Minnesota Twins Wiretap

Torii Hunter Not Rushing Decision On 2016

Oct 3, 2015 8:26 PM

Torii Hunter plans on waiting until after the current college football season before deciding if he'll retire.

“This possibly could be my last game," said Hunter. "And there’s a really good chance.”

Hunter is not interested in continuing his career in a part time role.

Hunter also said he would have announced his retirement months ago if the Minnesota Twins had a disappointing season, but they were only eliminated from the playoffs on the final weekend of the season.

Brad Johnson/MLBTradeRumors

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Twins Promote Top Prospect Max Kepler

Sep 22, 2015 4:19 PM

The Minnesota Twins have promoted top hitting prospect Max Kepler from Double-A.

Kepler joined the Twins on Tuesday for their game against the Cleveland Indians, the day after Kepler helped lead Chattanooga to the Southern League championship.

The 22-year-old hit .322 with 32 doubles, 13 triples, nine home runs and 71 RBIs in 112 games, winning the league MVP award.

Associated Press

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Byron Buxton Wants To Add Bunt To His Arsenal

Sep 21, 2015 7:01 AM

Byron Buxton has been working on his bunting with Minnesota Twins coaches as of late.

The rookie outfielder has the speed to use bunts as a skill that could limit slumps and distract opposing defenders.

Paul Molitor has noted that with Buxton's speed, he doesn't need to drop a perfect bunt to get on base. He just needs to keep from popping them out or sending them foul.

"Buxton's bunt wasn't perfect, but I think he's learning he doesn't have to be perfect to be safe," Molitor said. "He's worked hard on it. He's not a guy to shy away from trying to find a way to get better. I also like the fact he's able to inject information rather rapidly into his game."

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

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Twins Won't Call Up Jose Berrios This Season

Sep 3, 2015 6:49 AM

The Minnesota Twins will not call up top pitching prospect Jose Berrios this season, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Ryan watched Berrios pitch twice for Triple-A Rochester this week.

The Twins have decided that it would be best to shut Berrios down after the Minor League season because he's nearing his innings limit.

Rhett Bollinger/MLB

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Twins Haven't Ruled Out Promoting Jose Berrios

Sep 2, 2015 7:00 AM

He wasn't among their first wave of September call-ups, but the Minnesota Twins haven't ruled out a promotion for top pitching prospect Jose Berrios.

The Twins might add Berrios to their roster for the postseason push as a reliever.

"I don't think we have finalized everything we're going to do here," Paul Molitor said. "Going forward, his name is definitely still being talked about."

Terry Ryan suggested the September plan for Berrios remains fluid.

"That will be up for discussion," the general manager said. "He pitched well. Other guys did as well. We haven't made that decision yet."

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

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Twins Place J.R. Graham On DL; Reinstate Blaine Boyer

Aug 26, 2015 6:43 PM

The Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win.

Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL before Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games with right elbow inflammation.


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Twins Moving Trevor May In Rotation

Aug 13, 2015 4:35 PM

With Phil Hughes headed to the disabled list with a back injury, the Minnesota Twins are moving Trevor May into the starting rotation.

May, who had been moved to the bullpen, will start Friday.

The 25-year-old has a 4.37 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 80.1 innings (15 appearances) as a starter.

As a reliever, May has 14 Ks and a 2.51 ERA in 14.1 innings.

Associated Press

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Twins Get Kevin Jepsen From Rays

Jul 31, 2015 3:20 PM

The Minnesota Twins will acquire Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to a report.

Tampa Bay will receive two Minor League players in return.

Jepsen has a 2.81 ERA in 41.2 innings this season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Twins Monitoring Market For Catchers

Jul 21, 2015 4:45 PM

The Minnesota Twins are keeping an eye on the market for catchers as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

The Twins are looking at A.J. Pierzynski, Derek Norris, Jonathan Lucroy and Alex Avila.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

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Twins In Market For Reliever

Jul 14, 2015 7:45 AM

The Minnesota Twins have been connected to relievers in reports as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

Specifically, Minnesota has been linked to Joaquin Benoit (Padres) and Steve Cishek (Marlins).

The Twins are expected to at least kick the tires on the likes of Joba Chamberlain and Jason Frasor, both recently released by division rivals in Detroit and Kansas City, respectively.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

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All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Twins To Start Ervin Santana On Sunday
Pitcher Ervin Santana has been reinstated after an 80-game drug suspension.


Twins To Promote Alex Meyer
Minnesota hopes the right-hander will eventually work out of the rotation, but for now he's expected to throw out of the bullpen.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Byron Buxton Scores Winning Run In MLB Debut
Byron Buxton went 0-for-4 on Sunday, but scored the winning run for the Twins in the top of the ninth inning.


Twins Top Prospect Byron Buxton To Make Debut On Sunday
Byron Buxton has been playing for Double-A Chattanooga, hitting .283.


Torii Hunter Decides To Drop Appeal
Twins outfielder Torri Hunter started serving his two game suspension on Saturday.


MLB Suspends Torii Hunter Two Games, Appeals Decision
Torii Hunter called the two game suspension "a little harsh."


Twins Willing To Make Upgrade If Opportunity Exists
The Twins won't shy away from upgrading their roster this summer despite swinging and missing last season.

Derek Wetmore/1500 ESPN

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Twins Converting High Rate Of Save Chances
The Twins are 30-19 and have the best record in the American League by percentage points over the Astros.

Christina Kahrl/ESPN

White Sox Retire Paul Konerko's No. 14
Paul Konerko spent 16 season with the Chicago White Sox.


Byron Buxton Could Reach Twins By August
Buxton is ranked as baseball's top prospect by MLB.com and second by Baseball America.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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