Ex-Twins reliever Matt Wisler agrees to join San Francisco Giants

The righthander turned his career around in Minnesota, but the team decided to non-tender him at Wednesday's deadline.

Twins could be ready to move on from Eddie Rosario

December 2, 2020
The Twins left fielder is due an eight-figure salary.

For Twins, life after Eddie Rosario means more youth, and hopefully a trade

December 8, 2020
Job well done, Eddie Rosario.
Slugger was a throwback player and served them well. But change is here, and more of it could be on the way.
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August 18
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December 8, 2020
Dick Allen

Reusse: Dick Allen recalled fondly by Blyleven in a Met Stadium tale

July 31, 1972: Dick Allen, the AL's MVP-to-be, became the first big-leaguer in 40 years with two inside-the-park home runs. It happened against the Twins with Blyleven pitching.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger handed out gum to kids after Education Day at a St. Paul Saints exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday,
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December 7, 2020
Eddie Rosario signed an autograph for a fan during spring training in 2019.

Eddie Rosario, in Instagram letter and video, bids farewell to Twins fans

The left fielder played six seasons in Minnesota and was non-tendered at the deadline Wednesday.
Sports
December 5, 2020

No greater hero than Morris in World Series

Sid Hartman Instant replayEditor's note: On every remaining Sunday in 2020, the Star Tribune will republish a memorable Sid Hartman column from the archives. This…
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December 5, 2020

Joyful espionage of MLB winter meetings missed as Twins plot free agent moves

Annual MLB gathering is an espionage party that will be hard to replace.
Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, right, point to each other as they acknowledge fans during a
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December 4, 2020
Minnesota Twins Senior Vice President and General Manager Thad Levine greeted third baseman Miguel Sano (22), who sat out of drills again Tuesday and

Twins GM Thad Levine is candidate to run Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies' president is former Twins executive Andy MacPhail.
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December 4, 2020
Eddie Rosario and Malik Beasley.

Reusse: Logic takes vacation as Beasley rewarded, Rosario rejected

Overall, Wednesday was a day that reinforced this for Minnesotans: Life isn't fair, even in the lucrative world of professional sports.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago White Sox 93 69 .574 0 53-28 40-41 7-3
    Cleveland 80 82 .494 13 40-41 40-41 5-5
    Detroit 77 85 .475 16 42-39 35-46 3-7
    Kansas City 74 88 .457 19 39-42 35-46 5-5
    Minnesota 73 89 .451 20 38-43 35-46 6-4
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Tampa Bay 100 62 .617 0 52-29 48-33 7-3
    Boston 92 70 .568 8 49-32 43-38 5-5
    NY Yankees 92 70 .568 8 46-35 46-35 7-3
    Toronto 91 71 .562 9 47-33 44-38 6-4
    Baltimore 52 110 .321 48 27-54 25-56 4-6
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 95 67 .586 0 51-30 44-37 4-6
    Seattle 90 72 .556 5 46-35 44-37 7-3
    Oakland 86 76 .531 9 43-38 43-38 4-6
    LA Angels 77 85 .475 18 40-42 37-43 5-5
    Texas 60 102 .370 35 36-45 24-57 5-5
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 95 67 .586 0 45-36 50-31 4-6
    St. Louis 90 72 .556 5 45-36 45-36 7-3
    Cincinnati 83 79 .512 12 44-37 39-42 5-5
    Chicago Cubs 71 91 .438 24 39-42 32-49 4-6
    Pittsburgh 61 101 .377 34 37-44 24-57 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 88 73 .547 0 42-38 46-35 8-2
    Philadelphia 82 80 .506 6.5 47-34 35-46 4-6
    NY Mets 77 85 .475 11.5 47-34 30-51 4-6
    Miami 67 95 .414 21.5 42-39 25-56 3-7
    Washington 65 97 .401 23.5 35-46 30-51 2-8
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Francisco 107 55 .660 0 54-27 53-28 8-2
    LA Dodgers 106 56 .654 1 58-23 48-33 9-1
    San Diego 79 83 .488 28 45-36 34-47 2-8
    Colorado 74 87 .460 32.5 48-33 26-54 3-7
    Arizona 52 110 .321 55 32-49 20-61 4-6
  • Batting Average
    J. Polanco MIN .269
    J. Donaldson MIN .247
    M. Sano MIN .223
  • Home Runs
    J. Polanco MIN 33
    M. Sano MIN 30
    J. Donaldson MIN 26
    M. Kepler MIN 19
    B. Buxton MIN 19
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Polanco MIN 98
    M. Sano MIN 75
    J. Donaldson MIN 72
    M. Kepler MIN 54
    L. Arraez MIN 42
  • Wins
    M. Pineda MIN 9
    C. Thielbar MIN 7
    K. Maeda MIN 6
    J. Gant MIN 5
    (2) Players 4
  • Strikeouts
    K. Maeda MIN 113
    B. Ober MIN 96
    J. Gant MIN 92
    M. Pineda MIN 88
    C. Thielbar MIN 77
  • Runs Batted In
    S. Perez KC 121
    J. Abreu CWS 117
    T. Hernandez TOR 116
    R. Devers BOS 113
    (2) Players 111
  • Wins
    G. Cole NYY 16
    S. Matz TOR 14
    C. Flexen SEA 14
    H. Ryu TOR 14
    (6) Players 13
  • Home Runs
  • Runs Batted In
    A. Duvall ATL 113
    A. Riley ATL 107
    M. Machado SD 106
    O. Albies ATL 106
    N. Arenado STL 105
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Burnes MIL 2.43
    M. Scherzer LAD 2.46
    W. Buehler LAD 2.47
    B. Woodruff MIL 2.56
    Z. Wheeler PHI 2.78
  • Wins
    J. Urias LAD 20
    A. Wainwright STL 17
    W. Buehler LAD 16
    M. Scherzer LAD 15
    (5) Players 14
  • Saves
    M. Melancon SD 39
    K. Jansen LAD 38
    W. Smith ATL 37
    J. Hader MIL 34
    E. Diaz NYM 32
  • Sunday, October 17
    Atlanta 5, LA Dodgers 4, F
  • Monday, October 18
    Boston 12, Houston 3, F
  • Today, October 19
    Atlanta 2, LA Dodgers 2, Top 4th Houston @ Boston
  • Wednesday, October 20
    Houston @ Boston Atlanta @ LA Dodgers
  • Thursday, October 21
    Atlanta @ LA Dodgers
  • Friday, October 22
    Boston @ Houston
  • Saturday, October 23
    LA Dodgers @ Atlanta Boston @ Houston
  • Sunday, October 24
    LA Dodgers @ Atlanta
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December 3, 2020

