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  1. Alex Meyer willing to pitch out of the bullpen for the Twins

    Jan 25, 2015, 9:30 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Tampa Bay Rays

    Twins prospect Alex Meyer is open to contributing out of the bullpen if he doesn’t win a rotation spot in spring training.

  2. Tommy Milone had a benign tumor removed from his neck

    Jan 24, 2015, 10:40 PM EST

    Tommy Milone

    Tommy Milone underwent neck surgery in December to remove a benign tumor, but he was able to resume throwing just over two weeks later.

  3. Thought experiment: How many MLB teams would wipe the slate clean?

    Nov 26, 2014, 4:25 PM EST

    CC Sabathia AP

    Since there’s no such thing as a stupid question …

  4. Mike Pelfrey out 2-4 months after right elbow surgery

    Jun 10, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

    mike pelfrey getty

    Twins starter Mike Pelfrey was placed on the disabled list in early May because of a groin injury. And he might not make it back this season because of an elbow problem.

  5. Mike Pelfrey adds elbow injury to groin and shoulder issues

    May 30, 2014, 4:28 PM EST

    Mike Pelfrey

    Last month the Twins placed right-hander Mike Pelfrey on the disabled list with a groin injury, which provided a convenient excuse to remove him from the rotation after going 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA in five starts.

  6. Twins to place Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day DL; Sam Deduno to start on Tuesday

    May 2, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Mike Pelfrey

    The Twins were thinking about dropping Mike Pelfrey out of the starting rotation. They didn’t need to, as he’s now on the 15-day DL with a left groin strain.

  7. Twins sound ready to dump Mike Pelfrey from rotation

    May 1, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals

    Mike Pelfrey turned in another terrible start for the Twins today, allowing five runs in four innings against the Dodgers to drop to 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA on the season.

  8. 2014 Preview: Minnesota Twins

    Mar 30, 2014, 2:20 PM EST

    Rick Anderson, Ron Gardenhire

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Did the Twins improve their starting rotation enough? Prior to this offseason the most…

  9. Twins make Kyle Gibson their fifth starter

    Mar 21, 2014, 8:25 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins v St Louis Cardinals

    LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins have given the final spot in their starting rotation to pitching prospect Kyle Gibson. Gibson, 26, has been listed as one of baseball’s top-100 prospects going into the 2010, 2011, and 2013 seasons by both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. The rotation…

  10. Twins reportedly offered Ervin Santana a three-year deal

    Mar 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Ervin Santana

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Twins have offered free agent starter Ervin Santana a three-year deal. The right-hander has been mulling one-year deals from the Blue Jays and Orioles and has stated that he prefers a one-year deal, which doesn’t bode well for the Twins’ chances of signing him. In the…

  11. Twins monitoring free agent left-hander Joe Saunders

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:34 PM EST

    Joe Saunders AP

    Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins are monitoring the situation of free agent left-hander Joe Saunders and could be interested in signing him if he is willing to take “a minimal deal.” Saunders made $6.5 million with the Mariners last season, but he struggled to find much interest over the winter after putting…

  12. Ranking the rotations: 2014 edition

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Stephen Strasburg

    I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…

  13. Twins, Red Sox interested in Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon

    Jan 10, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    Suk Min Yoon

    Peter Gammons tweets that the Twins and Red Sox have shown interest in 27-year-old Korean free agent pitcher Suk-Min Yoon, and suggests the Giants would be a good fit for the right-hander as well. The Twins’ interest in Yoon, represented by Scott Boras, is interesting given that they have already spent a lot of money…

  14. Johan Santana reuniting with the Twins? Still possible

    Jan 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    It’s been nine days since Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that Johan Santana was close to signing a minor-league deal and that hasn’t happened yet, but now Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Twins “remain a real possibility” to sign Santana. According to Martino at least a dozen…

  15. Ranking the worst off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

    Robinson Cano

    Following up the ranking of the five best off-seasons thus far, let’s take a look at the five worst. 26. Minnesota Twins — The Twins won 66 games in 2013 but help is on the horizon. They have one of the best Minor League systems around and it’s only a matter of time before the…

  16. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  17. Twins “remain strongly interested” in Bronson Arroyo

    Dec 15, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

    bronson arroyo getty

    Even after signing free agents Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes to multi-year contracts and re-upping with Mike Pelfrey, the Twins are still trying to make improvements to a starting rotation that ranked last in the majors in 2013 with a hideous 5.26 ERA. The Astros finished second-worst with an ERA of 4.81. This comes from…

  18. Twins re-sign Mike Pelfrey to two-year, $11 million deal

    Dec 14, 2013, 7:32 PM EST

    mike pelfrey getty

    Mike Pelfrey posted an ugly 5.19 ERA (78 ERA+) in 152 2/3 innings this past season for the Twins and owns a 4.48 career ERA (90 career ERA+) in 1,049 major league frames. But the Minnesota front office apparently feels he has some untapped potential. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Twins have…

  19. Reds, Twins in the lead for Bronson Arroyo

    Dec 13, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    Bronson Arroyo

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the field of applicants in the running for Bronson Arroyo‘s services has been narrowed down to four teams: the Reds and Twins, and two unnamed teams. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported earlier that the Reds will offer Arroyo a one-year deal. As for the Twins, Heyman notes that…

  20. Twins have a $12 million offer on the table to Mike Pelfrey

    Dec 13, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals

    Mike Pelfrey was awful for the Twins this year, going 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA in 29 starts, but LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Minnesota has made him a two-year offer to return. According to Neal the deal would be worth around $12 million, which … well, as a…

  21. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  22. On the heels of the Miguel Tejada suspension, Mike Pelfrey discusses benefits of Adderall use

    Aug 17, 2013, 7:20 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals

    Miguel Tejada received a 105-game suspension from Major League baseball after testing positive for amphetamines for a second and third time this year. The suspension would run through the first 65 games of the 2014 season, which may simply push the 39-year-old Tejada into retirement instead. On the heels of that news, Twins starter Mike…

  23. Twins send down Aaron Hicks, Scott Diamond

    Aug 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EST

    Aaron Hicks

    Let’s face it: most of the good news for the Twins this year has come from the minors, as Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano have emerged as two of the game’s top five prospects. What’s happened with the major league club has been mostly bad. That’s especially the case with Scott Diamond, the team’s best…

  24. Believe it or not the Twins’ rotation has gotten even worse

    May 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Rick Anderson, Ron Gardenhire

    Remember all those offseason quotes from general manager Terry Ryan about how the Twins were focused on improving last season’s terrible starting rotation? Their actual moves didn’t quite match the talk, as they signed Kevin Corrreia (who’s been decent) and Mike Pelfrey (who’s been awful) and traded for Vance Worley (who went from Opening Day…

  25. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 6, 2013, 6:58 AM EST

    Allen Craig

    Cardinals 10, Brewers 1: The four-game sweep of the Brewers. Four RBI for Allen Craig. That’s six straight wins for the Cards, who are in their customary first place position in rather quiet fashion. The six first place teams right now: Boston, Detroit, Texas, Atlanta, St. Louis, San Francisco. Not many surprises there. I guess…

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