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Twins Looking For Relievers
via MLB Trade Rumors January 21, 2017 at 01:14 PM

The Twins bullpen “still needs some work,” Paul Molitor tells MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, as the manager says the team is continuing to look for possible upgrades.

Rosenthal On Dodgers’ Search For Second Baseman
via MLB Trade Rumors January 19, 2017 at 10:38 PM

The Dodgers have expanded their search for a second baseman, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Los Angeles remains engaged on longstanding targets Brian Dozier, Ian Kinsler, and Logan Forsythe, but appears to be looking elsewhere in the event that those players can’t be had at a palatable rate. Among the players that could potentially be fits,…

Molitor Hopes Twins Add Veteran To Clubhouse
via MLB Trade Rumors January 18, 2017 at 08:56 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor tells La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he’s hopeful the front office will add a veteran to the roster to help bring some experience to what is overall a young clubhouse. “I’ve talked to Thad and Derek about my opinions about adding, where we could, more experienced…

Cardinals Notes: Mozeliak, Martinez, Wacha, Dozier, Gonzales
via MLB Trade Rumors January 15, 2017 at 01:26 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak addressed questions from fans and media during the club’s Winter Warm-Up event this weekend.  Here are some of Mozeliak’s hot stove-related comments, courtesy of Derrick Goold, Jeff Gordon and Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch… After failing to reach agreements with Carlos Martinez or Michael Wacha before Friday’s arbitration filing&

Twins Could Become More Active In Free Agency
via MLB Trade Rumors January 15, 2017 at 12:26 PM

The Twins have had a fairly quiet offseason, though chief baseball officer Derek Falvey expects more activity for both his club and others as Spring Training approaches, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.  “If an opportunity presents itself, we’ll be ready to strike,” Falvey said.  “The reality is, we’re standing here today with…

Latest On Jae-gyun Hwang
via MLB Trade Rumors January 15, 2017 at 10:02 AM

TODAY: Hwang turned down an offer from the KBO’s Lotte Giants, Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports (hat tip to MyKBO.net’s Dan Kurtz).  Yoon-won Lee, the Giants’ general manager, said his club extended “a sizeable offer” to Hwang, but the infielder seems intent on testing himself in North America, even if it means…

Byung Ho Park Able To Work Out Without Restrictions
via MLB Trade Rumors January 14, 2017 at 04:44 PM

Twins first baseman Byung Ho Park’s season ended in August after a wrist injury that required surgery, but he’s now able to work out without restrictions and he has returned to batting practice, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press writes. Park, formerly one of the top power hitters in the KBO, will try to bounce back from…

Twins Avoid Arbitration With Gibson, Kintzler, Pressly
via MLB Trade Rumors January 13, 2017 at 10:02 PM

Twins setup man Ryan Pressly will earn $1.175MM in his first trip through the arb process, Crasnick tweets. That’s a shade better than the $1.1MM projection for Pressly, who has three years of club control remaining.Brandon Kintzler and the Twins agreed to a $2.925MM deal, tweets Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. Kintzler parlayed a minor league…

Twins, Hector Santiago Avoid Arbitration
via MLB Trade Rumors January 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM

The Twins have avoided arbitration with left-hander Hector Santiago by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $8MM, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (on Twitter). Santiago, a client of Excel Sports, earns a nice raise over last year’s $5MM salary. He’d been projected to earn $8.6MM by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.

Twins Sign Chris Gimenez To Minor League Deal
via MLB Trade Rumors January 12, 2017 at 03:20 PM

The Twins announced that they’ve signed veteran catcher Chris Gimenez to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training. That the Twins would sign Gimenez isn’t exactly a surprise, as catching has been a priority for them this season, and John Ryan Murphy isn’t a lock to open the year as…

Dodgers Notes: Turner, Jansen, Second Base, Puig, Thompson
via MLB Trade Rumors January 12, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner both spoke with Doug Padilla of ESPN.com to discuss their decisions to return to the Dodgers organization this winter. As the pair explains, they were in Curacao for Jansen’s wedding along with teammates Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke and hand’t discussed baseball for the first several days of the…

Twins Monitoring Right-Handed DH Market For Bargains
via MLB Trade Rumors January 12, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Despite possessing options at first base and DH, the Twins are keeping tabs on right-handed hitters in that market in the event that a bargain arises. Minnesota has the well-compensated but declining Joe Mauer at first base as well as former KBO superstar Byung Ho Park and switch-hitter Kennys Vargas as options at first and…

Twins Notes: Dozier, Bautista
via MLB Trade Rumors January 11, 2017 at 10:26 PM

While the Brian Dozier saga has been a drawn out process, it seems that the Twins and Dodgers have agreed to table talks for the time being. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press adds a bit more on the talks that never gained enough traction to push a deal across the finish line,…

Twins Agree To Minor League Deals With Ryan Vogelsong, Nick Tepesch
via MLB Trade Rumors January 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM

TODAY: Tepesch would earn $1MM if he makes the MLB roster, while Vogelsong’s deal has a lower base rate with greater incentives, per Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press (via Twitter). YESTERDAY: The Twins have agreed to minor league contracts with right-handers Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch, reports Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Both…

Falvey: Twins Open-Minded To "Unconventional" Free Agent Additions
via MLB Trade Rumors January 10, 2017 at 10:08 PM

Earlier today, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reported that the Twins have met with Jose Bautista’s agent and could add a veteran bat to the lineup despite the fact that they’ve been widely painted as a seller. That obviously turned some heads, though chief baseball officer Derek Falvey explained to KSTP’s Chris Long that the Twins aren’t…

Twins, Dodgers At “Impasse” In Dozier Talks; Dodgers Expected To Explore Other Options
via MLB Trade Rumors January 10, 2017 at 05:08 PM

5:05pm: In a full column on the matter, Rosenthal adds to his initial report, noting that the Dodgers are now expected to circle back to the Rays and Tigers on respective trade targets Logan Forsythe and Ian Kinsler. (Kinsler has a no-trade clause, but his agent has previously told Rosenthal that he’d waive the protection…

Brian Dozier To Braves A "Long Shot"
via MLB Trade Rumors January 07, 2017 at 01:02 PM

Though this week’s report that Brandon Phillips nixed a trade to the Braves (via FOX’s Ken Rosenthal) lends some credence to recent connections between Atlanta and Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press circled back with a source that characterized a Dozier-to-Atlanta deal as a “long shot” (Twitter link).…

Dodgers Willing To Give Multiple Prospects In Dozier Swap
via MLB Trade Rumors January 06, 2017 at 09:38 AM

While there has been a suggestion that the Dodgers won’t form a package around Jose De Leon to pry Brian Dozier from the Twins, preferring instead to pursue a one-for-one deal, Rosenthal writes that Los Angeles is “willing to include other prospects” to get something done. Of course, it could well be that the issue isn’t so much…

Twins Sign Jim Miller, Leandro Castro To Minors Deals
via MLB Trade Rumors January 04, 2017 at 10:32 PM

The Twins signed veteran right-hander Jim Miller to a minor league deal, per Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter link). The 34-year-old was a solid member of the Athletics’ bullpen back in 2012 (2.59 ERA in 48 2/3 innings) but has seen scarce MLB action since — most recently with the Yankees in…

Resolution On Dozier Trade Talks Expected Soon
via MLB Trade Rumors January 04, 2017 at 04:08 PM

4:05pm: Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tweets that the Twins are planning to wrap up talks one way or another out of respect for Dozier in the near future. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick notes that there’s agreement throughout the organization that it’s not fair to Dozier nor is it beneficial to the team…