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Byron Buxton remains No. 1 on MLB.com's prospect rankings (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 30, 2015 at 10:17 PM

For the second straight season, Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is the No. 1 ranked prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com's official rankings .  The announcement was made during a live special which aired on MLB Network on Friday night. Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant,  who was named baseball's No. 1 prospect by ESPN analyst Keith Law , was ranked No. 2. The top five also featured

MLB Network to reveal Top 50 prospects for 2015 (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 28, 2015 at 11:17 PM

With the hope of a new season also comes renewed excitement about the future of baseball and those who could become the game's next household names. That will be the focus of MLB Network this Friday night when they air a one-hour special revealing MLB.com's Top 50 prospects for the 2015 season. MLB.com’s annual ranking of the best young prospects in baseball will be revealed on Top 50 Prospects

Strikeouts and Stolen Bases (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 28, 2015 at 08:05 PM

Today we'll check in on the top 50 relievers from 2014 and finish with some stolen base projections.

Twins 3B Plouffe enters season with Sano waiting for chance (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 24, 2015 at 05:23 PM

Trevor Plouffe is coming off of a season in which he led the Minnesota Twins in RBIs and signed a $4.8 million, one-year contract that made him the highest-paid third baseman in franchise history. Put those two things together and the 28-year-old Plouffe would appear to be on firm footing heading into his sixth season in the big leagues. I want to win the AL Central,'' Plouffe said as the Twins

Twins, Duensing agree to $2.7M, 1-year deal (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 24, 2015 at 04:23 PM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing on a $2.7 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration. The Twins announced the deal on Saturday. It also allowed the Twins to reach deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players without going to a hearing. He has been with the Twins all six of his years and asked for a raise from $2 million to $3.1 million.

Recovered Buxton aims for bounce back, debut with Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 23, 2015 at 08:59 PM

The fast track Byron Buxton has been on to the majors with the Minnesota Twins hit a huge speed bump last season. Ranked by Baseball America magazine as the top prospect in the game when the year began, Buxton sprained his left wrist in March during spring training. Buxton was back in July and promoted in August, but he got hurt again in his first game with Double-A New Britain in a scary collis

4 minor leaguers suspended for drug violations (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 22, 2015 at 09:35 PM

Four players have been suspended 50 games each for violating the minor league drug program, three for a second positive test for a drug of abuse and another for failing a test for an amphetamine. Right-handers Hudson Boyd of Minnesota, Duke von Schamann of Cleveland, and Chris Capper, a free agent, all were sanctioned Thursday for a second failed test for a drug of abuse. Boyd is on the roster o

All Team Bullpen Audit (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 21, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Today we'll get ready for the 2015 MLB season with a team-by-team bullpen audit.

Twins avoid arbitration with Trevor Plouffe, 3 others (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 16, 2015 at 10:11 PM

The Minnesota Twins agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, left-hander Tommy Milone, right-hander Casey Fiend and infielder Eduardo Nunez on Friday that avoided arbitration. Plouffe, who doubled his salary from last season of $2.35 million, announced earlier this week that his wife, Olivia, is pregnant with the couple's first child. ''We love being a part of the Twins family

Swarza, Carrasco, Rzepczynski, Chisenall agree with Indians (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 15, 2015 at 10:11 PM

Former Minnesota right-hander Anthony Swarzak agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, who also agreed to one-year contracts with right-hander Carlos Carrasco, left-hander Marc Rzepczynski and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall that avoided arbitration. Carrasco got a one-year deal for $2,337,500 and Rzepczynski for $2.4 million plus the chance to earn a $25,000 bonus f

Bounce-back Starting Pitchers (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 13, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Bill Baer uses defense-independent statistics to highlight starting pitchers who are likely to rebound in 2015.

Hall of Famer Martinez arrives home, 10 orchestras await (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 10, 2015 at 07:41 PM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic greeted new baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez after he landed Saturday in his homeland aboard a private plane bearing his country's flag.

2015 Category Sleepers: RBI (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Seth Trachtman breaks down possible RBI sleepers for the 2015 season.

Best of Big League Stew 2014: Recapping baseball's top stories (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 30, 2014 at 03:11 PM

The baseball story of 2014 will be defined by some of the names we expected to hear — there was Derek Jeter and A-Rod and Clayton Kershaw. But there were even more that surprised us — the Kansas City Royals, Hank the Dog, 50 Cent, and the all-too-soon loss of Tony Gwynn. As we prepare to flip our calendars to 2015, Big League Stew is here with our annual look back at the year that was in basebal

SKorean team signs former MLB infielder Hannahan (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean baseball team LG Twins have signed former major league infielder Jack Hannahan.

Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 22, 2014 at 05:35 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that.

Twins tab Mike Quade for Triple-A manager job (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 19, 2014 at 08:41 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team.

Morales finalizes deal with Royals (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 16, 2014 at 04:59 PM

Kendrys Morales missed out on a postseason appearance last season when his Seattle Mariners fell just short of a wild card.

AP source: Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 15, 2014 at 08:35 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.

Twins welcome their latest Santana (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 15, 2014 at 08:11 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ervin Santana's given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues.