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Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton; bullpen overhaul next?

Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton; bullpen overhaul next?

Rather than keep right-hander Jared Burton around for next season at a cost of $3.6 million the Twins declined his 2015 option and paid him a $200,000 buyout, making the 33-year-old reliever a free agent. Burton was a great scrap-heap pickup for the Twins after his career was derailed by injuries with the Reds and […]

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Twinsights: Kris Johnson's rights sold to Japanese team

You can close the book on the August 2013 deal that sent Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to a source, the Twins sold the rights to left-hander Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese Central League. Johnson, who turned 30 last Tuesday, went 0-1 with a 4.73 earned run average in three starts for the Twins this season. The Twins will receive a sum in the "mid six figures" for Johnson's rights, the source said. Johnson came over from the Pirates last offseason  in a one-for-one deal for reliever Duke Welker, who later underwent Tommy […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 11 hours ago

Tom Powers: After 25 years, World Series earthquake still felt

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 11 hours ago

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Twins pitching prospect Mason Melotakis is expected to miss the majority of the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left (throwing) elbow last week.

Twins notes: Club declines Jared Burton's 2015 option; winter ball updates

The Twins decide to go in another direction after three seasons with Burton
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 22 hours ago

TwinsCentric: Powering up the bullpen

It is possible that the impact of Kansas City's speed, fundamentals, and maybe even defense, can be overstated. The impact of a lights-out bullpen, however, cannot.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 21, 2014

Twins: Paul Molitor says second interview for manager job 'went fine'

Paul Molitor had his second full-length meeting with Twins general manager Terry Ryan regarding the team's open manager position on Tuesday, and the hall of famer apparently came away encouraged.

Twinsights: Paul Molitor says meeting with Terry Ryan "went fine"

Paul Molitor had his second full-length meeting with Twins general manager Terry Ryan on Tuesday regarding the team’s open manager position, and the hall of famer apparently came away encouraged by the discussion. “I think it went fine,” Molitor told the Pioneer Press in a text message. No job offer was extended, Molitor said, but the incumbent Twins infield coach remains the apparent frontrunner to replace Ron Gardenhire, fired Sept. 29 after 13 seasons. It’s unknown exactly who remains in the running, but the Boston Globe reported Tuesday that Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is...

Molitor will meet with Twins' Ryan again on Tuesday

The coach and GM are meeting for at least the third time, but it’s not clear what they will be discussing.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 20, 2014

Twins to meet again with Paul Molitor on managerial opening

The Twins' manager search, at three weeks and counting, could be entering the home stretch.

Twins attendance disaster looms

The Twins’ number of tickets sold per game has fallen by 30 percent since Target Field opened in 2010.

Steinbach recalls the quake, 25 years later

Twins coach was in A's dugout when World Series was interrupted by magnitude 6.9 earthquake that jolted Bay Area

Twinsights: Former pitcher breaks down Gene Glynn, John Russell as managers

Newly retired right-hander Virgil Vasquez has a unique perspective on two reported candidates to be the Twins’ next major league manager. In 2009, Vasquez made 14 appearances (seven starts) for a 99-loss Pittsburgh Pirates team managed by John Russell. “I enjoyed him as a manager,” said Vasquez, hired Thursday as the pitching coach for the Gulf Coast League Twins. “He was kind of a quiet manager, just kind of lets you play and doesn’t say too much. He lets you be who you want to be. It was only two months. It was a whirlwind when I was there, but […] The post Twinsights: Former...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 16, 2014
Twins aren't done interviewing manager candidates, Terry Ryan says

Twins aren't done interviewing manager candidates, Terry Ryan says

With jobs filled this week in Arizona and Texas, the Twins are the only team in major league baseball without a manager. That doesn't appear to have increased Terry Ryan's urgency to fill the job.

Twinsights: Twins reportedly interested in Toronto's DeMarlo Hale

The Toronto Blue Jays recently granted permission for the Twins to interview bench coach DeMarlo Hale for their vacant managing position, according to the Toronto Sun. The Twins requested permission to interview Hale on Oct. 7 and were granted permission at the start of this week, the report said. Hale, 53, has made a number of stops in a well-traveled baseball career. After a long and highly successful minor-league managing career, Hale joined the big-league coaching staff of the Texas Rangers in 2002. By 2006 he had jumped to the Boston Red Sox, who employed him on their big-league staff...

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