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Twins look well-positioned to package prospects to land pitcher

If Tampa Bay is serious about listening to offers for staff ace Chris Archer, the Twins look to be in position to package an offer. And yes, the Twins are interested in Archer if he is available.

The Twins spent Monday speaking with clubs and agents about upgrades for their pitching staff during the first full day of the winter meetings


Twins seek pitching upgrades; Jake Mauer explains split from Twins

With Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton off the market, a flurry of activity is expected this week at the winter meetings


Twins assign Tommy Watkins, Toby Gardenhire to managerial spots

Jake Mauer is leaving the organization to pursue other interests.


Report: Twins to sign Dominican teenager Severino for $2.5 million

Yunior Severino was made a free agent when MLB disciplined the Atlanta Braves.


Twins just missed on coveted baseball prospect Kevin Maitan

Loaded at shortstop in their minor-league system, the Twins still offered Maitan more than the team he signed with, the Angels.


Twins sign two former major-leaguers to minor league deals

Former major leaguers Gregorio Petit and Brock Stassi were signed to minor league contracts by the Twins on Thursday.


Twins Caravan starts 10-day run Jan. 15: Here's the schedule

Players, broadcasters and manager Paul Molitor will tour the Upper Midwest in January.


Duke pitching coach to be Twins minor league pitching coordinator

Maki replaces Eric Rasmussen, who was fired in September after 27 years with the organization.


Twins Class AAA manager Quade will not return to Rochester

Mike Quade will become a roving outfield instructor for the organization, which signed four players to minor league contracts.


Report: Park leaving Twins organization to return to Korea

Park struggled with the Twins in 2016 and spent all last season in Class AAA Rochester.


Levine: Twins to go after 'Japanese Babe Ruth,' top-line pitchers

Thad Levine said the team is actively talking to agents for the big names in the open market, including Japanese star Shohei Ohtani.


What are Hall of Fame chances for former Twins Santana, Thome?

Four former Twins are on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, even if not all of them are best known for the time they spent in Minnesota.


Morris gets another shot at the Hall of Fame

The former Twins pitcher is one of 10 'modern era' candidates up for election.


Five Twins among baseball's 2018 free agents

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Bartolo Colon delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning in a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Hot action on free agency not expected early ... could drag on until spring training.


Together again: Gardenhire adds ex-Twins coaches Anderson, Liddle to Tigers staff

Ron Gardenhire, left, and former Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson watched some of the pitchers during infield drills during spring training in 2012.

The new Detroit manager relied on some old buddies when putting together his new coaching staff, including former Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson.


Twins part ways with assistant trainer, rehab coordinator

The Twins have parted ways with Lanning Tucker as the team continues to make moves to reshape its staff under the Derek Falvey regime.


Buxton, Dozier are Gold Glove finalists; Mauer doesn't make cut

Brian Dozier and Byron Buxton of the Twins are finalists for American League Gold Gloves, which recognize the top fielders in baseball.


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.


Twins try to savor unexpected run to the postseason

The Twins are out of the playoffs after losing 8-4 to the Yankees on Tuesday despite taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning.


Persistent pain in left leg keeps Sano off of wild card game roster

The Twins will proceed without the services of their power-hitting third baseman, who can't quite recover from the stress reaction in his left shin.