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A’s Announce 2016 Beloit Coaching Staff
via Twins Digest November 23, 2015 at 09:15 PM

The Oakland Athletics are pleased to announce the coaching staff for the Beloit Snappers.

Hartford Yard Goats Unveil Uniforms
via Twins Digest November 18, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Local Celebrities Model Uniforms at Fashion Show

Snappers Announce 2016 Schedule
via Twins Digest November 16, 2015 at 09:15 PM

The Beloit Snappers have announced the schedule for the 2016 season, their 35th year in Beloit. The 140 game schedule includes 70 home games at Pohlman Field against 11 other Major League affiliated Midwest League teams.

Yankees Trade for Former Snappers Hicks, Herrera
via Twins Digest November 11, 2015 at 05:11 PM

The Minnesota Twins have traded outfielder Aaron Hicks to the New York Yankees while the San Diego Padres traded right-handed pitcher, Ronald Herrera to the Yankees as well.

Hartford Yard Goats Announce Full Season Ticket Benefits and Introduce New 18-Game Plan
via Twins Digest November 10, 2015 at 09:11 AM

Both Ticket Packages Guarantee a Ticket to Opening Night

Ex-Snapper Powell traded from Rays to Mariners
via Twins Digest November 06, 2015 at 02:47 PM

Former Snappers outfielder Boog Powell was part of a six-player trade between the Rays and Mariners on Thursday.

Former Snappers Robertson, Nunez make Fall Stars Roster
via Twins Digest November 06, 2015 at 01:17 PM

Two former Snappers will be taking part in the Fall Stars game on Saturday: Rays shortstop prospect Daniel Robertson and Athletics third base prospect Renato Nunez.

Hartford Yard Goats Welcome Mascots Chompers and Chew Chew to Family
via Twins Digest October 30, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Two large furry goat characters unveiled today at Press Conference at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford

Flolid Named Snappers General Manager
via Twins Digest October 30, 2015 at 09:47 AM

The Beloit Snappers have announced that Seth Flolid will be taking over as General Manager. Flolid becomes the club's 13th General Manager since the team's inception in 1982.

Outrighted: Eric Fryer, Shane Robinson, Aaron Thompson
via Twins Digest October 21, 2015 at 03:53 PM

Here are the day’s outright assignments: The Twins outrighted catcher Eric Fryer, outfielder Shane Robinson, and righty Aaron Thompson from their 40-man roster, as Phil Miller of the Star Tribune was among those to report (on Twitter). All have cleared waivers. Fryer, 30, has seen limited MLB action in each of the last five seasons and will surely catch on

Internship Opportunities
via Twins Digest October 21, 2015 at 02:05 PM

The Rochester Red Wings are hiring interns in a variety of positions for the 2016 season.

Quick Hits: Harvey, Baker, Pohlad, Cardinals
via Twins Digest October 18, 2015 at 11:39 PM

Both the Royals and Mets hold a 2-0 lead in their respective League Championship Series following the Mets’ 4-1 win over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS tonight.  Five Mets pitchers (including Noah Syndergaard, who threw 5 2/3 innings) held Chicago to five hits in the game while Jake Arrieta struggled, allowing four…

Minor MLB Transactions: 10/17/15
via Twins Digest October 17, 2015 at 03:33 PM

Here are today’s minor transactions from around the league. The Twins have signed C/1B/OF Joe Maloney from the independent Rockland Boulders, as J.J. Cooper of Baseball America noted last week (via Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press). As minor-league signings of lesser-known players go, Maloney’s is more interesting than most. The 25-year-old Maloney was drafted in the…

AL Central Notes: Dozier, Zobrist, Brantley, Almonte
via Twins Digest October 16, 2015 at 02:03 PM

The MRI conducted on Brian Dozier‘s right hip revealed no structural damage, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, meaning the Twins‘ All-Star second baseman will not require offseason surgery. GM Terry Ryan revealed last week that Dozier would undergo the test after playing through hip pain that most likely played somewhat of…

Heyman’s Latest: Greinke, Mattingly, QOs, Gordon, Anderson, Hunter
via Twins Digest October 16, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports kicks off Friday morning with a pair of columns — the first being a piece on Zack Greinke‘s opt-out status and the second being his weekly Inside Baseball column. Heyman writes in the first piece that Greinke will indeed opt out of the remaining three years and $71MM on his Dodgers…

Offseason Outlook: Minnesota Twins
via Twins Digest October 14, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Few pundits pegged the Twins as postseason contenders in 2015, but the emergence of some young talent led to the club’s first winning season since 2010 and a legitimate run at an American League Wild Card spot. Veteran GM Terry Ryan and his staff will attempt to push this team to the next level and…

AL Central Notes: Atkins, Picollo, Mauer, Tribe
via Twins Digest October 11, 2015 at 08:45 PM

The Royals’ backs are against the wall after losing Game Three of their ALDS matchup with the Astros today, and Houston now holds a 2-1 edge in the series.  Dallas Keuchel continued his Minute Maid Park dominance by holding K.C. to one run (on five hits and three walks) over seven innings, striking out seven. …

Cafardo On Cherington, Indians, Lackey
via Twins Digest October 11, 2015 at 12:09 PM

The game is getting younger, but we saw plenty of older players make a difference in 2015, as Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes.  The list of impact vets starts off with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz who posted a .273/.360/.553 slash line with 37 homers, earning Cafardo’s “Old Guy of the Year” award.  Twins…

Quick Hits: Hawkins, Padres, Rockies
via Twins Digest October 10, 2015 at 08:39 PM

LaTroy Hawkins, 42, is the oldest active player in the game, but he nearly walked away before his career got started, writes Tracy Ringolsby of Hawkins is expected to retire after the season with the 10th most appearances in major league history – 1,042 regular season games. Hawkins was upset when the Twins sent him…

Central Notes: Pirates, Boyer, Tigers, Chapman, Reds
via Twins Digest October 09, 2015 at 11:03 AM

The Pirates face a significant amount of questions now that their offseason has arrived, writes Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Decisions surrounding Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez top the list, as the team must decide if it can afford to pay Walker his arbitration raise (projected at $10.7MM by MLBTR’s Matt Swartz) and if Alvarez…