Twins Rumors & News

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Ex-#WhiteSox RHP Brian Omogrosso signs deal with Bridgeport Bluefish in the @AtlanticLg.

  • Gibson pitches four-hit shutout as Twins beat Toronto 7-0

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "On the coldest day in Twins history, before the smallest crowd in Target Field history, Kyle Gibson made a little history of his own. The Twins’ righthander, whose longest previous start last 6 1/3 innings last Friday, pitched eight shutout innings Thursday, leading Minnesota back to .500 on..." April 18

  • Eight-walk inning keys doubleheader sweep for Twins over Blue Jays

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "By the time Chris Colabello came to the plate in the eighth inning Thursday night, he faced a real dilemma: He was already 5-for-7 during the Twins’ doubleheader against the Blue Jays, with three doubles, three RBI, and the bases were loaded with teammates, just waiting for the team’s hottest..." April 18

  • Twins' Burton remains confident despite control problems

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Jared Burton has given up home runs in three of his five appearances this season, and Tuesday night was the worst. After recording two easy groundouts to open the ninth inning, the Twins righthander walked three consecutive Blue Jays batters to load the bases, then grooved a 90-mile-per-hour cut..." April 17

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    Blue Jays-Official @BlueJays

    Tonight’s @BlueJays at @Twins game has been postponed until tomorrow at 7:10pmET as part of a split day-night doubleheader.

  • Blue Jays, Lawrie slam Twins

    Toronto Sun "‘Let’s play two’ Wasn’t that what Cubs great Ernie Banks used to say? Banks might have been singing a different tune if he was on the field for Tuesday night’s freeze-athon at Target Field, what with a game time temperature of 1.5C. The bad news is that the forecast for Wednesday calls..." April 16

  • Twins move on up after Royals get caught standing around

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The object of the game is to score “runs,” which seems like a pretty big clue: Standing in one place is a bad idea. The Royals made that mistake twice Sunday, once while they were in the field and once while they were at bat, and the Twins were the beneficiaries both times, leading to a 4-3..." April 14

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    Brian Murphy @murphPPress

    CT scan reveals hairline fracture on Willingham's wrist; visiting hand specialists; no surgery; Twins hope 15-day DL suffices for recovery

  • Bartlett will work on ankle, swing during assignment

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Jason Bartlett will head Sunday to Fort Myers, Fla., on board with the plan to get him as many at-bats as he needs to get going at the plate. Bartlett is on the disabled list because of a sprained left ankle and will begin a rehabilitation stint while with Class A Fort Myers, but the Twins see..." April 13

  • Twins bats, Nolasco hit stride in 7-1 win over Royals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is about to return to a team that is playing markedly better than when he left it two days ago. Saturday, the offense showed it can take advantage of a struggling starter. And Ricky Nolasco allayed fears about a possible Vance Worley redux. And after being beat..." April 13

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    Tyler Mason @FSNtylermason

    #MNTwins will put Josh Willingham (hand contusion) on the DL tomorrow and call up reliever Michael Tonkin.

  • Gibson provides Twins much-needed win over Royals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Finally, the Twins could smile in their own clubhouse following a game. Behind a solid outing from righthander Kyle Gibson — who has been the best starting pitcher so far — and an excellent day at the plate, the Twins beat Kansas City 10-1 on Friday night for their first home victory in four..." April 12

  • Twins notes: Mastroianni feeling good after stint in minors

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "In retrospect, Darin Mastroianni said Thursday, getting sent to the minors last month was the best thing that happened to him this spring. “If you’re not playing a lot, you can’t really simulate game conditions, and my ankle wasn’t getting better,” the Twins outfielder said after arriving from..." April 11

  • A's bats too much for Twins in series sweep

    CSN Bay Area "The schedule requires the Oakland A’s to fly to Seattle on Thursday night for a weekend series against the Mariners. They might wish they were sticking in the Twin Cities a little longer. The A’s continued their mastery of Minnesota with a 6-1 victory Thursday afternoon that completed a..." April 11

  • Twins: Darin Mastroianni returns to big leagues feeling 'back to normal'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Darin Mastroianni is back in Minnesota and back on top of the Twins' lineup. The speedy outfielder will lead off and play right field in Thursday's series finale against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field. Mastroianni was called up from Triple-A Rochester to replace Oswaldo Arcia, who was..." April 10

