James Rowson takes on challenge with youngsters as Twins hitting coach

James Rowson takes on challenge with youngsters as Twins hitting coach

The new Twins hitting coach caught Derek Falvey's attention a few years ago.

Former Twins media relations director Tom Mee dies at 88

December 2
Former Twins media relations director Tom Mee dies at 88
Tom Mee began working with the Twins from the time of their arrival in 1961.

Optimism to out the door: Terry Ryan on being fired

December 2
Optimism to out the door: Terry Ryan on being fired
Former Twins general manager Terry Ryan spoke Thursday about his firing for the first time. "For both parties, maybe it was the right time to make a switch and a change and go our separate ways."
Twins
December 2

Rowson named Twins hitting coach; Bill Smith leaving organization

The Twins have hired former Yankees minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson as their new hitting coach, according to a report by the New York Post.
Twins
December 1

Souhan: All-Star Game rule had some value (and some Vikings thoughts)

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December 1

New Twins catcher Castro sees similarities between Twins, Astros

Jason Castro lost a lot of games early in his career with the Astros. He's also seen the team rebound to make the playoffs and been an All-Star.
Twins
November 30

Reusse: Wolves, Twins would benefit from a swap of coaching styles

How's this for a radical plan: Owners Jim Pohlad and Glen Taylor should trade manager and head coach of their respective teams.
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November 30

Terry Ryan hired as a scout by Philadelphia Phillies

When Ryan came to the Twins as scouting director, he worked for GM Andy MacPhail, now a top executive with the Phillies.
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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 94 67 .584 0 53-28 41-39 6-4
    Detroit 86 75 .534 8 45-35 41-40 5-5
    Kansas City 81 81 .500 13.5 47-34 34-47 4-6
    Chicago White Sox 78 84 .481 16.5 45-36 33-48 6-4
    Minnesota 59 103 .364 35.5 30-51 29-52 4-6
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 93 69 .574 0 47-34 46-35 5-5
    Baltimore 89 73 .549 4 50-31 39-42 7-3
    Toronto 89 73 .549 4 46-35 43-38 6-4
    NY Yankees 84 78 .519 9 48-33 36-45 5-5
    Tampa Bay 68 94 .420 25 36-45 32-49 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Texas 95 67 .586 0 53-28 42-39 5-5
    Seattle 86 76 .531 9 44-37 42-39 6-4
    Houston 84 78 .519 11 43-38 41-40 3-7
    LA Angels 74 88 .457 21 40-41 34-47 8-2
    Oakland 69 93 .426 26 34-47 35-46 3-7
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 103 58 .640 0 57-24 46-34 6-3
    St. Louis 86 76 .531 17.5 38-43 48-33 6-4
    Pittsburgh 78 83 .484 25 38-42 40-41 2-7
    Milwaukee 73 89 .451 30.5 41-40 32-49 5-5
    Cincinnati 68 94 .420 35.5 38-43 30-51 5-5
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 95 67 .586 0 50-31 45-36 6-4
    NY Mets 87 75 .537 8 44-37 43-38 7-3
    Miami 79 82 .491 15.5 40-40 39-42 3-7
    Philadelphia 71 91 .438 24 37-44 34-47 2-8
    Atlanta 68 93 .422 26.5 31-50 37-43 8-2
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 91 71 .562 0 53-28 38-43 5-5
    San Francisco 87 75 .537 4 45-36 42-39 7-3
    Colorado 75 87 .463 16 42-39 33-48 2-8
    Arizona 69 93 .426 22 33-48 36-45 5-5
    San Diego 68 94 .420 23 39-42 29-52 4-6
  • Batting Average
    T. Milone MIN 1.000
    J. Berrios MIN 1.000
    H. Santiago MIN .333
    J. Polanco MIN .282
    R. Grossman MIN .280
  • Home Runs
    B. Dozier MIN 42
    M. Sano MIN 25
    M. Kepler MIN 17
    T. Plouffe MIN 12
    B. Park MIN 12
  • Runs Batted In
    B. Dozier MIN 99
    M. Sano MIN 66
    M. Kepler MIN 63
    J. Mauer MIN 49
    K. Suzuki MIN 49
  • Earned Run Average
    E. Escobar MIN 0.00
    B. Kintzler MIN 3.15
    E. Santana MIN 3.38
    R. Pressly MIN 3.70
  • Wins
    H. Santiago MIN 13
    T. Duffey MIN 9
    E. Santana MIN 7
    R. Pressly MIN 6
    K. Gibson MIN 6
  • Strikeouts
    E. Santana MIN 149
    H. Santiago MIN 144
    T. Duffey MIN 114
    K. Gibson MIN 104
    M. Tonkin MIN 80
  • Batting Average
    J. Altuve HOU .338
    M. Betts BOS .318
    D. Pedroia BOS .318
    M. Cabrera DET .316
    M. Trout LAA .315
  • Home Runs
    M. Trumbo BAL 47
    N. Cruz SEA 43
    E. Encarnacion TOR 42
    K. Davis OAK 42
    B. Dozier MIN 42
  • Runs Batted In
    D. Ortiz BOS 127
    E. Encarnacion TOR 127
    A. Pujols LAA 119
    M. Betts BOS 113
    H. Ramirez BOS 111
  • Earned Run Average
    A. Sanchez TOR 3.00
    J. Verlander DET 3.04
    M. Tanaka NYY 3.07
    C. Kluber CLE 3.14
    R. Porcello BOS 3.15
  • Wins
    R. Porcello BOS 22
    J. Happ TOR 20
    C. Kluber CLE 18
    D. Price BOS 17
    C. Sale CWS 17
  • Saves
    Z. Britton BAL 47
    F. Rodriguez DET 44
    S. Dyson TEX 38
    D. Robertson CWS 37
    A. Colome TB 37
  • Batting Average
    D. LeMahieu COL .348
    D. Murphy WAS .347
    J. Votto CIN .326
    C. Blackmon COL .324
    J. Segura ARI .319
  • Home Runs
    C. Carter MIL 41
    N. Arenado COL 41
    K. Bryant CHC 39
    M. Kemp ATL 35
    F. Freeman ATL 34
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Arenado COL 133
    A. Rizzo CHC 109
    M. Kemp ATL 108
    D. Murphy WAS 104
    A. Duvall CIN 103
  • Earned Run Average
    K. Hendricks CHC 2.13
    J. Lester CHC 2.44
    N. Syndergaard NYM 2.60
    M. Bumgarner SF 2.74
    J. Cueto SF 2.79
  • Wins
    M. Scherzer WAS 20
    J. Lester CHC 19
    J. Cueto SF 18
    J. Arrieta CHC 18
    (5) Players 16
  • Saves
    J. Familia NYM 51
    K. Jansen LAD 47
    M. Melancon WAS 47
    A. Ramos MIA 40
    J. Gomez PHI 37
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Twins
November 29

