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AL Central Notes: Perkins, Ramirez, Almonte, Indians
via MLB Trade Rumors September 03, 2015 at 02:03 PM

Twins closer Glen Perkins told reporters today that he can “barely walk” due to back spasms, per La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter links). Perkins will not accompany the team to Houston for its weekend series and will instead remain in Minneapolis for treatment. Per the Pioneer Press’ Jace Frederick and’s Rhett Bollinger (Twitter links),

AL Central Notes: Johnson, Berrios, Floyd, Indians
via MLB Trade Rumors September 02, 2015 at 09:57 PM

White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson‘s resurgent season at Triple-A has placed the former top prospect firmly on the map for a rotation spot in 2016, GM Rick Hahn tells Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. After a 6.73 ERA in 105 2/3 innings at Triple-A last season, Johnson has turned in a 2.37 mark over 132 2/3 frames with 9.2 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9. As Kane writes, Johnson will be working in reli

Central Notes: Arrieta, Berrios, Kirby
via MLB Trade Rumors September 01, 2015 at 09:27 PM

Jake Arrieta‘s no-hitter stands out as one of the best performances of the season, and the right-hander’s overall dominant campaign has positioned him as one of the front-runners for the NL Cy Young Award. A season this excellent — Arrieta is 17-6 with a 2.11 ERA, 9.3 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 183 innings — makes for a lucrative arbitration raise, but his raise could be steeper t

Twins Outright Jason Wheeler
via MLB Trade Rumors September 01, 2015 at 02:09 PM

The Twins have outrighted lefty Jason Wheeler off of the team’s 40-man roster, according to a club announcement. He was added to the 40-man roster last spring to keep him protected from the Rule 5 draft. Though he has continued to put up quality numbers as a starter against Double-A competition, Wheeler has yet to master Triple-A, let alone the majors (where he’s yet to see time). In 7

Cafardo On Rangers, Jackson, Brewers, Yankees
via MLB Trade Rumors August 30, 2015 at 11:33 AM

The Red Sox didn’t go by MLB’s minority hiring rules when they interviewed only Dave Dombrowski for the president of baseball ops role but they have been instructed to do so for the GM job, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes.  If the Red Sox take the step of hiring a minority GM candidate, Cafardo suggests that Ken Williams would be a strong choice if he chooses to leave Chicago.

Twins Acquire Neal Cotts
via MLB Trade Rumors August 21, 2015 at 09:45 PM

The Twins have acquired lefty Neal Cotts from the Brewers, Milwaukee announced on Twitter. Milwaukee will receive a player to be named later or cash in the deal.

Injury Notes: Pressly, Perkins, Pence, Phelps, Greene, Hultzen
via MLB Trade Rumors August 18, 2015 at 10:57 PM

There’s been quite a bit of news on the injury front today, with Maikel Franco landing on the disabled list due to a fractured left wrist, and Michael Saunders being shut down for the season by the Blue Jays. That’s only the tip of the iceberg today, though, as a number of players have either been shut down or are heading for MRIs today. Here’s a look around the league… Tw

Quick Hits: Smyly, Utley, Ross
via MLB Trade Rumors August 15, 2015 at 09:57 PM

We’ve seen several recent cellar dwellers climb to contention this season, writes Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. The Cubs, Mets, and Astros are playing meaningful August baseball for the first time in years. Davidoff looks ahead at five more struggling franchises that could surprise us all in 2016. Purely for enjoyment, my favorite picks are the Twins and Phillies. Minnesota hopes to sur

Central Notes: Plouffe, Jackson, Indians, Brewers
via MLB Trade Rumors August 15, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Trevor Plouffe‘s agent (Nez Balelo at CAA) has been in Minnesota recently, but Plouffe and the Twins haven’t been discussing an extension, 1500ESPN’s Darren Wolfson tweets. Plouffe can become eligible for free agency following the 2017 season. Wolfson describes him as an extension candidate, and maybe he is, since the Twins are frequently loyal to their players. The Twins do have

Twins Activate Byron Buxton From DL, Option Him To Triple-A
via MLB Trade Rumors August 10, 2015 at 12:39 PM

