Minnesota Twins Wiretap

Twins, Dillon Gee Agree To Minors Deal

Jun 21, 2017 7:56 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a Minor League deal with Dillon Gee.

Gee, 31, opted for free agency when he was outrighted by the Texas Rangers over the weekend. He had a 4.15 ERA in 13 Major League innings for Texas this season, while pitching to a 3.88 ERA in 51 innings at Triple-A Round Rock.

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Twins Sign First Overall Draft Pick

Jun 18, 2017 12:49 AM

The Minnesota Twins have signed shortstop Royce Lewis, giving the first overall pick in the amateur draft this week a $6,725,000 bonus, the most for a high school player since the new compensation system began five years ago.

Lewis put his signature on the contract Saturday during a news conference at Target Field held between games of a doubleheader. He will start his professional career with Minnesota's rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida.


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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Twins To Host Hunter Greene For Workout

Jun 8, 2017 7:52 AM

The Minnesota Twins will have Hunter Greene in for a workout and meeting on Friday.

It had been reported that the Twins planned to pass on Greene with the No. 1 overall pick next week.

Most feel the Twins will use the selection on a college player -- such as Vanderbilt right-hander Kyle Wright or Louisville two-way star Brendan McKay -- instead of the prep pitcher/shortstop.

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Rangers Nearing Sam Dyson Trade

Jun 6, 2017 8:37 AM

The Texas Rangers are nearing a trade involving Sam Dyson.

Jon Daniels told the Ben & Skin show on 105.3 The Fan that he is weighing a few offers for the reliever and that he hopes to trade Dyson within the next few days.

The Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins have been linked to Dyson.

Darren Wolfson/1500 ESPN

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Albert Pujols Hits 600th Career Home Run

Jun 4, 2017 2:22 AM

Albert Pujols hit his 600th career homer Saturday night, delivering a grand slam to become the ninth player in major league history to reach the mark.

The Angels slugger connected in the fourth inning against the Twins' Ervin Santana, driving a high fly into the short left-field porch at Angel Stadium.

The milestone homer is the latest superlative in the 17-year career of Pujols, a 13th-round draft pick who became one of the greatest hitters of his generation.

The 37-year-old Pujols is the fourth-youngest player to hit 600 homers behind Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. Pujols joins Barry Bonds and Aaron as the only players to hit 600 homers and 600 doubles.



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Twins Expected To Pass On Hunter Greene With No. 1 Pick

May 26, 2017 11:22 AM

Unless they make a late change, the Minnesota Twins are expected to pass on taking high school phenom Hunter Greene with the No. 1 overall pick next month.

A high school right-hander has never been taken with the first pick.

Greene has hit 100 mph and is also a very good shortstop. He's viewed as a pitcher by Major League clubs.

Minnesota's choices have come down to Vanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright, Louisville pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay and San Juan Capistrano Junipero Serra shortstop Royce Lewis.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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Twins Have Homered In 16 Straight Games

May 17, 2017 7:03 AM

Byron Buxton hit a home run in the fourth inning on Tuesday night to help the Minnesota Twins tie a 38-year-old franchise record with a homer in 16 straight games.

The previous club mark was set in 1979.

The Major League record is held by the 2002 Texas Rangers, who had a 27-game streak.

Minnesota has seen 12 different players homer during the streak.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

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Hunter Greene, Brendan McKay Leading Candidates To Go No. 1 In Draft

May 12, 2017 2:43 PM

The Minnesota Twins have the first overall pick in next month's amateur draft and the pick is expected to be one of two players.

Hunter Greene, a right-handed pitcher and shortstop at the high school level, has received a lot of hype, but Louisville first baseman/pitcher Brendan McKay is an option as well.

Royce Lewis, a shortstop/outfielder out of Junipero Serra High School in California, is also expected to be a high selection.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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Twins To Promote Jose Berrios

May 12, 2017 7:38 AM

The Minnesota Twins will promote Jose Berrios to step into the rotation this Saturday.

Berrios reached the Major Leagues around this time last season, but struggled through multiple stints, logging an 8.02 ERA through 58 1/3 innings.

The Twins drafted Berrios with the No. 32 pick in 2012.

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Miguel Sano Suspended One Game, Files Appeal
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 Twins and Tigers last weekend.


Ervin Santana Could Become Hot Trade Target
Ervin Santana is owed $28 million over the next two seasons, plus a $1 million buyout for the 2019 season.

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Royals To Start Danny Duffy In Opener
Danny Duffy went 12-3 in 26 starts, winning 10 straight decisions from June 11 to August 21 last season.


Rays, Yankees Interested In Trade For Nick Ahmed
The Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Nick Ahmed and the Rays and Yankees have been mentioned as potential destinations.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Trevor May Could Miss The Season With Elbow Tear
An MRI has revealed that Trevor May has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament.


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

Associated Press

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

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Twins Designate Byung Ho Park Fro Assignment
In another move, the Twins signed reliever Matt Beslisle to a one-year contract.


Twins, Justin Morneau Interested In Possible Reunion
He has appeared in just 107 games over the last two seasons, hitting .283/.330/.442 with nine home runs.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Twins To Honor Tom Kelly With Statue
Tom Kelly led the Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991, and had his No. 10 retired in 2012.


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