  • Jim Johnson blows save, Derek Norris’ homer wins it for A’s in 11th

    San Francisco Chronicle "In the very beginning and at the end Wednesday, it was all A’s. In between, though, Oakland had to contend with another messy outing by new closer Jim Johnson. Johnson, an offseason acquisition who is making $10 million, failed in a big situation yet again, his second blown save of the season..." April 10

  • Twins put Oswaldo Arcia on disabled list with wrist injury

    Hardball Talk "Oswaldo Arcia injured his wrist Friday and tried to convince the Twins he could play through the pain before finally admitting this afternoon that he couldn’t, so Minnesota placed the 23-year-old outfielder on the disabled list. Darin Mastroianni, who was dropped from the 40-man roster last..." April 09

  • Everyone contributes as A's ruin Twins' home opener

    San Francisco Chronicle "When the A's are at their best, they get a little bit of everything from everyone, and Monday was textbook in that regard. The A's used walks, balks, homers and hit batters to beat the Twins 8-3 in Minnesota's home opener at Target Field. Scott Kazmir, signed as a free agent to replace Bartolo..." April 08

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Eduardo Nunez has been traded to the Twins for LHP Miguel Sulbaran.

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    The @Twins place INF/OF Jason Bartlett on DL (left ankle sprain); recall C/OF Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.

  • Twins 10, Indians 7: Very Hit, Such Offense

    Twinkie Town "Six games into 2014, and the Minnesota Twins have scored 39 runs. Consistency in producing runs is definitely going to be an issue this summer, but the Twins have blown it out of the water so far. And who do we have to thank for it? Trevor Plouffe, Chris Colabello, Jason Kubel, and Kurt Suzuki...." April 07

  • Twins beat Cleveland for Gardenhire's 1,000th career victory

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kyle Gibson re-lauched what he hopes will be a long major-league career on Saturday. Ron Gardenhire reached a milestone in his own. Gibson allowed only one run over five innings, pitching Minnesota to a 7-3 victory over the Indians. It was Gardenhire’s 1,000th career victory, making him the..." April 06

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Arcia sitting with right wrist issue. Doctor to examine today. Same spot as last year, he said. #mntwins

  • Cleveland Indians wear down Minnesota Twins

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Minnesota Twins in the first of a three-game series Friday at Progressive Field. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff, who filed from the DMan Cave in Northeast Ohio after watching the SportsTime Ohio telecast: Game: 4 Opponent:..." April 05

  • Twins win a wild one 10-9 over White Sox to avoid sweep

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One day after their closer coughed up a lead, the Twins got their revenge. One out from absorbing a season-opening three-game sweep in U.S. Cellular Field, the Twins roughed up White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom and pulled off a 10-9 victory Thursday. Trevor Plouffe lined a two-out single to..." April 04

  • White Sox outlast Twins on frigid afternoon

    CSN Chicago "They endured so much during a horrid 2013 campaign that the White Sox aren’t about to complain when they win. No matter how they win — even if it’s a game in which a good number of fundamental aspects weren’t picturesque. But mistakes aside, the 2014 White Sox are off to a 2-0 start courtesy..." April 03

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Fresh faces help spark White Sox on opening day

    Chicago Tribune "Youthful enthusiasm engulfed the Sox dugout on opening day Monday as Adam Eaton, Conor Gillaspie, Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia each collected hits in the 5-3 victory over the Twins. "There was a lot of pep, that's what I like to say. A lot of pep in the dugout," said Eaton, who singled in his..." April 01

  • Jason Kubel sits, Chris Colabello plays on Opening Day

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "We have our first lineup of the season for you, Minnesota Twins fans, and it’s a bit of a talker. Facing Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale today at U.S. Cellular Field, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is going with the following: Brian Dozier 4 Kurt Suzuki 2 Joe Mauer 3 Josh..." March 31

  • Twins’ Brian Duensing to go on paternity list

    Fansided "While some players spend their time in Spring Training working to get onto the Opening Day roster, one Minnesota Twins pitcher will not be on the roster for a very good reason. Brian Duensing’s wife will be induced as they expect the birth of their child and Duensing will fly to Omaha Sunday...." March 30

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    Tyler Mason @FSNtylermason

    RT @Twins_morsecode: Additional roster note, Scott Diamond accepted his assignment & reported to Triple-A Rochester. #MNTwins

