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Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

MLB.com Updated Jan 27 (2 days ago)
If chicks dig the long ball, then there's no doubt third base is the sexiest position among prospects. It's home to the three best power prospects in the game in Kris Bryant (Cubs) and Joey Gallo (Rangers) -- the last two Minor League home run champions…
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  • Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with Rockies

    Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with Rockies

    MLB.com Jan 26 (3 days ago)
    First baseman Justin Morneau wasn't sure how he'd fit with the Rockies when he signed with them before last season. He was a Twins mainstay from his Major League debut in 2003 until August 2013, when he was dealt to the Pirates -- where he helped during…
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  • Fans show support, optimism at Target Field TwinsFest

    Fans show support, optimism at Target Field TwinsFest

    MLB.com Jan 25 (4 days ago)
    TwinsFest was held at Target Field for a second straight year this weekend, and team president Dave St. Peter said roughly 14,000 fans attended the event to help generate $300,000 for the Twins Community Fund.
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  • Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotation

    Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotation

    MLB.com Jan 24 (5 days ago)
    Alex Meyer, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, according to MLB.com, heads into Spring Training as one of many candidates aiming to prove themselves worthy of the fifth rotation spot.
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  • Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015

    Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015

    MLB.com Jan 24 (5 days ago)
    It was just two St. Paul natives having lunch in their hometown this week, but for Joe Mauer, it was a chance to keep picking the brain of new Twins manager and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.
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  • Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitration

    Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitration

    MLB.com Jan 24 (5 days ago)
    Minnesota agreed to terms with its sixth and final arbitration-eligible player on Saturday, as the club signed left-handed reliever Brian Duensing to a one-year deal worth $2.7 million.
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  • Plouffe fully recovered from broken left forearm

    Plouffe fully recovered from broken left forearm

    MLB.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe said he's fully recovered from a broken left forearm suffered on Sept. 24 in a collision at third base, and has been able to start his workouts at his usual timeframe.
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  • Twins, Schafer agree to terms on 1-year deal

    Twins, Schafer agree to terms on 1-year deal

    MLB.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    The Twins made a roster announcement on the first day of TwinsFest on Friday, as they agreed to terms with outfielder Jordan Schafer on a one-year deal worth $1.55 million to avoid arbitration.
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  • TwinsFest opens with address from St. Peter

    TwinsFest opens with address from St. Peter

    MLB.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    Twins president Dave St. Peter kicked off TwinsFest weekend with a state of the franchise address at the annual media luncheon at Target Field on Friday, addressing a wide range of topics, including ticket sales, promotions and the club's Hall of Fame.
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  • Dozier, Hughes hop on Twins Winter Caravan

    Dozier, Hughes hop on Twins Winter Caravan

    MLB.com Jan 21
    The Twins' annual Winter Caravan continued to roll through the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, as two different routes made a combined eight stops on the second-to-last day of the caravan.
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  • Ryan senses fans' urgency during Caravan stop

    Ryan senses fans' urgency during Caravan stop

    MLB.com Jan 20
    A special guest joined the Twins on their annual Winter Caravan on Tuesday, as general manager Terry Ryan made an appearance during the evening stop at the Kato Ballroom to participate in a question-and-answer session with fans.
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  • Duensing hopeful to get deal done with Twins

    Duensing hopeful to get deal done with Twins

    MLB.com Jan 19
    While some teams have adopted a file-and-trial policy regarding their arbitration-eligible players, the Twins remain open to coming to agreements with both left-hander Brian Duensing and outfielder Jordan Schafer before arbitration hearings in February.
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  • White Sox to retire Paul Konerko's No. 14 on May 23

    White Sox to retire Paul Konerko's No. 14 on May 23

    yahoo.com Jan 16
    Considering the man already has a statue, retiring Paul Konerko's jersey number was the obvious next step for the White Sox to take to honor their longtime slugger. The date of the ceremony to retire Konerko's No. 14 has been set for May 23, when Chicag…
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  • Indians sign former Twins pitcher Swarzak

    Indians sign former Twins pitcher Swarzak

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    Former Minnesota right-hander Anthony Swarzak agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, who avoided arbitration with right-hander Carlos Carrasco and left-hander Marc Rzepczynski.
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  • Twins' center-field job up for grabs in Spring Training

    Twins' center-field job up for grabs in Spring Training

    MLB.com Jan 8
    With new manager Paul Molitor announcing he plans to move Danny Santana back to his natural shortstop position in 2015, the Twins are expected to head to Spring Training with an open competition in center field.
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  • Twins sign right-hander Stauffer to 1-year deal

    Twins sign right-hander Stauffer to 1-year deal

    MLB.com Dec 23, 2014
    The Twins strengthened their bullpen on Tuesday as they signed right-hander Tim Stauffer to a one-year deal worth $2.2 million.
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  • To celebrate anniversary, Doziers help others

    To celebrate anniversary, Doziers help others

    MLB.com Dec 23, 2014
    When it came time to plan their offseason, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and his wife, Renee, realized it would mean much more to them if they spent their anniversary helping others in Nicaragua instead of on a relaxing vacation.
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  • Hannahan heads to Korea on 1-year deal

    Hannahan heads to Korea on 1-year deal

    MLB.com Dec 23, 2014
    Free-agent third baseman/first baseman Jack Hannahan has signed a one-year contract to play with the LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, MLB.com learned on Tuesday.
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  • Twins recognize quality with Hughes' extension

    Twins recognize quality with Hughes' extension

    Right-hander Phil Hughes threw a first-pitch strike 72.5 percent of the time in 2014, tops in baseball. Strikeouts and walks don't tell the whole story of his professional rebirth in the Twin Cities, but they say plenty.
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  • Twins tab Quade to manage Triple-A club

    Twins tab Quade to manage Triple-A club

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 19, 2014
    The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team.
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  • Video - Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems 02:40

    Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems

    Jan 26
    Keith Law says the Cubs and Twins are among the most stacked farm systems, but finds the Tigers' cupboard barren after a year of trades to help the big club.
  • Video - Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects 03:10

    Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects

    Jan 26
    Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.
  • Video - Twins Lock Up Phil Hughes 02:34

    Twins Lock Up Phil Hughes

    Dec 22
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Twins' three-year contract extension with Phil Hughes.
  • Video - Desperate Twins Land Ervin Santana 02:23

    Desperate Twins Land Ervin Santana

    Dec 11
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Twins' signing of free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana.

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