Twins
February 9
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol

Twins' portion of baseball megadeal appears to be on the rocks

Depsite losing faith that a deal could be struck, the Twins on Saturday made one last attempt to satisfy the Red Sox by offering a second minor leaguer.
Twins
February 9
Chaim Bloom

Reusse: Duress no excuse for Red Sox to back out of bad deal

The Red Sox and their new general manager the Red Sox needed an excuse after the reaction to trading star Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.
Twins
February 9

Five story lines for Twins spring training

Here are five story lines to watch during the 47 days of spring training, which runs until March 23.
Twins
February 8

Key spring dates for the Twins

Twins pitchers and catchers report on Wednesday to Fort Myers. The full-squad reports Feb. 17.
Twins
February 8

New lineup of Twins coaches

Rocco Baldelli was AL Manager of the Year in his first season as the Twins rolled to 101 victories, but he lost three key members of his coaching staff as a result.
Twins
February 8
Graterol still with Twins as trade concerns continue to drag on

Graterol still with Twins as trade concerns continue to drag on

The players' union voiced its concern over the teams' failure to complete the deal.
Twins
February 7
Brusdar Graterol's future is still in limbo in the aftermath of the three-way deal involving the Twins, Boston and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Twins or Red Sox? Graterol remains in limbo as blockbuster trade not official

Brusdar Graterol was in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday getting ready for spring training. The question is, which team will he report to next week?
Twins
February 6
Jose Berrios gets a hefty raise, but Twins win arbitration case

Jose Berrios gets a hefty raise, but Twins win arbitration case

Berrios has been a two-time All-Star pitcher for the Twins, but that didn't help his request for a record salary in his first year of arbitration.
Twins
February 6
With big trade held up by Graterol health concerns, what happens next?

With big trade held up by Graterol health concerns, what happens next?

The Red Sox are hitting the pause button after medical reports seem to indicate that Twins pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol is better suited to be a reliever than a starter.
Twins
February 6
Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda has a contract, which the Twins could inherit, that pays him more when he makes starts.

Innings equal dollars: Maeda contract tied to workload

Wherever he winds up for 2020, thanks to his contract Kenta Maeda will want to pitch — and pitch a lot.
Twins
February 6
Twins pitcher Brusdar Graterol

Graterol's medical records cast doubt on blockbuster trade

The Twins' piece of the blockbuster Mookie Betts trade has reportedly stalled the rest of the deal, plunging the Twins' acquisition of Dodgers righthander Kenta Maeda into doubt.
Twins
February 5
Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda throws a pitch to during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series vs. Washington last season.

Graterol to Boston, Maeda to Twins in blockbuster deal sending Mookie Betts to L.A.

The Twins were the third team in the deal that also sends 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts and 2012 AL Cy Young winner David Price from the Red Sox to the Dodgers.
Twins
February 5
How good will Brusdar Graterol turn out to be? That's one of the things being debated in the aftermath of the three-way deal involving the Twins, Bost

Grief to excitement: What's being said about the Twins-Boston-Dodgers deal

In Boston, some are comparing the trade to when the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. In Los Angeles, there's surprise and celebration. In Minnesota, people are all over the place.
Twins
February 5
Twins, Tigers will play preseason game in Dominican Republic

Twins, Tigers will play preseason game in Dominican Republic

The game was announced by Detroit executive VP Al Avila, whose son Alex plays for the Twins and whose father started a baseball academy in the Dominican.
Twins
February 5
One wild night, two big trades: What it all means for Twins and Wolves

One wild night, two big trades: What it all means for Twins and Wolves

An upgrade and a teardown: The Twins have an open window in which they should be able to be title contenders. The Wolves, meanwhile, are looking to the future yet again.
Twins
February 5
Brusdar Graterol is on his way to Boston.

Souhan: For Twins fans, dealing Graterol what 'going for it' looks like

The risk: Brusdar Graterol will become a star and remind Twins fans forever of David Ortiz. The payoff: The 2020 Twins are a better team.
Minneapolis
February 4
Twins’ mascot T.C. Bear poses for a photo with young fans, from left to right, Oliver Burkland, Winston Mielke, Wyatt Mielke and Charlie Burkland, a

Minnesota Twins pick 2 people to share T.C. Bear mascot role

The Twins wouldn't reveal the names of the new mascots, but said they both have "collegiate and professional mascotting experience," said a team executive.
Twins
February 4
Fans touring the baseball Hall of Fame gallery in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Hall of Fame ballots made public. Picks by Star Tribune voters here

In case you're wondering, none of the ballots made public Tuesday included the one person who didn't vote for Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Twins
February 4
Twins pitching prospect Jordan Balazovic was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

Reusse: Twins pitching prospect Balazovic wants to remain a starter

Jordan Balazovic definitely has a starter look to him. He's tall and with a delivery that's continuously repeated. As Ron Gardenhire would say, "The ball really comes out of his hand."
Twins
February 4
After a strong 2019 season with the Twins that included an All-Star selection, Jake Odorizzi’s offseason has included bringing 1-year-old son Maddex

For Odorizzi, it's full speed ahead thanks to more zip on pitches

With improved velocity on his pitches and a one-year contract for 2020, Jake Odorizzi is looking forward to a prove-it season with the Twins.