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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

2016 Competitive Balance Lottery Results
via MLB Trade Rumors July 22, 2015 at 03:21 PM

The Reds have drawn the first competitive balance selection in the 2016 draft, as Cash Kruth of reports. While the precise draft slots remain to be determined, Cincinnati will pick after the conclusion of the first round (including compensation choices). Here is the order of the selections, which were determined by lottery between the clubs that fell among the ten smallest markets and/or t

Twins Monitoring Market For Catchers
via MLB Trade Rumors July 21, 2015 at 10:39 AM

The Twins are “closely monitoring” the market for catchers, including the likes of A.J. Pierzynski, Derek Norris, Jonathan Lucroy and Alex Avila, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. It’s not certain at this time how available each of those names might be, but Berardino writes that the Braves are open to trading Pierzynski, which comes as no surprise when conside

AL Central Notes: Tigers, Ramirez, Twins, Gomez
via MLB Trade Rumors July 21, 2015 at 09:45 AM

The time has come for the Tigers to enter the sellers’ market, writes Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Names like David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and Rajai Davis, among others, should be marketed over the coming 10 days in an attempt to avoid a lengthy rebuild in the Motor City. However, Morosi notes that there’s more to the likely trades of veteran players than just a one-year selling cycle. Ra

AL Rumors: Axford, Hamels, Red Sox
via MLB Trade Rumors July 19, 2015 at 05:33 PM

It’s been almost one year since the trade that sent Tommy Milone from the A’s to the Twins and the deal has suited the hurler well, Joe Stiglich of writes.  Through eleven starts this season with Minnesota, Milone owns a 2.84 ERA with 6.1 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9.  Milone didn’t demand a trade from Oakland, but he did politely request one. “It wasn’t like a ‘Here, trade me

AL Central Notes: White Sox, Hagadone, Twins
via MLB Trade Rumors July 18, 2015 at 10:21 AM

The White Sox haven’t made any determinations on which direction they’ll take as the trade deadline nears, GM Rick Hahn told reporters, including the Chicago Tribune’s Colleen Kane. As Kane notes, the South Siders closed out the first half on a 9-3 run, giving the club a bit more optimism about its chances. “Certainly if I did it from an emotional or fan standpoint, we want

Heyman's Latest: Dodgers/Hamels, Braves, Frazier, Price, Brewers, Upton
via MLB Trade Rumors July 17, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports kicks off his weekly Inside Baseball column by reporting that the Dodgers have “quietly continued having dialogue with the Phillies” regarding Cole Hamels. The Dodgers are also giving serious consideration to the rental market and prioritizing Johnny Cueto over others among such targets. The Dodgers “appear determined” to land a top-of-the-rotation

Quick Hits: Astros, Expansion, Ballparks, Draft
via MLB Trade Rumors July 15, 2015 at 11:15 PM

Speaking to the press at the All-Star game, union chief Tony Clark addressed the question whether the Astros computer hacking scandal may have impacted the club’s free agent efforts last winter, as Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. It doesn’t sound as if Clark has any particular concern in that regard, though he emphasized that he would wait to pass judgment until the inv

AL Central Notes: Montas, Twins, Tigers, Almonte
via MLB Trade Rumors July 15, 2015 at 08:03 PM

The White Sox will promote highly touted right-hander Frankie Montas as the 26th man in Friday’s double-header, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan first reported (via Twitter). Acquired along with Avisail Garcia in the three-team trade that sent Jake Peavy to Boston and Jose Iglesias to Detroit two years ago, Montas’ stock has soared over the past 24 months. ranked him as the game’

Twins Release Scott Atchison
via MLB Trade Rumors July 15, 2015 at 02:27 PM

The Twins have released veteran reliever Scott Atchison, according to the Southern League transactions page (h/t Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press). The 39-year-old had signed a minor league pact with Minnesota not long after being designated and released by the Indians. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN explains (Twitter links) that Atchison requested his release after he was not brought up

AL Central Notes: Trade Value, Twins Pen, Price
via MLB Trade Rumors July 13, 2015 at 10:39 PM

Dave Cameron of Fangraphs has kicked off his always-interesting trade value series, starting with the players that landed just outside the top fifty and the first ten members of his list. The central divisions dominated the board at the back end of the first fifty, landing eight of the spots. Jose Quintana of the White Sox took the highest billing among the players that Cameron has ranked thus far

Cafardo On Mariners, Pirates, Zobrist
via MLB Trade Rumors July 12, 2015 at 11:45 AM

In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe looked at five teams that need to make a move before the trade deadline.  That list includes the Mets, who have pitching they can trade for hitting.  The most obvious fit for them would be Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but Cafardo also mentions teammate Carlos Gonzalez as well as A’s hitters Josh Reddick and Steven Vogt.  As a

AL Notes: Refsnyder, Feliz, Hahn, Kelly
via MLB Trade Rumors July 11, 2015 at 09:45 AM

The Yankees are promoting middle infield prospect Rob Refsnyder today, a move originally reported by the YES Network’s Jack Curry (on Twitter). The 24-year-old Refsnyder hasn’t wound up on many top prospect lists, but he’s been a strong hitter throughout his minor league career and was hitting .290/.387/.413 for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, so there’s hope he might provi

International Notes: July 2 Pools, 2016-17 Market, Cuba
via MLB Trade Rumors July 10, 2015 at 09:57 AM

In case you missed the recent action, be sure to catch up on the major July 2 signings. In the midst of teams agreeing to deals with young talent, they were also swapping quite a bit of bonus spending pools amongst themselves. Matt Eddy of Baseball America provides an exceedingly useful chart showing the aggregate results (as of this morning) of all those exchanges. Now that the dust has largely

Central Notes: Bruce, Benoit, Tigers, Cardinals
via MLB Trade Rumors July 09, 2015 at 09:57 AM

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is as “as good a bet as anyone” on the team to be dealt, team sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. That is rather a notable viewpoint given the club’s nice collection of even shorter-term assets. Bruce, 28, is controllable for three more years (the last via option), though Rosenthal adds that he rebuffed two offers of a second extension last year. I

Trade Market Notes: Papelbon, Indians, Cotts, Maybin
via MLB Trade Rumors July 06, 2015 at 10:51 PM

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said today that he would be surprised and disappointed if he is not traded this summer,’s Todd Zolecki reports. The veteran righty indicated that he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause to play for any contender — provided, that is, that he’d work in a closing capacity. “I think [the front office] knows where I’m at,” he

Ricky Nolasco To Undergo Ankle Surgery
via MLB Trade Rumors July 06, 2015 at 09:57 PM

Twins GM Terry Ryan announced today that starter Ricky Nolasco will undergo surgery on his right ankle, as’s Rhett Bollinger was among those to report. Nolasco has missed the last five weeks with an ankle impingement, and had been attempting to avoid a procedure. While Nolasco’s timeline remains unclear, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweets that a six-to-eight week absence seems