Twins
December 13, 2019
The Twins' biggest move to this point this offseason was to make righthander Jake Odorizzi a $17.8 million qualifying offer, which he accepted.

Twins leave winter meetings with same holes they had before

As they prepare for the 2020 season, the Twins left the winter baseball meetings still needing a high-impact starting pitcher, a capable reliever and a corner infielder.
Twins
December 12, 2019

Twins pass on Rule 5 draft

Derek Falvey, the Twins' president of baseball operations, said progress was made in the search for a new bench coach and assistant pitching coach. With the help of manager Rocco Baldelli, the Twins spoke to a few candidates during the week.
Twins
December 12, 2019
Josh Donaldson

Another big bat? Twins making pitch for ex-MVP Donaldson

Finding starting pitching continues to be a priority for the Twins but they have been in contact with 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson's representatives for most of the offseason.
Twins
December 12, 2019
Nice of baseball's commissioner to admit sport's economics unfair to Twins

Nice of baseball's commissioner to admit sport's economics unfair to Twins

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred admitted that the economics of baseball are unfair, even though he was trying to make a point that the system works well.
Twins
December 11, 2019
Former Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal.

Biggest MLB free-agent signings again go to biggest markets

"Do I deny that Tampa can't sign a pitcher for $326 million? I don't deny that; that's a fact," Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said.
Twins
December 11, 2019
Do the Twins have a shot at Bumgarner?

Do the Twins have a shot at Bumgarner?

With Gerrit Cole signed, the price for the former Giants left hander went higher. Dallas Keuchel, Hyun-Jin Ru and Rick Porcello are other options.
Twins
December 10, 2019
Derek Shelton, left, and Rocco Baldelli shared a laugh during spring training in Fort Myers in February.

Twins manager Baldelli must replace Shelton -- and battle with him

Derek Shelton is the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and already named a bench coach Rocco Baldelli and the Twins were also considering.
Twins
December 10, 2019
The Twins on Tuesday officially announced the signings of pitcher Michael Pineda (left) and catcher Alex Avila.

Twins officially sign Pineda, Avila

Michael Pineda is scheduled to earn $20 million over the next two seasons, although that will be reduced to about $17.6 million after he serves the final 39 games of the 60-game suspension Major League Baseball handed him in September for using a banned substance.
Twins
December 10, 2019
Twins' Cruz named to All-MLB first team at designated hitter

Twins' Cruz named to All-MLB first team at designated hitter

Cruz has already won the Edgar Martinez Award after hitting 41 home runs as the Twins set a major league record with 307 round trippers.
Twins
December 10, 2019
Without adding top-end starter, don't expect Twins to hold off Cleveland

Without adding top-end starter, don't expect Twins to hold off Cleveland

Twins management has created payroll flexibility to add to its current top three starting pitchers, and such an addition could be needed to repeat as AL Central champion. RandBall explains why.
Twins
December 10, 2019
Among the free-agent pitchers the Twins are looking at for their starting rotation are three NL lefthanders: San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner, the Lo

Free agents get down to business but are Twins on their agenda?

Teams are committing more money than expected to lock up top pitching, and it's leading to quicker clarity on the starting pitching market.
Twins
December 10, 2019
Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals spoke at the White House on Nov. 4 as President Trump hosted the World Series champions.

Neal: Will rising tide from Strasburg deal wash over Twins?

Madison Bumgarner might end up being the winner if he gets above market price as a free agent.
Twins
December 10, 2019
After letting him go, Twins haven't ruled out bringing back Cron

After letting him go, Twins haven't ruled out bringing back Cron

Bringing back first baseman C.J. Cron, who wasn't offered a 2020 contract last week, is one of their contingency plans, based on how other pursuits wind up.
Twins
December 9, 2019
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National Lea

Are Twins interested in free agent starter Hyun-Jin Ryu?

The veteran lefthander was second in National League Cy Young Award voting last season, but will be 33 next season and has a history of injury.
Twins
December 8, 2019
Minnesota Twins bosses Thad Levine and Derek Falvey.

Twins' pitching 'Plan A' might have to change this offseason

So far this offseason, the Twins have been unable to land the impact starter they seek. The winter meetings begin Monday in San Diego, and Minnesota might have to turn its focus to offense.
Twins
December 6, 2019
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner became a free agent after the season and the Twins are in the market.

Souhan: Twins' options to fill out rotation are plentiful

Signing Madison Bumgarner might be the easiest path for the Twins, but it also figures to be the most expensive.
Twins
December 6, 2019
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Michael Pineda

Pineda gets new deal with Twins, must complete drug suspension

The Twins agreed to re-sign the free agent righthander to a two-year contract worth $20 million. He'll be sidelined until early May to finish his 60-game suspension.
Twins
December 6, 2019
Catcher Avila agrees to deal with Twins, will back up Garver

Catcher Avila agrees to deal with Twins, will back up Garver

The left-handed hitting veteran will replace Jason Castro, who is a free agent. He's been with Arizona for the past two seasons.
Minneapolis
December 5, 2019
Target Field will have expanded netting for the 2020 season.

Twins will extend Target Field netting again for 2020 season

The aim of the netting is to protect fans from balls batted or thrown into the seating area.
Twins
December 5, 2019
Zack Wheeler was 11-8 with a 3.96 ERA for the Mets last season.

Wheeler had $100 million offer from Twins, took richer deal from Phillies

The Twins now will move on with their list of candidates, including lefty Madison Bumgarner, who had a bounceback season in 2019.