Tony Oliva, photographed at Target Field Wednesday, made the Hall of Fame on Sunday in a vote by the Golden Days Era Committee.

Twins greats Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The two stars of yesteryear were chosen to baseball's shrine by the Golden Days Era Committee, along with Minnie Minoso and Gil Hodges.

'Certainly been worth the wait': Kaat humbled to get unexpected call to Cooperstown

December 5
Lefthander Jim Kaat, pictured in 1970, won 190 of his 283 games with the Twins franchise.
Longtime Twins lefthander Jim Kaat will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame nearly four decades after throwing the last of his 25 big-league seasons.

O'Neil, Minoso, Hodges among six inducted into 2022 Hall of Fame class

December 5
Negro leagues great Buck O’Neil in 2006.
Buck O'Neil never uttered a single word of bitterness or regret about not being elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Till the end, he urged those who loved and rooted for him to do the same.
Tony Oliva in 1968

Reusse: Oliva's prime a magnificent thing for a young man to watch

It was an April afternoon in 1964, when games on television were rare, that a young Tony Oliva made a lasting impression by showing he wouldn't be intimidated in the batter's box.
December 4
Tony Oliva was looking good at Target Field on Wednesday, a few days ahead of the Golden Days Era Committee decision.

One vote short last time, Oliva at peace as he waits for that Hall of Fame call

No one has felt the disappointment — however brief for Tony — of not making the baseball Hall of Fame more than Twins great Tony Oliva.
Mudonna and T.C. Bear joined St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter for the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Paul Saints home opener.
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December 4
John Wesley Donaldson is featured in paintings displayed by historian Pete Gorton.

Two pioneering Black baseball players with Minnesota connections could be Hall of Famers

Two of the 10 Early Baseball Era candidates for the Hall of Fame could be chosen this weekend for induction.
December 4
By signing with Twins, Byron Buxton also made long-term deal with Minnesota

By signing with Twins, Byron Buxton also made long-term deal with Minnesota

Explaining why he chose to stay for the foreseeable future with the Twins, who made him the second player chosen in the 2012 draft, one theme kept coming up: Family
December 2
Dylan Bundy after giving up a home run at Target Field to Max Kepler in 2018.

Dylan Bundy's signing raises question: Did Twins learn anything?

Free agent pitcher Dylan Bundy, who was signed Wednesday, has some upside. But his recent track record suggests he has more downside.
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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December 2
At a Target Field news conference Wednesday, Twins center fielder Byron Buxton said he tries not to overthink each trip to the plate. That’s what ML

Reusse: Buxton's hitting theory goes against MLB's lethargic pace

With MLB's mind-numbing march of pitchers, and minute after minute without seeing a ball in play, it was refreshing to hear Byron Buxton on hitting: "See the ball, hit the ball."
December 2
Dylan Bundy

Twins sign starting pitcher Bundy, former first-round pick

Dylan Bundy had a promising 2020 season with the Los Angeles Angels before struggling last summer. He'll get a fresh start with the Twins.


