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12/19/2014 | Buxton, Berrios among 18 non-roster spring invitees

Top prospects Byron Buxton and Jose Berrios headline the list of 18 non-roster invitees to Major League Spring Training for the Twins, the club announced Friday.


12/19/2014 | Twins name Quade as Triple-A manager

Former Cubs skipper Mike Quade was named the manager at Triple-A Rochester to replace Gene Glynn, who was promoted to be the Twins' third-base coach under new manager Paul Molitor.


12/17/2014 | AL Central looking like one powerhouse division

Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix.


12/17/2014 | Hammond Stadium renovations enter final stretch

In just over two months, Twins pitchers and catchers will arrive at Hammond Stadium. What they'll find is a dramatically upgraded Spring Training complex currently nearing the final stages of construction.


12/15/2014 | Twins gear up for 55th annual Winter Caravan

The Twins on Monday announced details for their 55th annual Twins Winter Caravan, which will feature more than 40 stops throughout the Upper Midwest from Jan. 12-22.


12/11/2014 | Twins don't leave Winter Meetings empty-handed

It took until the final day, but the Twins finally made their big splash at the Winter Meetings on Thursday.


12/11/2014 | Twins select righty Graham in Rule 5 Draft

The Twins added a pitching prospect on the last day of the Winter Meetings, as they selected right-hander J.R. Graham from the Braves with the No. 5 pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. MLB.com ranked Graham as the Braves' No. 13 prospect.


12/11/2014 | Source: Twins agree to 4-year deal with Santana

The Twins got their man on the last day of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, as they agreed to sign right-hander Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal, according to a Major League source. The deal, which was not confirmed by the club because Santana has to undergo a physical, has a vesting option for a fifth year worth $14 million, which includes a $1 million buyout.


12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results

The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.


12/10/2014 | Twins may be closing in on next move

It appeared the Twins found their starting-pitching target on Wednesday night at the Winter Meetings, but it turned out a national report involving free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana was premature.


12/9/2014 | Twins won't be swayed by AL Central activity

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he doesn't plan on making any rash decisions this offseason in reaction to other club's moves, as he's focused on improving his own team rather than what others are doing.


12/8/2014 | Twins working hard to find pitching at Meetings

It was a quiet first day of the Winter Meetings for the Twins, but it doesn't mean general manager Terry Ryan and his staff weren't busy. Ryan met with several agents throughout the day and also engaged other clubs in potential trade talks, as the Twins remain on the lookout for pitching.


12/8/2014 | General manager Ryan staying put with Twins

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday that he's not interested in leaving the organization to join the Blue Jays.


12/8/2014 | Molitor plans tweaks to Spring Training for Twins

Attending his first Winter Meetings, Paul Molitor said he'll run Spring Training similar to the way Ron Gardenhire did, as it's based off former Twins manager Tom Kelly's blueprint. But Molitor noted he'll add his own wrinkles here and there, while the structure will largely remain the same.


12/8/2014 | Absorbed lessons will serve Molitor well as manager

From almost every manager he played for, new Twins skipper Paul Molitor absorbed lessons on how the game should not only be played, but managed.


12/8/2014 | Oliva disappointed in HOF Golden Era ballot results

Former Twins star Tony Oliva fell one vote short of election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 11 from the 16 Golden Era Ballot voters. None of the 10 players up for election received enough votes to gain entrance into the Hall.


12/8/2014 | After cancer affects Twins, club supports auction

Cancer hit home for the Twins organization in 2014, as general manager Terry Ryan went through a bout with neck cancer.


12/8/2014 | Colabello claimed off waivers, heading to Jays

The Twins' first move of the Winter Meetings was a subtraction instead of an addition, as first baseman Chris Colabello was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Monday. The move opens up a roster spot for Minnesota, which now has 39 players on its 40-man roster.


12/8/2014 | No one elected to Hall of Fame by Golden Era Committee

No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday by the museum's Golden Era Committee. Tony Oliva and Dick Allen came the closest, each receiving 11 of 16 votes, one shy of the 75 percent needed for election.


12/7/2014 | Twins to seek starting pitching at Winter Meetings

The Twins already filled out their coaching staff under new manager Paul Molitor and signed veteran outfielder Torii Hunter this offseason, but they will continue their search for starting pitching when the Winter Meetings officially open in San Diego on Monday.


12/5/2014 | Hunter's homecoming is latest in great baseball tradition

If you're into logic, Torii Hunter isn't your guy. That's because it didn't make sense for this 39-year-old outfielder to sign this week as a free agent with the Twins, especially since they are several line drives away from respectability. Remember, too, that he is rounding third base during his career, and he has yet to capture his first World Series championship ring. This is a baseball thing, and this is a splendid thing.


12/5/2014 | Twins have no secrets entering Winter Meetings

Improving the rotation is the Twins' main goal now after their starters combined to finish with the worst ERA in the Majors for a second year in a row en route to a 92-loss season.


12/4/2014 | 'Vote Tony O' presents HOF case for Twins legend

The "Vote Tony O" campaign has grown into an impressive licensed non-profit corporation that has helped send more than 14,000 letters and postcards to the 16 members of the Golden Era Committee to urge it to take a closer look at Tony Oliva's Hall of Fame case.


12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).


12/3/2014 | Torii calls it 'no-brainer' to come home to Twins

For Torii Hunter, Wednesday's news conference at Target Field wasn't an introduction to the Twins' organization, it was a reintroduction. Hunter, who played the first 11 years of his career in Minnesota, officially returned home, as the 39-year-old outfielder signed a one-year, $10.5 million deal with the Twins on Wednesday.




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