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Inward focus keeps Twins busy at Meetings

Inward focus keeps Twins busy at Meetings

MLB.com Updated Dec 6 (yesterday)
With chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine still getting to know their new organization, the Twins have focused more internally than externally in the first two days of the Winter Meetings.
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  • Dozier aware of trade talk, wants to stay put

    Dozier aware of trade talk, wants to stay put

    MLB.com Dec 5 (2 days ago)
    With trade rumors involving his name swirling, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier got his first taste of the Winter Meetings on Monday.
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  • Clubs dig for diamonds: Rule 5 Draft preview

    Clubs dig for diamonds: Rule 5 Draft preview

    MLB.com Dec 5 (2 days ago)
    Each year, the Winter Meetings conclude with the Rule 5 Draft, a bit of a footnote, but one that always produces big league talent. This year's Draft takes place on Thursday, and the Twins will have the chance to make the No. 1 overall pick.
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  • Twins name Rowson as hitting coach

    Twins name Rowson as hitting coach

    MLB.com Dec 2 (5 days ago)
    The Twins on Friday named James Rowson as hitting coach. Rowson, who had served as the Minor League hitting coordinator for the Yankees for the past three seasons, replaces Tom Brunansky, who was Minnesota's hitting coach for four years.
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  • Twins finalize 3-year deal with catcher Castro

    Twins finalize 3-year deal with catcher Castro

    MLB.com Nov 30
    In the first major move under the new front office led by Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, the Twins and free-agent catcher Jason Castro on Wednesday finalized a three-year deal worth $24.5 million.
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  • One AFL standout from each MLB system

    One AFL standout from each MLB system

    MLB.com Nov 28
    The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman…
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  • Hunter, Cuddyer rejoin Twins in front-office roles

    Hunter, Cuddyer rejoin Twins in front-office roles

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 28
    Hunter, Cuddyer rejoin Twins in front-office roles
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Jason Castro signs three-year deal with Twins

    Hot Stove Digest: Jason Castro signs three-year deal with Twins

    Jason Castro is taking his framing skills to the Twins. (Getty Images/Dylan Buell) Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and …
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  • Phil Hughes continues having fun at A-Rod's expense on Twitter

    Phil Hughes continues having fun at A-Rod's expense on Twitter

    yahoo.com Nov 19
    You can’t get anything past Phil Hughes. The Minnesota Twins hurler is as perceptive as he is effective on the pitching mound, and no one knows that better now than former Yankees teammate Alex Rodriguez. For example, a couple months ago Rodriguez poste…
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  • Gardenhire among D-backs' coaching staff hires

    Gardenhire among D-backs' coaching staff hires

    MLB.com Nov 17
    The D-backs on Thursday announced several changes to their Major League coaching staff for the 2017 season, including adding former Twins manager and 2010 American League Manager of the Year Award winner Ron Gardenhire to Torey Lovullo's staff.
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  • Mauer, Halladay inducted into Florida State League HOF

    Mauer, Halladay inducted into Florida State League HOF

    MLB.com Nov 16
    Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer and former two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay were among nine inducted into the Florida State League Hall of Fame Class of 2016 during a ceremony on Tuesday night.
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  • Twins' Garver, working on balance, belts way to AFL victory

    Twins' Garver, working on balance, belts way to AFL victory

    MLB.com Nov 10
    Mitch Garver DHed on Thursday afternoon and provided two hits as the Surprise Saguaros defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 3-2. He singled in a run as part of a three-run uprising in the top of the first inning that Glendale never could counter, and late…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Quintana interests Braves

    Rumor Roundup: Quintana interests Braves

    MLB.com Nov 7
    The Hot Stove season is underway, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.
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  • Building sustainable winner Twins' goal

    Building sustainable winner Twins' goal

    MLB.com Nov 9
    After losing a Major League-high 103 games in 2016, it's clear the Twins have plenty of work to do to get back to being a competitive club. But new chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine aren't ready to say how long it will …
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  • Levine formally named general manager

    Levine formally named general manager

    MLB.com Nov 3
    The Twins had to wait for an unforgettable World Series to end in seven games before making it official on Thursday. Thad Levine has joined the organization as general manager to serve under chief baseball officer Derek Falvey.
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  • Ziegler, Carew earn Bob Feller Act of Valor honors

    Ziegler, Carew earn Bob Feller Act of Valor honors

    MLB.com Oct 5
    Boston Red Sox reliever Brad Ziegler and former Minnesota Twins and California Angels great Rod Carew are the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award honorees, the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation announced Wednesday.
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  • 2017 Draft order: Twins to pick No. 1 overall

    2017 Draft order: Twins to pick No. 1 overall

    MLB.com Oct 3
    With the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.
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  • Falvey named Twins' chief baseball officer

    Falvey named Twins' chief baseball officer

    MLB.com Oct 3
    With the regular season coming to a close for the Twins on Sunday, they formally announced the hiring of Derek Falvey to be executive vice president and chief baseball officer on Monday.
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  • Buxton's Inside-The-Park HR Fuels Twins Over Sale, ChiSox

    Buxton's Inside-The-Park HR Fuels Twins Over Sale, ChiSox

    Byron Buxton hit the game's first pitch for an inside-the-park home run and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday in what may have been manager Robin Ventura's final game with Chicago.
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  • Ventura mum on reports about future with Sox

    Ventura mum on reports about future with Sox

    MLB.com Oct 1
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura, whose contract ends at the conclusion of Sunday's season finale, once again declined comment on his future as the club's manager following Saturday's 6-0 loss to the Twins.
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  • After 20 Years, Ortiz Leaving on His Own Terms _ and on Top

    After 20 Years, Ortiz Leaving on His Own Terms _ and on Top

    nytimes.com Oct 1
    The Mariners traded him. The Twins released him. And even the Boston fans gave up on David Ortiz a couple of times after he struggled to start the spring or limped away before the year was over.
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  • Minnesota Low: Rodon, White Sox Send Twins to 103rd Loss

    Minnesota Low: Rodon, White Sox Send Twins to 103rd Loss

    nytimes.com Oct 1
    Minnesota manager Paul Molitor acknowledged he can't wait until the season is over. And that was before having to watch Carlos Rodon tie an AL record by striking out the first seven Twins and Tim Anderson flirt with the cycle for the White Sox.
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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.