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The official site of the Minnesota Twins. You're not going to find much analysis or tough talk here, just a stream of team news and press releases.

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Twins re-sign Hamburger, six others to Minors deals
via - Twins October 24, 2014 at 04:35 PM

The Twins re-signed seven players to Minor League contracts for the 2015 season, including right-handed reliever Mark Hamburger, the club announced Friday. The Twins will announce Spring Training invites at a later date.

Twins' Kepler sparks four-run inning in Fall League play
via - Twins October 22, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Max Kepler tripled and doubled, helping Salt River defeat Surprise, 9-2. With the victory, the Rafters improved to 10-3-1, becoming the first team to reach 10 wins this fall.

Burton heads to free agency after Twins decline option
via - Twins October 22, 2014 at 04:35 PM

The Twins declined their $3.6 million club option on right-handed reliever Jared Burton, the club announced Wednesday. Burton will receive a $200,000 buyout and will now become a free agent.

Thrilled to be back, Buxton leads Twins' AFL class
via - Twins October 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

After a 2014 season that saw him play in just 31 games because of injuries, Twins top prospect Byron Buxton is simply happy to be playing baseball. "It couldn't be a better feeling to be back out here, playing games and being healthy," he said about returning to the Arizona Fall League for a second straight season.

Pitchers unfazed by 20-second clock in third test run
via - Twins October 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM

In the third test run of the 20-second pitch clock at the Arizona Fall League, there were no violations of the time-saving measure as Peoria and Salt River played to an 11-inning, 3-3 tie Friday night. Twins prospect Eddie Rosario shined for Salt River, going 3-for-6 with two stolen bases.

Hughes leads Twins winners of Diamond Awards
via - Twins October 16, 2014 at 01:35 PM

The Twins announced Thursday the winners of the annual Diamond Awards, which are based on voting conducted by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Right-hander Phil Hughes was named both the Twins' Most Valuable Player as the recipient of the Calvin R. Griffith Award as well as Twins Pitcher of the Year, receiving the Joseph W. Haynes Award.

Twins prospect Reed earns AFL pitching honor
via - Twins October 14, 2014 at 02:35 PM

Pitching for the Salt River Rafters, Twins prospect Jake Reed earned the AFL's Pitcher of the Week honor for the league's opening week. He picked up a win against the Scottsdale Scorpions and a save against the Glendale Desert Dogs. He has given up no runs on two hits with a walk and five strikeouts in three innings.

With mechanical tweaks, May could find Majors success
via - Twins October 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

After his big league debut in August, Trevor May continued to take the ball as part of the Twins' rotation. He finished the season with nine starts in 10 appearances. With some mechanical adjustments, the 25-year-old righty could be headed toward great things.

Twins' Buxton gets bat going in Fall League action
via - Twins October 13, 2014 at 07:35 PM

Buxton, an outfielder in the Twins organization, put his entire arsenal of tools on display Monday as he led the Salt River Rafters to a 7-4 victory over the Surprise Saguaros.

Twins outright Pino, Bernier, trim roster to 37
via - Twins October 13, 2014 at 05:35 PM

The Twins outrighted right-hander Yohan Pino and infielder Doug Bernier off the 40-man roster, the club announced Monday. Both are expected to be free agents, but Minnesota could bring one or both back on a Minor League deal later this offseason.

Marlins prospect DeSclafani sparkles in AFL start
via - Twins October 12, 2014 at 11:05 AM

While many of his Salt River teammates got to rest during September between the end of the Minor League season and the start of the Arizona Fall League, right-hander Anthony DeSclafani was busy working out of the Marlins bullpen. He pitched in six games, ending the season with 5 1/3 scoreless innings over five appearances.

Yankees prospects lift Scottsdale in AFL opener
via - Twins October 08, 2014 at 11:05 AM

With Archie Bradley and Tyler Glasnow on the mound as Salt River hosted Scottsdale on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League, the final game of the day was expected to be a pitchers' duel. But after early exits for both power pitchers, both of whom are the top prospect in their organizations, power bats took over the game Tuesday. Led by Yankees prospects Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, Scottsdale out

Twins reportedly get permission to interview Hale, Lovullo
via - Twins October 07, 2014 at 04:35 PM

The Twins have started to contact managerial candidates from outside the organization, as they've been granted permission to interview A's bench coach Chip Hale and Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for the vacant manager's job, according to reports.

Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins
via - Twins October 07, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.

Ryan has strong internal pool, but will also look outside
via - Twins October 06, 2014 at 03:35 PM

When Twins general manager Terry Ryan described his ideal candidate to replace Ron Gardenhire as manager, he left the door open on bringing in a fresh voice from outside of the organization. But he also hinted that finding a manager from within the organization would be a preference.

O's bench coach expected to interview for Twins' opening
via - Twins October 05, 2014 at 02:35 PM

Orioles bench coach John Russell is expected to interview for the Minnesota Twins' managerial opening, although nothing has been officially set just yet.

Chargois, Reed flourishing at Twins instructional league
via - Twins October 01, 2014 at 02:37 PM

Two young relievers are giving the Twins hope for a loaded bullpen in the future. J.T. Chargois, a second-round Draft pick in 2012, and Jake Reed, a fifth-round pick in 2014, have been showing off their power and command at Twins instructional league.

Buxton, Montas intriguing AFL prospects on the mend
via - Twins September 30, 2014 at 01:35 PM

Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (Salt River) and White Sox right-hander Francellis Montas (Glendale) are the hitter and pitcher Jim Callis is looking forward to watching most.

Twins brass says it was hard to dismiss Gardenhire
via - Twins September 29, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Twins owner Jim Pohlad and club president Dave St. Peter were unable to attend Monday's news conference announcing Ron Gardenhire's dismissal as the manager, but they reiterated it was a tough decision to move on from Gardenhire.

Twins players laud Gardy for his 13 years at helm
via - Twins September 29, 2014 at 07:35 PM

While the Twins struggled through four straight years with at least 90 losses, Ron Gardenhire never lost the support of the players in the clubhouse in his role as manager. Gardenhire was dismissed as manager on Monday after 13 years at the helm, but Twins players had nothing but positives to say about their former skipper.