Twins Rumors & News

  • Getting work in, Perkins showing no rust

    MLB.com "Glen Perkins got his work in on the Minor League side on Thursday, as the Twins' closer tossed an easy 1-2-3 inning against the Red Sox's Class A team at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. Perkins, who missed time early in camp with a mild right oblique strain, made his fifth appearance of the..." March 26

  • Phenom MLB Prospect Byron Buxton Is 'Mike Trout 2'

    Bleacher Report "While Kris Bryant pummels baseball after baseball into oblivion in the Cactus League, whipping the when-will-he-debut debate into a frenzy from Arizona to the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, he's not the only phenom dropping jaws this spring. The first two picks from the 2012 draft, Minnesota's..." March 24

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    #MNTwins sign Brian Dozier to a four-year extension worth $20 million

  • 4d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    The #MNTwins optioned Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Rochester

  • 5d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Pinto will be held out of BB activities for minimum of 4-5 days, Molitor said

  • 5d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Per Eduardo Escobar, Josmil Pinto was feeling better today after taking 3 Adam Jones blows: "He said he's OK." No concussion, Esco said.

  • 6d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Josmil Pinto is being evaluated for a concussion

  • 6d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Ryan Pressly has been optioned to Rochester. #MNTwins

  • Oblique strain in rearview mirror for Perkins

    MLB.com "Twins closer Glen Perkins, who has been out with a mild right oblique strain, returned to action by throwing a scoreless inning in a Minor League game in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday. Perkins, facing Triple-A Pawtucket, allowed a single to right field, but struck out one and induced two fly..." March 20

  • Molitor considering unconventional pitching moves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s a crazy question to ask an All-Star closer in a stat-obsessed game, but Paul Molitor gave it a try anyway. What would you think, he asked Glen Perkins, if you didn’t get all the saves? Turns out, Perkins had been thinking the same thing. “He wanted to see what I thought about pitching..." March 19

  • After rigorous offseason, Nolasco plans to improve off subpar 2014

    Fox Sports North "When Ricky Nolasco addressed the media after his final start of a forgettable 2014 season, the Twins right-hander said he wanted to put his first year in Minnesota in the past. He had just finished with a 6-12 record and a 5.38 ERA, more than a full run above his career average. And Nolasco..." March 17

  • Joe Kelly is (probably) fine, but what if he wasn't?

    Over The Monster "Joe Kelly is just fine. Mostly. His early departure from Monday's game against the Mets was due to a bit of bicep tightness, and importantly is something he's experienced before that usually doesn't linger too long. He doesn't even expect to get an MRI. So the brief emergency is over. Joe Kelly..." March 16

  • Who will be the Twins fifth starter to start the 2015 season?

    Twinkie Town "couple of weeks back, I wrote about how Ricky Nolasco's resurgence may be the most important part of the Minnesota Twins pitching situation in 2015. While I still strongly believe this to be, the second most important piece of the Twins pitching situation as we start the 2015 season is definitely..." March 16

  • Torii Hunter won’t retire if he has a good 2015 season

    Hardball Talk "Twins outfielder Torii Hunter considered retiring after the Tigers — then his team — were knocked out of the ALDS by the Orioles. He ended up signing with the Twins, the team that took him in the first round of the 1993 draft, on a one-year, $10.5 million deal. Hunter, 39, told MLB Network..." March 16

  • American League Central preview: White Sox join the party for division title

    Covers.com "The American League Central sets up as a four team race with the Chicago White Sox projected to jump back into contention. Covers Expert Sean Murphy breaks down the National League East as we continue our preview of each division in the bigs. Detroit Tigers (2014: 90-72, -380 units, 84-72-2..." March 16

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Jorge Polanco also sent back to minor league camp. #MNTwins

  • 12d
    Patrick Reusse @1500ESPN_Reusse

    Twins send Buxton & Berrios to minor league camp, w/ 7 others: Kepler, Meneses, Garver, Turner, Duffey, O'Rourke & Rogers.

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • 19d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Perkins to throw side Monday. Been held out with cramp in his side. Happened Friday.

  • 19d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Brian Dozier (flu) was back to full baseball activity on a back field today, Terry Ryan said

  • 19d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Josmil Pinto says he feels better today, has already taken a couple swings in cage, might catch a bullpen if trainers allow. #MNTwins

  • 24d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Molitor didn't sound too keen on the idea of opening the year with Pelfrey and/or Meyer in his bullpen. Views them as starters. #MNTwins

  • Twins making progress on an extension for Brian Dozier

    Twin Cities "Having already locked up Opening Day starter Phil Hughes earlier this winter with a three-year, $42 million contract extension through 2019, the Twins are working on an extension for second baseman Brian Dozier There were strong indications Tuesday that the Twins and Damon Lapa, Dozier’s agent,..." March 03

  • Twins' Hughes aiming to replicate success from last season

    Fox Sports North "To see just how much Phil Hughes embraced his new team and his new town, you have to look no further than his locker stall at Hammond Stadium. In the top shelf of the locker sits a green glove with red stitching -- colors that Minnesota Wild fans would recognize instantly. Though the glove..." March 01

  • Twins' May draws on last year's promising finish

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It sounds funny for a guy with a 7.88 ERA to say, but Trevor May hated to see the 2014 season end. “I feel like I ran out of starts,” the 25-year-old righthander said. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh, I’m running out of time. I want to keep pitching.’ It was confidence-building to learn that if I get..." March 01

  • 27d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Mike Pelfrey threw to hitters for the first time since undergoing surgery in May. He said he felt great and was able to locate his pitches

  • 27d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Trevor Plouffe missed today's workout due to illness. Was sent home after morning meetings. #MNTwins

  • Paul Molitor rolls out cellphone limits on game day

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Eddie Guardado noticed an alarming trend at spring training last year, when he was still a special instructor in town for a brief period. "I'm sitting there the first day, having a cup of coffee at the big table in the middle of the clubhouse," said Guardado, a member of the Twins hall of..." February 28

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Alex Meyer is going to leave camp and will miss two workouts to attend his grandfather's funeral, Twins just announced.

