Twins
December 14, 2018
Twins' Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey right, and Senior Vice President, General Manager Thad Levine

Twins plan: Let free-agent market evolve before making more moves

Baseball's winter meetings came and went without the Twins making a move. Team officials believe conversations they had with agents and teams will pay off later
Twins
December 14, 2018
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire poses with his son, Toby Gardenhire, and umpires, before a baseball game in Detroit on Sept. 17

Winter Meetings Confidential: Toby Gardenhire in line for Fort Myers job

The son of former Twins (and current Tigers) manager Ron Gardenhire would move from Class A Cedar Rapids
Twins
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 13, 2018
Reports said the Twins had interest in free-agent designated hitter Nelson Cruz, formerly of the Mariners.

Winter Meetings Confidential: Twins court Cruz, but could fill DH role from within

The Twins were interested in Nelson Cruz as a DH, and a report Tuesday claimed Cruz was choosing between the Twins and Rays
Twins
December 12, 2018
After years in the Rays organization as a player and in a variety of roles, Rocco Baldelli was named Twins manager in October. He sees the multitude o

Nurturing young talent will be Baldelli's toughest task

New Twins manager Rocco Baldelli must coax improvement from players such as Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
Twins
December 12, 2018
Baldelli wants Twins to play loose and have fun

Baldelli wants Twins to play loose and have fun

Baldelli provided updates on a few subjects during his media session on Wednesday during the winter meetings
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 12, 2018
Cody Allen

Looking for relief: Twins checking out Cody Allen, Andrew Miller

The Twins have more interest in Allen than Miller, both of whom have been with Cleveland, according to a source with knowledge of the team's search.
Twins
December 12, 2018
Twins infield prospect Nick Gordon

Winter Meetings Confidential: Infield prospect Gordon trying to put on weight

Nick batted .333 in 42 games for Class AA Chattanooga but only .212 in 99 games with Class AAA Rochester.
Twins
December 12, 2018
Byron Buxton spent Tuesday with patients at Gillette Children’s Hospital. Fans last saw him in a Twins uniform in the Twin Cities in May, a fact tha

Buxton says lack of September call-up 'didn't go over well'

After winning a Gold Glove with the Twins in 2017, Byron Buxton played with injuries in 2018 and spent much of the season at Class AAA Rochester.
Twins
December 11, 2018
Buxton: Surprised and angry over September snub

Buxton: Surprised and angry over September snub

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, in St. Paul on Tuesday for an event at Gillette Children's Hospital, says he was angered by the Twins' decision not to promote him in September.
Twins
December 11, 2018
Fernando Romero

Twins think Romero has 'mentality' to be their closer

"I don't think he's scared of [anything] whether he's pitching the first or the ninth," Derek Falvey said about young pitcher Fernando Romero.
Twins
December 11, 2018
Reports said the Twins had interest in free-agent designated hitter Nelson Cruz, formerly of the Mariners.

Twins downplay rumored interest in free agents

The Twins aggressively shot down rumors Monday about their level of interest in a few free agents, such as slugger Nelson Cruz
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
December 10, 2018
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano had some lingering soreness this offseason from an injury he suffered in September.

Watching closely: Video helping Twins track Sano's progress

Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey has been able to watch videos of Miguel Sano's workouts instead of relying on written reports and conference calls.
Twins
December 10, 2018
How did Harold Baines ever get elected to baseball's Hall of Fame?

How did Harold Baines ever get elected to baseball's Hall of Fame?

Baines himself said he was “very shocked” to get elected.
Twins
December 9, 2018
Longtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.

Winter Meetings Confidential: Baines, Smith elected into Hall

Baines batted .289 with 384 home runs and an .820 on-base-plus-slugging percentage during his career, from 1980 to 2001. Smith's 478 saves from 1980 to 1997 rank third all-time.
Twins
December 9, 2018
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.
Twins
December 9, 2018
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.
Twins
December 8, 2018
Michael Pineda spent his first season as a Twin rehabbing from surgery.

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

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?
Final, 3/24 R H E
NY Yankees 17-9 5 6 1
Minnesota 14-13 3 9 1