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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 12, 2016 at 07:07 PM

The New York Yankees and closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to a one-year, $11.325 million contract to avoid salary arbitration. Chapman, who was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in the offseason, had requested $13.1 million in arbitration. The left-handed Chapman was 4-4 with a 1.63 ERA and 33 saves for the Reds last season.

Orioles hire former Mets exec McIlvaine to front office post (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 12, 2016 at 05:07 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have hired Joe McIlvaine as senior adviser of player personnel.

World Baseball Classic qualifying: Aussies 4, South Africa 1 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 12, 2016 at 06:01 AM

Australia scored three first-inning runs on five hits - including four consecutive hits to start the game - and defeated South Africa 4-1 on Friday to advance to the final of the World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament. Four pitchers limited South Africa to six hits to lead the host team to the final on Sunday against South Africa or New Zealand. South Africa and New Zealand meet on Saturda

2016 All Bullpen Audit (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 10, 2016 at 12:43 PM

It's time to get ready for a new season with an all bullpen audit. Get a first look at the next closer breakouts and busts.

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 02, 2016 at 06:31 PM

The Minnesota Twins on Tuesday signed veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin to a minor-league contract. The Mariners signed him after he was released by the Atlanta Braves. Quentin offers the Twins depth on the outfield corners and would make $750,000 if he earns a spot on the team, according to reports.

Carlos Quentin to try comeback with Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 02, 2016 at 01:43 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Outfielder Carlos Quentin and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a minor league contract, giving the 33-year-old a chance to revive his career.

Sano ready for move to right field with Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 01, 2016 at 06:19 PM

When the Minnesota Twins start spring training later this month, Miguel Sano will trot his muscular frame out to right field for an audition at his new position. It's not the ideal spot for Sano, but it's where the Twins have room for now. Ryan wasn't interested in offering third baseman Trevor Plouffe in offseason trades, eliminating one place Sano could play.

Looking back at the first opt-out clause in modern MLB free agency (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins February 01, 2016 at 03:43 PM

Some of the biggest free agent signings in Major League Baseball this winter and recent offseasons have included opt-out clauses giving players flexibility to pursue even greater salaries in the not-so-distant future. It's a trend that is becoming common place in contract negotiatons for players in the top tier of the sport and could eventually filter down to include a larger percentage of the M

Twins' Buxton aims to warm up from rough rookie year (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 31, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Rarely does Byron Buxton's hometown get cold or snow. The nerve-wracking ice time aside, Buxton relished his time on the caravan. By the end of his four-day jaunt around the state, though, Buxton was warming up to his recognition factor among fans and beginning to embrace the role of the budding star.

Carew, on mend from heart attack, eyes Twins spring training (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 30, 2016 at 03:31 PM

Rod Carew is about four months removed from a massive heart attack that nearly killed him. The meticulous and slender Carew was fit enough last year to look like he could take some cuts in the batter's box with that sweet swing. ''I'm living a bionic life,'' said Carew at TwinsFest on Saturday to help launch a yearlong campaign for the American Heart Association and cardiovascular disease awaren

Corey Seager is baseball's No 1. prospect, according to MLB.com (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 29, 2016 at 10:25 PM

For the first time since 2013, someone other than Byron Buxton is rated the No. 1 prospect in baseball, at least according to MLB.com's official rankings . The top spot now belongs to Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, who moved up from the No. 8 spot on the MLB Pipeline preseason list from 2015. [ 2016 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball is open for business. Sign up now ] The announcement was

Perkins hopeful to avoid second-half injuries this season (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 29, 2016 at 07:13 PM

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has been an All-Star the last two seasons thanks to dominant performances in the first half of both years. It's the second half that has been the tricky part. ''If I would've been halfway competent the second half last year, we make the playoffs,'' Perkins said on Friday, the first day of the Twins' annual fan festival.

Twins guest coaches for spring: Aguilera, Hawkins, Hunter (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 29, 2016 at 05:01 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Twins will have three new guest instructors at spring training, former players Rick Aguilera, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter.

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 25, 2016 at 06:07 PM

Jan 25 (The Sports Xchange) - The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Trevor Plouffe agreed on a one-year, $7.25 million contract on Monday to avoid arbitration. The settlement provides Plouffe with a raise of $2.45 million. He earned $4.8 million last season when he batted .244 with 22 homers and a career-high 86 RBIs. - - Houston Astros minor league pitching prospect Jose Rosario was killed in a m

Plouffe and Twins agree to $7.25M deal, avoid arbitration (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 25, 2016 at 01:55 PM

Third baseman Trevor Plouffe and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $7.25 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration. The settlement was $225,000 below the midpoint between the $7.9 million Plouffe had asked for in arbitration and the $7 million Minnesota had offered. Plouffe's development as a solid power hitter and capable defensive third baseman led the Twins to move prized prospect Mi

Right-hander Kevin Jepsen and Twins agree at $5,312,500 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 22, 2016 at 03:55 PM

Right-hander Kevin Jepsen have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $5,312,500. The settlement was above the $5,225,000 midpoint between the $5.4 million he had asked for and the $5.05 million Minnesota had offered when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last week. Jepsen was acquired last summer from Tampa Bay Rays and had a 1.61 ERA in 29 appearanc

Carew, awaiting transplant, to attend TwinsFest next weekend (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 22, 2016 at 03:31 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins say Hall of Famer Rod Carew is healthy enough to attend the team's annual fan festival next weekend.

With Ortiz retiring, Red Sox prepping youth for future (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 21, 2016 at 09:13 PM

The Boston Red Sox want to send Big Papi out as a winner. ''Hopefully, that manifests itself in him going out on top,'' general manager Mike Hazen said on Thursday before the 77th annual dinner for the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. When Ortiz came to Boston in 2003, he had just been released by the Minnesota Twins and the Red Sox were still stuck in an eight-deca

Twins agree to deals with 4 arbitration-eligible players (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 15, 2016 at 07:37 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year contracts with infielders Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez, right-hander Casey Fien and lefty Tommy Milone, averting salary arbitration.

Tommy Milone, Twins agree to $4.5 million, 1-year contract (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 14, 2016 at 10:01 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Left-hander Tommy Milone and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract, a deal that avoids salary arbitration.