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Twins News: Twins win bidding on Korean lefty Hyeon-jong Yang

The Minnesota Twins have won the bidding for Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang, sources tell Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The next step is to sign Yang to a contract, and Berardino tweeted that one is currently in the works. In fact, he says the two sides are "closing in" and should have one completed soon. #MNTwins have won bidding for Korean LHP Hyeon-jong...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Twins win bidding for Hyeon-jong Yang

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Minnesota Twins have won the bid for Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yank. They have 30-days to negotiate a deal. Bernardo says thaat the two sides are closing in on a finalized deal. #MNTwins have won bidding for Korean LHP Hyeon-jong Yang, source tells @PioneerPress. Bidding ended Friday. Closing in on deal. — Mike Berardino...
Via On-Base Talk
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Twins have shown insterest in Masterson

Last season the Minnesota Twins took a chance on Phil Hughes as a pitcher looking to rebound off a terrible season and they were not disappointed.  This offseason with a need to still add starters, Darren Wolfson is reporting that they have shown interest in Justin Masterson.  #452279218 / gettyimages.comWhile many other teams have also been reported to be showing interest in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do we go from here: The Twins offseason

The Twins made some significant, but essentially superficial changes to the organization so far this season. Above, you can see the Twins’ new home jersey, which is close to being attractive, but ultimately is not. I liked the old pinstripes, but I understand that they weren’t as popular with everyone, and the white jersey is crisp, and I’ve always appreciated the clean look...
Via The Rhino and Compass
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Mason's Nov. 13 Twins mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins finally have a manager, and free agency is now underway. What better time than now to post my offseason mailbag? I received plenty of questions about the Twins as they prepare for 2015. There were a few common themes, so I did my best to answer similar questions together. Thanks to everyone who submitted your questions. Now without further ado,...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Alex Real suspended 50 games testing positive for Methylhexaneamine

Minnesota Twins minor-league catcher Alex Real was suspended for 50 games without pay after a positive test for a banned stimulant. He was banned Tuesday by the commissioner’s office, according to Joe Frisaro from MLB.com .The 21-year-old was drafted by the Twins back in June. He played just 28 games at Elizabethton in the rookie Appalachian League and hit .284 with one home run...
Via On-Base Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins minor-league catcher Real suspended 50 games

NEW YORK -- A minor-league player in the Minnesota Twins' organization has been suspended for 50 games without pay after a positive test for a banned stimulant. Catcher Alex Real was suspended Tuesday by the commissioner's office. The 21-year-old Real was drafted by the Twins in June. He played 28 games at Elizabethton in the rookie Appalachian League and hit .284 with one...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins minor leaguer draws 50-game suspension for positive drug test

NEW YORK -- A minor league player in the Minnesota Twins' organization has been suspended for 50 games without pay after a positive test for a banned stimulant. Catcher Alex Real was suspended Tuesday by the commissioner's office. The 21-year-old Real was drafted by the Twins in June. He played 28 games at Elizabethton in the rookie Appalachian League and hit .284 with one...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching expected to be focus for Twins in free agency

MINNEAPOLIS -- One winter ago, Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad opened up his checkbook as the team signed several free-agent pitchers. The Twins spent $49 million to ink right-hander Ricky Nolasco to a four-year deal in what was the richest free-agent contract in team history. Minnesota also locked in right-hander Phil Hughes on a three-year, $24 million deal as the Twins attempted...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins ditch pinstripes, add gold trim in new home uniforms

The Minnesota Twins unveiled new home uniforms Monday that omit the pinstripes the team has worn since 1987. The 2015 jerseys also added a gold edging to the lettering and a logo on uniforms and caps. The Twins called it "Kasota Gold," named for the type of limestone found in southern Minnesota that was used in Target Field's construction. Pinstripes will still appear...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the new Twins home uniform

The Minnesota Twins are rolling out a new, gold-accented home uniform for the 2015 season, and it looks pretty nice. The pinstripes that took over the uniform in recent years are gone, banished to a home alternate jersey. The Twins’ road uniforms remain unchanged (so far) from 2014. Check out this mammoth infographic released by the Twins, highlighting their new threads. Not bad...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins unveil new home uniform for 2015

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins will have a new look in 2015. The team unveiled a new home uniform Thursday, ditching the pinstripes that have donned the white jerseys for years. In addition, the red and blue colors on the jersey will now be accented by Minnesota Kasota Gold. "The Twins have a proud tradition and believe the team's uniforms have long been among the best...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New 2015 Minnesota Twins Home Jersey Leaked (Photo)

