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Twins
December 19, 2019
Twins sign five former major league players to minor league deals

Twins sign five former major league players to minor league deals

Danny Coulombe, Caleb Thielbar, Cody Asche, Jack Reinheimer and Wilfredo Tovar will be on the roster of Class AAA Rochester.
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
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
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 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.
Twins
December 4, 2019
Twins will honor Gophers coach John Anderson at Diamond Awards

Twins will honor Gophers coach John Anderson at Diamond Awards

The longtime University of Minnesota coach has 11 Big Ten titles and 19 NCAA appearances.
Twins
December 2, 2019
Adrianza returning to Twins with new one-year contract

Adrianza returning to Twins with new one-year contract

Ehire Adrianza was one of 11 players eligible for salary arbitration this winter and the only one who agreed to a contract on deadline day.
Twins
December 2, 2019
Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award as 2019's top designated hitter

Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award as 2019's top designated hitter

Nelson Cruz in 2019 was the leading home run hitter on the game's greatest home-run hitting team, helping the Twins win their first AL Central title since 2010.
Twins
November 26, 2019
Ex-Tigers reliever Hardy, two others get minor league deal from Twins

Ex-Tigers reliever Hardy, two others get minor league deal from Twins

Hardy, a 32-year-old lefthander, pitched six seasons for Detroit, but had elbow problems in 2019 and was outrighted in October.
Twins
November 8, 2019
Twins name Daniel Adler and Jeremy Zoll assistant general managers

Twins name Daniel Adler and Jeremy Zoll assistant general managers

The team also promoted Alex Hassan and Jeremy Raadt after a season where they won 101 games and the American League Central title.
Twins
November 7, 2019
Twins' Garver, Cruz win Silver Slugger awards

Twins' Garver, Cruz win Silver Slugger awards

The two were considered the best hitters at their positions during the 2019 season, when the Twins broke the MLB record for home runs.
Twins
October 26, 2019
Twins prospect Royce Lewis named MVP of Arizona Fall League

Twins prospect Royce Lewis named MVP of Arizona Fall League

Lewis played both center field and shortstop for Salt River in the postseason minor league prospects games.
Twins
October 8, 2019
Morneau on roster as Team Canada tries to qualify for Olympics

Morneau on roster as Team Canada tries to qualify for Olympics

The former Twins first baseman retired, partly because of concussion-related issues, after being an American League MVP and National League batting champion.
Twins
October 7, 2019
The Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrated with teammate Gary Sanchez after Torres belted a home run in the second inning of Game 3 on Monday nigh

Yankees maintain 5-1 lead over Twins in Game 3

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi gave up a solo home run to Gleyber Torres in the second inning, and the Yankees added single runs in the third and seventh innings. Eddie Rosario's home run in the eighth closed the gap, but the Yankees quickly widened it again with two ninth-inning runs.
Twins
October 5, 2019
Jake Cave is in the Game 2 starting lineup for the Twins.

Cave in, Cron out of lineup for Game 2 at Yankee Stadium

Randy Dobnak, one week after getting married, will face Masahiro Tanaka as the Twins hope to even up the best-of-five series.
Twins
October 5, 2019
Postgame analysis: Berrios, Arraez and the Twins bullpen

Postgame analysis: Berrios, Arraez and the Twins bullpen

The Twins lost to the Yankees and now face a crucial Game 2 on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in the ALDS.
Twins
October 4, 2019
Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez walked off he field after he fielded grounders in the drizzle at Yankee Stadium Thursday afternoon.

Arraez returns to starting lineup at second base; Kepler back, too

When Luis Arraez was carted off the field last weekend in Kansas City, few people thought he'd be back on the field for the Twins-Yankees series, which starts tonight at 6:07 p.m.
Twins
October 4, 2019
Arraez, Adrianza make Twins playoff roster; Astudillo, Perez left off

Arraez, Adrianza make Twins playoff roster; Astudillo, Perez left off

The Twins will have 12 pitchers and 13 position players on the 25-man roster when they face the Yankees in the American League Division Series.
Twins
October 3, 2019
Berrios to start Twins' Game 1 vs. Yankees; Arraez could be on roster

Berrios to start Twins' Game 1 vs. Yankees; Arraez could be on roster

Manager Rocco Baldelli said infielder Luis Arraez's sprained ankle has improved to the point where he could be on the team's 25-man playoff roster that will be announced Friday morning.
Twins
September 29, 2019
Twins third baseman Luis Arraez is taken from the game after an injury during the seventh inning

Arraez hobbled, but sprain isn't severe; Twins go for win No. 102

The Twins have until Friday morning to decide whether rookie infielder is well enough to play in AL Division Series.
Twins
September 28, 2019
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Cody Stashak (61) pitches in the seventh inning.

Cody Stashak starting today for Twins, who only kind of care who wins

Winning streak is at five, and team-record 102 wins are within reach, but Twins are mostly enjoying a "mental break" on final weekend.
Twins
September 27, 2019
Kauffman Stadium

Sano batting leadoff tonight; Saturday's Twins-Royals game moved to 1:15 p.m

The second game of a three-game series had been set for 6:15 p.m., but a storm would likely have forced postponement.
Twins
September 27, 2019
How to adjust your October around Twins playoff baseball

How to adjust your October around Twins playoff baseball

Leaf-peeping road trips, fall weddings, MEA weekend … the optimists out there might want to start considering plans and compare calendars to this playoff schedule.
Twins
September 26, 2019
LaMonte Wade Jr.

Day-after for the Twins: A lineup you aren't likely to see again

Ian Miller is searching for his first major league hit. He'll lead off for the Twins and play left field. LaMonte Wade Jr. is playing first base for the first time as a pro.
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