Twins Rumors & News

  • Twins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen after DWI arrest

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has been suspended by the Twins after being arrested early Thursday morning under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Minor league pitching coordinator Eric Rasmussen will take over as major league pitching coach for the time being. The Twins issued a..." May 26

  • Twins start game with two homers in 7-5 win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Struggling in all aspects of their game, the Minnesota Twins got it right offensively against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon, salvaging the final game of a three-game series with a 7-5 win at Target Field. Eduardo Nunez hit the second pitch of the game from..." May 25

  • Cain leads Royals past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Kansas City Royals are striking early and often against the Minnesota Twins. The Royals scored runs in three of the first four innings Tuesday en route to a 7-4 win at Target Field. The previous night, Kansas City put up runs in each of the opening four innings en..." May 25

  • The Twins are unquestionably the saddest team in baseball

    SB Nation "Back in February, I asked you which bad team you would watch on purpose. I made the case for the Phillies, Braves, Brewers and Reds and included a poll. I settled on the Phillies. A plurality of you settled on the Phillies. The Phillies have been, absolutely, the most fun of those teams to watch...." May 25

  • The Twins need to start from scratch

    MLB Daily Dish "A couple of times in the last two years, I've had to move and change jobs to places where I didn't know anyone. It was difficult starting over from scratch, without a support network. Much more difficult than it would have been to stay in the same place and continue doing the same things. But..." May 24

  • Perez goes 5-for-5 as Royals rout Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Even a lengthy rain delay couldn't slow down the red-hot bat of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez. Perez had a career-high five hits in leading the Royals to a 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night at soggy Target Field. Perez finished a home run..." May 24

  • A Twins player confronted Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer over criticism

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Twins are terrible. In fact, at 11-32, they own the worst record in the majors -- even one game worse than the also-awful Atlanta Braves. Saying as much shouldn't be out of line, but apparently one Twins player would take exception. Per Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer, he was..." May 24

  • Blue Jays' Stroman shuts down sinking Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Like a group of chemists, the Toronto Blue Jays found just the right mixture of good hitting, good pitching and bad blood on Sunday. Early offense and a pitching gem by Marcus Stroman lifted the Blue Jays to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins, as Toronto took three of the..." May 22

  • Perkins suffers setback: My shoulder 'just doesn't feel right'

    The Score "Sidelined since early April with a shoulder strain, Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has suffered a setback in his recovery and won't play catch for the next seven days, further delaying an already lengthy rehab process. Perkins, who was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday for the..." May 22

  • Twins beat Jays with 5-spot in eighth

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Few things seemed as probable as the eighth-inning rally staged by the Minnesota Twins on Saturday afternoon Eduardo Nunez's three-run home run capped a five-run bottom of the eighth as the Twins rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. For seven innings,..." May 21

  • Four homers power Blue Jays over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Perhaps the Minnesota Twins were the cure for what ailed the slumping Toronto Blue Jays. Thanks to four home runs and a five-run sixth inning, the Blue Jays routed the Twins 9-3 on Friday night at Target Field. It was Toronto's second win in as many days over Minnesota..." May 21

  • The Twins and Rays have struggled to win through the draft

    MLB Daily Dish "When a team starts to struggle, it's natural to ask "how exactly did we get here?" Yes, bad trades and free agent signings probably played some role. But more likely is that a team just got older, players left via free agency, and the club was unable to produce youngsters to replace that..." May 21

  • Above all, wild swings got Rosario demoted to Twins' farm team

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Paul Molitor hates mentioning his own Hall of Fame career in any context regarding his current team. But the Twins manager broke that taboo when discussing Eddie Rosario and his inability to recognize strikes, the habit most responsible for his demotion to Class AAA Rochester on Thursday. “I..." May 20

  • Tulowitzki lifts Toronto over Twins in extras

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki thought he had the go-ahead hit in the ninth inning Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. Turns out, he had to wait two more innings to play the role of hero. Tulowitzki's two-out RBI single was enough to lift the Blue Jays to..." May 20

  • Trump offered $50M to buy Twins in '80s

    The Score "It was a lot of money back then. In 1984, Donald Trump could've been the owner of the Minnesota Twins. He offered $50 million to buy the franchise, which turned out to be $14 million more than the club eventually sold for a year later. "It was a lot of money, no question about it," former..." May 19

  • Verlander records 2,000th K as Tigers sweep Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Justin Verlander may not touch 100 mph on the radar gun any longer, but he is still racking up the strikeouts. The Detroit Tigers' longtime ace recorded the 2,000th of his career as part of a 10-strikeout performance Wednesday. He was more pleased that the Tigers complete a..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Kinsler, Martinez power Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The big innings and timely hits keep piling up. With that, the Detroit Tigers are feeling better about themselves after a miserable stretch. Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez clubbed back-to-back homers during a seven-run, seventh-inning outburst and the Tigers won their third..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Castellanos' homer lifts Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler gave his manager style points for his creative response to an ejection. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was tossed for arguing balls and strikes after the fourth inning by home plate umpire Doug Eddings. Ausmus pulled off his sweatshirt and placed it over home..." May 16

  • Duffey, Polanco lead Twins over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Following their 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, the Minnesota Twins left for Detroit. They probably would have preferred to stay in Cleveland. Tyler Duffey pitched seven scoreless innings and Jorge Polanco hit his first major league home run as the Twins..." May 15

