Twins News

  • Twins to recall Darnell for start vs. Chicago

    With right-hander Kyle Gibson still dealing with lower back stiffness, the Twins are set to recall left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start against the White Sox on Saturday.

  • Mauer hits soft toss, but no live pitching yet

    Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has progressed to hitting soft toss on Friday, but he's still not sure when he'll hit against live pitching.

  • Hughes expects to make next start

    Right-hander Phil Hughes felt better than expected after being hit on his right shin by a comebacker on Thursday, and is likely to make his next start.

  • Twins' prospect Stewart hits Minor League DL

    Top pitching prospect Kohl Stewart was placed on the 7-day Minor League disabled list with right shoulder impingement on Friday, Class A Cedar Rapids announced.

  • Hughes hurt as Twins downed by White Sox

    After the Twins traded Kendrys Morales to the Mariners before the game, right-hander Phil Hughes exited after just three-plus innings because of injury and the offense struggled in a 5-2 loss to the White Sox on Thursday night at Target Field.

  • Twins start dealing, send Morales to Mariners

    The Twins became sellers on Thursday, trading first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales to the Mariners for right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor, who will head to Triple-A Rochester.

  • Hughes day-to-day with right shin contusion

    Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left Thursday's game against the White Sox in the fourth inning after being hit by a comebacker from Adam Dunn.

  • Gibson not likely to make next start for Twins

    Right-hander Kyle Gibson, who has been bothered by lower back stiffness, is likely to be ruled out to start on Saturday against the White Sox.

  • Twins cancel Knoblauch's Hall induction

    In the wake of his arrest Wednesday after being accused of assaulting his former wife, the Twins announced they have canceled Chuck Knoblauch's 2014 Twins Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which had been scheduled for Aug. 23 at Target Field.

  • Twins coach Molitor heading to HOF induction

    Twins coach Paul Molitor is heading to the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, N.Y. this weekend, and will be replaced on the staff by Minor League instructor Sam Perlozzo.

  • Pressly makes way back to Twins' bullpen

    Right-hander Ryan Pressly was a fixture in the bullpen for the Twins last season as a Rule 5 Draft pick, but didn't join the Twins this season until Thursday, when he was recalled from Triple-A Rochester after Matt Guerrier was designated for assignment.

  • Swarzak throws two-hitter in rare spot start

    Right-hander Anthony Swarzak impressed in a spot start and the offense did just enough to lead the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.

  • Twins designate Guerrier, call up Pressly

    The Twins designated reliever Matt Guerrier for assignment after Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Indians, and they will recall reliever Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester to take his place on the roster.

  • Twins awarded Draft pick in 2015 Round B

    The Twins received an extra pick in next year's First-Year Player Draft as a result of the third annual Competitive Balance Lottery, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.

  • Gibson aims to return to rotation Saturday

    Right-hander Kyle Gibson, who was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday with back stiffness, said his back is feeling better, and the Twins are hopeful he'll be up to speed on Saturday.

  • Nolasco throws, works through elbow strain

    Right-hander Ricky Nolasco has been playing catch from 150 feet, and he is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday.

  • Twins fall behind early, then Tribe pulls away

    The Twins found themselves in an early hole yet again, and they couldn't climb out of it in an 8-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night at Target Field.

  • Pleskoff: Twins' Vargas could provide power

    Think Mo Vaughn, the big first baseman who got his start with the Boston Red Sox. Or Dave Parker, for baseball fans that remember back to his days in Pittsburgh and several other big league cities. Or, for a more modern comparison, consider current Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. Minnesota Twins prospect first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas reminds me of each of them. He is compared most often to Big Papi, a former Twins player and slugger he admires greatly.