Twins Rumors & News

  • MLB postseason schedule announced "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Twins Promote Adalberto Mejia, Sign Edward Mujica

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins have promoted left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia from Triple-A Rochester, optioned first baseman Kennys Vargas and signed right-handed reliever Edward Mujica to a minor league deal, per a team announcement." August 21

  • Duffy leads Royals over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy acknowledged he will be buying steak and lobster dinners for several teammates in Miami after they made a plethora of outstanding plays behind him Sunday. Duffy pitched superbly into the seventh inning as the Kansas City Royals nipped the Minnesota Twins 2-1..." August 21

  • Hosmer's 11th-inning single lifts Royals to 5-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer could not imagine walking out of Kauffman Stadium with a loss Friday after delays totaled 3 hours, 15 minutes, before going extra innings. Hosmer, who was the only Kansas City starter without a hit, delivered the winning single in the 11th inning as the Royals..." August 20

  • Royals stomp Twins behind Gordon, Kennedy

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manager Ned Yost has been waiting and waiting for Alex Gordon to go on a tear. He is waiting no longer. Gordon hit a pair of home runs and doubled while Ian Kennedy pitched eight scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0 on..." August 20

  • Nationals To Acquire Sean Burnett From Twins

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals have agreed to a deal to acquire left-hander Sean Burnett from the Twins, reports SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (Twitter link). The veteran southpaw had been pitching for the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate prior to the trade. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post tweets that it’s not clear..." August 19

  • Gordon hits grand slam as Royals rout Twins

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manager Ned Yost has tried a quartet of pitchers as the Kansas City Royals' No. 5 starter, but without producing much in the way of desired results. Dillon Gee, however, has clamped down that final rotation slot. Gee pitched a season-high seven innings and..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Gibson goes distance as Twins top Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson took a big step toward reversing his August troubles on Wednesday. Gibson threw his first career nine-inning complete game, lifting the Twins to a 10-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday at Turner Field. "That's a pretty good..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Twins snap seven-game slide against Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Ervin Santana got a victory against his former team and in the process helped the Minnesota Twins snap a seven-game interleague losing streak against the Atlanta Braves. Santana allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings, Joe Mauer homered as part of a three-hit game and the..." August 16

  • Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki clears waivers

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki has cleared waivers, according to a person with direct knowledge, meaning he can be traded to any team before his two-year contract extension expires at season’s end. Somewhat surprisingly, the Twins held onto the 32-year-old veteran at the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade..." August 16

  • Miguel Sano to have precautionary MRI on throwing elbow Monday

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Twins slugger Miguel Sano will have an MRI on his right elbow Monday during the team’s off day, manager Paul Molitor said Sunday. Sano has been held back from playing third base lately, in part because of elbow pain that popped up when the team was in Tampa Bay. Molitor called the MRI..." August 14

  • Orlando, Cain lead Royals over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas City Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando stepped to the plate in his first at-bat on Sunday and thought he was in trouble. After four hits and an 11-4 win over the Minnesota Twins, Orlando can breathe a bit easier. Orlando tied a career high, finishing a double short of the..." August 14

  • Minnesota Twins: Kurt Suzuki placed on trade waivers

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Kurt Suzuki could be entering his final days in a Twins uniform. The 2014 all-star catcher has been placed on trade waivers, according to a person with direct knowledge. Suzuki’s 48-hour waiver period expires at midday Sunday. If Suzuki goes unclaimed, the Twins would be free to work out a..." August 14

  • Morales, Ventura help Royals sink Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Don't look now, but the defending world champions could be getting hot in time to make a final push for the postseason. The Kansas City Royals followed the same recipe they did last October on Friday night, getting solid pitching, timely hitting and superb defense in a 7-3 win..." August 13

  • Twins LHP Tommy Milone to undergo MRI

    Today's Knuckleball "Tommy Milone only was able to give the Minnesota Twins three innings in their 10-2 loss to the Houston Astros in the second game of their doubleheader, but he may not be giving them anything else for a while. Milone experienced soreness in his left shoulder during the outing and will..." August 12

  • Springer explodes as Astros sweep Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Houston Astros put on an offensive clinic in a split doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, capping the day with a 10-2 victory at Target Field. George Springer had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Chris Devenski pitched five shutout innings to lead Houston in..." August 11