  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago White Sox 93 69 .574 0 53-28 40-41 7-3
    Cleveland 80 82 .494 13 40-41 40-41 5-5
    Detroit 77 85 .475 16 42-39 35-46 3-7
    Kansas City 74 88 .457 19 39-42 35-46 5-5
    Minnesota 73 89 .451 20 38-43 35-46 6-4
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Tampa Bay 100 62 .617 0 52-29 48-33 7-3
    Boston 92 70 .568 8 49-32 43-38 5-5
    NY Yankees 92 70 .568 8 46-35 46-35 7-3
    Toronto 91 71 .562 9 47-33 44-38 6-4
    Baltimore 52 110 .321 48 27-54 25-56 4-6
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 95 67 .586 0 51-30 44-37 4-6
    Seattle 90 72 .556 5 46-35 44-37 7-3
    Oakland 86 76 .531 9 43-38 43-38 4-6
    LA Angels 77 85 .475 18 40-42 37-43 5-5
    Texas 60 102 .370 35 36-45 24-57 5-5
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 95 67 .586 0 45-36 50-31 4-6
    St. Louis 90 72 .556 5 45-36 45-36 7-3
    Cincinnati 83 79 .512 12 44-37 39-42 5-5
    Chicago Cubs 71 91 .438 24 39-42 32-49 4-6
    Pittsburgh 61 101 .377 34 37-44 24-57 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 88 73 .547 0 42-38 46-35 8-2
    Philadelphia 82 80 .506 6.5 47-34 35-46 4-6
    NY Mets 77 85 .475 11.5 47-34 30-51 4-6
    Miami 67 95 .414 21.5 42-39 25-56 3-7
    Washington 65 97 .401 23.5 35-46 30-51 2-8
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Francisco 107 55 .660 0 54-27 53-28 8-2
    LA Dodgers 106 56 .654 1 58-23 48-33 9-1
    San Diego 79 83 .488 28 45-36 34-47 2-8
    Colorado 74 87 .460 32.5 48-33 26-54 3-7
    Arizona 52 110 .321 55 32-49 20-61 4-6
  • Batting Average
    J. Polanco MIN .269
    J. Donaldson MIN .247
    M. Sano MIN .223
  • Home Runs
    J. Polanco MIN 33
    M. Sano MIN 30
    J. Donaldson MIN 26
    M. Kepler MIN 19
    B. Buxton MIN 19
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Polanco MIN 98
    M. Sano MIN 75
    J. Donaldson MIN 72
    M. Kepler MIN 54
    L. Arraez MIN 42
  • Wins
    M. Pineda MIN 9
    C. Thielbar MIN 7
    K. Maeda MIN 6
    J. Gant MIN 5
    (2) Players 4
  • Strikeouts
    K. Maeda MIN 113
    B. Ober MIN 96
    J. Gant MIN 92
    M. Pineda MIN 88
    C. Thielbar MIN 77
  • Batting Average
    Y. Gurriel HOU .319
    M. Brantley HOU .311
    V. Guerrero Jr. TOR .311
    T. Anderson CWS .309
    N. Lopez KC .300
  • Home Runs
    S. Perez KC 48
    V. Guerrero Jr. TOR 48
    S. Ohtani LAA 46
    M. Semien TOR 45
    (4) Players 39
  • Runs Batted In
    S. Perez KC 121
    J. Abreu CWS 117
    T. Hernandez TOR 116
    R. Devers BOS 113
    (2) Players 111
  • Earned Run Average
    R. Ray TOR 2.84
    L. McCullers Jr. HOU 3.16
    G. Cole NYY 3.23
    F. Montas OAK 3.37
    J. Berrios TOR 3.52
  • Batting Average
    T. Turner LAD .328
    J. Soto WAS .313
    B. Harper PHI .309
    N. Castellanos CIN .309
    A. Frazier SD .305
  • Home Runs
    F. Tatis Jr. SD 42
    A. Duvall ATL 38
    P. Alonso NYM 37
    J. Votto CIN 36
    M. Muncy LAD 36
  • Runs Batted In
    A. Duvall ATL 113
    A. Riley ATL 107
    M. Machado SD 106
    O. Albies ATL 106
    N. Arenado STL 105
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Burnes MIL 2.43
    M. Scherzer LAD 2.46
    W. Buehler LAD 2.47
    B. Woodruff MIL 2.56
    Z. Wheeler PHI 2.78
  • Wins
    J. Urias LAD 20
    A. Wainwright STL 17
    W. Buehler LAD 16
    M. Scherzer LAD 15
    (5) Players 14
  • Saves
    M. Melancon SD 39
    K. Jansen LAD 38
    W. Smith ATL 37
    J. Hader MIL 34
    E. Diaz NYM 32
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December 2
The Twins first made a contract extension offer to center fielder Byron Buxton in March of 2017 before reaching an agreement on a seven-year, $100 mil

