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Twins Notes: Free Agents, Masterson, Perkins
via MLB Trade Rumors February 14, 2017 at 08:08 PM

The Twins are still talking to free agents, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey told reporters (Twitter link via MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger), but if they make an addition, it’s likelier to be on the pitching side of the equation. Bollinger notes that it’d be “a surprise” to see the team add a bat at this juncture.…

AL Injury Notes: Flynn, Tillman, Richards, Perkins, Smith, Cishek, Doubront
via MLB Trade Rumors February 14, 2017 at 02:44 PM

Royals lefty Brian Flynn is expected to miss eight weeks of action due to injuries suffered in a fall through the roof of his barn, as Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports on Twitter. A broken rib seems to be the main injury to the 26-year-old, who turned in 55 1/3 innings of 2.60…

Twins To Sign Craig Breslow
via MLB Trade Rumors February 14, 2017 at 11:08 AM

FEBRUARY 14: Breslow will earn $1.25MM if he makes the MLB roster, per Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN (via Twitter). He’ll have an opt-out opportunity, too, with Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press tweeting that the clause can be exercised “around 10 days before Opening Day.” FEBRUARY 8: The Twins have agreed to a minor-league deal…

Latest On Twins, Pedro Alvarez
via MLB Trade Rumors February 12, 2017 at 08:32 PM

The Twins’ reported interest in Pedro Alvarez has been “overstated,” a team source tells 1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson (Twitter link).  FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported earlier this week that Minnesota at least held some internal discussion about signing the slugger, who would join Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas in the first base/DH mix.  Wolfson believes…

Minor MLB Transactions: 2/10/17
via MLB Trade Rumors February 10, 2017 at 09:32 PM

Here are the latest minor moves from around the league: The Rangers have added backstop Brett Hayes on a minor-league deal, as Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News recently tweeted. Soon to turn 33, Hayes has appeared in seven MLB campaigns, though he has accumulated just 464 big league plate appearances in that span. He…

Twins Notes: Napoli, Alvarez, Perkins
via MLB Trade Rumors February 09, 2017 at 10:56 PM

The Twins offered Mike Napoli more money than he ultimately accepted from the Rangers, reports FOX’s Ken Rosenthal, as new execs Derek Falvey and Thad Levine valued his on-field productivity and his clubhouse presence. Both Falvey and Levine know Napoli well from his time with the Indians and Rangers, and the new Twins duo is…

Pirates Acquire Pat Light, Designate Lisalverto Bonilla For Assignment
via MLB Trade Rumors February 09, 2017 at 02:44 PM

The Pirates announced that they’ve acquired hard-throwing right-hander Pat Light from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated fellow right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla for assignment. Minnesota had designated Light for assignment last weekend when they claimed infielder Ehire Adrianza off waivers.

Byung Ho Park Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A
via MLB Trade Rumors February 09, 2017 at 01:20 PM

First baseman/designated hitter Byung Ho Park has cleared waivers and been outrighted off the Twins’ 40-man roster, reports La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The team has since announced the move. Park will be in camp with the Twins as a non-roster invitee in Spring Training. Park was somewhat surprisingly designated…

Twins Designate Byung Ho Park For Assignment
via MLB Trade Rumors February 08, 2017 at 03:20 PM

FEB. 8: Park has been placed on waivers, per Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (on Twitter), so he won’t be traded. FEB. 3, 1:17pm: La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune tweets that the expectation is that Park will clear waivers due to the remaining salary on his contract…

Twins, Drew Stubbs Agree To Minor League Deal
via MLB Trade Rumors February 07, 2017 at 06:38 PM

The Twins have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Drew Stubbs, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). The Lagardere Sports client will be invited to Major League Spring Training and compete for a role with the club. Minnesota’s outfield currently figures to feature Eddie Rosario in left field, Byron Buxton in center…

Royals, Cubs, Nationals Among Teams At Seth Maness Workout
via MLB Trade Rumors February 07, 2017 at 10:20 AM

TUESDAY: The Brewers, Reds, Indians, Orioles, Astros and Twins also sent scouts to observe Maness’ workout, according to Goold. MONDAY: Scouts from at least 16 Major League clubs were on-hand today to watch free agent right-hander Seth Maness work out, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Instagram). Per Goold, the Royals, Cubs…

Twins Will Not Release Byung Ho Park
via MLB Trade Rumors February 07, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Correcting a previous report, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Twins will not release designated hitter/first baseman Byung Ho Park if they’re unable to trade him. Park has been in limbo since Minnesota designated him for assignment last Friday and looks poised to head to camp as a non-roster invitee. The Twins owe the…

Latest On Miguel Sano
via MLB Trade Rumors February 06, 2017 at 11:26 PM

Miguel Sano’s ability to play third base is a key factor in the Twins’ future plans, ESPN’s Buster Olney writes (subscription required).  After an ill-advised experiment as a right fielder last year, Sano is back at the hot corner, where he has displayed roughly average glovework (3.9 UZR/150, minus-3 Defensive Runs Saved) in a brief…

Twins Could Release Byung Ho Park If Trade Can't Be Found
via MLB Trade Rumors February 06, 2017 at 10:20 PM

The Twins will release Byung Ho Park if they can’t find a trade partner for the recently-designated first baseman.  Minnesota’s decision to DFA Park was already rather unexpected, and it would be even more surprising if the club cut ties entirely, especially since earlier reports had the Twins intending to keep Park in the minors…

Twins Claim Ehire Adrianza, Designate Pat Light
via MLB Trade Rumors February 06, 2017 at 04:14 PM

The Twins have claimed infielder Ehire Adrianza off waivers from the Brewers, as per a team press release.  To make room on the 40-man roster, Minnesota designated right-hander Pat Light for assignment.

Poll: Byung Ho Park’s Future
via MLB Trade Rumors February 05, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Transactions across Major League Baseball have begun to pick up as the spring closes in, and no move has come as a bigger surprise this week than the Twins’ decision to designate first baseman/DH Byung Ho Park for assignment on Friday. After signing 36-year-old reliever Matt Belisle to a cheap contract, rebuilding Minnesota jettisoned Park…

Twins Notes: Salas, Park, Rodriguez
via MLB Trade Rumors February 04, 2017 at 05:02 PM

Here’s the latest baseball news from the Land Of 10,000 Lakes… The Twins made Fernando Salas an offer before the right-hander re-signed with the Mets, 1500ESPN’s Darren Wolfson reports (Twitter link).  Minnesota’s offer was reportedly a one-year deal, like Salas’ deal with the Mets, and Wolfson notes that Salas’ familiarity with New York was a…

Market Notes: Trends, Wood, Rays, Rockies
via MLB Trade Rumors February 03, 2017 at 10:38 PM

Looking at this winter’s free-agent market broadly, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney writes (Insider link) that it produced generally poor results from the players’ side. The trend, he and the agents he spoke with suggest, is one of elite players continuing to earn while others are increasingly forced into one-year pacts. That could, in turn, continue to suppress the…

Twins To Sign Matt Belisle
via MLB Trade Rumors February 02, 2017 at 05:44 PM

The Twins and right-handed reliever Matt Belisle have agreed to a one-year deal, reports FanRag’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link).

Report: Twins Initially Sought De Leon, Alvarez, Calhoun In Dozier Talks
via MLB Trade Rumors January 31, 2017 at 09:32 PM

Morosi also tweets a late addition to the Brian Dozier saga, noting that at one point the Twins sought Jose De Leon, Yadier Alvarez and Willie Calhoun from the Dodgers in exchange for the second baseman. Certainly, that’s an aggressive ask, though it strikes me as likely that said package was presented early in talks. Most…