Zack Wheeler was 11-8 with a 3.96 ERA for the Mets last season.

Wheeler had $100 million offer from Twins, took richer deal from Phillies

The Twins now will move on with their list of candidates, including lefty Madison Bumgarner, who had a bounceback season in 2019.

Twins will extend Target Field netting again for 2020 season

Target Field will have expanded netting for the 2020 season.
The aim of the netting is to protect fans from balls batted or thrown into the seating area.

Former Twins coach Shelton bringing energy to Pittsburgh managing job

Derek Shelton
Derek Shelton's garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates' drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October.
December 4
Twins will honor Gophers coach John Anderson at Diamond Awards

Twins will honor Gophers coach John Anderson at Diamond Awards

The longtime University of Minnesota coach has 11 Big Ten titles and 19 NCAA appearances.
December 4
Twins minor-leaguer prospects Trey Cabbage, Alex Kirilloff and Jordan Balazovic pose with the Mighty Mussels mascot on Tuesday.

Miracle no more: Twins team in Fort Myers takes a new nickname

Most minor-league baseball teams used to show off an affiliation to their parent club by taking the same nickname. That's become a thing of the past as more teams try to capture their local roots.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger handed out gum to kids after Education Day at a St. Paul Saints exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday,
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December 3
C.J. Cron hit 25 home runs in his first season with the Twins.

Who's on first next? Twins part ways with Cron, reliever Hildenberger

C.J. Cron and Trevor Hildenberger are free to sign with any team, including the Twins, but both figure to move on — in Cron's case, to his fourth team in four seasons.
December 2
Adrianza returning to Twins with new one-year contract

Adrianza returning to Twins with new one-year contract

Ehire Adrianza was one of 11 players eligible for salary arbitration this winter and the only one who agreed to a contract on deadline day.
December 2
Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award as 2019's top designated hitter

Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award as 2019's top designated hitter

Nelson Cruz in 2019 was the leading home run hitter on the game's greatest home-run hitting team, helping the Twins win their first AL Central title since 2010.


  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 101 61 .623 0 46-35 55-26 8-2
    Cleveland 93 69 .574 8 49-32 44-37 4-6
    Chicago White Sox 72 89 .447 28.5 39-41 33-48 7-3
    Kansas City 59 103 .364 42 31-50 28-53 3-7
    Detroit 47 114 .292 53.5 22-59 25-55 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 103 59 .636 0 57-24 46-35 4-6
    Tampa Bay 96 66 .593 7 48-33 48-33 7-3
    Boston 84 78 .519 19 38-43 46-35 4-6
    Toronto 67 95 .414 36 35-46 32-49 6-4
    Baltimore 54 108 .333 49 25-56 29-52 5-5
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 107 55 .660 0 60-21 47-34 8-2
    Oakland 97 65 .599 10 52-29 45-36 6-4
    Texas 78 84 .481 29 45-36 33-48 4-6
    LA Angels 72 90 .444 35 38-43 34-47 3-7
    Seattle 68 94 .420 39 35-46 33-48 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 91 71 .562 0 50-31 41-40 6-4
    Milwaukee 89 73 .549 2 49-32 40-41 7-3
    Chicago Cubs 84 78 .519 7 51-30 33-48 2-8
    Cincinnati 75 87 .463 16 41-40 34-47 4-6
    Pittsburgh 69 93 .426 22 35-46 34-47 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 97 65 .599 0 50-31 47-34 4-6
    Washington 93 69 .574 4 50-31 43-38 9-1
    NY Mets 86 76 .531 11 48-33 38-43 7-3
    Philadelphia 81 81 .500 16 45-36 36-45 3-7
    Miami 57 105 .352 40 30-51 27-54 4-6
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 106 56 .654 0 59-22 47-34 8-2
    Arizona 85 77 .525 21 44-37 41-40 8-2
    San Francisco 77 85 .475 29 35-46 42-39 3-7
    Colorado 71 91 .438 35 43-38 28-53 5-5
    San Diego 70 92 .432 36 36-45 34-47 1-9
  • Batting Average
    N. Cruz MIN .311
    J. Polanco MIN .295
    E. Rosario MIN .276
    M. Kepler MIN .252
  • Home Runs
    N. Cruz MIN 41
    M. Kepler MIN 36
    M. Sano MIN 34
    E. Rosario MIN 32
    M. Garver MIN 31
  • Runs Batted In
    E. Rosario MIN 109
    N. Cruz MIN 108
    M. Kepler MIN 90
    J. Polanco MIN 79
    M. Sano MIN 79
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Berrios MIN 3.68
    M. Perez MIN 5.12
  • Wins
    J. Odorizzi MIN 15
    J. Berrios MIN 14
    K. Gibson MIN 13
    M. Pineda MIN 11
    M. Perez MIN 10
  • Strikeouts
    J. Berrios MIN 195
    J. Odorizzi MIN 178
    K. Gibson MIN 160
    M. Pineda MIN 140
    M. Perez MIN 135
  • Batting Average
    T. Anderson CWS .335
    D. LeMahieu NYY .327
    Y. Moncada CWS .315
    M. Brantley HOU .311
    R. Devers BOS .311
  • Home Runs
    J. Soler KC 48
    M. Trout LAA 45
    N. Cruz MIN 41
    A. Bregman HOU 41
    G. Springer HOU 39
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Abreu CWS 123
    X. Bogaerts BOS 117
    J. Soler KC 117
    R. Devers BOS 115
    A. Bregman HOU 112
  • Earned Run Average
    G. Cole HOU 2.50
    J. Verlander HOU 2.58
    C. Morton TB 3.05
    S. Bieber CLE 3.28
    L. Giolito CWS 3.41
  • Wins
    J. Verlander HOU 21
    G. Cole HOU 20
    E. Rodriguez BOS 19
    D. German NYY 18
    (3) Players 16
  • Saves
    R. Osuna HOU 38
    A. Chapman NYY 37
    B. Hand CLE 34
    I. Kennedy KC 30
    (2) Players 30
  • Batting Average
    C. Yelich MIL .329
    K. Marte ARI .329
    A. Rendon WAS .319
    J. McNeil NYM .318
    N. Arenado COL .315
  • Home Runs
    P. Alonso NYM 53
    E. Suarez CIN 49
    C. Bellinger LAD 47
    C. Yelich MIL 44
    (2) Players 41
  • Runs Batted In
    A. Rendon WAS 126
    F. Freeman ATL 121
    P. Alonso NYM 120
    E. Escobar ARI 118
    N. Arenado COL 118
  • Earned Run Average
    H. Ryu LAD 2.32
    J. deGrom NYM 2.43
    M. Soroka ATL 2.68
    J. Flaherty STL 2.75
    S. Gray CIN 2.87
  • Wins
    S. Strasburg WAS 18
    M. Fried ATL 17
    C. Kershaw LAD 16
    D. Hudson STL 16
    L. Castillo CIN 15
  • Saves
    K. Yates SD 41
    J. Hader MIL 37
    W. Smith SF 34
    R. Iglesias CIN 34
    K. Jansen LAD 33
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December 2
Rocco Baldelli, right, has lost his bench coach, hitting coach and assistant bullpen coach from his first year with the Twins, but the AL Manager of t

