Minnesota Twins Wiretap

Several Teams Interested In Trading For Brian Dozier

Dec 5, 2016 8:47 AM

Four to five teams are reportedly interested in working out a trade with the Minnesota Twins for Brian Dozier.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to Dozier, but the seriousness of those reports has come into question.

Dozier will attend this week's winter meetings because of a marketing commitment, which may allow him to meet with Minnesota's new front office.

Darren Wolfson/5 Eyewitness News

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Twins Hire Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins, Torii Hunter As Assistants

Nov 29, 2016 7:59 AM

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

The trio played on the franchise's first two American League Central title teams (2002-03).

Associated Press

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor

Twins Agree To Three-Year Deal With Jason Castro

Nov 23, 2016 7:23 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a three-year, $24.5 million deal with Jason Castro.

Castro, 29, has spent his entire Major League career with the Houston Astros.

With a thin market at catcher, Castro drew interest from several clubs.


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

Jason Castro Has Multiple Three-Year Offers

Nov 22, 2016 7:41 AM

Jason Castro has reportedly received three-year offers from multiple teams.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the club that pushes to a fourth year may be the one that ultimately lands him.

The Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays have been linked to Castro.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Twins Not Looking To Package Phil Hughes With Brian Dozer In Trades

Nov 21, 2016 9:04 AM

Brian Dozier is drawing interest from other teams, but the Minnesota Twins aren't looking to package Phil Hughes in a potential trade, according to a report.

Hughes has three years and $39.6 million left on the contract he signed prior to the 2015 season.

Mike Berardino/St. Paul Pioneer Press

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Diamondbacks Hire Ron Gardenhire As Bench Coach

Nov 17, 2016 5:42 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Ron Gardenhire as bench coach under new manager Torey Lovullo.

Gardenhire, 59, managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons.

In addition to Gardenhire, the Diamondbacks have also hired Tony Perezchica as third-base coach, Mike Fetters as bullpen coach and Robby Hammock as quality control/catching coach.

Associated Press

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Have Contacted Twins About Brian Dozier

Nov 17, 2016 7:08 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for a solution at second base and have made contact with the Minnesota Twins about Brian Dozier.

The Dodgers have been linked to Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers, but Kinsler has a no-trade clause and wants an extension in place as well.

Dozier is under control for another two seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brian Dozier Drawing Trade Interest

Nov 11, 2016 7:39 AM

The Minnesota Twins are getting calls about Brian Dozier this month.

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

He hit .291/.344/.646 in 72 games following the All-Star break.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Minnesota Twins

Twins To Hire Thad Levine As General Manager

Oct 26, 2016 7:32 AM

The Minnesota Twins are likely to hire Thad Levine as their new general manager.

Levine, currently the assistant GM with the Texas Rangers, would be second-in-command to newly-hired vice president/chief baseball officer Derek Falvey.

The 45-year-old has been with the Rangers since 2005.

La Velle E. Neal III/Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Twins In Mix To Hire Amiel Sawdaye

Oct 24, 2016 7:11 AM

Amiel Sawdaye, currently the vice president of international and amateur scouting for the Boston Red Sox, is weighing a number of options this month.

Peter Gammons reports that Sawdaye is weighing whether to accept an offer to become Boston's general manager or Arizona's assistant general manager.

Sawdaye is also being courted by the Minnesota Twins.

Peter Gammons

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins

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

Twins Expected To Hire Derek Falvey To Oversee Baseball Operations
Derek Falvey is currently serving as the assistant general manager of the Indians.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Rob Antony Will Be Only In-House Candidate To Interview With Twins
The Twins may be getting closer hiring some executives for their shuffled front office.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

Jacob deGrom To Start Sunday Against Twins
Jacob deGrom has been out since September 1 with forearm inflammation.


Derek Falvey 'Finalist' For Twins Front Office Job
Derek Falvey, currently the assistant general manager with the Indians, is said to be a finalist for a job with the Twins.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Multiple Candidates Have Declined To Interview With Twins
"Multiple GM types" have declined to interview with the Twins, who are searching to fill front office vacancies, according to a report.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Twins Interview Royals' J.J. Picollo For Front Office Role
J.J. Picollo reportedly interviewed for the president of baseball operations role.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

Twins Advancing In Front Office Search
The Twins have openings to fill in their front office and have already advanced through a large portion of the process.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

Brian Dozier Becomes Fourth Second Baseman To Hit 40 HRs
Brian Dozier joins Davey Johnson, Ryne Sandberg and Rogers Hornsby on the short list.


Twins May Consider Trading Brian Dozier For Front-Line Pitching
Brian Dozier is just one home run away from joining Ryne Sandberg, Davey Johnson, and Rogers Hornsby as second basemen in the 40-homer club, but that doesn't mean the Twins won't consider moving him

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Twins Looking At Cubs Front Office For Executives
The Twins are searching for executives and are "looking closely" at some members of the Cubs front office.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Nationals Acquire Sean Burnett From Twins
Sean Burnett had been pitching for Minnesota's Triple-A affiliate.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Twins Focusing Organizational Attention On Jose Berrios
Jose Berrios has the second-highest ERA (9.32) in the Major Leagues among starters with at least 20 innings.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

Miguel Sano Hits Baseball Off Tropicana Field Roof
Tropicana Field is known for its unique ground rules -- especially those pertaining to the catwalks.

Adrian Garro/MLB

Twins Could Send Miguel Sano To Triple-A
Miguel Sano, 23, is hitting .219/.265/.344 with one homer over his past 15 games.

Rhett Bollinger/MLB

Giants Acquire Eduardo Nunez From Twins
The Twins receive minor league pitcher Adalberto Nunez from the Giants.


Indians Among Those Interested In Steve Pearce
Steve Pearce, 33, will be a free agent after the season and is owed just $4.75 million.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

GM Candidates For Twins Beginning To Emerge
Jon Heyman reports that Thad Levine, Peter Woodfork, Kim Ng, Alex Anthopoulos, Josh Byrnes and Ben Cherington have been linked to the job.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Red Sox, Twins Have Held Trade Talks In Recent Weeks
The Twins and Red Sox have held trade talks in recent weeks, but so far the teams "aren't a great match at this point," according to a source.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press