Twins call on past to brighten future

The club Monday announced that former Twins Torii Hunter, LaTroy Hawkins and Michael Cuddyer have joined the organization as special assistants to baseball operations.
Twins
November 28

Meet (again) the new Twins special assistants

Former Twins Michael Cuddyer, Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins are back with the club to handle a variety of duties.
Twins
November 28

Twins officially add Hunter, Cuddyer, Hawkins as special assistants

The three former players will work with current Twins in a variety of ways.
Sports
November 28

Reusse blog: Fidel, revolution, pitch framing and the mystery of Class B baseball in Minnesota

We didn't know what Fidel was up to in 1958. And we never know quite what's up with Class B in townball.
Polls
November 25

Poll: Should the Twins consider trading Brian Dozier?

Twins
November 23

Hunter, Cuddyer expected to join Hawkins in returning to Twins organization

These former Twins are going to help Derek Falvey and Thad Levine as they attempt to turn around the franchise.
Sports
November 23

Pitch Framing 101: Why Jason Castro is an important Twins signing

Jason Castro, who played six seasons for the Houston Astros, is considered one of baseball's best pitch-framing catchers and his value to the Twins was worth a three-year, $24.5 million deal despite his lack of offense.
Twins
November 23

Twins makeover begins by signing catcher Castro to three-year deal

Jason Castro is considered a strong defensive catcher, although he has struggled with the bat since being named to the American League All-Star team in 2013.
Twins
November 19

Plouffe 'curious' about what's next after being waived by Twins

Trevor Plouffe, who has spent most of the past five seasons as the Twins' third baseman, has been waived and will become a free agent.
Twins
November 18
Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (7) hit a single in the bottom...

Twins boss Falvey on Mauer: 'He'll be here helping us out'

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine talked to fans about Joe Mauer, Byron Buxton and Neil Allen on Thursday night.
Twins
November 18

Twins considering options including 'very difficult decisions' with players

In the Twins' annual question-and-answer session for ticket holders Derek Falvey and Thad Levine hinted they are willing to trade even the most popular current players.
Twins
November 18
Minnesota Twins LaTroy Hawkins during practice on Sunday.

Former Twins pitcher Hawkins joining team as special assistant

The righthander played with 10 major league teams in his career and was considered a clubhouse leader everywhere he went.
Twins
November 18
Ron Gardenhire

New team, new role: Gardenhire 'excited' to be with Diamondbacks

The former Twins manager will support Torey Luvullo as bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Twins
November 17

Gardenhire's back in baseball as Arizona bench coach

Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who last year served as a special assistant to the Twins' front office, is being introduced at a press conference today.
Twins
November 17
Tom Thibodeau

Souhan: Slow starts by Twins, Wolves show reality can beat hope

The Timberwolves, with talent even more precocious and accomplished than the Twins' top prospects, are looking more like an AAU team than one coached by a renowned defensive guru.

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