Souhan: Don't look to Knoblauch deal as reason to trade Dozier

Souhan: Don't look to Knoblauch deal as reason to trade Dozier

The Twins' trade of Chuck Knoblauch to New York in 1998 isn't as analogous to a potential Brian Dozier trade now as you would think.

Twins pitcher Gibson avoids arbitration, gets raise to $2.9 million

January 13
Twins pitcher Gibson avoids arbitration, gets raise to $2.9 million
Kyle Gibson quadrupled his salary on Friday, the biggest raise among four Twins arbitration-eligible pitchers who settled on 2017 contracts with the team on Friday.

New Twins management says 'expect more activity' on roster in coming weeks

January 13
New Twins management says 'expect more activity' on roster in coming weeks
Dozens of veteran free agents remain unsigned, one month before spring training camps open, and only one big-name player has been traded since last season ended.
Minneapolis
January 14

Hennepin County to pay off Target Field debt a decade early

County hopes to clear loan by 2027 instead of 2037.
Twins
January 14

2017 Baseball Hall of Fame class to be announced this week

Results will be revealed at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Candidates need to be named on 75 percent of ballots cast to win induction. Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are in strong position to be inducted.
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January 13

Reusse: Twins fantasy camp a welcome respite for ALS patient

Steve Lufkin was diagnosed with ALS three years ago next month. At the annual Twins Fantasy Camp this month, he was drafted as a scorekeeper.
Twins
January 13

Projected Twins 2017 salaries

A look into the financial books.
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January 13

Notable unsigned MLB free agents

The list includes slugger Jose Bautista.

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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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Music
January 12

Twins confirm July 28 concert with Billy Joel at Target Field

Joe Mauer and Paul Molitor helped deliver the concert pitch Thursday morning at the ballpark.
Twins
January 12

Twins sign catcher Chris Gimenez to minor-league contract

Gimenez, a veteran of four major-league teams, agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Twins
January 12

Molitor ponders giving Mauer more time off in 2017

Three months of rest have healed the quad injury that kept Joe Mauer on the bench in September. Manager Paul Molitor wonders if "maybe a little less [playing time] might be a little better" for Mauer.
Twins
January 12
Brian Dozier

Twins won't stop listening to offers for Brian Dozier

General Manager Thad Levine said the team never will put an artificial time limit on any transaction that could improve the team.
Twins
January 11

Hunter and Hawkins joining Twins broadcast team on FSN

Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven remain primary team in the booth, but a quartet of former Twins will fill in occasionally.
Blogs
January 11

Developer looking at building entertainment venue near Target Field

Developer is considering an entertainment venue near light rail station.
Sports
January 11

New Twins pitcher Vogelsong has survived obstacle-filled career

Ryan Vogelsong has had a peculiar professional journey that includes health problems, pitching in Japan and Venezuela, and nearly losing sight in one eye.
Twins
January 11

Twins invite two veteran pitchers to training camp

Ryan Vogelsong, a 39-year-old righthander, has reached a verbal agreement on a minor-league contract with the Twins.
Twins
January 11

Trade Dozier? Here are the five best players traded by the Twins

With talk swirling around Brian Dozier's future in Minnesota, here's a look back at some big deals made with star players. Will Dozier join this list?
Sports
January 11

Trevor Plouffe agrees to one-year deal with Oakland

The former No. 1 draft pick by the Twins has reached a deal with oakland, which finished last in the American League West in 2015 and 2016.
Variety
January 10

Our money's on Billy Joel as Target Field announces big concert Thursday

The Piano Man has already announced a string of dates in ballparks for next summer.
Twins
January 10

Toby Gardenhire joins Twins organization as minor-league instructor

As former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire prepares for a new job this spring, his son (and former Twins farmhand) Toby Gardenhire is doing the same.
Twins
January 6

Nick Gordon, Alex Wimmers among 16 invited to Twins spring training

The two former first round picks are among 16 minor leaguers, including former major league Ben Paulsen, headed for Fort Myers.
Twins
January 4

Twins juggle minor league managers Jake Mauer, Mientkiewicz

Tommy Watkins named manager of Class A Cedar Rapids.
Twins
January 2

Reusse: Twins' old spring home is gone, but it won't be forgotten

Tinker Field was hardly first-class, but the hope here is that the memorial plaza approved by the Orlando City Council will be.