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…Upvote Share Tweet
Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with RockiesMLB.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Fans show support, optimism at Target Field TwinsFestMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotationAlex 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015It 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitrationMinnesota 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Plouffe fully recovered from broken left forearmTwins 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins, Schafer agree to terms on 1-year dealThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
TwinsFest opens with address from St. PeterTwins 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.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Jan 21The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan senses fans' urgency during Caravan stopMLB.com Jan 20A 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Duensing hopeful to get deal done with TwinsMLB.com Jan 19While 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.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 16Considering 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Indians sign former Twins pitcher SwarzakESPN.com Jan 15Former 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins' center-field job up for grabs in Spring TrainingMLB.com Jan 8With 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins sign right-hander Stauffer to 1-year dealThe Twins strengthened their bullpen on Tuesday as they signed right-hander Tim Stauffer to a one-year deal worth $2.2 million.Upvote Share Tweet
To celebrate anniversary, Doziers help othersWhen 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Hannahan heads to Korea on 1-year dealFree-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.Upvote Share TweetRight-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.Upvote Share TweetThe Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team.Upvote Share Tweet
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