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.Share Tweet
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.Share TweetMLB.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.Share TweetMLB.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.Share Tweet
Twins finalize 3-year deal with catcher CastroMLB.com Nov 30In 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.Share Tweet
One AFL standout from each MLB systemMLB.com Nov 28The 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…Share TweetHunter, Cuddyer rejoin Twins in front-office rolesShare TweetJason 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 …Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 19You 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…Share Tweet
Gardenhire among D-backs' coaching staff hiresMLB.com Nov 17The 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.Share Tweet
Mauer, Halladay inducted into Florida State League HOFMLB.com Nov 16Minnesota 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.Share Tweet
Twins' Garver, working on balance, belts way to AFL victoryMLB.com Nov 10Mitch 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…Share TweetMLB.com Nov 7The Hot Stove season is underway, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.Share Tweet
Building sustainable winner Twins' goalMLB.com Nov 9After 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 …Share Tweet
Levine formally named general managerMLB.com Nov 3The 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.Share Tweet
Ziegler, Carew earn Bob Feller Act of Valor honorsMLB.com Oct 5Boston 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.Share Tweet
2017 Draft order: Twins to pick No. 1 overallMLB.com Oct 3With 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.Share Tweet
Falvey named Twins' chief baseball officerMLB.com Oct 3With 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.Share TweetByron 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.Share TweetMLB.com Oct 1White 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.Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 1The 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.Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 1Minnesota 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.Share Tweet
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