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Twins hope revamped rotation will be more consistent, durable

    Fox Sports North "One of the great mysteries in pitching is that three-minute walk from the bullpen to the mound. There have been stories of guys struggling to throw strikes in the pen, and then they go out and throw shutouts. Conversely, guys have looked flawless in the pen, but when they get to the mound. ...." March 28

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • Buxton likely to miss start of season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Byron Buxton remains sidelined with a sprained right wrist, and the Twins confirmed Wednesday that their top prospect may start the season on the disabled list. The 20-year-old outfielder, projected to open the season with Class AA New Britain, injured his wrist while diving for a fly ball 10..." March 26

  • Byron Buxton may begin Double-A season on the disabled list "We generally wouldn't post an update in this space when a player headed to Double-A might begin the season on the disabled list, but Byron Buxton isn't exactly an ordinary minor-leaguer. The Twins center fielder is the consensus top prospect in baseball. He's also currently dealing with a wrist..." March 26

  • Scott Diamond placed on waivers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Scott Diamond on waivers, a person with direct knowledge said Wednesday afternoon. Diamond, 27, lost out to right-hander Kyle Gibson in his bid to claim the final spot in the Twins’ starting rotation. Like right-hander Vance Worley, who cleared..." March 26

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Dustin Morse @Twins_morsecode

    The @Twins have traded RHP Vance Worley to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.

  • Twins make Kyle Gibson their fifth starter

    Hardball Talk "LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins have given the final spot in their starting rotation to pitching prospect Kyle Gibson. Gibson, 26, has been listed as one of baseball’s top-100 prospects going into the 2010, 2011, and 2013 seasons by both Baseball America..." March 22

  • Twins' Vance Worley, slumping this spring, placed on waivers "Twins right-hander Vance Worley, who has been foundering this spring following a rough first year in Minnesota, has been placed on waivers, according to sources. Worley can be claimed by anyone, but his spring hasn't exactly been an advertisement. He has a 13.50 ERA and has allowed 22 hits in..." March 21

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Vance Worley has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester. Clears one roster spot. #MNTwins

  • Twins settle on rotation. Gibson wins No. 5 spot.

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins have settled on their starting rotation for the 2014 season. The club is expected to announce that, barring late developments, righthanders Ricky Nolasco, Kevin Correia, Phil Hughes, Mike Pelfrey and Kyle Gibson will open the season as starters one through five. That announcement..." March 21

  • Twins' Byron Buxton still out with sprained wrist

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It's not just Byron Buxton's left elbow that's bothering him now. The Minnesota Twins' ballyhooed prospect has a sprained left wrist, Twins farm director Brad Steil said, adding Buxton probably will miss a third straight game on Wednesday. The problem extends to the flexor muscle that runs..." March 19

  • Twins sign closer Glen Perkins to contract extension

    Hardball Talk "Glen Perkins was already under team control through 2015, with a team option for 2016, but the Twins and their 31-year-old closer have agreed to an extension that runs through at least 2017. Perkins is a Minnesota native who starred for the University of Minnesota and is very active in local..." March 15

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    #MNTwins assistant GM Rob Antony said Miguel Sano underwent successful Tommy John surgery yesterday in New York.

  • Twins enter fray, but Jays and Orioles may still lead the Ervin derby "The Minnesota Twins made a recent try for top free agent starter Ervin Santana, who has fielded offers from the Orioles and Jays as he seeks to make a deal in time to get to spring training and begin the season with his new team. The Twins made a three-year offer to Santana, according to a..." March 10

  • Twins were on Santana, but not for $3 million guaranteed

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "he Twins were interested in bringing Johan Santana back on a minor-league deal, but not at the financial level the Baltimore Orioles reached to secure the veteran left-hander's services this week. "He clearly got more money, I'll tell you that much," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony..." March 06

  • Minnesota Twins will look to deal starting pitcher

    Fansided "The Minnesota Twins added a number of options to their starting rotation this off-season. While none might be true aces, it creates a crowded situation at the back of their rotation. Once that situation has been decided, the team could look to gauge trade interest in the guys who did not win a..." March 02

  • Mauer happy with first day at first base "Joe Mauer made his Grapefruit League debut against the Red Sox on Saturday, and the newly converted first baseman was happy with the way it went. Mauer, who is making the transition from catcher to first base after suffering a season-ending concussion last August, played at first base at..." March 02