  • Altuve, Correa power Astros past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Altuve got a rare night off in Monday's series opener against the Minnesota Twins. The diminutive second baseman atoned for his absence with four hits on Tuesday, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-5 win at Target Field. For Altuve, the American League's leading hitter, it..." August 10

  • Twins place RP Trevor May on DL, call up J.T. Chargois

    Today's Knuckleball "The Minnesota Twins announced that the team has placed reliever Trevor May on the 15-Day Disabled List with a low back strain, calling up J.T. Chargois to take May’s place in the bullpen. May made his major league debut for Minnesota in April of this year and has been a regular member of the..." August 10

  • Duffey, Twins shut down Astros

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Tyler Duffey was in danger of being dropped from the Minnesota Twins rotation. His performance Monday may have convinced the Twins to keep him. Duffey pitched six innings of one-run ball in Minnesota's 3-1 win over the Houston Astros. Duffey (7-8) allowed just four..." August 08

  • Sano belts pair of homers as Twins roll past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Miguel Sano belted two home runs to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 6-3 win Sunday and series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. In Sano's first at-bat, he sent a foul ball so high that it hit the roof at Tropicana Field -- becoming the first player to..." August 07

  • Archer helps Rays beat Twins

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Archer looked like his old self Saturday, holding the Minnesota Twins to three hits in six innings and leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-3 win at Tropicana Field. "It's not surprising," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We all know he's a very talented young..." August 06

  • Twins rally past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Twins manager Paul Molitor wasn't sure how many chances he'd have for a favorable bat off his bench, so he sent Eddie Rosario out with a runner on. Pinch-hitting for just the second time this season, Rosario did as he did last time,..." August 05

  • Back in lineup, Twins remain uneasy about Miguel Sano's approach

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Miguel Sano was back in the lineup Tuesday, though as the designated hitter. The second-year slugger, his strikeouts climbing to historic levels and his defense at third base resulting in 11 July errors, was benched three times in the past six days, for a variety of reasons, Molitor said. Part..." August 04

  • Indians flex muscle with four homers to topple Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- In the first inning Thursday the Cleveland Indians had something they had only once in the previous three games and 27 innings: the lead. After three innings they had an ever bigger lead: 4-0. "That helps, because we got beat around the ballpark for the last three days,"..." August 04

  • Twins continue to give Indians fits

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Minnesota Twins aren't impressed that the Cleveland Indians lead the American League in pitching. On Tuesday night at Progressive Field, for the second consecutive game, the Twins pounded Cleveland's pitching, bludgeoning their way to a 10-6 victory. Max Kepler hit his..." August 03

  • Twins rout Indians for third game in a row

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The hits and runs just keep on coming for the Minnesota Twins, and that's just fine with manager Paul Molitor. "We've gotten it going offensively," he said after his team continued its devastating attack on the Cleveland Indians' pitching staff with a 13-5 victory Wednesday..." August 03

  • Kepler hits three homers in Twins' victory

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Max Kepler had a good week Monday night. "It was historic," said Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor. Kepler was 4-for-6, with three home runs and six RBIs as the Minnesota Twins hit five home runs overall in a 12-5 rout of the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field...." August 01

  • Twins acquire Santiago, trade Nolasco and Meyer to Angels

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer have been traded to the Los Angeles Angels, a major-league source said Monday, in exchange for lefthanded starter Hector Santiago and a minor-league player. Santiago, 28, is 10-4 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 starts this season, and has a 3.68 ERA over five major-league..." August 01

  • Blue Jays, Twins continue to discuss Santana

    Sportsnet "With just over two hours remaining before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays appear to be discussing Ervin Santana with the Minnesota Twins. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Monday that the teams continue talking about the right-hander." August 01

  • Report: Red Sox Acquire Fernando Abad from Twins

    CBS Boston "Dave Dombrowski made a move to acquire a left-handed pitcher from the AL Central on Monday, but it wasn’t the one everybody’s talking about. According to Jon Heyman, the Red Sox acquired Fernando Abad from the Minnesota Twins." August 01

  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Suffers injury while running Sunday

