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Beltran, Astros finalize $16 million, 1-year contract (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 05, 2016 at 06:38 PM

Carlos Beltran has been trying to find a way to get back to Houston for years after spending a remarkable few months with the Astros more than a decade ago. On Monday he finally got his wish when he and the Astros finalized a one-year, $16 million contract.

Twins promote Deron Johnson to senior adviser of scouting (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 05, 2016 at 04:32 PM

The Minnesota Twins have promoted Deron Johnson to senior adviser of scouting and Sean Johnson to director of scouting. The Twins announced the promotions on Monday. Both men have been in the organization for years and will continue with the team even after Derek Falvey and Thad Levine took over the baseball operations department.

Hot Stove Digest: Rich Hill expected to re-sign with Dodgers (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 03, 2016 at 11:26 PM

COMING BACK: Though a deal is not yet complete, multiple reports on Saturday suggested that the Los Angeles Dodgers were on the verge of re-signing left-hander Rich Hill. MLB Network’s Peter Gammons was the first to report that at least one rival executive believed that Hill and the Dodgers were in agreement on a three-year deal worth over $40 million. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman added that while n

Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 02, 2016 at 10:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer them 2017 contracts on Friday.

Twins hire James Rowson as hitting coach (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 02, 2016 at 09:50 PM

The Minnesota Twins have hired James Rowson as their hitting coach. Rowson was the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees for seven of the last nine seasons. Between stints, the 40-year-old Rowson was the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs for 1+ seasons after a midyear promotion from minor league hitting coordinator.

Cubs reach 1-year deal with LHP Duensing (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 02, 2016 at 06:08 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with left-hander Brian Duensing.

Twins sign catcher Jason Castro for 3 years, $24.5 million (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 30, 2016 at 05:44 PM

The Minnesota Twins badly need to improve their pitching staff, with a team ERA that ranked among the three worst in the majors in five of the last six seasons. ''We feel this is a great step in the right direction to building the team that we set out to build,'' chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said. The Twins finished 59-103, their worst record in Minnesota and the worst in the major league

Phillies hire former Twins GM Terry Ryan as scout (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 30, 2016 at 02:14 PM

The Phillies have hired former Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout. Philadelphia announced the appointment Wednesday, about 4+ months after Ryan was fired in the middle of his 19th season as GM of the Twins. Ryan spent 31 years with the organization, starting in 1986 as the scouting director.

Dose: Cespedes Stays (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 30, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is remaining with the Mets, but his foray into free agency yielded lucrative returns.

Twins hire Cuddyer, Hawkins, Hunter as special assistants (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 28, 2016 at 12:50 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins are bringing more of the band back together.

Hot Stove Digest: Giants have discussed bringing back Pablo Sandoval (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 25, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Could a Pablo Sandoval return to San Francisco be in the cards? REUNION?: Would the San Francisco Giants really consider reuniting with Pablo Sandoval? It’s unknown if those discussion will morph into serious trade talks, or whether the Red Sox would even be receptive, but it’s one of the more interesting rumors out there.

What every MLB team should be thankful for this Thanksgiving (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 24, 2016 at 11:20 AM

The holiday season is here. For some, that means consuming good food while being surrounded by old friends and loving family members. Your turkey is juicy, your conversations are rich and your weird uncle decided not to show up this year.

What every MLB team should be thankful for this Thanksgiving (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 23, 2016 at 09:14 PM

The holiday season is here. For some, that means consuming good food while being surrounded by old friends and loving family members. Your turkey is juicy, your conversations are rich and your weird uncle decided not to show up this year.

Dose: Twins Catch Castro (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 23, 2016 at 11:38 AM

The Twins signed their top free agent target. How does Jason Castro fit in the Minnesota lineup?

Hot Stove Digest: Jason Castro signs three-year deal with Twins (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 22, 2016 at 08:08 PM

Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.

Hot Stove Digest: Mariners asked Pirates about Andrew McCutchen (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 21, 2016 at 07:08 PM

Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.

Phil Hughes continues having fun at A-Rod's expense on Twitter (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 19, 2016 at 06:14 PM

The Minnesota Twins hurler is as perceptive as he is effective on the pitching mound, and no one knows that better now than former Yankees teammate Alex Rodriguez. For example, a couple months ago Rodriguez posted a photo with his two daughters on Twitter. It was a little weird, but it was nothing compared to what Hughes spotted in A-Rod’s most recent Twitter photo on Friday night.

Twins cut 3B Trevor Plouffe and C Juan Centeno (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 18, 2016 at 08:02 PM

The Minnesota Twins have cut longtime third baseman Trevor Plouffe, the first significant move by new front office leaders Derek Falvey and Thad Levine. The 30-year-old was a first-round draft pick of the Twins back in 2004. Plouffe hit .247 with 96 home runs and 357 RBIs in seven seasons with the Twins.

MLB wants more diversity, so they fired search firm Korn Ferry (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 18, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Diversity continues to be a huge issue in MLB hiring, both in front offices and in managerial positions. Commissioner Rob Manfred was so serious about it that he engaged the search firm Korn Ferry to help increase diversity in major league jobs. But even though Korn Ferry had a decent track record with the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, they failed to place a single minority in a front office job in their ti

Daily Dose: Astro-nomical (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 17, 2016 at 11:44 PM

Nate Grimm recaps a big Thursday for the Astros, acquiring Brian McCann and signing Josh Reddick, and talks awards in Friday's Daily Dose.