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While the former closer has indicated that he is open to returning for a lower salary, the Twins have made no indications that they are interested in that.
The former Twins pitcher and ex-Rays coach Jim Hickey are among the top choices to take over Neil Allen's job.
Twins owner Jim Pohlad said he monitored how manager Paul Molitor and the team's top baseball executives worked together this season and liked what he saw.
Pitching coach Neil Allen has been let go and the Twins have not yet announced the future of the rest of Paul Molitor's coaching staff.
Allen was at his home in Sarasota, Fla., when he was informed by the club that he would not be brought back.
The manager is in contract talks, but no announcement was made.
After the manager lead the team into the AL wild-card game, Twins bosses Derek Falvey and Thad Levine want the 61-year-old to return for 2018.
The future of manager Paul Molitor - and all Twins coaches - are being considered by bosses Derek Falvey and That Levine.
Twins centerfielder Byron Buxton made a spectacular catch in the second inning, but left the game in the fourth. Zack Granite replaced him, and made a crucial baserunning error.
The Yankees have at least three relievers who would likely be closers on most other major league teams
Ervin Santana was sharp for the Twins as he prepared for his wild card start on Tuesday.
Jorge Polanco's two-run shot in the top of the ninth was the only offense Minnesota could muster Wednesday, but they secured a playoff spot when the White Sox beat the Angels.
Miguel Sano, recovering from a stress reaction in his left shin, took 60 swings at Target Field on Wednesday. It's the first time he's done anything baseball-related in two weeks.
Brian Dozier launched a fastball into the seats in the eighth inning for a three-run homer to put the Twins, who used 10 pitchers in the 8-6 victory, on the doorstep of a postseason berth.
The Twins are within reach to clinch the AL's second wild card, while the Indians are after baseball's best record.
The twins are on the verge of being the first team to lose 100 games and make the playoffs the following season. It could happen tonight.
The Twins infielder belted a three-run homer during the Twins' five-run sixth inning that helped them put the Tigers away 10-4 on Sunday.
The Twins on Saturday couldn't do much vs. Tigers starter Matt Boyd, but feasted on the bullpen to win their third straight in Detroit and inch closer to a wild-card berth.
The Twins have casted their net worldwide to find players from Australia to South Africa. But that looks to be changing.
Behind seven effective innings from Kyle Gibson, the Twins beat Detroit and built their wild-card lead to 3½ games.
Twins manager Paul Molitor has preserved 34-year-old Joe Mauer to the point where he can be in the lineup every day as the Twins attempt to secure a playoff berth.
Clutch hits by the Twins were everywhere on Thursday in a 12-1 romp over Detroit. The Angels and Rangers are both 2 1/2 games behind Minnesota, which has nine games to play.
The Twins walked 10 times Thursday — a nine-inning season high — to push their total for the season to 570. They are on pace to be the third Twins team to draw more than 600 walks in a season.
It's the latest in a series of moves as Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and General Manager Thad Levine continue to makeover the organization.
Eddie Rosario hit two home runs and Joe Mauer clubbed a grand slam Sunday for the Twins, who head to New York after rallying for a 13-7 victory over Toronto.
Kyle Gibson won his 11th game of the season on Sunday and has a chance to match his career high of 13 wins, but he was close to ruining it all because of two terrible innings.
The Twins and Red Sox are spring training neighbors. Each club is donating $100,000 to the Southwest Florida Community Organization, which will use the funds to help with hurricane recovery.
Eddie Rosario launched a two-run home run 430 feet over the right field foul pole Wednesday night, sending the Twins to a 3-1 extra-innings victory over San Diego.
Lefthander Adalberto Mejia, who has missed over a month because of a muscle strain in his upper arm, will return to the starting rotation…
The Twins belted a season-high seven home runs — one each in the first seven innings, an MLB first. Two were from Jason Castro, the fourth multi-homer game of his career.
Miguel Sano took early batting practice Tuesday, and manager Paul Molitor heard the familiar sound of baseballs exploding off the slugger's bat."He looked…
The two Wild Card survivors meet in a one-game playoff on October 3 (unless there's a playoff to determine which teams will advance to that playoff).
Wednesday marked Ehire Adrianza's second home run of the season and fifth of his career. He's batting .262, respectable off the bench, and his 23 RBI already are a career high.
After a ninth-inning rally came to an abrupt end, the Twins fell a half-game behind Los Angeles for the second Wild Card spot, with three other teams now trailing Minnesota by two games or less.
Prior to Tuesday's game, Robbie Grossman was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and Michael Tonkin's contract was selected from Class AAA Rochester.
Miguel Sano hit off a tee Monday, his first baseball activity since Aug. 19, when the Twins third baseman went out because of a stress reaction in his left shin.
The Twins' wild-card lead shrunk to a half-game.
