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2017 Schedule
85-77, 2nd in AL Cent
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20hBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Twins

Rather than regression eating into the Twins' 2016-to-2017 leap, their win projection gets a boost making them a solid prime contender.

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2dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the Twins this offseason

The surprising Twins ranked just 22nd in WAR (7.7) for starting pitchers. An affordable free-agent pitcher with high upside looks like a perfect fit.

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Twins add three players to 40-man roster

The Minnesota Twins added RHP Zack Littell and LHPs Stephen Gonsalves and Lewis Thorpe to the team's 40-man roster on Monday. Littell finished the 2017 season with Double-A Chattanooga, Gonsalves with Triple-A Rochester and Thorpe with high-A Fort Myers.

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3dAssociated Press

Santana among 19 Hall of Fame ballot newcomers

Johan Santana is among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. Ballots are due Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 24.

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8dDavid Schoenfield

Will Jose Berrios be baseball's next superace?

Berrios' stuff is absolutely electric at times, especially that wiffle ball-like curveball that batters hit .220/.254/.306 against. He needs to work on his changeup, however.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Minnesota's Paul Molitor wins the 2017 AL Manager of the Year as the skipper of another rebounding team that clawed back to a wild card gets honored.

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9d

Lovullo, Molitor named managers of the year

The Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo has been named the National League Manager of the Year after leading Arizona to its first postseason appearance since 2011. Twins counterpart Paul Molitor took home the award in the American League.

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Buxton wins Platinum Glove

Twins CF Byron Buxton was honored as the American League's top fielder at Friday's Gold Glove ceremony in New York. Buxton is the first Twins player to win a Platinum Glove, an award established in 2011. He also received 2017 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year honors on Friday. Buxton led all center fielders with 24 defensive runs saved last season.

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14dDavid Schoenfield

Ranking baseball's 2019 free agents: Brian Dozier

With 76 home runs the past two seasons, Dozier has established himself as the premier power-hitting second baseman in the game. Don't rule out a return to Minnesota.

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Twins cut Michael Tonkin

The Minnesota Twins released Tonkin on Wednesday, reportedly clearing the way for him to play in Japan next year. Tonkin, 27, owns a 4.43 ERA in 141 appearances with the club over the last five seasons.

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15d

Rangers can pay most for Japan pitcher Otani

The Rangers, followed by the Yankees and Twins, are in position to pay the most to highly touted pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani as he prepares to enter the market.

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15dSam Miller

Ranking all 30 clubs by triumphs and fails: Twins

Minnesota made the playoffs in a year it had no business even thinking about it, but ran up against the most talented collection of postseason teams ever and didn't survive the gauntlet for long.

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The best and the brightest

The nine 2017 Gold Glove winners from the American League were announced on Tuesday night. The Twins, Angels and Royals each have two players receiving the honor this year.

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Twins CF Byron Buxton wins his first career Gold Glove Award. He joins Kirby Puckett and Torii Hunter as Twins CF to win the award. Buxton's sprint speed (30.2 feet per second, per Statcast) is the fastest of anyone in MLB. He led AL CF in Defensive Runs Saved.

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Twins second baseman Brian Dozier won his first career Gold Glove. He's the first Twins 2B to win one since Chuck Knoblauch in 1997. Dozier rated as the best second baseman in baseball at fielding balls hit up the middle. His defensive misplays and errors total at the position was the lowest of his career.

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17d

Ex-Twins coach Stelmaszek, 69, dies of cancer

Former Minnesota Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek, who helped the team win two World Series championships, has died of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

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Wade hits first homer in AFL

Twins outfield prospect LaMonte Wade went 1-for-4 with his first home run of the Arizona Fall League on Monday. The ninth-round pick by Minnesota in 2015 spent this past season at Double-A, where he slashed .292/.397/.408 with seven home runs and 67 RBIs.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8157th
Batting Average.2609th
On Base Percentage.3347th
Slugging Percentage.43412th
Earned Run Average4.5919th
Quality Starts62Tied-24th
WHIP1.3717th
BAA.26626th

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