  • Twins halt two-week skid, win 6-3

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- All bad things must come to an end, and a real bad one ended for the Minnesota Twins Saturday at Progressive Field. For the first time in almost two weeks the Twins won. Ervin Santana pitched six strong innings and Juan Centeno had two hits, including his first major..." May 14

  • Yankees Acquire J.R. Graham From Twins

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have announced that they’ve acquired righty J.R. Graham from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. They’ve optioned him to Double-A Trenton. " May 14

  • Byrd's double propels Indians past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- A win is a win, or is it? After his team's wild, home run-filled 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins Friday at Progressive Field, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said this was more than just your garden variety victory. "This was a good game to win because it was a..." May 13

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Trumbo hits two homers in Orioles' win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The heart of the Baltimore Orioles lineup was beating strong on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. The trio of Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo -- the three, four, five hitters in the Orioles lineup -- combined for 10 hits, four homers, nine RBIs and seven runs..." May 11

  • Jones' ninth-inning single lifts Orioles past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- An early season slump has caused Baltimore Orioles to put in plenty of extra work to try and find a way out. Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins, that hard work paid off. Jones had a pair of hits, including a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to break a..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Orioles-Twins postponed; game rescheduled in July

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins' quest to snap a five-game losing streak will have to wait another day. Minnesota's game on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field was postponed due to rain in the Twin Cities. The game will be made up on July 28. Baltimore will move..." May 09

  • White Sox complete sweep of Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox right-hander David Robertson watched his pitch jump off the bat of Minnesota Twins slugger Oswaldo Arcia and immediately feared the worst. Instead, White Sox center fielder Austin Jackson raced to his left for a sprinting catch along the warning track. Chicago..." May 08

  • White Sox (20-10) crush Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- As he stood in front of his locker, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu lifted his shirt to reveal a red pelt beneath his left ribcage. Abreu grinned, kissed his fingers and jokingly rubbed the wound. Very little -- including a 97 mph fastball into the star slugger's..." May 07

  • Twins shakeup: Tommy Milone, Casey Fien placed on waivers

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Off to a highly disappointing start, the last-place Twins initiated a flurry of moves on Thursday by placing pitchers Tommy Milone and Casey Fien on waivers, according to two sources with direct knowledge. In addition, a separate source said one of the two newly opened 40-man roster spots will..." May 06

  • Twins owner gives votes of confidence to GM Ryan, manager Molitor

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins own the worst record in the American League and the second-worst record in Major League Baseball. By any measure, the first month-plus of their season has been an abject failure. The jobs of General Manager Terry Ryan and manager Paul Molitor apparently are not in jeopardy, though. So..." May 06

  • Astros' offense explodes in blowout of Twins

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Given the offensive reputation they established last season, the Houston Astros were due for the showing they had Wednesday night. Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both finished a triple short of hitting for the cycle, Jason Castro continued to provide production from the bottom of..." May 05

  • Twins' Sano: 'Umpires are crazy this year'

    The Score "Miguel Sano is not having a good year when it comes to umpires, and on Wednesday he had something to say about his recent experiences. After the Minnesota Twins slugger was called out on strikes Tuesday after checking his swing against the Houston Astros, Sano complained umpires have been..." May 05

  • Astros' bullpen closes out Twins

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch remains adamant that he can still like his team despite disliking its record, and his staunch commitment to that stance resonates on nights when his club thrives. George Springer reached base in his first three plate appearances and the Houston Astros..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Twins announce Trevor Plouffe reinstated from DL. Jorge Polanco optioned to Rochester

  • Berrios gets first win as Twins down Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was the first to acknowledge the lopsided pitching matchup on tap Monday night, one featuring a right-hander making his second career start against an award-winning lefty who hadn't taken a home loss over his past 20 outings. Jose Berrios..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Santana will come off the DL and start Saturday if all goes well Tuesday, Molitor said.

  • Saltalamacchia's double lifts Tigers over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia wasn't the first Detroit Tiger to do damage with two outs on Sunday, but he was the last. The Tigers got clutch two-out hits from up and down the lineup in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, capping their first three-game sweep here since..." May 01

  • Tigers' Zimmermann is 5-0 after shutting down Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- If the early results of Jordan Zimmermann's five-year, $110 million contract with the Detroit Tigers are any indication, the Tigers may have gotten a bargain. Zimmermann allowed one run over seven strong innings in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Saturday..." April 30

  • Fulmer win debut as Tigers top Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Making his major league debut on Friday, Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer got two presents from his new teammates. One came early in the form of three first-inning runs. The second came afterward, when he got a celebratory beer shower. Fulmer pitched five innings..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Indians grind out win vs. Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't pretty for the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, but they count just the same in the standings. The Indians overcame a pair of errors and an early deficit, getting three hits from Carlos Santana and three RBIs from Francisco Lindor in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota..." April 28

  • Twins minor leaguer Reynaldo Rodriguez suspended for steroid use

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "At 29 and with a decade of minor league experience already behind him, Reynaldo Rodriguez chances of having a major league career seemed slim. They all but disappeared on Thursday, when he was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for traces of the steroid stanozolol. Rodriguez, in his..." April 28

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