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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in San Diego. The Minnesota Twins and Happ agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, to a one-year, $8 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

AP source: Twins bolster rotation with $8M deal for Happ

Jan. 20, 2021 8:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and veteran starting pitcher J.A. Happ agreed Wednesday to an $8 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Hansel Robles throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Twins sign reliever Robles to $2 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 29, 2020 5:23 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, bringing in a former closer who struggled through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The 30-year-old Robles had 23 saves and a 2.48 ERA for the...

Phillies promote Sam Fuld to general manager

Dec. 22, 2020 8:21 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Fuld went from interviewing to become Boston's manager to general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Fuld was promoted to GM on Tuesday, filling the role previously held by Matt Klentak. The team also promoted Jorge Velandia to assistant general manager and Terry Ryan to special...

Twins' Morse given Fishel Award for PR excellence by MLB

Dec. 16, 2020 3:14 PM EST

Minnesota Twins communications boss Dustin Morse has been awarded the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence by Major League Baseball. The Twins senior director of communications completed his 20th season in MLB and 15th with the Twins in 2020. He started out as an intern with the National...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31 2020 file photo, Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23)} waits to bat against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Minneapolis. Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has made no secret of the team's desire to re-sign designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Baldelli took his interest in the 40-year-old free agent a step further by taking a few seconds out of his video conference call with reporters to make a pretend pitch to the six-time All-Star. Cruz has batted .308 with 57 home runs, 141 RBIs and a 1.020 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 173 games with the Twins. He's been their best hitter over Baldelli's two seasons and a significant reason why they’ve won the AL Central both years. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Twins' Baldelli to Cruz: 'We'd love to see you in spring'

Dec. 15, 2020 7:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was discussing the state of his roster in baseball's so-far quiet offseason, making no secret of the team's desire to re-sign designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Baldelli pushed his interest in the 40-year-old free agent a step further, taking a few...

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Matt Wisler throws to the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

RHP Wisler and Giants agree to $1.15 million, one-year deal

Dec. 8, 2020 9:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Matt Wisler agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. He became a free agent last week when the Minnesota Twins failed to offer him a contract for next year. Wisler could earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses. He...

FILE - Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer throws in the third inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, in this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo. Bauer is a free agent. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agents

Dec. 4, 2020 4:01 PM EST

The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage. A record 59 players became free agents when their teams declined to offer them contracts by Wednesday night's tender deadline. That group included a few well-known names like Kyle...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Taylor Rogers throws to a Kansas City Royals batter during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Twins and closer Rogers have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

AP source: Twins, closer Rogers agree to $6 million contract

Dec. 3, 2020 10:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and closer Taylor Rogers agreed to terms Thursday on a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. Rogers compiled...

This still image from a Zoom call provided by the New York Mets shows Mets baseball player Trevor May speaking Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Steven Cohen's purchase of the Mets is the reason Trevor May decided to take a $15.5 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets.

May cites Cohen for joining Mets, happy to engage fans

Dec. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Cohen already is on track for a higher owner WAR than the Wilpons, his purchase the reason Trevor May decided to take a $15.5 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets. “Just kind of the buzz around Steve and the purchase of the team and the excitement of all the...

New York Mets relief pitcher Chasen Shreve (47) hands the ball to manager Luis Rojas (19) as he leaves the game during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets cut Shreve, give Matz $5.2M, finalize May's $15.5M deal

Dec. 2, 2020 11:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Chasen Shreve became a free agent when the New York Mets declined to offer him a 2021 contract by Wednesday night’s deadline. New York agreed to a $5.2 million, one-year deal with left-hander Steven Matz and finalized its $15.5 million, two-year contract with...