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Safe at home: Buxton relishes comfort of staying with Twins

Dec. 02, 2021 11:59 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first offer came from the Minnesota Twins nearly five years ago, initiating their attempt to sign center fielder Byron Buxton to a long-term contract and keep a potential superstar from reaching free agency and a bidding frenzy on the open market. ...

Twins start rotation rebuild, sign Dylan Bundy to $5M deal

Dec. 01, 2021 20:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Dylan Bundy to a $5 million, one-year contract on Wednesday, taking their first step toward rebuilding a depleted rotation. Bundy will make $4 million in 2022. His deal comes with an $11 million club option for...

AP source: Twins, Buxton agree on 7-year, $100M contract

Nov. 28, 2021 22:12 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and center fielder Byron Buxton agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract Sunday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the contract was not...

AP source: Blue Jays, Berrios reach deal for 7 years, $131M

Nov. 16, 2021 11:53 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement with pitcher Jose Berríos on a seven-year, $131 million deal, pending a physical, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The Blue Jays acquired the 27-year-old right-hander...

Cruz wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award for philanthropy

Oct. 27, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz has been given Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award for character, community involvement and philanthropy. Cruz, the 50th winner of the honor, received the award before World Series Game 2 on Wednesday night. ...

Broadcaster Kaat apologizes for "40-acre" comment

Oct. 08, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — MLB Network broadcaster Jim Kaat apologized during Friday's AL Division Series game between the Astros and White Sox after saying teams should try to “get a 40-acre field full of” players who look like Chicago infielder Yoán Moncada. Kaat, a former...

Defending AL champ Rays poised to open ALDS against Red Sox

Oct. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have won more games than any other team in the American League over the past two seasons, going about their business with a quiet confidence that has the full attention of the Boston Red Sox. The AL East rivals meet in a...

Twins reassign hitting coach Varela; have 3 staff openings

Oct. 06, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins reassigned hitting coach Edgar Varela to a minor league role Wednesday and now have three openings to fill on manager Rocco Baldelli's staff. Varela held the position for two seasons. He was the club's minor league field...

After pitching-fueled 1st-to-last flop, Twins resist rebuild

Oct. 04, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The falloff the Minnesota Twins experienced after two straight division titles could be traced in some places to natural regression. The real surprise was how sharply and swiftly they faded. The Twins lost five straight games...

Buxton, Polanco HR, Twins top Royals; Perez tied for HR lead

Oct. 03, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Sunday in their final game of the season. Royals star Salvador Perez went 0 for 2 with a walk and finished in a tie with Toronto’s Vladimir...