Twins will move on without Eddie Rosario; Berrios, Buxton sign

Berrios and Buxton agree to one-year contracts.
The Kernels snapped a six-game losing streak defeating the Clinton LumberKings at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night May
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December 3, 2020
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The Six Million Dollar Man: Twins sign reliever Taylor Rogers

In a rarity, the team won't have anyone headed to arbitration after finishing contracts with all players who were tendered.
Twins
December 2, 2020
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Tyler Duffey

Twins reach deal with Duffey; Rosario decision still pending

Tyler Duffey agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.,2 million; Eddie Rosario cleared waivers this afternoon, and the Twins have until 7 p.m. to make him an offer for 2021.
Twins
December 2, 2020
Eddie Rosario picked the wrong year -- and wrong era -- to cash in

Eddie Rosario picked the wrong year -- and wrong era -- to cash in

Are you’re wondering: Isn’t Rosario one of the Twins’ best players? Why would they just let him go? Here are some answers based on how baseball has changed.
Twins
December 2, 2020
Reliever Thielbar gets one-year deal from Twins

Reliever Thielbar gets one-year deal from Twins

The 33-year-old lefthanded reliever, who is a native of Randolph, Minn., returned to the majors last season after a five-year absence.
Sports
December 1, 2020

The Twins' seven arbitration-eligible players

The Twins have seven arbitration-eligible players — players with more than three years but less than six years of service time who aren't already under…
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December 1, 2020
Trevor May

Former Twins reliever May set to sign with New York Mets

The 31-year-old righthander spent six seasons in Minnesota and was known as a hard-throwing strikeout pitcher. He's reportedly getting a two-year deal.
Sports
November 30, 2020
Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) celebrated his solo homer in the fourth inning that tied the score 3-3.   ]  JEFF WHEELER • jeff.

Twins' new affiliates in St. Paul and Wichita will be announced this week

The St. Paul Saints will leave independent baseball to become the Class AAA team for the Twins. What's unclear is if the Saints are paying the entire cost of entering affiliated ball — reports over the summer indicated a cost of as much as $20 million — or if the Twins will contribute.
Twins
November 30, 2020
Baldelli video adds fuel to St. Paul Saints becoming Twins' farm team

Baldelli video adds fuel to St. Paul Saints becoming Twins' farm team

The potential Twins-Saints affiliation was advanced recently — via a hat tip, literally and figuratively — from Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.
Sports
November 20, 2020
Ft. Myers Miracle starting pitcher Jordan Balazovic (31) throws in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Palm Beach Cardinals at Roger Dean

Twins add Balazovic, Ober and Rortvedt to their 40-man roster

The American League Central champions have 37 players on the roster as free agency continues.
Twins
November 20, 2020
New Miami Marlins general manager Kim Ng poses for a photo at Marlins Park

Souhan: Ng's hiring as Marlins GM flouts sexism, racism in sports

Kim Ng is eminently qualified to run a professional sports team, as are many other women and people of color.
Twins
November 18, 2020
Josh Donaldson signed autographs at TwinsFest on Jan. 24.

TwinsFest, Twins Caravan canceled because of virus concerns

The Twins said they will bring fans a series of virtual experiences throughout the offseason, with details to be announced in coming weeks.
Twins
November 18, 2020
Target Field was bereft of fans last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twins announce donations to nonprofits to address education gaps

A plan designed to advance social equity by investing in children was unveiled by the Twins, including $380,000 being distributed to 26 area nonprofits.