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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.

Royals sign right-hander Pino, designate Coleman (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 15, 2014 at 04:47 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Royals signed former Twins right-hander Yohan Pino on Monday and designated reliever Casey Coleman for assignment.

LaTroy Hawkins to retire following 2015 season (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 12, 2014 at 09:35 PM

LaTroy Hawkins' 21st major league season will also be his last, the soon-to-be 42-year-old pitcher revealed Friday during an interview on MLB Network's Hot Stove talk show.  "Next Sunday, I'll be 42 and 2015 will be my last year playing professional baseball, Hawkins told Harold Reynolds and Fran Charles. "Hopefully not my last year of professional baseball, but it'll be my last year playing pro

Twins to announce Santana deal Saturday (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 12, 2014 at 07:35 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins called a news conference for Saturday to announce a four-year contract with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana.

Red Sox, Tigers agree to Cespedes-Porcello swap (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 12, 2014 at 11:05 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation.

Winter Meetings: Day Four (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 11, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Ryan Boyer recaps a busy Day Four of the MLB Winter Meetings.

Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 11, 2014 at 06:47 PM

(The Sports Xchange) - The Cincinnati Reds traded two-fifths of their starting rotation on Thursday, sending right-hander Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and a minor leaguer, and shipping right-hander Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers for infielder Eugenio Suarez and right-handed pitching prospect Jonathon Crawford. Latos and Simon are both eligible for salary

Sources: Twins finalizing four-year deal with Ervin Santana (Yahoo Sports)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 11, 2014 at 04:23 PM

The deal is worth around $54 million and includes a fifth-year option.

AP sources: Twins, Ervin Santana near $55M deal (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 11, 2014 at 03:29 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana were working Thursday to finalize a four-year, $55 million contract, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal.

Fantasy Risers: AL Central (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 04, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Drew Silva examines some players from the American League Central whose arrows are pointing up for the 2015 fantasy season.

Twins announce $10.5M deal with Torii Hunter (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 03, 2014 at 08:59 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Torii Hunter first came up to the major leagues in 1997, Paul Molitor was bringing a Hall of Fame playing career to a close with his hometown Minnesota Twins.

Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 03, 2014 at 07:35 PM

(The Sports Xchange) - Free-agent outfielder Nick Markakis agreed to a four-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The 31-year-old former Baltimore Orioles outfielder hit .276 with 14 home runs and 50 RBIs in 642 at-bats last year. - - - The Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ, according

Hunter returns to Twins; Medlen, Beachy let go (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 03, 2014 at 12:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Torii Hunter is returning to the Minnesota Twins, and injured Atlanta pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy were among 32 players tossed into the free-agent market Tuesday along with San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and New York Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr.

AP source: Hunter agrees to $10.5M deal with Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 02, 2014 at 10:17 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Torii Hunter is coming back to the place it all began.

Twins hire Butch Davis from Orioles organization (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 01, 2014 at 02:23 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have filled out their field staff by hiring Butch Davis as first base coach.

2015 Category Sleepers: K (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 25, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Seth Trachtman evaluates possible strikeout pitching sleepers for 2015.

Twins hire former Rays pitching coach Neil Allen (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 25, 2014 at 05:17 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins starting rotation has been the biggest reason the franchise has plummeted to the big league basement with four straight seasons of at least 92 losses.

Willingham retires after 11 big league seasons (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins November 24, 2014 at 06:47 PM

Josh Willingham is retiring after 11 major league seasons, agent Matt Sosnick said Monday.