    CBS Sports "Buxton appeared to tweak his leg while running the bases in Sunday's game against the White Sox. He was removed from the contest in the top of the third inning." July 31

  • Twins' Tyler Duffey: Headed to bullpen

    CBS Sports "Duffey, who had originally been scheduled to start Monday in Cleveland, will move to the bullpen,'s Rhett Bollinger reports." July 31

  • Santana helps Twins overcome errors to beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For as good as he was pitching, Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana had to block out what was happening in the field behind him. Minnesota's defense committed four errors Sunday against Chicago, shortening Santana's day as his pitch count rose. But Santana was able to block..." July 31

  • Navarro lifts White Sox past Twins in 10

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Dioner Navarro's day off Sunday will be well deserved. The White Sox catcher delivered the eventual game-winning hit in the top of the 10th inning Saturday as Chicago topped Minnesota 6-5 at Target Field. Navarro also caught all 10 innings of Saturday's game, one night..." July 30

  • Twins announce bogus trades at Target Field

    Sportsnaut "Whoever was running the scoreboard at Target Field Thursday night must be wishing mulligans existed for real-world mistakes. During the Minnesota Twins game last night, the ticker on one of the smaller boards broke some major trades around MLB, except none of the were real." July 29

  • Twins trade All-Star Eduardo Nunez to San Francisco

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins on Thursday traded their lone 2016 All-Star, infielder Eduardo Nunez, to the San Francisco Giants for lefthander Adalberto Mejia. Nunez stepped into the lineup because of injuries and took advantage of the opportunity, batting .296 with 12 home runs, 47 RBI and 27 stolen..." July 29

  • Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Freddie Freeman had a chance in the eighth inning on Wednesday to establish a new career high in both single-game hits and RBIs. But after working ahead in the count, the Minnesota Twins chose to walk him instead. Freeman settled for matching his career bests with four hits..." July 28

  • Big 7th pushes Twins past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson wasn't as sharp Thursday as he was his last time out, but was good enough to keep the Minnesota Twins close. The right-hander pitched six innings of two-run ball, giving the Twins offense enough time to get going against the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-2 victory at..." July 28

  • Braves scratch out 2-0 win over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Lucas Harrell doesn't have the biggest name among pitchers who could be traded before Monday's non-waiver deadline, but the Atlanta Braves right-hander showed again Tuesday why he could be a sought-after piece. Harrell pitched six shutout innings and got just enough support to..." July 26

  • Ramirez, Shaw homers help Red Sox, Porcello win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- On days when Rick Porcello doesn't have his best stuff, it certainly helps to have hitters like Hanley Ramirez and Travis Shaw backing him up. Porcello turned in his worst outing in nearly two months, allowing five runs -- four earned -- in 6 2/3 innings, but that didn't matter..." July 24

  • Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Miguel Sano played the unlikely hero Friday night at Fenway Park. Sano entered the night in an 0-for-9 slump, but collected three hits -- including the decisive RBI double -- as the Minnesota Twins edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1. "He's got some hits, but he hasn't shown the..." July 22

  • Anthopoulos, Cherington among execs linked to Twins' GM job

    The Score "Alex Anthopoulos, the former Blue Jays general manager and current vice president of baseball operations for the Dodgers, is reportedly among several executives generating early consideration for the vacant Minnesota Twins' GM position. Anthopolous was one of many names mentioned Friday by..." July 22

  • Red Sox roll over visiting Twins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Steven Wright has proven to be a tired bullpen's best friend this season. A night after the Boston Red Sox used five relievers, the knuckleballer held down the fort for eight innings as the bats did the rest in a 13-2 rout of the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night at Fenway..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • How Twins lefty Fernando Abad hurt his back — and why he’s ripe for trade

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Veteran reliever Fernando Abad continues to attract trade interest as the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline draws closer, but the lefty’s sporadic usage has given potential trade partners pause. After working on back-to-back days six times in the first two months of the season, Abad has done so just..." July 21

  • Kepler comes through in clutch to lift Twins past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- When Max Kepler hits a home run, good things usually happen for the downtrodden Minnesota Twins. While the Twins are 24 games below .500, they're 8-1 when their rookie right fielder goes deep. Kepler did it again on Wednesday in dramatic fashion. He blasted a tie-breaking..." July 20

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