sources: Twins reach 5-year deals with Kepler, Polanco

Baseball 02/14/19, 14:43

Two people with direct knowledge of the deals tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have agreed to five-year contracts with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco.The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the deals, which were ...

Building Twins relationships has been Baldelli’s big task

Baseball 01/25/19, 17:35

While his bosses with the Minnesota Twins have been constructing the roster, new manager Rocco Baldelli has been busy building relationships with the players now under his supervision.His ability and desire to do that was one of the biggest reasons why he got the job, after all."People get a feel ...

Twins sign Cruz for DH power, clubhouse leadership

Baseball 01/02/19, 17:35

With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found quite a fit on the free agent market with a six-time All-Star in Nelson Cruz.They'll be counting on his impact beyond the middle of the batting order. There's a clubhouse ...

Twins claim slugging 1B CJ Cron off waivers from Rays

Baseball 11/26/18, 14:55

The Minnesota Twins have claimed first baseman C.J. Cron off waivers from Tampa Bay, adding an accomplished replacement for the retired Joe Mauer.Cron batted .253 with 28 doubles, 30 home runs, 74 RBIs and an .816 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in a career-best 2018 season for the Rays, who designated the 28-year-old ...

Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

Baseball 10/25/18, 11:05

The Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager, seeking a young voice to help revive a struggling team. The 37-year-old Baldelli replaces Paul Molitor, who was fired after four seasons with a 305-343 record. Baldelli will be the youngest manager in the major ...

Giants bench coach Meulens candidate with Reds, Twins

Baseball 10/11/18, 18:35

Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens has interviewed with the Cincinnati Reds for their open managerial position and also is set to meet with the Minnesota Twins this week for the job that opened when Paul Molitor was fired.Meulens was in Minneapolis on Thursday and scheduled to interview with the Twins ...

Sano starting critical offseason of conditioning for Twins

Baseball 10/09/18, 19:28

Miguel Sano has begun a critical offseason in his so-far-frustrating career with the Minnesota Twins, who plan to keep close tabs on the slugging third baseman frequently waylaid by injuries."The plan is to have very consistent touch points," general manager Thad Levine said, "both by phone and quite frankly face ...

Minnesota Twins fire manager Paul Molitor after 78-84 finish

Baseball 10/02/18, 13:53

The Minnesota Twins have fired Paul Molitor, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award.Molitor has been offered another position within the organization.In four seasons under Molitor, the Twins went 305-343 with one appearance in the playoffs in 2017. They were 78-84 this year, long ...

As Mauer mulls retirement, Twins bound for big roster change

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:22

The final afternoon of the regular season for the Minnesota Twins was filled with cheers, chills and even a few tears as a lively crowd at Target Field was treated to a meaningful and memorable game .Too bad for the Twins and their fans the playoffs weren't at stake.They had ...

Mauer, Gibson lead Twins to 8-3 win over White Sox

Baseball 09/29/18, 22:45

Joe Mauer reached base three times and Kyle Gibson capped a season of improvement with six quality innings in the Minnesota Twins' 8-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.Mauer had two hits and scored twice in what could be his final homestand after a 15-year career in ...

Is this the end? Mauer savors last Twins series of season

Baseball 09/28/18, 21:53

As Joe Mauer drove to the ballpark for a doubleheader to kick off the last series of the season for the Minnesota Twins, the finality of the weekend dawned on him a little deeper than usual.These games against the Chicago White Sox aren't necessarily going to be the last of ...

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