Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins

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The Twins are set to name Neil Allen as their new pitching coach, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Allen spent the past four seasons as the pitching coach at Triple-A Durham in the Rays' system, helping bring along a number of talented arms. Allen has no major league coaching experience. The 56-year-old spent 11 seasons in the majors as a pitcher with the Mets, Cardinals, Yankees, White Sox and Indians.
Nov 22 - 7:01 PM

Twins signed INF Argenis Diaz to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old infielder bounced around during the 2014 season, slashing .267/.319/.336 across 111 minor league games over three teams between the Reds and Diamondbacks organizations. He's nothing more than additional infield depth for the Twins.
Nov 22 - 11:15 AM

Twins purchased the contract of LHP Jason Wheeler from Triple-A Rochester.

Wheeler is now protected from selection in the Rule 5 Draft. The 24-year-old left-hander had a 2.67 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 115/37 K/BB ratio in 158 1/3 innings this past season at three different minor league levels.
Nov 20 - 12:20 PM

Twins purchased the contract of INF/OF Eddie Rosario from Double-A New Britain.

Rosario hit .243/.286/.387 with eight home runs and nine stolen bases in 87 games this past season between High-A and Double-A. The 23-year-old is now officially a member of the Twins' 40-man roster.
Nov 20 - 12:17 PM

Twins purchased the contract of RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer is now on the Twins' 40-man roster and thus protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. The 24-year-old right-hander registered a 3.52 ERA and 153/64 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings this past season at the Triple-A level. He should make his MLB debut in early 2015.
Nov 20 - 12:15 PM

Twins purchased the contract of 3B Miguel Sano from Double-A New Britain.

Sano is now protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. The 21-year-old sat out the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but he should continue his ascent through the Twins' farm system in 2015. He remains a highly-thought-of prospect.
Nov 20 - 12:13 PM

Twins re-signed INF Doug Bernier to a minor league contract.

No word yet on whether he'll be invited to spring training. Bernier appeared in seven games at the major league level this season and hit .280/.348/.396 over 124 games in Triple-A. He's a depth add, nothing more.
Nov 19 - 3:17 PM

Twins re-signed INF/OF Eric Farris to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Farris spent all of this past season at Triple-A, hitting .280/.316/.356 with four homers and 16 steals. He can play all over the field and isn't a bad guy to have around for depth purposes.
Nov 18 - 12:54 PM

Aaron Hicks was released earlier this month from his Venezuelan Winter League team.

Hicks postponed his wedding to play for Bravos de Margarita, but the club cut him loose amid a 2-for-21 slump. It's silly to put too much stock into this minor failure, but Hicks is a .201/.293/.313 career hitter in the major leagues and is looking less and less like a viable long-term contributor for the Twins.
Nov 13 - 10:47 AM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Tommy Milone is "penciled into" the Twins' 2015 rotation.

Milone wasn't very good in 2014, posting a 4.19 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 75/37 K/BB ratio over 118 innings for the A's and Twins. He was much better from 2011-13, though, and MLBTradeRumors.com projects the left-hander to make a reasonable $2.8 million in arbitration. Milone should be a decent back-end starter for Minnesota.
Nov 6 - 10:51 PM

Eddie Rosario will not play winter ball in Puerto Rico.

This will the first time in Rosario's professional career that he has skipped winter ball. The 23-year-old is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League, so the Twins simply want him to get some rest before gearing up for spring training. The 23-year-old missed the first 50 games of the 2014 season while serving a suspension for a drug of recreational use and ended up batting .237/.277/.396 with eight home runs and 36 RBI over 79 games with Double-A New Britain.
Nov 6 - 4:31 PM

Paul Molitor will be introduced as the Twins' new manager in a press conference at 10 AM CT on Tuesday.

There had been some confusion as to whether he'd be introduced Monday or Tuesday, but the Twins have now officially announced that it will be Tuesday. Molitor, who served as a coach for the Twins this season, beat out Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for the right to replace Ron Gardenhire. He will receive a three-year contract.
Nov 3 - 1:33 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Twins will announce Paul Molitor as their new manager on Monday.

Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported over the weekend that Molitor would be announced Tuesday, but it appears it will be a day earlier. Morosi also notes that the Hall of Famer will be given a three-year contract. Molitor, who served as a coach for the Twins this season, beat out Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for the job.
Nov 3 - 11:44 AM

Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins plan to introduce Paul Molitor as their new manager at a press conference on Tuesday.

Miller notes that this is assuming the club doesn't have "a last-minute change of heart" or there is "a snag in negotiations over financial terms and coaching staff." Molitor was the runner-up when Ron Gardenhire was named manager in 2002, was the first candidate to be interviewed when Gardy was fired and has been seen as the favorite for the gig all along. He beat out Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for the job.
Nov 2 - 8:48 AM

According to Patrick Reusse of 1500ESPN, the Twins are set to hire Paul Molitor as their next manager.

Molitor had long been considered the favorite to earn the honor. He spent the 2014 season as an assistant coach for the Twins, with a focus on base running, bunting, infield instruction and positioning, and in-game strategy. While he has no managerial experience, he spent three seasons as a bench coach with the organization and also served as the hitting instructor for the Mariners in 2004. He becomes just the third manager for the franchise since Tom Kelly took over during the 1986 season.
Nov 1 - 11:49 AM


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