Top 40 Twins Prospects of 2015: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
via Aaron Gleeman February 26, 2015 at 10:59 PM

Also in this series: 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40. 10. Eddie Rosario | Center Field | DOB: 9/91 | Bats: Left | Draft: 2010-4 YEAR LV PA AVG OBP SLG HR XBH BB SO 2012 A- 429 .296 .345 .490 12 48 31 69 2013 A+ 231 .329 .377 .527 6 24 17 29 […]

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2015-02-26 19:53:50
via Twins Digest February 26, 2015 at 08:29 PM

The bonus pools for the 2015-16 international signing period have been determined, Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports, providing the full list of dollar figures.  While the Diamondbacks have the largest bonus pool (just under $5.394MM) of any...

International Notes: Bonus Pools, Alvarez, Olivera
via MLB Trade Rumors February 26, 2015 at 06:59 PM

The bonus pools for the 2015-16 international signing period have been determined, Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports, providing the full list of dollar figures.  While the Diamondbacks have the largest bonus pool (just under $5.394MM) of any team due to their league-worst record in 2014, Arizona is unable to sign any pool-eligible player in both the coming signing period and the 2016-17

Kelly feeling 'very fortunate' to be back with Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 26, 2015 at 04:47 PM

Tom Kelly still has a lot to teach the Minnesota Twins. Kelly arrived Thursday at the team's facility, ready to resume work as a guest instructor five months after a minor stroke. ''I was very fortunate,'' Kelly said, adding: ''I had a lot of big-shot doctors take care of me and really did a nice job.'' He said he's feeling well, just unable yet to engage in more intensive activity. I feel so b

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Bullpen Review: AL Central (Rotoworld) February 26, 2015 at 04:41 PM
Twinsights: Torii Hunter hears from Kevin Garnett
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press February 26, 2015 at 03:41 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Torii Hunter smiled and shook his head Thursday morning when Kevin Garnett’s triumphant return to the Minnesota Timberwolves was mentioned. “Awesome,” Hunter said of that 97-77 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. “It was crazy. They said it was like standing room: 21,000. Not bad.” As promised at his introductory news conference this week, Garnett reached out to

Perkins to stay in one-inning role
via Mlb.com - Twins February 26, 2015 at 03:35 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he plans to use closer Glen Perkins in a conventional role and doesn't anticipate using him for more than one-inning saves this season.

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Molitor says Mauer won't bat lower than third February 26, 2015 at 02:35 PM
Twinsights: Did Paul Molitor consider Tom Kelly as his bench coach?
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press February 26, 2015 at 12:53 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With special assistant Tom Kelly making his arrival in Twins camp Thursday, Paul Molitor was asked if his dugout mentor would have been his dream candidate for bench coach. “I can’t say I ever thought about it too seriously,” Molitor said. “For one, I didn’t think it would be something on his radar. If he’s got things he wants to still do in the game, I don’t think bench coach

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Twinsights: Paul Molitor plans to use closer Glen Perkins conventionally February 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM
Twinsights: Phil Hughes becomes latest to answer Twitter Question of the Day February 26, 2015 at 11:29 AM
TK, back and gone
via Baseball Outsider February 26, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Tom Kelly, some five months after a stroke, showed up at training camp this morning ready to go.That's the good news. The bad news is that he's giving up the part-time Fox Sports North gig.TK said his decision to "retire" from TV is because he wasn't good at getting his points across in "18 seconds or less."— Phil Mackey (@PhilMackey) February 26, 2015Maybe so. But at least he has a point, not vag

Minnesota Twins 2015 Prospect Vote: Round 22
via Twinkie Town February 26, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Off the board: Travis Harrison. On the board: Lewin Diaz. Round 21 wasn't exactly a photo finish, but each of our five candidates garnered at least 12% of your votes. As far as a balanced fields go, this one wasn't goo bad. Still: Harrison comes away as our #21 prospect for 2015, which is five spots lower than he was last year and seven spots down from his first ranking back in 2012. The mes

Twinsights: Tom Kelly reports to spring training (with video)
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press February 26, 2015 at 11:05 AM

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tom Kelly arrived at Twins spring training on Thursday morning, a little over five months after suffering a minor stroke. "I’m doing fine," the legendary manager told reporters during a 30-minute news conference. "I appreciate a lot of people said some prayers for me. And again, I can’t tell you, there's people that have worse strokes and I’ve heard some awful stories. I was ve

J.D. Martinez hopes to follow up on big 2014 season (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 25, 2015 at 07:35 PM

The Detroit Tigers had mild expectations for J.D. Martinez when they called him up from the minors early last season. ''We knew he had power,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. After being signed by Detroit to a minor league deal in March, he eventually earned a spot on the big league roster and hit .315 with 23 home runs and 76 RBIs. The Astros released him last March, and after the Tigers picked him

Molitor prepping to address full squad Friday
via Mlb.com - Twins February 25, 2015 at 05:35 PM

Along with GM Terry Ryan, Twins manager Paul Molitor will look to set the tone for 2015 during full-squad meeting on Friday.

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Moss continues recovery from hip surgery, takes live BP February 25, 2015 at 04:35 PM
Twins mentorship program still alive with Hunter and Hicks (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 25, 2015 at 04:11 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- When the Minnesota Twins brought back Torii Hunter this season, that $10.5 million was earmarked for more than just a reliable power hitter and right fielder.

Stauffer eager to help, as starter or reliever
via Mlb.com - Twins February 25, 2015 at 03:35 PM

Given Tim Stauffer's success in the bullpen with the Padres the last two seasons, he's still more likely to open the year as a reliever.

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Meyer leaves camp for family funeral February 25, 2015 at 02:35 PM