteran Lucas Duda

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins informed veteran first baseman Lucas Duda that he won't make the team, and have granted him his release to pursue other opportunities. In addition, Justin Nicolino, Jake Reed, Ryan Eades and Wynston Sawyer were reassigned to minor league camp. Duda was trying..." March 20

  • Who's next? These MLB players could approach Mike Trout money

    USA Today "It took 11 years, but three players this winter have agreed to contracts larger than the record-setting 10-year, $275 million deal Alex Rodriguez signed with the New York Yankees in the fall of 2007. Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout will make $426.5 million over..." March 19

  • Sources: MLB eyes higher salaries in minors

    ESPN "Major League Baseball suggested sweeping changes to the minor leagues -- including a significant increase in salaries, a higher standard of living conditions and better transportation -- during an initial collective-bargaining session with the group that oversees the minors, sources familiar..." March 19

  • Twins' Ehire Adrianza enters end of camp with no guarantees

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One swing on Friday made Ehire Adrianza feel very relieved — and sets up an interesting final stretch of spring training. In the sixth inning against the Orioles, the Twins infielder connected on a knee-high fastball from lefthander Josh Rogers and propelled it over the center..." March 18

  • MLB is working on a system that will allow pitchers and catchers to communicate through watches

    CBS Sports "Sign-stealing is a hot topic in baseball these days after the Astros were caught monitoring and recording activity in the opposing dugout during the postseason last year. Houston was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, though the incident did bring high-tech sign-stealing into..." March 18