Latest Minnesota Twins News

Twins, fans enjoy Correa jolt as spring training nears

Jan. 28, 2023 16:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were smitten after one season of Carlos Correa's hitting, defense, intelligence, experience and leadership. The belief in those traits was strong enough to commit a franchise-record amount of guaranteed money for at least the next six years. ...

Joe Mauer will become 38th member of Twins Hall of Fame

Jan. 27, 2023 17:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer will be the next addition to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. Mauer will become the 38th member of the group when he's inducted on Aug. 5 before the Twins host Arizona, the team announced Friday. Mauer was the 2009 AL MVP. He won three...

Royals get LHP Taylor from Boston for oft-injured SS Mondesi

Jan. 24, 2023 14:36 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals acquired left-hander Josh Taylor from the Boston Red Sox for injury-prone shortstop Adalberto Mondesi and an additional player on Tuesday, the second straight day that Kansas City dealt one of its surplus position players in a bid to upgraded its lackluster...

Twins acquire veteran OF Michael A. Taylor from Royals

Jan. 23, 2023 22:29 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired veteran Michael A. Taylor from the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, adding depth and defense to their outfield in exchange for two relief pitching prospects. The 31-year-old Taylor batted .254 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs in 414...

Twins trade batting champ Arraez to Marlins for Pablo López

Jan. 20, 2023 20:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Arraez was taking a nap Friday after a workout when he got a call and was told the Minnesota Twins had traded him to the Miami Marlins. “I was surprised,” he said, “but this is baseball. This is a business. I’m ready to go now. I’m a Marlin and...

Chris Paddack, Twins finalize $12.5 million, 3-year contract

Jan. 18, 2023 18:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right-hander Chris Paddack and the Minnesota Twins finalized a $12,525,000, three-year contract on Wednesday, an agreement that allows the pitcher to earn an additional $2.5 million in the deal's final season. Paddack, recovering from Tommy John surgery, agreed...

Eppler says Mets' lineup deep even after losing Correa

Jan. 17, 2023 15:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Having failed to land Carlos Correa, Mets general manager Billy Eppler says he is satisfied with New York's offense heading into spring training. “We have a strong and deep lineup,” Eppler said Tuesday during a news conference to introduce catcher Omar Narváez...

AP source: Twins, Paddack agree to $12.5M, 3-year contract

Jan. 14, 2023 01:38 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and right-handed pitcher Chris Paddack agreed Friday to a $12.5 million, three-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was...

Persistence led Twins back to Correa: 'His heart was here'

Jan. 11, 2023 19:12 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fact that Carlos Correa picked richer offers from two other clubs didn't create any ill will from the Minnesota Twins — nor deterred them from trying again. The Twins truly felt they were Correa's favorite all along, even if they were initially outbid. ...

EXPLAINER: Carlos Correa's free-agent saga ends with Twins

Jan. 11, 2023 18:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget about RBIs and OPS. Carlos Correa’s free-agent destination was decided by MRIs. At the end of the most convoluted high-profile free-agent negotiation in baseball history, the small-market Minnesota Twins ended up with the All-Star shortstop — and not the...