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  • Twins’ Miguel Sano to undergo more testing on leg

    Larry Brown Sports "Miguel Sano has been pulled from the Twins’ road trip and returned to Minnesota to undergo further testing on his leg. Sano had a titanium rod inserted in his leg last year to repair a stress fracture in his shin. He re-injured the leg on a collision with Houston’s Carlos..." September 22

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Twins' Joe Mauer to consider retiring after season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Joe Mauer knows he has a decision to make: either return for a 16th season or end a well-decorated career in which he has become a local icon and one of the best Twins of all-time. And that decision will not come during the next road trip, or the last homestand or immediately..." September 13

  • Leg still bothering Miguel Sano, but Twins not thinking shutdown yet

    Twin Cities "The Twins were relieved last week when an awkward slide by Miguel Sano looked worse that it was, but the third baseman hasn’t been available since being injured on Sept. 4 and wasn’t on the field for pregame activities Monday as Minnesota prepared to start a three-game series..." September 12

  • Twins try to clear the air with Byron Buxton

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins in recent days have been in contact with outfielder Byron Buxton to make sure there is no lingering resentment after they didn’t call him up in September. There have been phone conversations with him as well as face-to-face meetings when Buxton was in the..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Ervin Santana Won’t Return This Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Injured Twins right-hander Ervin Santana won’t return this season, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press tweets. The news doesn’t come as a surprise, as Minnesota’s out of the playoff race and Santana has barely pitched this season. Long a quality starter, including as..." September 08

  • Jose Berrios Hires Wasserman Media Group

    MLB Trade Rumors "Twins righty Jose Berrios has hired the Wasseman Media Group to represent him, as Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. Though he is not slated to reach arbitration eligibility this offseason, Berrios may still have some contractual matters to address with the..." September 06

  • Miguel Sano carted off field after nasty left leg injury

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was carted off the field on Tuesday after suffering a nasty injury to his left leg. In the second inning, Sano attempted to advance on a wild pitch. He slid into second base safely, but immediately started rolling around on the ground and..." September 05

  • 10 MLB managers who may not return for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "As the playoff race heads to the final stretdch, teams on the other end of things are facing other concerns. A number of managers must be feeling their seats getting warmer, be it because their contracts are coming to an end with no guarantee of renewal or because their struggling teams have..." September 03

  • Twins GM admits service time played a role into why Byron Buxton was kept in the minors

    CBS Sports "Saturday was Sept. 1, which means teams are now allowed to expand their active roster from 25 players all the way up to 40 players, if they choose. Every team calls up reinforcements in September, even if they're only a few extra relievers and bench players. Among the players not..." September 02

  • Buxton not among Twins' September call-ups

    The Score "Byron Buxton will have to wait until 2019 to prove he can still be an integral part of the Minnesota Twins' future. On Saturday, Twins GM Thad Levine said the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2012 won't be called up in September, according to MLB.com's Rhett..." September 02

  • Cubs Acquire Bobby Wilson From Twins For Chris Gimenez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs have acquired backstop Bobby Wilson from the Twins in a deal that will send fellow veteran receiver Chris Gimenez to Minnesota, as Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press was among those to report on Twitter. Cash or a player to be named later will also go..." August 30

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • Michael Pineda Has Torn Meniscus, Won’t Pitch In Majors This Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Michael Pineda has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee and will not pitch in the Majors this season, Twins manager Paul Molitor revealed to reporters (Twitter links via Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press). Lefty Adalberto Mejia is also done for the..." August 28

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Twins Release Taylor Motter

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins organization announced today that it has released utilityman Taylor Motter. He had been playing at Triple-A Rochester. Motter, 28, has only seen 16 games of major-league action this year but has taken 411 MLB plate appearances since the start of 2016. He’s capable..." August 22

  • Twins recall LHP Stephen Gonsalves, option Duffey

    Fox Sports North "The Minnesota Twins are bringing up some more bullpen help, recalling left-handed pitcher Stephen Gonsalves from Triple-A Rochester. Gonsalves will make the start in Monday’s series opener against the White Sox. " August 20

  • Twins Place Ervin Santana On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins placed right-hander Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list due to “reoccurring symptoms related to his original injury to his third finger MCP joint on his right hand.”  Santana’s roster spot will be taken by outfielder Robbie Grossman, who was activated from..." August 19