  • Pelfrey anxious to prove himself with Twins

    Fox Sports North "The 2014 season was a tad short for Mike Pelfrey. "I was feeling good at the end of the year," Pelfrey said Tuesday morning before taking the field for the second day of spring training with the Minnesota Twins. "If the season had been one week longer, I could have pitched." That appears to..." February 24

  • Miguel Sano ‘able to do everything’ as spring camp nears

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "More than 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery that wiped out his 2014 season, Twins third-base prospect Miguel Sano remains on track to enjoy a normal big-league spring training. “He’s doing pretty much everything,” said Brad Steil, Twins director of minor league operations. “I don’t know..." February 19

  • Prized Twins prospects Buxton, Sano hope to stay healthy and produce

    Fox Sports North "The 2014 baseball season was a complete loss for Miguel Sano, the Minnesota Twins' prized third base prospect. It was almost as big of a letdown for Byron Buxton, viewed by many as the top prospect in the game and a player the Twins hope will be roaming center field for a long time to..." February 10

  • Al Michaels says Twins pumped fake noise into 1987 World Series

    Awful Announcing "Al Michaels has covered incredible sporting events since the 1970’s. Michaels was the play-by-play commentator of eight World Series, nine Super Bowl and ample Olympic events, including the 1980 Miracle On Ice. On Wednesday, Michaels went on ProFootbalTalk Live with Mike Florio and discussed the..." February 07

  • Twins prospect Stewart turns back to football to help with baseball

    Fox Sports North "Kohl Stewart swears he doesn't miss being a quarterback. The Twins pitching prospect was a two-sport star in high school and had a football scholarship to play quarterback at Texas A&M, but he chose to stick with his first love of baseball. It worked out pretty well for Stewart as the Houston..." February 03

  • MLB.com names Byron Buxton as baseball’s top prospect for second straight year

    Hardball Talk "For the second straight year, MLB.com has ranked Twins center field prospect Byron Buxton as the No. 1 prospect in the game. Buxton got top honors despite appearing in just 31 games in the minors last season due to a left wrist injury and a concussion. The 21-year-old then suffered a small..." February 01

  • Orioles sign Chris Parmelee

    Hardball Talk "Chris Parmelee, who was dropped by the Twins last month, has signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles that includes an invitation to spring training. Parmelee was the Twins’ first-round draft pick 2006 and had a huge September debut in 2011, but then hit just .238 with 20 homers and a..." January 26

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Alex Meyer on possible pen role: "Whatever it takes to help the Minnesota Twins. If it’s me being a left-on-left guy, I really don’t care."

  • 61d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Ryan on Buxton: "I don't see him breaking camp with us but I do see may surfacing in the major leagues in 2015."

  • 62d
    Phil Ervin @PhilErvin

    Twins and Brian Duensing have agreed to a 1-yr, $2.7M deal. Team avoids arbitration with all 6 arb-eligible players.

  • 62d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Joe Mauer said he's been able to have a normal offseason, unlike last year, when he was coming off a concussion. Says he's in a good place.

  • 62d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Mike Pelfrey said he's going into camp healthy and ready to compete for a spot in the rotation. Was able to have a normal offseason.

  • 62d
    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Milone said he couldn't figure out why his neck still bothered him in offseason until they found the tumor. But was throwing 2 weeks later.

  • 62d
    Tyler Mason @FSNtylermason

    Caught up with Byron Buxton. He said he was cleared to resume activity 2 weeks ago. He's hoping he got all his injuries out of the way.

  • 63d
    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    #MNTwins announce they have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms with outfielder Jordan Schafer on a one-year contract for $1.55M.

  • Johan Santana’s latest comeback shut down with more shoulder problems

    Hardball Talk "Johan Santana‘s body will apparently not allow a comeback to happen. Or at least not without a bunch of setbacks first. Finally healthy again after tearing his Achilles’ tendon last spring while coming back from multiple shoulder surgeries, Santana has been pitching in the Venezuelan winter..." January 21

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    No #MNTwins offer yet to Johan. But he has at least one after his Tuesday outing. 6 or so teams interested. He'll pitch again mid-week.

  • Plouffe, Duensing among six Twins to file for arbitration

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced Tuesday that 175 players filed for salary arbitration, including six Twins. Lefthander Brian Duensing, righthander Casey Fien, lefthander Tommy Milone, infielder Eduardo Nunez, third baseman Trevor Plouffe and outfielder Jordan Schafer all..." January 14

  • Johan Santana making a comeback — and the Yankees are interested

    New York Post "Johan Santana’s comeback began Tuesday night, pitching two scoreless innings in the Venezuelan Winter League, and the Yankees were among the teams in attendance. It was the left-hander’s first game on a mound since he tore an Achilles tendon while pitching an extended spring training game last..." January 14

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame

    MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

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    Rafael Rojas C @rafaelrojasc

    Oswaldo Arcia dealing now with back issues, manager says he will wait 5-6 days before definitive decision @MikeBerardino