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Twins Notes: Catchers, Hunter, Plouffe, Dozier, May, Offseason
via Twins Digest October 06, 2015 at 07:09 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan met with the media today to discuss the team’s upcoming offseason. Some highlights from his wrap-up and other notes on the Twins… As Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes, Ryan said he will be open to the idea of making an upgrade behind the plate. The GM…

Twins Notes: Hunter, Pitching, Cotts
via Twins Digest October 03, 2015 at 06:27 PM

The Twins were eliminated from the playoffs earlier today, notes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (video). Heyman looked at possible offseason plans for the club. The lineup is youthful and includes top prospects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and former top … Continue reading →

Hartford Yard Goats Launch New Website
via Twins Digest October 01, 2015 at 12:21 PM

Stay connected to the Yard Goats at

Twins, Indians rained out, doubleheader Wednesday
via Twins Digest September 29, 2015 at 08:27 PM

CLEVELAND — The contending Twins caught a tough break on Tuesday, as their scheduled game against the Indians was postponed due to rain and they’ll play a traditional doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 3:10 p.m. CT. The Twins, who entered Tuesday 1.5 games back of the Astros for the second American League Wild Card spot, […]

Cafardo On Cueto, Angels, Red Sox
via Twins Digest September 27, 2015 at 12:57 PM

In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe looks at the recent phenomenon of teams installing various layers of upper management.  Lately, teams have taken to employing a president of baseball operations, a GM, and then one or two assistant … Continue reading →

AL Notes: Nolasco, Wren, Dipoto, Walker
via Twins Digest September 25, 2015 at 05:39 PM

The Twins have announced that they’ve reinstated starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco from the 60-day DL and cleared space for him on their 40-man roster by placing lefty Logan Darnell (pneumonia) on the 60-day DL. Nolasco has not pitched since May, having missed … Continue reading →

Twins Promote Max Kepler
via Twins Digest September 21, 2015 at 11:09 PM

The Twins announced this evening that first baseman/outfielder Max Kepler will be called up to the big leagues for the first time. The 22-year-old just completed a strong season in which he was named the Southern League’s player of the … Continue reading →

AL Central Notes: Cueto, Twins, Chisenhall, Indians
via Twins Digest September 21, 2015 at 01:09 PM

Johnny Cueto‘s struggles over the past month with the Royals have been well-documented, but he looked considerably better on Friday (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K), and as Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star writes, … Continue reading →

AL Central Notes: Tribe, Cueto, Hunter, Joba
via Twins Digest September 20, 2015 at 11:15 PM

After the Indians traded several veterans at the July deadline, manager Terry Francona asked remaining team leaders like Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis and Corey Kluber if they could draft a type of “accountability contract” for the rest of … Continue reading →

Cafardo On Duquette, Showalter, Hunter, Howard
via Twins Digest September 20, 2015 at 10:33 AM

In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe caught up with ex-Red Sox GM Ben Cherington.  Cherington reflected on some of the decisions he regrets but he also recognizes that he left Boston with a solid core of young talent to … Continue reading →

AL Notes: Martin, Twins, Eppler
via Twins Digest September 19, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Former Rays shortstop prospect Brandon Martin has been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men, including his father, Ali Tadayon of the Press-Enterprise writes (via Cork Gaines of Rays Index). Two men were found dead Thursday, and another, Martin’s uncle, was badly injured. Officers apprehended … Continue reading →

AL Central Notes: Tigers, Sox, Lindor, Sano, Hicks
via Twins Digest September 18, 2015 at 09:21 AM

Miguel Cabrera spoke with’s Jason Beck about what has been perhaps his most difficult season as a member of the Tigers. Despite great personal success — Cabrera is hitting .335/.438/.540 even after 20 straight hitless at-bats — Cabrera hasn’t … Continue reading →

Rock Cats to Hold Season Ending Blowout Sale at New Britain Stadium Tomorrow and Friday
via Twins Digest September 16, 2015 at 09:39 AM

50% sale on televisions, signs, merchandise and game used items including uniforms, batting practice jerseys, bats and helmets

September Rule 5 Roundup
via Twins Digest September 14, 2015 at 01:45 PM

This year’s Rule 5 draft class has shown that the Winter Meeting-capping selection process still has meaning. As Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper explained recently, a remarkably high-quality group of players swapped hands last December, and odds are that few of … Continue reading →

Sun Sets on 2015 Snappers Season
via Twins Digest September 10, 2015 at 03:57 PM

As the sun sets on our 33rd year in the Stateline, we look at the 2015 season in review.

Frontier Communications and Hartford Yard Goats Build Connection
via Twins Digest September 09, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Hartford Yard Goats Announce Frontier Communications will be a Founding Partner at Dunkin' Donuts Park Beginning in 2016

Berrios, Rogers named Batavia Downs POTW
via Twins Digest September 08, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Red Wings pitchers Jose Berrios and Taylor Rogers have been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Racetrack Players of the Week for the period of Aug. 31-September 7

Red Wings complete 2015 with 8-1 win
via Twins Digest September 07, 2015 at 08:27 PM

Jose Martinez went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored as the Rochester Red Wings beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 8-1 Monday afternoon at Coca-Cola Park in the season finale for both teams.

Beloit Capitalizes on Quad Cities’ Late Miscues
via Twins Digest September 07, 2015 at 06:57 PM

Beloit wins its season finale thanks to an eighth inning error

MLBTR Mailbag: KBO, Rangers, Reds, Dickey, Sano
via Twins Digest September 07, 2015 at 05:51 PM

Thanks for all of your questions this week. Remember that you can ask about whatever is on your mind in our Tuesday afternoon chats (~2pm central) or through the Mailbag email address: Jung Ho Kang has surprised alot of people playing above … Continue reading →