  • Logan Forsythe Clears Revocable Trade Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Twins second baseman Logan Forsythe has cleared revocable trade waivers and can now be freely dealt to any team, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports.  This means that all 29 other teams passed on claiming Forsythe during the August waiver period. It isn’t much of a..." August 19

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Joe Mauer Is the $184M MVP No One Wants to Trade For

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins have already traded Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Lance Lynn, Zach Duke, Ryan Pressly and Fernando Rodney, seemingly with little difficulty. It won't be so easy to move their resident All-Star, batting champion and American League MVP. That..." August 13

  • Twins’ Logan Morrison to undergo season-ending surgery

    Fox Sports North "Logan Morrison’s disappointing 2018 season has come to a close, opening room on the roster for a promising prospect. Minnesota announced Morrison has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with left hip impingement, and the first baseman will reportedly undergo season-ending..." August 12

  • Ervin Santana on Twins’ front office: ‘We’re not giving up, but they did’

    Twin Cities "Ervin Santana might lack his traditional mid-90s velocity as he works back from February finger surgery, but the Twins’ veteran right-hander saved his best fastball Friday night for his postgame remarks. Asked his reaction to the trade that shipped popular closer Fernando Rodney..." August 11

  • Athletics acquire Fernando Rodney in trade with Twins as Oakland keeps upgrading bullpen

    CBS Sports "The non-waiver trade deadline passed more than a week ago, but the Oakland Athletics completed on Thursday their third trade of the week as they attempt to lock down the second wild card in the American League. This time, the A's acquired Fernando Rodney from..." August 10

  • Twins have been experimenting with “opener” strategy

    Hardball Talk "You may recall that, earlier this season, much was made of the Rays’ decision to begin some games with a reliever — not a starter — on the mound. Back in May, when we wrote about it, Sergio Romo started two of three games against the Orioles and Ryne Stanek started the..." August 08

  • Joe Mauer, Logan Morrison Clear Revocable Trade Waivers

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  • Oliver Drake lands in record books after Twins' debut

    Yardbarker "Oliver Drake earned an unusual spot in the record books upon making his Twins' debut on Saturday, as the right-hander became the first player in history to pitch for five different MLB teams in a single season.  After three waiver claims and a trade, the well-traveled Drake has..." August 06

  • Will Ervin Santana be next Twins veteran to be traded?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One deadline down, one deadline to go. Baseball is coming off a very active run up to the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, one in which a few big names ended up in different uniforms. Five Twins landed on new teams as the club went on an unprecedented selling spree. And..." August 05

  • Twins Interested In Retaining Fernando Rodney

    MLB Trade Rumors "Considering the Twins are out of playoff contention and soon-to-be 42-year-old closer Fernando Rodney isn’t signed for guaranteed money past this season, he may be a logical August trade candidate. However, the Twins are interested in picking up Rodney’s option for 2019, according..." August 05

  • Twins Claim Oliver Drake, Johnny Field

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins announced Friday that they’ve claimed right-hander Oliver Drake off waivers from the Blue Jays and outfielder Johnny Field off waivers from the Indians. Drake will step right into the MLB bullpen, while Field will head to Triple-A Rochester for the time being. Minnesota already..." August 03

  • Brian Dozier Traded from Twins to Dodgers for Logan Forsythe, More

    Bleacher Report "After falling out of playoff contention, the Minnesota Twins have reportedly traded star second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, Los Angeles will send utility man Logan Forsythe, outfielder..." July 31

  • Brian Dozier Market Heating Up

    MLB Trade Rumors "The market for Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is heating up, tweets Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.  ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick agrees, noting increased chances of a deal before today’s 3pm central time trade deadline. Dozier, an impending free agent, is struggling..." July 31

  • Yankees Acquire Lance Lynn From Twins For Tyler Austin

    USA Today "The Yankees added a big arm to their rotation on Monday, parlaying an earlier trade into the acquisition of right-hander Lance Lynn from the Minnesota Twins. Roughly an hour after sending Adam Warren to the Mariners, the Yankees dealt infielder Tyler Austin and pitcher Luis Rijo to..." July 30

  • Mariners acquire relievers from Twins, Yankees

    The News Tribune "Bullpen day for the Seattle Mariners. First, they acquired that left-handed reliever they had been looking for – 35-year-old Zach Duke from the Minnesota Twins. Then they added another right hander – 30-year-old Adam Warren, in a deal with the New York..." July 30