The Twins loaded the bases twice in the ninth against the Royals, but Eddie Rosario struck out the second time the sacks were stacked to end the game and snap Minnesota's four-game winning streak.
The Twins hammered the White Sox 11-1 on Wednesday, and coupled with the Yankees' doubleheader loss to Cleveland are just one game out of the top spot for the American League wild card.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday that he would like to add three players in the next few days. One of them is expected to be a catcher, as Jason Castro remains on the seven-day concussion DL.
Miguel Sano is eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, but that won't happen. His recovery from a stress reaction in his…
The All-Star third baseman is not sure how long it will take him to recover from the injury.
The nine-run first was the third time in club history the Twins have scored that many in the first inning and sparked their 11th victory in the last 14 games.
Tim Melville, a 2008 fourth-round pick of the Royals, will be called up from Class AAA Rochester in time to pitch one the games, with fellow righthander Dillon Gee starting the other.
With the Twins also playing a doubleheader against the White Sox on Monday in Chicago, they now have to play seven games over a five-day stretch
If the Twins fall just short of a postseason berth, they can look at their lack of success against Cleveland at home as a big reason why.
Lefthander Glen Perkins returned from his minor league rehabilitation stint at Class AA Chattanooga on Tuesday, but the Twins aren't quite ready to add the three-time All-Star to the active roster.
The Twins turned back the Brewers 7-2 at Miller Park to complete a four-game sweep and move within a half-game of the second Wild Card spot in the playoff chase.
Bartolo Colon pitched seven shutout innings Wednesday night, providing a cushion for the Twins as they glided to their fourth straight victory and back to .500 on the season.
Twins earn rare back-to-back victories after again rallying from early deficit.
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano participated in batting practice before Monday night's game against Milwaukee, raising the possibility that the All-Star slugger could return to the lineup soon.
"We'll re-evaluate tomorrow and see where we are at," Molitor said of his All-Star third baseman.
Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano probably are the Twins' two best hitters. When neither are in the lineup? Well, you saw what happened on Saturday, in the team's 4-1 loss to Texas and Cole Hamels.
Buoyed by the offense, "Big Sexy" stymies Texas for his 37th career complete game at age 44.
Derek Falvey indicated that a number of departments will be affected by moves in the coming weeks and months.
His two-out, two-run single in the second inning opened the scoring. The Twins scored two more runs in the inning and never looked back.
San Diego scored once off Jose Berrios on two hits, then added a two-run home run by Austin Hedges to add to the Twins' miserable West Coast swing.
The Twins won't have one pitcher attempt to do a number of things, they will have a number of pitchers attempt to do one thing.
Brandon Kintzler said he's happy to be going to the team with the second-best record in the National League, and added he could 'always come back [as a free agent] if it works out.'
Brian Dozier, whose name has been mention in deadline trade talks, doesn't like the deal that sent Jaime Garcia to New York. But there could be more moves by the 3 p.m. trade deadline.
The Twins have led at some point in each game of this trip, which began with a sweep by the Los Angeles Dodgers, but have lost all but one of the six games.
Bartolo Colon was four outs away from recording his first victory with the Twins, his 10th major league team.
Miguel Sano blasted an opposite-field home run Saturday night for the Twins but Taylor Rogers could not close out the victory, giving up a walk-off two-run homer to Rajai Davis.
The lefthander showed the Twins how he can help them, or someone else, in going 6⅔ innings vs. Oakland. The Twins held on for a 6-3 win, ending a four-game losing streak that has dropped them below .500 for the first time since April.
One bit of fallout from the John Ryan Murphy trade to Arizona affects Mitch Garver, the top catching prospect in the Twins organization.
Manager Paul Molitor was forced to go to his bullpen early Sunday. And once that door opened, it wouldn't close.
Players know that with the deadline approaching, there could be jobs on the line.
Despite some late drama, the Twins crafted a 6-5 victory over Detroit to top off a night of celebration in front of an announced crowd of 33,700 at Target Field.
Don't rule out the Twins trading for Jaime Garcia just yet.
Pitching coach Neil Allen delivered a forceful lecture to Jose Berrios on the mound in the top of the second inning. Then the Twins offense broke open the game with six runs that also helped him settle in.
The 44-year-old pitcher had another rough outing on Tuesday, and is considering retirement, according to an ESPN report.
He's not taking quality at-bats, and it looks like he's trying to lift everything. He's struck out 17 times in his past 18 games after striking out 26 times over his previous 54.
Four of Houston's five runs in Sunday's victory over the Twins scored because Minnesota's defense came up short in an variety of ways.
The Twins' victory, thanks to a quirky double by Eddie Rosario, snapped a seven-game losing streak to Houston going back to last season.
HOUSTON – Next up: Bartolo Colon.The Twins announced on Saturday that Colon will make his Twins debut Tuesday when they play host to
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