Minnesota Twins Wiretap

Mariners Have Tried Multiple Times To Acquire Ervin Santana

Aug 14, 2017 7:54 AM

The Seattle Mariners have tried multiple times to acquire Ervin Santana from the Minnesota Twins.

The talks were put on hold with the Twins making another push towards the Wild Card and moving ahead of the Mariners in the standings.

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Tags: Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Bartolo Colon Throws Complete Game

Aug 5, 2017 12:27 PM

Brian Dozier hit a pair of homers to back a complete game by Bartolo Colon, as the Twins pushed past the Rangers by a score of 8-4 on Friday at Target Field.

Colon, 44, became the oldest pitcher to record a nine-inning complete game since Jamie Moyer did it at the age of 47 in 2010. His 37th complete game -- and his first since Sept. 5, 2015 -- came just over 20 years after his first on July 28, 1997. Colon is the oldest American League pitcher to throw a nine-inning complete game win since Nolan Ryan did so in 1992. He is the oldest right-hander to accomplish the feat since Charlie Hough in 1994.

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Tags: Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Nationals Acquire Brandon Kintzler From Twins

Jul 31, 2017 6:44 PM

The Nationals acquired closer Brandon Kintzler from the Twins right before the Trade Deadline on Monday. Minnesota will receive Minor League left-hander Tyler Watson and international bonus pool money from Washington.

Kintzler, 32, is 2-2 with a 2.78 ERA and 28 saves in 45 1/3 innings for the Twins this season. He figures to form a dynamic late-inning trio with lefty Sean Doolittle and righty Ryan Madson, who were acquired from the Athletics earlier this month.
Watson is 6-4 with a 4.35 ERA for Double-A Hagerstown this season. He was rated the Nationals' No. 17 prospect by MLBPipeline.com.

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Tags: Washington Nationals, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Yankees Acquire Jamie Garcia From Twins

Jul 30, 2017 12:33 PM

The Yankees have agreed to a trade for left-hander Jaime Garcia with the Twins.

The Yankees announced the deal Sunday. Garcia, a free agent after the season, will be changing teams for the second time in less than a week; he joined Minnesota on Monday after the Braves dealt him, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations for a minor league pitching prospect.

The Yankees will send minor league pitchers Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns to the Twins as part of the swap and will also receive cash considerations from Minnesota.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Braves Trade Jaime Garcia To Twins For Prospect

Jul 25, 2017 8:00 AM

The Atlanta Braves have traded Jaime Garcia to the Minnesota Twins for minor league right-hander Huascar Ynoa.

Atlanta also sent catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations to Minnesota as part of the trade.

The Braves have also agreed to pay the remaining $4.6 million on Garcia's contract, according to a report.

The Twins will start Garcia on Friday night at the Oakland Athletics.

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Tags: Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Twins Nearing Trade With Braves For Jaime Garcia

Jul 21, 2017 8:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins are closing in on a trade with the Atlanta Braves for Jaime Garcia, according to a source.

Atlanta would receive a Minor League player in the swap.

Garcia has a 4.33 ERA in 17 starts this season. He is making $12 million.

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Twins Showing Interest In Controllable Starters

Jul 11, 2017 4:09 PM

The Minnesota Twins are interested in acquiring controllable starting pitchers this month, according to a report.

The Twins are still alive in the playoff race, which has spurred the interest.

Thad Levine said recently that the Twins "would be very open to spending aggressively on assets that we could use to propel our team forward this year and for years to come."

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Bartolo Colon Agrees To Minor League Deal With Twins

Jul 8, 2017 11:03 AM

The Mets say they wanted a reunion with Bartolo Colon, but he has opted for a new home.

The 44-year-old Colon agreed to terms Friday on a minor league deal with the Twins, who would be his 10th major league team over a 20-year career.

"You know he's been around a long time if I've faced him," Twins manager Paul Molitor joked, adding he vaguely remembers getting a hit off Colon in his final game in 1998.

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Tags: Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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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
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.

RealGM Staff Report

Twins To Host Hunter Greene For Workout
The Twins own the No. 1 overall pick in next week's draft.

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Rangers Nearing Sam Dyson Trade
The Rays and Twins have been linked to Dyson.

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Albert Pujols Hits 600th Career Home Run
Albert Pujols hit a grand slam on Saturday night to become the ninth player in MLB history to reach the 600th homer milestone.

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

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

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Hunter Greene, Brendan McKay Leading Candidates To Go No. 1 In Draft
The Twins have the first overall pick in next month's amateur draft and the pick is expected to be one of two players.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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