Cody Allen was Cleveland's primary closer last season and could be a good fit for the Twins as a free agent this offseason.

Twins aren't expected to roll the dice in Vegas at winter meetings

The Twins have indicated that next season will be about allowing their young core to continue to develop. So they won't be in the Manny Machado and Bryce Harper free-agent sweepstakes.

Windy City Wins: Lee Smith, Baines elected to baseball Hall

Longtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.
Longtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Sano, Buxton steal Twins headlines, but Pineda's role for '19 could be big

December 8
Michael Pineda spent his first season as a Twin rehabbing from surgery.
North Score: Michael Rand and Twins beat writer Phil Miller tackle one of the many mysteries entering the team's 2019 campaign: What role will Micheal Pineda play?
December 9
Twins manager Rocoo Baldelli at his introductory news conference with Derek Falvey, left, and Thad Levine.

Twins' to-do list at baseball's winter meetings

Twins beat reporter La Velle E. Neal III breaks down what the club needs to do during the winter meetings.
December 7
Twins catcher Jason Castro, coming off a season in which he played just 19 games, is as veteran as they come right now for the Twins. He is 31.

After changes to roster, Twins sapped of cubhouse leaders

Players whose contributions might seem limited on paper can still help the team by setting a tone that creates comradeship and professionalism.
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 7
Jonathan Schoop

Stopgap at second base: Twins add Schoop as bridge to their future

Jonathan Schoop, a 2017 All-Star, is seen as a middle infielder who will hold down second base until the Twins' younger players in the minors are ready.
December 6

Jonathan Schoop: a closer look

More on the Twins' new second baseman
December 5
Former Twins outfielder Delmon Young, posing with his home run derby trophy

Delmon Young bests MLB stars to win home run derby in Venezuela

The former Twins outfielder never lived up to the hype in the majors, but he outslugged a couple of current major league stars over the weekend.


  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 91 71 .562 0 49-32 42-39 6-4
    Minnesota 78 84 .481 13 49-32 29-52 7-3
    Detroit 64 98 .395 27 38-43 26-55 3-7
    Chicago White Sox 62 100 .383 29 30-51 32-49 2-8
    Kansas City 58 104 .358 33 32-49 26-55 6-4
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 108 54 .667 0 57-24 51-30 5-5
    NY Yankees 100 62 .617 8 53-28 47-34 7-3
    Tampa Bay 90 72 .556 18 51-30 39-42 5-5
    Toronto 73 89 .451 35 40-41 33-48 4-6
    Baltimore 47 115 .290 61 28-53 19-62 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 103 59 .636 0 46-35 57-24 8-2
    Oakland 97 65 .599 6 50-31 47-34 6-4
    Seattle 89 73 .549 14 45-36 44-37 5-5
    LA Angels 80 82 .494 23 42-39 38-43 5-5
    Texas 67 95 .414 36 34-47 33-48 3-7
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 96 67 .589 0 51-30 45-37 9-1
    Chicago Cubs 95 68 .583 1 51-31 44-37 6-4
    St. Louis 88 74 .543 7.5 43-38 45-36 4-6
    Pittsburgh 82 79 .509 13 44-36 38-43 5-5
    Cincinnati 67 95 .414 28.5 37-44 30-51 2-8
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 90 72 .556 0 43-38 47-34 6-4
    Washington 82 80 .506 8 41-40 41-40 5-5
    Philadelphia 80 82 .494 10 49-32 31-50 2-8
    NY Mets 77 85 .475 13 37-44 40-41 7-3
    Miami 63 98 .391 26.5 38-43 25-55 4-6
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 92 71 .564 0 45-37 47-34 7-3
    Colorado 91 72 .558 1 47-34 44-38 8-2
    Arizona 82 80 .506 9.5 40-41 42-39 4-6
    San Francisco 73 89 .451 18.5 42-39 31-50 1-9
    San Diego 66 96 .407 25.5 31-50 35-46 6-4
  • Batting Average
    M. Betts BOS .346
    J. Martinez BOS .330
    J. Altuve HOU .316
    M. Trout LAA .312
    M. Brantley CLE .309
  • Home Runs
    K. Davis OAK 48
    J. Martinez BOS 43
    J. Gallo TEX 40
    M. Trout LAA 39
    J. Ramirez CLE 39
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Martinez BOS 130
    K. Davis OAK 123
    E. Encarnacion CLE 107
    J. Ramirez CLE 105
    (2) Players 103
  • Earned Run Average
    B. Snell TB 1.89
    T. Bauer CLE 2.21
    J. Verlander HOU 2.52
    G. Cole HOU 2.88
    C. Kluber CLE 2.89
  • Wins
    B. Snell TB 21
    C. Kluber CLE 20
    L. Severino NYY 19
    J. Happ NYY 17
    (2) Players 17
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 57
    C. Kimbrel BOS 42
    B. Treinen OAK 38
    S. Greene DET 32
    A. Chapman NYY 32
  • Batting Average
    C. Yelich MIL .326
    S. Gennett CIN .310
    F. Freeman ATL .309
    A. Rendon WAS .308
    L. Cain MIL .308
  • Home Runs
    N. Arenado COL 38
    T. Story COL 37
    M. Carpenter STL 36
    C. Yelich MIL 36
    (2) Players 35
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Baez CHC 111
    N. Arenado COL 110
    C. Yelich MIL 110
    J. Aguilar MIL 108
    T. Story COL 108
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.70
    A. Nola PHI 2.37
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.53
    M. Mikolas STL 2.83
    K. Freeland COL 2.85
  • Wins
    J. Lester CHC 18
    M. Scherzer WAS 18
    M. Mikolas STL 18
    A. Nola PHI 17
    K. Freeland COL 17
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 43
    K. Jansen LAD 38
    F. Vazquez PIT 37
    B. Boxberger ARI 32
    R. Iglesias CIN 30
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Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, right, point to each other as they acknowledge fans during a
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November 30
Twins cut ties with Grossman, will sign Cron for $4.8 million

