A Twins Winter Caravan stop in Austin, Minn., on Wednesday meant time for players to talk baseball - and canned meats.
While shying away from high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the New York Yankees are boosting their bullpen.
Perhaps Young’s selection, given that he hasn’t played in the majors since 2015, should temper any enthusiasm about Astudillo’s achievement. But that would spoil the fun.
John Curtiss was designated for assignment on Monday after Blake Parker was signed.
Blake Parker, who became a free agent in November after the Angels declined to offer him a contract for 2019, gets a one-year deal worth $3.2 million
The Twins announced their line-up of minor-league managers and coaches Monday; Gardenhire moved up to the Twins' 'high Class A' team in Fort Myers from 'low A' Cedar Rapids.
Starters Jake Odorizzi and Kyle Gibson will get hefty raises, as will Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano.
Fox Sports North will televise 11 of the team's games in Florida in February and March, with Marney Gellner doing play-by-play in three of them.
Much of Jeffrey Beahan's work will involve outreach, informing the community about safety measures.
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton gets a raise of more than $1 million from his frustrating 2018.
Stigman, the lefthander from downtown Nimrod, Minn., is the senior coach for Fantasy Campers this week at Twins' complex.
Tomas Telis has played in the major leagues for parts of the past five seasons, and Dario Alvarez has played for the Braves, Rangers and Mets.
He watched the ball on one knee, he took his time rounding the bases. And more. Willians Astudillo clearly had fun while hitting this winter league home run.
In addition to the June number retirement ceremony, the Twins will have a series of four bobbleheads honoring Joe Mauer's career.
Righthander Blake Parker, a 33-year-old veteran of four big-league bullpens, had a breakout season with the Angels in 2017 and 14 saves last year.
Joe Mauer, 35, his wife Maddie, and their twin daughters, Emily and Maren, will ride in a vehicle featuring a hot-air balloon basket during the Jan. 26 parade.
Twins hope this solves a dilemma that has dogged the team since removing the spruce trees behind the center-field wall.
Lenny Green played 12 seasons in the big leagues, including 1961 through 1963 for the Twins.
Nelson Cruz, the 38-year-old designated hitter who has hit 203 home runs over the past five seasons, said Wednesday he saw Minnesota as a "good fit" while playing as a visitor here with the Mariners.
Most big-money sports contracts, here and elsewhere, turn into albatross-shaped millstones. Players are often paid for past production and fail to maintain it at higher salaries.