The Twins announced today that center fielder Byron Buxton has been activated from the disabled list, but he’ll be optioned to Triple-A as opposed to rejoining the active roster. Buxton, 21, is regarded as one of the game’s top two prospects and made his Major League debut earlier this season. He didn’t hit much in 11 games before landing on the disabled list due to a thumb injur

AL Central Links: Indians, Avila, Berrios
via MLB Trade Rumors August 09, 2015 at 07:39 PM

The Indians have a lot of offseason work ahead of them, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, particularly when it comes to upgrading the team’s lineup.  The Tribe could use help at several spots around the diamond, and Hoynes intriguingly wonders how much the club could be counting on from Carlos Santana in 2016.  Santana entered today hitting .222/.355/.381 with 12 homers and a

Minor MLB Transactions: 8/8/15
via MLB Trade Rumors August 08, 2015 at 05:21 PM

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league. Blue Jays outfielder Ezequiel Carrera has accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A, tweets Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The 28-year-old was designated for assignment after Toronto acquired Ben Revere at the trade deadline. Carrera has managed a solid .279/.327/.374 line with three home runs and two steals in 164 plate appearances. Left

Padres Claim Caleb Thielbar
via MLB Trade Rumors August 08, 2015 at 01:15 PM

The Padres have claimed Caleb Thielbar from the Twins, the Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino tweets.

Twins Designate Eric Fryer For Assignment
via MLB Trade Rumors August 06, 2015 at 09:33 PM

The Twins have designated catcher Eric Fryer for assignment, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports on Twitter.

Rosenthal's Latest: Dodgers, Mets, Hamels, Jays, Astros
via MLB Trade Rumors August 01, 2015 at 08:33 PM

An elite starting pitcher was a luxury good for the Dodgers, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. That’s why Los Angeles passed on talents like Cole Hamels, David Price, and Johnny Cueto despite possessing the prospect depth to acquire their pick of the litter. Instead, the club flexed its financial might to acquire Mat Latos, Alex Wood, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan, and Jose Peraza. The biggest

Minor MLB Transactions: 7/31/15
via MLB Trade Rumors July 31, 2015 at 04:39 PM

Today’s minor MLB moves.. The A’s announced that they have acquired lefty Felix Doubront from the Blue Jays for cash.  Doubront was designated for assignment just days ago to make room for the acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki. Caleb Thielbar will be designated for assignment to make room for Kevin Jepsen on the Twins‘ 40-man roster, according to’s Rhett Bollinger (on

Twins Acquire Kevin Jepsen
via MLB Trade Rumors July 31, 2015 at 01:57 PM

1:44pm: The Twins have announced the trade. 1:27pm: The Rays will be getting minor league righties Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia from the Twins, tweets La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. 12:59pm: The Twins and Rays are in agreement on a trade that will send right-hander Kevin Jepsen to Minnesota, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Bullpen help has been the Twins

Minor MLB Transactions: 7/25/15
via MLB Trade Rumors July 25, 2015 at 09:27 PM

Here are the day’s minor moves: The Twins have signed pitcher Michael Bowden to a minor league deal, tweets Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Bowden had previously triggered an opt out from his deal with the Orioles. Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN hears that Bowden can opt out of his new deal on August 22 (via Twitter). Once a prominent Red Sox prospect, Bowden has a 4.51 ERA, 6.73 K/9, and 3.64 BB/9

NL East Notes: Alvarez, Cishek, Haren, Mets, Venable, Nats
via MLB Trade Rumors July 23, 2015 at 11:21 PM

Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez experienced a setback in his rehab from right shoulder inflammation, and his season is now in jeopardy, writes Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Manager Dan Jennings told Spencer and others prior to Thursday’s contest: “He had a recurrence of the shoulder. We’re trying to determine if it’s going to be best for a non-surgical, or surgi

Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler Drawing Significant Interest
via MLB Trade Rumors July 23, 2015 at 06:45 PM

The Diamondbacks are receiving “lots of calls” on right-hander Brad Ziegler, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). However, the D-Backs have told other clubs that they’d need to be overwhelmed to move Ziegler, who has transitioned seamlessly into the team’s closer role following Addison Reed‘s early struggles. As Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweets, the Tw