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Betting on himself: Odorizzi accepts offer for Twins' return

Nov. 15, 2019 7:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi watched Dallas Keuchel remain on the free-agent market until June and didn’t want to take a chance of lingering without a contract. So he accepted the Minnesota Twins’ $17.8 million qualifying offer for a one-year contact and put himself in position to become...

Odorizzi, Abreu accept $17.8M offers to stay with teams

Nov. 14, 2019 5:42 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman José Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White Sox as general managers headed home Thursday following their four-day annual meeting. Using the...

Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. "My...

Rocco Baldelli of Minnesota Twins wins AL Manager of the Year award

Nov. 12, 2019 6:21 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Rocco Baldelli of Minnesota Twins wins AL Manager of the Year award.

Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of...

Pérez's option declined; Odorizzi gets qualifying offer

Nov. 4, 2019 6:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twins have declined a $7.5 million option on left-hander Martin Pérez and made a $17.8 million qualifying offer to All-Star right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Pérez will receive a $500,000 buyout as part of a contract agreed to last winter that paid him a $3.5 million salary this...

Cruz's $12 million option for next season exercised by Twins

Oct. 29, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz's $12 million option for next season has been exercised by the Minnesota Twins. The 39-year-old designated hitter agreed in January to a contract with a $14 million salary for 2019 and the club option. He hit .311 with a team-high 41 homers and had 108 RBIs in 120 games. He...

Twins claim RHP Matt Wisler off waivers from Mariners

Oct. 29, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have claimed right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler off waivers from Seattle. The Twins announced the move on Tuesday. Wisler appeared in a combined 44 games this season for San Diego and Seattle, making eight starts for the Mariners. He had 16 walks and 63 strikeouts in 51...

The Latest: Astros close to within 5-4 in eighth inning

Oct. 22, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Houston Astros are closer, but still have some work to do in the ninth inning to avoid losing Game 1 of the World Series at home. Washington held on to a 5-4 lead after eight innings in its first-ever World Series game, after...

Mike Schmidt: Why can't I just accept it's all about power?

Oct. 21, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

I get it. Today the game is asking for home runs. The temptation is too great, analytics support it, and coaches coach it. Small parks, maple bats, a new ball and shifting defenses have given hitters the green light to let it fly. Hitting into the shift is flat-out dumb. I didn't hit against a shift, or in a...