    When was the last time a new baseball jersey leaked this early in the offseason? A new pinstripe-free home jersey for the Minnesota Twins has been leaked thanks to Majestic Athletic’s online shop. This will be the first major change to a Minnesota Twins home jersey since the 1986-87 offseason. [SportsLogos] The post New 2015 Minnesota Twins Home Jersey Leaked (Photo) appeared...
Via Geeks and Cleats
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Dropping Pinstripes From Uniforms

According to Star Tribune sports desk editor Ken Chia, the Minnesota Twins will be rocking white uniforms WITHOUT their classic pinstripes for the first time since the 1987 season. Interesting news from a visit to Twins Pro Shop: New white jersey unveiling next week. Pinstripes gone for first time since 1987. — Ken Chia (@kcchia80) November 3, [&hellip No visits yet The post...
Via No Coast Bias
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Name Paul Molitor Their New Manager

  News broke Saturday afternoon that the Twins were hiring Paul Molitor as their new manager and now the team has finally made it official, announcing that the Hall of Famer will get a three-year contract. BREAKING: The #MNTwins to name Paul Molitor as new manager tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT press conference! pic.twitter.com/nnv04Ju6Rc — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) November 3, 2014  ...
Via Geeks and Cleats
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Officially Hire Paul Molitor As New Manager

The Minnesota Twins found their replacement for ex-manager Ron Gardenhire. The team officially announced Monday that Paul Molitor, who served as a coach for the Twins during the 2014 season, will take over managerial duties. A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Tuesday morning to introduce Molitor as the club’s 13th manager in team history. BREAKING: The #MNTwins to...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins Expected to Name Paul Molitor Manager

ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis is reporting that the Minnesota Twins are expected to name Hall of Famer Paul Molitor as their new manager on Monday.  Molitor, who played his final three seasons in a Twins uniform, will replace long-time manager Ron Gardenhire in the dugout. Gardenhire was fired following yet another substandard season for the Twins, leading them to a 70-92 record and...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins expected to hire Paul Molitor as manager

The Minnesota Twins’ search for a new manager is reportedly ending soon. The team is expected to hire Paul Molitor as its skipper, according to ESPN 1500’s Patrick Reusse. If hired, the Hall of Famer would beat out other candidates such as Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo and former Twin Doug Mientkiewicz, who is currently the manager of the Twins’ single-A affiliate...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A look back at some memorable Game 7 moments

Dating back to late February, the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals have collectively played more than 400 games. And now, it comes down to just one—and it’s for the sport’s ultimate prize. A Game 7 in the World Series has been a rarity of late—with the only other occurrence in the past 11 years taking place in 2011 (Cardinals and Rangers). Here now is a brief recap...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A not Optimistic Twins Discussion

Hello all.  You know what's weird?  We are sitting here, the day before the World Series starts at the end of a season where the Twins fired their manager and I haven't written one word about it.  I still love baseball.  I've still watched almost every playoff game possible.  I have a strong rooting interest in the Royals over the boring and overused Giants.  I...
Via Down with Goldy
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher sends funny tweet to Royals

Twins closer Glen Perkins was happy for the Kansas City Royals after the Royals managed... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota interested in Yasmany Tomas

The Minnesota Twins struggled to a 70-92 season in 2014, last in the American League Central. The Twins were seventh in the league in runs scored, but were a woeful 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA.  The 70-win season was the fourth year in a row with 70 or fewer wins. Looking to improve the team across the board,  the Twins have interest in working out Cuban outfielder Yasmany...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday. Gardenhire, who took over in 2002, led the Twins to division titles in each of his first three seasons and four of his first five.  Minnesota also won back-to-back AL Central championships in 2009-10. But the team has slipped over the past four years, finishing fifth in the division in three of those seasons and fourth...
Via Sports-Glory
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes turns down $500K bonus offer from Twins

As we near the end of Major League Baseball’s regular season, incentive bonuses in player contracts are coming into play with only a few games remaining. In the case of Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes, his 2014 season comes to an end agonizingly short of an additional $500,000. Hughes was to receive the half million […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain delay costs Phil Hughes shot at $500K bonus

It’s been a rough year for the Minnesota Twins.  They enter play on Wednesday with the second worst record in the American League, having finished fourth or fifth in the AL Central the last four seasons.  One of the team’s bright spots has been Right hand pitcher Phil Hughes, who entered today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 15-10 record and very respectable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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