Baldelli's challenges: Get free agents, replacements for departed coaches

Twins Insider: The Twins are unlikely to go after über aces Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg in free agency, but they have interest in the next tier of pitchers.
November 27
Jorge Polanco homered in the opening game of the ALDS in Yankee Stadium on Oct. 4.

Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has ankle surgery

The All-Star had arthroscopic debridement on his right ankle Friday in Los Angeles.
November 27

Derek Shelton's resume

Shelton, hired away from the Twins to manage the Pirates, began his coaching career as a minor league coach with the Yankees.
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November 27
Twins bench coach Derek Shelton, right, talked with Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman during workouts in March at Target Field.

Twins bench coach Derek Shelton will manage Pirates

Derek Shelton, who replaces Clint Hurdle, beat Matt Quatraro for the job.
November 27
Kyle Gibson pitched seven seasons for the Twins.

Former Twins pitcher Gibson to sign with Texas for 3 years, $30 million

After seven seasons in Minnesota, the team let him go as a free agent.
November 26
Jeremy Hefner was an advance scout for the Twins before being named assistant pitching coach for the 2019 season.

Twins losing assistant pitching coach Hefner to Mets

The 33-year-old was an advance scout for the Twins before joining the coaching staff last season.
November 26
Ex-Tigers reliever Hardy, two others get minor league deal from Twins

Ex-Tigers reliever Hardy, two others get minor league deal from Twins

Hardy, a 32-year-old lefthander, pitched six seasons for Detroit, but had elbow problems in 2019 and was outrighted in October.
November 26
New Twins hitting coach Edgar Varela (left, with former manager Paul Molitor) spent 10 years with the Pirates before joining the Twins' minor league s

'Pressure is a privilege.' Twins' new hitting coach welcomes challenge

The Twins looked at candidates within and outside the organization, and also received feedback from players before name Edgar Varela hitting coach.
November 26
Edgar Varela (left, with former manager Paul Molitor) will join the major league staff as hitting coach, replacing James Rowson, after spending the pa

Twins will name Edgar Varela as hitting coach, replacing Rowson

Edgar Varela, 39, will join the major league staff after spending the past two seasons as Twins' minor league field coordinator.
November 25
Glen Perkins and Tom Brunansky donned the throwback baby blues during a Twins game in 2014.

Bringing back baby blues: Twins get new alternate uniforms for 2020

The Twins will wear a baby blue alternate uniform for 2020, replicating the team's road uniform worn from 1973 through 1986.
November 25
In 1984, manager Billy Gardner removed Ron Davis in the eighth inning of a September game in Cleveland when the Twins turned a 10-0 lead into an 11-10

Love and hate: Sharp division of opinion over Twins' new baby blues

For some, the throwback jerseys conjure up memories of losing season. Others don't carry the baggage of blown saves by Ron Davis and other ineptitude of the era when they were worn.
November 21
Twins position players huddled in the outfield during spring training in February.

Twins add five players to roster, including hard-throwing Duran

The Twins added five minor leaguers to their 40-man roster, highlighted by Jhoan Duran, a 21-year-old pitcher whose fastball has been clocked as high as 102 miles per hour.
November 21
Cheaters: All of baseball's controversies are hard to keep up on

Cheaters: All of baseball's controversies are hard to keep up on

It’s hard to keep track of all of Major League Baseball’s current controversies, so you are like most of us if you're still sorting them out.
November 20

Former major league baseball player Bob Johnson dies at 83

A headline in the April 8, 1962, edition of the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune read, “Senators Count on Edina’s Johnson.” The article, published the day before…
November 18
Ryan Costello played for Central Connecticut State in 2016, a year before he was drafted by the Mariners. He was dealt to the Twins in July 2018.

Twins prospect Costello found dead in New Zealand

Ryan Costello, a 23-year-old third baseman, first baseman and outfielder, split 2019 between Class A Fort Myers and Class AA Pensacola.