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11/24/2014 | Willingham opts to retire after 11-year career

Outfielder Josh Willingham, a lifetime .253 hitter with 195 home runs, is reportedly retiring after 11 Major League seasons split among five clubs.


11/24/2014 | Twins waiting to see if they have highest bid for Yang

The Twins have not been informed they have won the bidding for Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang, according to a Major League source familiar with the situation.


11/24/2014 | A look back at the careers of first-timers on Hall ballot

Most of the first-timers on the latest Hall of Fame ballot don't have a legitimate chance of making it to Cooperstown, but they nonetheless had impressive big league careers worthy of another look.


11/23/2014 | Source: Twins to hire Allen as pitching coach

The Twins are close to adding a pitching coach from outside of the organization, as they're set to hire Neil Allen from the Rays' organization, according to a Major League source.


11/22/2014 | Twins reportedly win bidding on Korean lefty Yang

The Twins have won the bidding for Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang and are nearing a deal with the left-hander, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. The club has not confirmed the report.


11/20/2014 | Top prospects Sano, Meyer, Rosario on 40-man roster

The Twins added four players to their 40-man roster Thursday, including top prospects Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer and Eddie Rosario, to protect them from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft in December. Sano, Meyer and Rosario were all considered locks, but the addition of lefty Jason Wheeler is a considered a minor surprise.


11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.


11/19/2014 | Source: Twins tab Guardado as bullpen coach

The Twins are close to adding a fourth coach under new manager Paul Molitor, as the club is set to hire Eddie Guardado as bullpen coach, according to a Major League source.


11/19/2014 | Inbox: When will Twins fill out coaching staff?

When will the Twins announce the rest of the coaching staff? And how much say does Paul Molitor have compared to Terry Ryan? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.


11/18/2014 | Nunez steps in to help MLB All-Stars in victory

After entering as a substitute in the fourth inning of the MLB All-Stars' game against Samurai Japan on Tuesday, infielder Eduardo Nunez made the most of his opportunities. The Twins utility man was right in the thick of things from the minute he stepped on the field, going 2-for-3 with an RBI at the plate in the MLB club's 3-1 win.


11/17/2014 | Twins aim to build off strong offensive foundation

Minnesota got off to a fast start in 2014, largely due to its patience at the plate, and despite a rough patch in the middle of the season, finished the year strong offensively. Now, the Twins are focused on improving their rotation and their outfield depth in order to build a well-rounded team.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/15/2014 | Twins' Rosario stands tall in AFL's season finale

Eddie Rosario's bounce back came quickly and at a perfect time. Rosario, who lost the batting title on the final day of the Arizona Fall League's regular season, found a fitting consolation prize with a 4-for-5 performance in Saturday's title game. The Twins' No. 10 prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com, homered in the first inning and delivered three more hits in a 14-7 win over Peoria.


11/14/2014 | Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game

You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a national audience in today's title game.


11/14/2014 | Twins prospects fare well in Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League, which saw its regular season come to a close Thursday, was a mixed bag for the Twins. Including top MLB prospect Byron Buxton, Minnesota sent seven prospects to the AFL to play for the Salt River Rafters, who advanced to Saturday's title game against the Peoria Javelinas.


11/12/2014 | Twins GM Ryan 'doing well' after cancer battle

After the sudden diagnosis of throat cancer earlier this year, Terry Ryan is back in full throttle, back at the annual General Managers Meetings where the long-time Twins' GM feels most at home -- doing his job.


11/12/2014 | Glynn, Hernandez named to Twins' coaching staff

The Twins added two coaches to new manager Paul Molitor's staff on Wednesday, as Gene Glynn was promoted to serve as third-base coach and infield instructor and Rudy Hernandez was named assistant hitting coach.


11/12/2014 | Prospect values rise thanks to AFL play

Every fall, Minor Leaguers raise their stock with their performances in the Arizona Fall League. The caveats that are typically thrown out when discussing such matters: it's a small sample size and the AFL is always very hitter-friendly. But it's also true that every year, expectations around some prospects are heightened based on what they did during six weeks in the desert.


11/12/2014 | TwinsFest returns to Target Field, Jan. 23-25

As the largest annual fundraiser for the Minnesota Twins Community Fund, TwinsFest will feature numerous new interactive activities and behind-the-scenes fan experiences that celebrate Twins baseball.


11/11/2014 | Blyleven could fill bill as Twins' pitching coach

With the recent hiring of Paul Molitor as manager, the Twins are looking for a bevy of coaches to fill out the staff. As it turns out, general manager Terry Ryan may have a pitching coach right under the club's own umbrella: fellow Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven.


11/11/2014 | Twins Minor Leaguer Real suspended

Twins Minor League catcher Erwin "Alex" Real has been handed a 50-game suspension without pay for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.


11/11/2014 | Rogers twins reconnect in Arizona Fall League

Like mirror-image bookends, Tyler and Taylor Rogers take up opposite ends of the couch, regaling each other with their unique and shared perspectives on baseball and life. Tyler and Taylor are serving as roommates but not teammates in the Arizona Fall League, and they're doing their best to make up for lost time.


11/10/2014 | Twins' new home uniforms have touch of gold

After 28 seasons, the Twins will move to a new home uniform for 2015, the club announced on Monday. The club is introducing a new color to its scheme, as the uniform will feature the traditional scarlet red and navy blue, but it will be accented by Minnesota Kasota Gold.


11/7/2014 | Twins infielder Nunez picked for Japan All-Star Series

Infielder Eduardo Nunez is set to represent the Twins in the upcoming Japan All-Star Series, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced Friday.


11/7/2014 | Cano, Puig, Altuve head Japan All-Star Series roster

A collection of the game's top talent will represent Major League Baseball next week when the Japan All-Star Series begins on Tuesday, and the roster for the MLB team was revealed on Friday.




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