Lengthy, lucrative contract shows loyalty between Buxton, Twins

With higher-payroll teams in the bidding, Byron Buxton would likely have gotten richer offers had he waited to become a free agent after next season despite his injury history.
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December 1
Twins bosses Derek Falvey, left, and Thad Levine flanked Byron Buxton after signing him to a $100 million contract extension Wednesday. They’ll focu

After memorable day of signings, Twins bosses prepare for lockout

Minor league player development and amateur scouting can go on unaffected if there is no new labor agreement.
December 1
Byron Buxton’s smile was easy to spot during Wednesday’s press conference at Target Field.

Buxton's biggest goal after signing Twins deal: 'Win as many rings as I can'

The Twins formally announced the signing of their center fielder to a 7-year, $100 million deal. "This is a special place for me. This is a special place for my family," Byron Buxton said.
December 1
Byron Buxton hugged Paul Molitor, his first Twins manager, after a press conference Wednesday at Target Field.

Molitor, Buxton's first Twins manager, still shares lessons on overcoming injuries

"You deserve this,'' Paul Molitor said to the Twins' $100 million center fielder Wednesday.
December 1
Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey and center fielder Byron Buxton during Wednesday’s press conference at Target Field.

Watch Buxton's press conference on his new $100 million contract

Byron Buxton and the Twins held a press conference to officially announce his new seven-year, $100 million contract. Tap here to watch it.
December 1
Veteran righthander Tyler Duffey avoided arbitration with the Twins by signing a $3.8 million contract for the 2022 season.

Twins sign Duffey, Thielbar, Cotton. Offer contracts to three players, release three

The Twins offered contracts to Taylor Rogers, Mitch Garver and Luis Arraez while sending three others to free agency, including a player claimed on waivers only hours earlier.
December 1
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has the skills to be in MVP contention every season — if he’s healthy — and his new contract contains incentiv

Neal: Why Buxton's biggest contract bonuses are troublesome to me

Baseball writers take their MVP votes seriously, and the reported bonuses for Twins center fielder Byron Buxton will create conflicts of interest, both real and imagined.
November 30
Byron Buxton is one of the most talented baseball players on the planet.

Souhan: $100 million deal is a win for both Buxton and the Twins

The seven-year contract makes all kinds of sense for both sides. Next up: Find a few pitchers so the Twins can be competitive in 2022.
November 30
Left-hander Taylor Rogers could earn more than $6 million in his final Twins season before free agency.

Twins face contract decisions today on Rogers, Garver, others for 2022

Eight players are eligible for contract arbitration and the Twins must decide by 7 p.m. — the deadline for offering 2022 contracts — whether they want to spend the money to keep them.
November 29
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton signed autographs for fans. 


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With nine-figure deal, Buxton will face Mauer-like levels of scrutiny

Already a heavily scrutinized athlete, Byron Buxton will now enter a new phase of rigorous inspection on a nearly pitch-by-pitch basis.
November 29
Byron Buxton’s new contract is for seven years and will pay him $100 million in salary and many potential bonuses.

Buxton agrees to 7-year, $100 million deal loaded with potential bonuses

Byron Buxton agreed to a new contract Sunday, checking off the Twins' major offseason agenda item before MLB heads into a potential work stoppage this week.
November 27
Alex Rodriguez

Neal: A-Rod doesn't deserve to be in Baseball Hall of Fame

3-2 Pitch: There's at least one vote Alex Rodriguez won't be getting when he appears on the Cooperstown ballot for the first time.
November 26
Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Ind

Will Twins spend enough to win? And will they trade Buxton?

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand on the Daily Delivery podcast for a look at the offseason. The Twins should have about to $50 million to spend on the open market. But the biggest question may be Byron Buxton's future.