Minnesota Twins Wiretap

Miguel Sano Suspended One Game, Files Appeal

Apr 25, 2017 8:30 AM

Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball for what the league termed "aggressive actions" that caused benches to clear between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers last weekend.

Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch from Justin Haley in the third inning on Saturday. Two innings later, Matthew Boyd threw behind Sano, who yelled out at the mound. James McCann intervened and appeared to put his mitt in the face of Sano, who reacted immediately with a right hand to McCann's mask.

The players' association appealed, allowing Sano to continue playing until the appeal is heard and decided.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Ervin Santana Could Become Hot Trade Target

Apr 3, 2017 8:01 AM

Ervin Santana could become a hot trade target in the early part of the season.

Santana is owed $28 million over the next two seasons, plus a $1 million buyout for 2019. He may not make as much of a difference to an interested team as Jose Quintana, but he'll cost less.

The Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins could all target Santana.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Royals To Start Danny Duffy In Opener

Mar 26, 2017 2:19 AM

Danny Duffy, who began the 2016 season in the bullpen, will be the Opening Day starting pitcher for the


Manager Ned Yost also announced the rest of his rotation Saturday. Ian Kennedy will start the second game and the April 10 home opener against Oakland. Jason Hammel, Jason Vargas and Nathan Karns will round out the rotation in that order.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor

Rays, Yankees Interested In Trade For Nick Ahmed

Mar 22, 2017 8:17 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Nick Ahmed and the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees have been mentioned as potential destinations.

The San Diego Padres had previously been linked to Ahmed.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays

Trevor May Could Miss The Season With Elbow Tear

Mar 11, 2017 7:13 PM

Twins right-hander Trevor May has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and will potentially miss the entire season.

Twins GM Thad Levine announced Saturday that an MRI revealed that May has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. He will get a second medical opinion Sunday before deciding whether to undergo season-ending surgery.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Ron Gardenhire Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Feb 14, 2017 5:00 PM

Ron Gardenhire, recently hired as the bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, has announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Gardenhire, 59, said it would be the only time he would talk publicly about the subject this spring.

The longtime Minnesota Twins manager says he received the diagnosis about a week ago after tests in Minnesota and would undergo surgery to remove the prostate gland, probably the second week in April.

He says doctors believe they caught the cancer early and that the surgery would leave him cancer-free.

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor

Twins Offered Mike Napoli More Than Rangers

Feb 10, 2017 7:28 AM

The Minnesota Twins wanted to add to both the roster and the clubhouse by signing Mike Napoli, but the slugger ultimately decided to play for the Texas Rangers.

According to sources, the Twins offered Napoli more money than the Rangers.

Napoli is believed to have signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal with Texas.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Twins Designate Byung Ho Park Fro Assignment

Feb 4, 2017 1:40 AM

The Minnesota Twins have designated Korean slugger Byung Ho Park for assignment after a disappointing major league debut as a first baseman/designated hitter.

The move was made on Friday to clear space on the 40-man roster for right-handed reliever Matt Belisle, who finalized a $2.05 million, one-year contract after posting a career-best 1.76 ERA last season for Washington.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Twins, Justin Morneau Interested In Possible Reunion

Jan 30, 2017 8:10 AM

The Minnesota Twins and Justin Morneau have mutual interest in a possible reunion, according to a report.

Morneau intends to return for a 15th Major League season in 2017, but he'll have to find a team willing to give him enough at-bats to make it worthwhile.

He has appeared in just 107 games over the last two seasons, hitting .283/.330/.442 with nine home runs.

Morneau last played for the Twins in 2013.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Twins To Honor Tom Kelly With Statue

Jan 28, 2017 7:05 PM

The Twins plan to honor former manager Tom Kelly with a bronze statue outside Target Field.

The team made the announcement at TwinsFest on Friday night. The statue will be unveiled this season, although a date is not yet set.

Kelly led the Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991. His record of 1,140-1,244 places him first on the Twins' managerial list in wins and games. Kelly retired after the 2001 season. His No. 10 was retired in 2012, the first Twins manager to be so honored.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Dodgers Casting Wide Net In Search Of Second Baseman
The Dodgers continue to search for a second baseman and have begun to search beyond a trade with the Twins for Brian Dozier.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Twins Have Set No Deadlines Regarding Brian Dozier
The Twins and Dodgers have reportedly reached an "impasse" in trade talks involving Brian Dozier, but that doesn't mean the infielder will stay put.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

Twins Have Done Due Diligence On Jose Bautista
The Twins have met with the representatives for several players this offseason as they look to bolster the roster, including Jose Bautista's agent.

Rhett Bollinger/MLB

Twins Likely To Decide On Brian Dozier's Future Soon
Indications around Major League Baseball suggest that trade discussions involving Brian Dozier will conclude in the next week or so -- whether or not he is moved.

Jason Beck/MLB

Several Clubs Interested In Brian Dozier
The Cardinals have joined the Dodgers, Nationals, and Giants in talks with the Twins about second baseman Brian Dozier.


Dodgers, Twins Aren't Progressing On Brian Dozier Trade
Talks between the Dodgers and Twins on a Brian Dozier trade haven't progressed, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Rod Carew Undergoes Heart, Kidney Transplant Surgery
The Twins have reported that Rod Carew is resting and is expected to make a full recovery.


Dodgers, Twins Continue To Discuss Brian Dozier Trade
No deal is close, but the two sides "remain in dialogue."

Jon Morosi/MLB

Several Teams Interested In Trading For Brian Dozier
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to Dozier, but the seriousness of those reports has come into question.

Darren Wolfson/5 Eyewitness News

Twins Hire Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins, Torii Hunter As Assistants
The Twins have hired Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter as special assistants to the baseball operations department.

Associated Press

Twins Agree To Three-Year Deal With Jason Castro
The Twins have agreed to a three-year, $24.5 million deal with Jason Castro.


Jason Castro Has Multiple Three-Year Offers
The Twins, Orioles, Braves and Rays have been linked to Jason Castro.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Twins Not Looking To Package Phil Hughes With Brian Dozer In Trades
Brian Dozier is drawing interest from other teams, but the Twins aren't looking to package Phil Hughes in a potential trade, according to a report.

Mike Berardino/St. Paul Pioneer Press

Diamondbacks Hire Ron Gardenhire As Bench Coach
The Diamondbacks have hired Ron Gardenhire as bench coach under new manager Torey Lovullo.

Associated Press

Dodgers Have Contacted Twins About Brian Dozier
The Dodgers are looking for a solution at second base and have made contact with the Twins about Brian Dozier.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Brian Dozier Drawing Trade Interest
Brian Dozier finished the season with 42 home runs and is owed just $15 million in total over the next two seasons.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Twins To Hire Thad Levine As General Manager
Thad Levine has been with the Rangers since 2005.

La Velle E. Neal III/Minneapolis Star Tribune

Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Twins In Mix To Hire Amiel Sawdaye
Amiel Sawdaye, currently the vice president of international and amateur scouting for the Red Sox, is weighing a number of options this month.

Peter Gammons

Twins Coveted Ben Cherington To Run Front Office
Ben Cherington, who was the general manager of the Red Sox from October 2011 to August 2015, is Toronto's vice president of baseball operations.

Evan Drellich/Boston Herald

Twins Hire 33-Year-Old Derek Falvey To Run Baseball Operations
Derek Falvey replaces Terry Ryan, who stepped down in the middle of a season in which the Twins plummeted to 103 losses.

Associated Press