Twins officially announce Polanco and Kepler deals; press conference to come

The Twins would like to sign other young players to contract extensions, but Polanco and Kepler are the first.

Astudillo late reporting to Twins training camp because of visa issue

February 13
Willians Astudillo
The delay is not good timing for catcher/utility player Willians Astudillo, who has a chance to land a spot on the Opening Day roster, most likely coming off the bench.

Twins sign Duda, announce spring invites

February 9
Lucas Duda hit an RBI single off Twins starting pitcher Lance Lynn last season.
The Twins added another player who can hit the ball over the fence in Lucas Duda, who twice blasted 30 home runs in a season.
Twins
February 2
Former Rockies catcher Rosario signs with Twins

Former Rockies catcher Rosario signs with Twins

Wilin Rosario, 29, played last season in Japan after two seasons in Korea.
Twins
January 23
Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Edgar Martinez, left, Mike Mussina, center, and Mariano Rivera, right, pose for photographs during news conference Wed

LaVelle E. Neal III's Hall of Fame ballot (and how Twins missed on Mussina)

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez were elected by the writers on Tuesday. Here's how Star Tribune baseball writer LaVelle E. Neal III (and others) voted.
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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January 23
Twins unveil new home alternate jersey, replacing cream-colored throwbacks

Twins unveil new home alternate jersey, replacing cream-colored throwbacks

The Twins unveiled new alternate home jerseys this morning to ramp up the fever for TwinsFest, which begins Friday at Target Field.
Twins
January 15
Twins land 18-year-old infielder Ozoria in trade for Curtiss

Twins land 18-year-old infielder Ozoria in trade for Curtiss

John Curtiss was designated for assignment on Monday after Blake Parker was signed.
Twins
January 14
Reliever Parker deal official; Curtiss dropped from Twins roster

Reliever Parker deal official; Curtiss dropped from Twins roster

Blake Parker, who became a free agent in November after the Angels declined to offer him a contract for 2019, gets a one-year deal worth $3.2 million
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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January 14
Toby Gardenhire

Toby Gardenhire promoted as Twins announce minor league managers

The Twins announced their line-up of minor-league managers and coaches Monday; Gardenhire moved up to the Twins' 'high Class A' team in Fort Myers from 'low A' Cedar Rapids.
Twins
January 10
Twins sign pitcher, catcher to minor-league deals

Twins sign pitcher, catcher to minor-league deals

Tomas Telis has played in the major leagues for parts of the past five seasons, and Dario Alvarez has played for the Braves, Rangers and Mets.
Twins
December 20, 2018
Twins sign former major leaguers Mike Morin and Dean Anna

Twins sign former major leaguers Mike Morin and Dean Anna

Morin, born in Andover, has pitched in 186 games for the Mariners and Angels. Anna had cups of coffee with the Yankees and Cardinals.
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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December 13, 2018

After adding Cron and Schoop, Twins go dormant at Winter Meetings

They added a minor league pitcher in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday before leaving Las Vegas and planning to wait for the free-agent market to evolve.
Twins
December 12, 2018
Baldelli on Buxton's criticism: 'Byron has earned the right to express himself'

Baldelli on Buxton's criticism: 'Byron has earned the right to express himself'

Formerly two of baseball's hot prospects, Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano went through rough seasons and are looking for fresh starts.
Twins
December 10, 2018
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel throws against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning of Game 1 of a baseball American League Divis

With market for closers slow, Twins may not do much at winter meetings

Early signs are the Twins won't be active in Las Vegas, especially after adding C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop.
Twins
November 28, 2018
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.
Twins
November 27, 2018
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?
Twins
November 23, 2018
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
Vikings
November 15, 2018
Hartman: Vikings' Siemian isn't surprised by alma mater Northwestern's success

Hartman: Vikings' Siemian isn't surprised by alma mater Northwestern's success

Siemian played at Northwestern from 2011 to 2014 when they went 26-24 overall. He's fourth in career passing yards for the Wildcats.
Twins
November 9, 2018
Will Twins prioritize power hitting in free agency?

Will Twins prioritize power hitting in free agency?

The lack of home runs, more than any other statistic, hurt the team's offense last season.
Twins
November 2, 2018
In appreciation of Ervin Santana: He wasn't Johan, but he wasn't bad

In appreciation of Ervin Santana: He wasn't Johan, but he wasn't bad

The veteran pitcher was bought out by the team this week after a four-season stint that was marred by suspension and injury.
Twins
October 29, 2018
Joe Mauer

Mauer officially becomes free agent as World Series ends

Joe Mauer, who hasn't made a decision about whether he'll keep playing, is one of four Twins who can sign with another team beginning this weekend.
Twins
September 30, 2018
Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer tipped his hat to the cheering crowd before his first at bat on the final game of the season.

Game No. 1,858 feels a little special for Joe Mauer as he considers future

The longtime Twin and St. Paul native is leading off and playing first base in what could be his final game.
Twins
September 27, 2018

Near triple play turns into big inning for Twins

The Tigers had a shot at a triple play in the fifth inning but ended up getting just one - after replay. And the Twins took advantage of the new life.