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Twins buy out Perkins' 2018 option, making him a free agent

Glen Perkins took over with two out in the ninth inning of a game against Detroit on Sept. 30 in his final appearance for the Twins.

If the Twins don't invite Glen Perkins to training camp, he'll need to decide whether to try hooking on with another team after spending his 14-year career with one organization.

Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez comes out for a curtain call after his home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Steve Lundy/Daily Herald via AP)

Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed.


Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound.


Twins looking at Willis, Hickey for pitching coach position

The former Twins pitcher and ex-Rays coach Jim Hickey are among the top choices to take over Neil Allen's job.


Say goodbye to some Twins rivalries under this baseball expansion plan

What if baseball added two teams and created four divisions with eight teams? How could that work out for the Twins?


Baseball America's John Manuel to join Twins scouting department

John Manuel, well-known in baseball circles as a writer/columnist for Baseball America, said that he pitched himself as a candidate for a job with the team.


Hartman: Molitor's patience helped Twins climb into AL postseason

Paul Molitor and the Twins front-office staff are making plans to keep the club ascending in the standings.


Is Ron Gardenhire going to be the next manager of the Red Sox?

There are already a lot of candidate lists out there, and one consistent name near the top of them is former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.


Yanks complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of ALDS

These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent.


Strasburg, Nationals beat Cubs 5-0, force NLDS to Game 5

Stephen Strasburg gave Washington everything he had, and it was more than enough.


Levine: Sano could face surgery on leg that sidelined him

Miguel Sano, sidelined for the season's final six weeks by a stress reaction in his left shin, might require surgery to insert a permanent rod to help support the bone.


Molitor, Falvey built relationship even if it wasn't 'love at first sight'

Twins owner Jim Pohlad said he monitored how manager Paul Molitor and the team's top baseball executives worked together this season and liked what he saw.


NLDS Game 4 of Nats-Cubs rained out, set to play Wednesday

The showers came a little late, but the rain that soaked Wrigley Field and washed out Game 4 of the NL Division Series followed Tuesday's forecast pretty closely.


Reusse: Big reason Molitor's still here? His Twins caught the ball

Skip the defensive analytics and look at the basics: Twins went from 126 errors to 78, and from 15th to second fewest in AL. "Most nights, we made the right plays," manager Paul Molitor said.


Souhan: Twins made the right moves with Allen, Molitor

Was this justified? Whatever the process, Ithe Twins made the right moves with both men, or at least made two defensible decisions.


Severino, Judge help Yankees top Indians 7-3 to force Game 5

Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees are headed back to Cleveland for a decisive Game 5 — thanks to plenty of help from the Indians.


Astros beat Red Sox 5-4 in Game 4, advance to ALCS

The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in the puddles in the infield dirt.


Bellinger, Dodgers beat D-backs 3-1 to return to NLCS

Led by a big Japanese right-hander and a rookie from just down the road, the Los Angeles Dodgers are headed back to the NL Championship Series.


Twins' turnaround gets Molitor new three-year contract

Pitching coach Neil Allen has been let go and the Twins have not yet announced the future of the rest of Paul Molitor's coaching staff.