  • Twins ready to offload Brian Dozier

    Bleacher Report "Many of the big names have already been dealt prior to the July 31 trade deadline (4 p.m. ET), but there are several additional moves that have a chance to be made. The Minnesota Twins came into the 2018 season with the idea that they were good enough to contend with the Cleveland..." July 30

  • Morrison criticizes umpire Eddings after confrontations in Sunday's game

    Twin Cities "A nondescript 3-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon picked up steam in the losing clubhouse after the game. Twins first baseman Logan Morrison, offended by what he considered the confrontational actions of plate umpire Doug Eddings, detailed a first-inning exchange..." July 30

  • Twins sought an extension for Escobar prior to trade

    Yardbarker "Prior to trading infielder Eduardo Escobar to the Diamondbacks, the Twins approached Escobar’s camp about a potential extension, reports La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. However, talks between the two sides didn’t gain much in the way of momentum, which..." July 30

  • Gary Sanchez, Twins star’s struggles raise old position concerns

    New York Post "Scouts will talk about watching the two players from the Dominican Republic on the same field during showcases when they were 16, when Miguel Sano was still dabbling at shortstop and already there were projections Gary Sanchez would have to move to first base. Sanchez agreed with the..." July 29

  • Indians, Giants Showing Interest In Brian Dozier

    MLB Trade Rumors "Following trades of Eduardo Escobar and Ryan Pressly, Twins fan favorite Brian Dozier seems all but destined to be donning another uniform on August 1st. Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports that both the Indians and Giants have been scouting the second baseman this week, who’s set..." July 28

  • Twins’ Kyle Gibson Drawing Trade Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Twins are receiving “as much interest in Kyle Gibson as in any of their players.” The Twins have waved the white flag on the 2018 season this week, shipping out both infielder Eduardo Escobar to the Diamondbacks and..." July 28

  • 2017 All-Star Miguel Sano called up by Twins

    Sportsnaut "As Eduardo Escobar heads to the Arizona Diamondbacks, his replacement will reportedly be a player many fans are familiar with. According to LaVelle E. Neal III of The Star Tribune, Minnesota is calling up third baseman Miguel Sano from Triple-A Rochester. Sano, who..." July 28

  • Twins manager learned of Eduardo Escobar trade while watching TV

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Twins’ trade of Eduardo Escobar on Friday came so suddenly and in such a stealth manner that it even caught the team’s manager and players off-guard. News of the Twins trading Escobar to the Diamondbacks came out less than three hours before the team’s..." July 28

  • Astros acquire reliever Pressly from Twins

    MLB.com "The Astros made their second trade in two days on Friday night, bolstering their bullpen by acquiring Twins right-hander Ryan Pressly in exchange for Minor Leaguers Jorge Alcala and Gilberto Celestino. The acquisition of Pressly gives Houston another quality late-inning relief option,..." July 28

  • D-backs acquire Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar for three players

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for three minor league players, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station‘s John Gambadoro reported Friday. The D-backs announced the news later in the..." July 27

  • Yankees have talked to Twins about trading for Ervin Santana: Report

    SNY TV "While they pursue Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ -- SNY's Andy Martino reports a deal could be imminent -- the Yankees are talking to the Twins about trading for RHP Ervin Santana, according to Jon Heyman of FanCred. Along with Santana, the Yankees have touched base..." July 26

  • 'I guess we'll find out': What does the future hold for Joe Mauer?

    The Score "Getting Joe Mauer to chase has always been an exercise in futility. Even now, with the greying Minnesota Twins icon on the precipice of an uncertain future, that hasn't changed. Have your plans beyond 2018 crystallized, Joe? "No," he said with a chuckle,..." July 25

  • Ervin Santana to make season debut for Twins on Wednesday

    ESPN "Twins right-hander Ervin Santana will return to the rotation and make his 2018 debut on Wednesday when Minnesota travels to Toronto, manager Paul Molitor said. Santana has not played since he underwent surgery to remove calcium deposits from his right middle finger in early..." July 22

  • Jeremy Hazelbaker dealt to Minnesota

    CBS Sports "Hazelbaker was traded from the Rays to the Twins on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations. The 30-year-old outfielder struggled to a .210/.293/.397 slash line with 24 extra-base hits and 27 RBI through 62 games with Triple-A Durham this season. " July 19