Twins cut ties with Grossman, will sign Cron for $4.8 million

Grossman, a veteran outfielder, was not tendered a contract offer at the Friday deadline.
November 30
Reusse: Our 'UNLV' headed for Vegas, and warning needs repeating

Reusse: Our 'UNLV' headed for Vegas, and warning needs repeating

Uncle Pat gave some advice to La Velle Neal III before he headed to New Orleans for baseball's winter meetings in 2003. This time he's visiting another evil temptress: Vegas.
November 30
Man who once tried to buy Twins indicted on federal fraud charges

Man who once tried to buy Twins indicted on federal fraud charges

Donald Watkins promised to buy the team and privately fund a new ballpark. Problem was, the Alabama' man's finances always seemed a little shaky.
The Kernels snapped a six-game losing streak defeating the Clinton LumberKings at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night May
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November 30
Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza turned a double play against the Red Sox on June 21.

Adrianza agrees to one-year, $1.3 million deal with Twins

Friday is the deadline for teams to make offers on arbitration-eligible players.
November 28
Gimenez hired by Dodgers; Pickler joins Reds staff

Gimenez hired by Dodgers; Pickler joins Reds staff

Jeff Pickler was on Paul Molitor's staff last season with the Twins, while Chris Gimenez finished his playing career on the same day Joe Mauer did.
November 27
Twins minor league pitching prospect Casey Crosby (98) beat Rays infielder C.J. Cron (44) to home for an out to end their fourth inning.

Twins personnel moves show they have a thing for Tampa Bay

Since 2015, the Twins have added nine former Tampa Bay players, coaches or analysts, the latest being C.J. Cron. Is it just a cycle?
November 27
Many Twins fans, still stinging from last year’s acquisition of 38-home run hitter Logan Morrison (left), were underwhelmed after the club looked to

Don't let fear of LoMo cloud your vision of Twins' pickup of Cron

The five-second hot take reaction to the Twins picking up power hitter C.J. Cron off waivers from Tampa Bay was “here we go again.”
November 27
C.J. Cron rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Kyle Gibson of the Twins in April.

Twins add 30-homer hitting Cron, eye Gold Glove second baseman

After adding a right-handed power hitter, the Twins are looking at what they'll do to fill the void at second base left by trading Brian Dozier.
November 26
Then-Rays outfielder Denard Span, center, congratulated C.J. Cron, right, after scoring on Cron's two-run homer off the Twins' Gabriel Moya in April.

About C.J. Cron

The son of a big-league ballplayer, Cron played four seasons with the Angels before joining the Rays this past season.
November 23
Waiting for the Twins to turn on the hot stove

Waiting for the Twins to turn on the hot stove

So far, the Twins have overhauled their coaching staff. Eventually, they have to turn their attention to the major league roster
November 21
Rocco Baldelli, named Twins manager on Oct. 25, has completed his coaching staff.

Bill Evers is final addition to Twins manager Rocco Baldelli's staff

Evers, 64, has been coaching or managing in organized baseball for the past 30 years.
November 21
The Twins added infielders Nick Gordon (pictured) and Luis Arraez and outfielder LaMonte Wade to their 40-man roster Tuesday. Gordon, 23, was the Twin

Twins add Gordon, Arraez and Wade to 40-man roster

The Twins have 38 players on their 40-man roster, which gives them flexibility to add a player through a trade, free agency or the Rule 5 draft scheduled for Dec. 12.
November 20
Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt

Twins reportedly contact Diamondbacks about Goldschmidt

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports and MLB Network, the Twins reached out to Arizona about a possible trade for six-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner Paul Goldschmidt.
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November 20
Jason Gabbert, 49, of Plymouth, with a partial collection of baseballs he has amassed attending Major League Baseball games.

Fan banned from Target Field over pursuit of baseballs goes to bat to stay

Twins officials say Jason Gabbert, who chases baseballs thrown to fans in stands, has been disruptive, but he disagrees. One judge already has backed the team.
November 20
Tony Diaz, right, was first base coach for Colorado.

Base coaches Watkins, Diaz to join Twins staff

Tony Diaz was first base coach for the Rockies, and Tommy Watkins managed for the Twins in the minor leagues.