Twins Rumors & News

  • Dozier homers twice as Twins blank White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Brian Dozier may have the most exciting answer when it comes to why he has been so productive at the plate this month. But after another big night at the plate, the Minnesota Twins' second baseman certainly isn't complaining. Dozier hit two home runs and drove in all four..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Phil Hughes To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Twins right-hander Phil Hughes will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, tweets Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The operation will alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, who adds that GM Terry Ryan says the club expects Hughes..." June 28

  • Twins' error hands Yankees 2-1 victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The enthusiasm about the back end of the bullpen was evident for the New York Yankees. As for their feelings about reaching .500, not so much. However, thanks to an error by Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar with one out in the bottom of the eighth and three more..." June 25

  • Surgery reveals Twins closer Glen Perkins had more shoulder damage than thought

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins closer Glen Perkins had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum and now faces a lengthy recovery. During the surgery, the labrum had to be reattached to the bone. If it wasn't detached, there was a chance Perkins' recovery would just be a few months. But the procedure done in Los Angeles..." June 24

  • Yankees' Chapman makes quick work of Twins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first 10 pitches coming out of Aroldis Chapman's left hand were more than 100 miles per hour. The last one was an "off-speed" pitch at 91 mph. It was an electrifying way for the New York Yankees to get back to the .500 mark yet again. Chapman capped an overpowering..." June 24

  • Rays add to outfield by acquiring Arcia from Twins

    Fox Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired left-handed hitting outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. A corresponding move will be announced later to make room on the active roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed..." June 24

  • Twins rally, hand Phillies ninth loss in a row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In a seesaw game between two struggling teams, it was the Minnesota Twins who struck the final blow. Max Kepler's seventh-inning sacrifice fly provided the Twins with the winning run in a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Target Field. With..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Suzuki drives in six as Twins outslug Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange MINNEAPOLIS -- With a chance for his first career cycle, Kurt Suzuki played it safe and settled instead for his second two-run double of the game. Suzuki finished with a career high six RBIs in leading the Minnesota Twins to a 14-10 win over the..." June 22

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Twins reach agreement with first-round draft pick

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins have reached an agreement with outfielder Alex Kirilloff, their first-round pick from the June 9 draft, according to a source with knowledge of the talks. Kirilloff, who was selected with the 15th overall pick out of Plum (Pa.) High, is expected to receive a signing bonus of..." June 20

  • Milone returns to Twins with aggressive approach

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It was a double-whammy that no player wants to suffer. A victim of the Twins’ roster shake-up in May, Tommy Milone also floated through waivers unclaimed and was outrighthed to Class AAA Rochester on May 7. That means 29 other teams weren’t interested, and he was off the Twins’ 40-man..." June 19

  • Kepler, Santana fuel Twins over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In a lost season for the Minnesota Twins, outfielder Max Kepler is turning into a major bright spot. The rookie recorded his first three-hit game, stole his first career base and hit a solo home run that turned the tide in the Twins' 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on..." June 19

  • Yankees batter Twins early, cruise to win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Carlos Beltran's mammoth two-run homer in the first inning gave New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka all the offensive support he would need in an 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night at Target Field. Beltran's blast came as part of a four-run first-inning..." June 18

  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Could begin rehab assignment late next week

    CBS Sports "Manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Sano (hamstring) could head out on a rehab assignment in a week, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Sano is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a left hamstring strain, which forced him to the DL on June 1." June 18

  • Yankees rally past Twins in 9th

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For six innings on Saturday, the New York Yankees' offense could get nothing going against Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco. But New York's veteran bats woke up in the seventh and the Yankees scored all of their runs over the final three innings before holding..." June 18

  • Gregorius lifts Yankees past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange MINNEAPOLIS -- After watching the Minnesota Twins squander chance after chance with runners in scoring position early in the game on Thursday, Didi Gregorius made them pay with one swing of the bat. Gregorius hit a three-run homer to break a tie..." June 17

  • Twins activate Santana, DFA Arcia in OF swap

    MLB.com "The Twins activated outfielder Danny Santana from the 15-day disabled list after Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees, and designated fellow outfielder Oswaldo Arcia for assignment. It was a somewhat surprising move considering Arcia's power potential, but he's been inconsistent this year,..." June 17

  • Twins closer Glen Perkins to miss remainder of season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins took the optimistic view about their injured closer, General Manager Terry Ryan said. Glen Perkins’ shoulder might heal with rest, the thinking went, might not require surgery, and might allow him to pitch again this season. No, no and nope. Perkins’ labrum is torn in his left..." June 17

  • Cron leads Angels over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hector Santiago was on the staff of the American League All-Star team last July, but his place in the Los Angeles Angels' starting rotation was tenuous when he took the mound Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins. Tim Lincecum is set to join the Angels' rotation this..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Glen Perkins Has Torn Labrum; Season-Ending Surgery Likely

    MLB Trade Rumors "Twins closer Glen Perkins has been diagnosed with a torn labrum that will likely require season-ending surgery, reports La Velle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Neal notes that the extent of the tear, at this point, is not yet clear, though he adds that Perkins also has some problems with..." June 16

  • Angels hold on to beat Twins

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There is still a lot of baseball still to be played this season, but for the Los Angeles Angels, their season needs to make a turn in the right direction pretty quick. Just a half-game ahead of the last-place Oakland A's in the American League West, the Angels got a..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Twins bash three homers, rout Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The standings say the Minnesota Twins are the worst team in the American League. However, the Los Angeles Angels will give the Twins a run for their money if they produce more games like the one they played Monday night at Angel Stadium. The Twins got home runs from Trevor..." June 14

