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MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-22 22:04:07
via Twins Digest November 22, 2014 at 09:59 PM

The Twins will hire Neil Allen as their pitching coach, write LaVelle E. Neal III and Phil Miller of the Star Tribune. However, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (via Twitter) that Allen has been told “absolutely nothing.&#82...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-22 11:18:44
via Twins Digest November 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM

The Twins have won the bidding for Korean lefty Hyeon-jong Yang and are nearing agreement on a deal, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press writes. The Kia Tigers posted Yang earlier this week. The Twins have a 30-day negotiating window with Yang. Yang, w...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-22 09:37:39
via Twins Digest November 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Wily Mo Pena, previously with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, has become a free agent, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press tweets. Berardino further notes that there is mutual interest between Pena and the Twins. MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reported in Sept...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-22 00:14:18
via Twins Digest November 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league… A number of additional minor league signings have been reported on the MLB.com transactions page. Among the more notable moves: The Reds added first baseman Josh Satin along with second...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-21 18:49:22
via Twins Digest November 21, 2014 at 06:17 PM

While Andrew Miller is said to have multiple three-year offers in hand already, the other top reliever on this year’s market, David Robertson, just may end up finding someone to meet his reported asking price of “Jonathan Papelbon money.&#...

Former Snappers Added to Major League 40-Man Rosters
via Twins Digest November 20, 2014 at 05:29 PM

The Oakland A's selected infielder Renato Nuñez from Single-A Stockton to be on the 40-Man roster, the club announced today. Also, the Minnesota Twins announced that both Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano, 2012 Snappers, were added to their 40-Man...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-20 12:15:22
via Twins Digest November 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Midnight EST is the deadline for teams to add players to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com lists the notable prospects who are newly Rule 5 eligible. Of course...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-19 18:10:29
via Twins Digest November 19, 2014 at 06:35 PM

Here are the latest minor moves from around the game: Utility infielder Doug Bernier has re-signed with the Twins, per Jim Mandelaro of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. The 34-year-old has seen minimal big league time with Minnesota over the l...

Wings 2014 Team MVP Bernier back with Twins
via Twins Digest November 19, 2014 at 03:05 PM

Another day, another fan-favorite among Red Wings fans has re-signed with the Minnesota Twins. On Wednesday, 2014 Red Wings Team MVP Doug Bernier inked a minor league deal with the Twins, keeping him in the organization for a third straight season.

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-19 00:38:01
via Twins Digest November 19, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Though not available to MLB clubs at present, righty Chihiro Kaneko could become a virtual free agent (in the same manner as Masahiro Tanaka last year) if he is posted by the Orix Buffaloes. The 31-year-old has signed on with agent Arn Tellem of Wass...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-18 19:36:18
via Twins Digest November 18, 2014 at 07:41 PM

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league… The Cardinals have outrighted right-hander Keith Butler off the team’s 40-man roster, according to the MLB.com transactions page. St. Louis has also released center fielder Shane ...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-18 19:21:31
via Twins Digest November 18, 2014 at 06:35 PM

The heavily backloaded nature of the Blue Jays‘ deal with Russell Martin leaves the club with additional potential payroll capacity for 2015, as Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca writes. It is worth noting that Toronto likely feels comfortable...

Midwest League Fines Benefit Stateline Community Foundation
via Twins Digest November 18, 2014 at 04:05 PM

The Beloit Snappers have selected the Stateline Community Foundation to receive the donation resulting from the Midwest League's On-Field Behavior Policy. The League splits up the amount of player fines it collects evenly between all 16 teams in the le...

Beresford, Farris re-sign with Twins
via Twins Digest November 18, 2014 at 02:11 PM

Red Wings' infielder James Beresford and outfielder Eric Farris have re-signed minor league contracts for the 2015 season with the Minnesota Twins, the club announced on Tuesday. The Twins have also signed infielders Argenis Diaz and Heiker Meneses to ...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-18 00:26:14
via Twins Digest November 17, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Baseball America’s Matt Eddy has this week’s edition of his Minor League Transactions feature up, which, as usual, features several recent minor league signings. Here are a few highlights from his piece, as well as other minor moves from a...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-17 14:08:12
via Twins Digest November 17, 2014 at 02:17 PM

The Braves, Cubs, Giants, Red Sox, Royals and Twins are six of the teams thought to have asked for Justin Masterson’s medicals or otherwise checked in on the right-hander, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports (Twitter links).  Though Masterson is...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-16 13:55:03
via Twins Digest November 16, 2014 at 01:41 PM

The latest from the AL Central.. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN (on Twitter) hears that the Twins have inquired about free agent starter Justin Masterson.  Minnesota is also checking in on free agent outfielders, but finding a starter or two is at the t...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-15 00:14:52
via Twins Digest November 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Twins GM Terry Ryan is “doing well” after his bout with throat cancer, writes MLB.com’s Barry Bloom. The 61-year-old still is experiencing various forms of discomfort, but has completed radiation and is back at full force in the Minne...

#ShowUsYourWings
via Twins Digest November 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Rochester Red Wings are beginning a #ShowUsYourWings campaign on Twitter as we attempt to collect photos from fans wearing Red Wings apparel in ALL 50 states.

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-11-13 22:51:47
via Twins Digest November 13, 2014 at 10:35 PM

The Indians are kicking the tires on a familiar name, as Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports they’ve reached out to Justin Masterson about a potential return. The Indians are likely interested in Masterson only on a one-year deal, w...