  • Hughes, Perkins, Meyer all have uncertain return dates to the mound

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Phil Hughes' chances of pitching again this season got dimmer and dimmer Saturday. Glen Perkins' season is getting shorter and shorter. The interruption in Alex Meyer's season is getting bigger and bigger. It's not just the Twins' record that's suffering these days. The trio of pitchers all..." June 12

  • Twins Claim Neil Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins have claimed right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Brewers and transferred Phil Hughes (knee) to the 60-day DL, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press was among those to report (Twitter links). Ramirez, 27, threw just 1 2/3 innings during his brief stint with the..." June 12

  • Kepler's three-run homer powers Twins past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Max Kepler picked a great time for his first major-league home run. Kepler's three-run blast with one out in the 10th inning walked off the Boston Red Sox in a 7-4 victory on Sunday afternoon at Target Field. A rookie in his 48th big-league at-bat, Kepler blasted an 0-2..." June 12

  • Bogaerts (4 hits) leads way in Red Sox romp

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz thought for a second when asked how fun it is to watch Xander Bogaerts, in the midst of a breakout season, play when he's as hot as he is right now. "That guy is out of his mind," Ortiz said with a smile. Bogaerts remained red hot..." June 11

  • Minnesota Twins’ Phil Hughes out with fracture above knee

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Twins right-hander Phil Hughes won’t return to the mound until August or maybe even September after suffering a compaction fracture above his left knee. Struck by a J.T. Realmuto line drive in the ninth inning of Thursday’s loss to the Miami Marlins, Hughes will be on crutches during the early..." June 11

  • Bogaerts' second straight 4-hit game powers Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In a game the Boston Red Sox in which scored 15 runs and pounded out as many hits, it was a base-running play by the red-hot Xander Bogaerts that helped make the difference. Bogaerts did it all for the Red Sox on Saturday, procuring his second consecutive four-hit game in..." June 11

  • Marlins use seventh-run seventh to bury Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- After dropping the first two games of a nine-game trip, the Miami Marlins got the reset they needed on Thursday. Miami sent a dozen men to the plate in a seven-run seventh inning, breaking open a tie game to take the finale of their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins..." June 10

  • Twins send Hughes, May to DL; add Gibson, Chargois

    Fox Sports "The Minnesota Twins made a flurry of roster moves on Friday afternoon, placing Phil Hughes and Trevor May on the 15-day disabled list and reinstating Kyle Gibson, while recalling J.T. Chargois from Triple-A. Hughes was diagnosed with a left-knee contusion after being struck by a line drive in..." June 10

  • Twins select outfielder Alex Kirilloff with 15th pick in MLB draft

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Alex Kirilloff was with friends, family and teammates Thursday and couldn't have been happier. Major League Baseball invited him to attend the draft proceedings in Secaucus, N.J., but he declined. His high school team had a playoff game that day anyway. A scout even contacted the high school..." June 10

  • Plouffe powers Twins over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Trevor Plouffe didn't appear to have any knee pain, especially when he was circling the bases. Plouffe, who missed three games in May with a knee injury and has slowly been working his way back to effectiveness for the Twins homered early and had a run-scoring double late in..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Jepsen out as closer for hapless Twins

    Twinkie Town "We've been clamoring for this for a while now but it was finally made official at the end of Wednesday night's victory over the Marlins: Kevin Jepsen has been ousted as the closer for the Twins. A solid pitcher after joining the team in a midseason trade, Jepsen seemed like the natural choice..." June 09

  • Twins prevail on Dozier's walk-off homer in 11th

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Getting to 100 career wins would usually be reason for a manager to celebrate, at least a little. For Minnesota Twins skipper Paul Molitor, in the midst of a tough season, the milestone was more of a relief. Brian Dozier's walk-off homer in the 11th inning lifted the..." June 08

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Longoria, Morrison belt two HRs each in Rays' 7-5 win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Tampa Bay Rays took aim at struggling Minnesota Twins pitchers. On Sunday, they also took aim at the team record book. The Rays belted four more home runs -- two apiece from Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison -- in a 7-5 come-from-behind win on Sunday afternoon at Target..." June 05

  • Struggling Rays defeat Twins to halt skid

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Mired in a five-game losing streak, the Tampa Bay Rays were craving a clutch hit from anyone in their lineup. With two outs in the eighth inning of a tie game against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, the Rays finally got what they needed. Brad Miller's RBI single punctuated a..." June 04

  • Twins end skid with win over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Eduardo Nunez slid into home and a huge smile worked its way across his face. Nunez, the speedy infielder in the midst of a career year in a lost season for the Minnesota Twins, was relieved he didn't have to run any further. His inside-the-park home run on the second pitch of..." June 03

  • Valencia sparks Athletics' win over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- When the month of May began, Oakland A's third baseman Danny Valencia was on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury and had zero home runs. Valencia hit his eighth home run of the month and the season Tuesday night -- all since May 6 -- and powered the A's to their..." June 01

  • Miguel Sano injures his hamstring, gets called “soft”

    Hardball Talk "The Twins placed outfielder Miguel Sano on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Sano suffered the injury Tuesday while running to beat out a potential double play, allowing a run to score. Nice hustle, right? “Nah,” says a member of the Minnesota media. Sano is soft: I..." June 01

  • The Twins recall Byron Buxton

    Hardball Talk "Byron Buxton has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester by the Twins. Buxton will replace Danny Santana, who was placed on the disabled list following a hamstring injury. But the bigger picture here is that Buxton will get a fresh go-around to show that he is the future of the Twins like so many..." May 31

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

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