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Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

Top Twins News

  • Twins' A.J. Alexy: Booted off 40-man roster

    Alexy was designated for assignment Monday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    This move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Michael Taylor, who was acquired from the Royals on Monday in exchange for Steven Cruz and Evan Sisk. Alexy appeared in five games for the Rangers in 2022, allowing nine runs on 10 hits and nine walks while fanning six over seven innings of work. He was then traded to the Twins from the Rangers on Jan. 10.

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  • Twins' Michael Taylor: Traded to Minnesota

    Taylor was traded Wednesday from the Royals to the Twins, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. In return, the Royals will receive left-handed pitching prospect Evan Sisk and right-hander Steven Cruz.

    Taylor has been the subject of trade rumors for most of the winter, and he will stay in the division with the trade. In 124 games last season, the 31-year-old hit nine homers with four steals while slashing .254/.313/.357 for the Royals. Taylor could get a strong amount of playing time with the Twins, but there isn't much fantasy upside in his right-handed bat.

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  • Twins' Byron Chourio: Traded to Minnesota

    Chourio, Pablo Lopez and Jose Salas were traded to Minnesota from Miami for Luis Arraez on Friday.

    Chourio had a strong professional debut in the Dominican Summer League by hitting .344 (63-for-183) with one home run, 19 stolen bases, a .429 on-base percentage and an .838 OPS in 51 games. At age 17, he's a lottery ticket throw-in for the big trade. We'll need to see if he can keep up this success when he moves to to the U.S, though his 11.5 percent walk rate and 12.4 percent strikeout rate are promising.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Could begin season in minors

    Ober could begin the season at Triple-A St. Paul following the Twins' addition of Pablo Lopez, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    It's also possible the Twins could opt for a six-man rotation, something which might appeal to them as Kenta Maeda (elbow) works his way back from Tommy John surgery. Ober hasn't been a bastion of health himself but has pitched well when on the mound, including last season when he held a 3.21 ERA over 11 starts for Minnesota.

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  • Twins' Jose Salas: Traded to Minnesota

    The Marlins traded Salas alongside Pablo Lopez to the Twins on Friday in exchange for Luis Arraez, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.

    Salas reached the High-A level for the first time in 2022, though he slashed just .230/.319/.340 in 217 plate appearances. The 19-year-old switch-hitter was considered one of the top prospects in the Marlins' farm system, and Salas' defensive versatility could help him rise through the Twins' minor-league system more quickly than expected.

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  • Twins' Pablo Lopez: Sent to Minnesota for Arraez

    Lopez was traded from the Marlins to the Twins on Friday in exchange for infielder Luis Arraez, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    In addition to Lopez, prospects Jose Salas and Byron Chourio are also heading to Minnesota in the deal, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Lopez made 32 starts for the Marlins last season and had a 3.75 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 174:53 K:BB across 180 innings. The right-hander is under team control through the 2024 campaign and should slot in near the top of the Twins' starting rotation.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Re-signs with Twins

    Rodriguez re-signed with the Twins on a minor-league contract Thursday.

    Rodriguez made two relief appearances for the Twins in 2022 but spent most of the year at Triple-A St. Paul, where he held a 4.75 ERA and 92:32 K:BB over 94.2 innings. The 30-year-old will provide some rotation depth for Minnesota.

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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Signs three-year extension

    Paddack (elbow) signed a three-year extension with the Twins on Wednesday.

    Paddack made five starts with the Twins last season and forged a 4.03 ERA before undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in May. The right-handed hurler is expected to miss the majority -- if not all -- of the 2023 season while recovering from the operation, but he should have a good chance of carving out a role in Minnesota's rotation beginning in 2024.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Takings swings at full speed

    Kirilloff (wrist) has been able to take full swings in offseason workouts and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The 2016 first-round draft pick and former top prospect has shown flashes of being a productive regular with the bat, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy amid continued wrist issues. His 2022 season ended in July due to a ligament tear in his right wrist that required season-ending surgery. It's the same wrist issue that has plagued him the past two seasons. He decided to have ulnar shortening surgery, which he hopes will provide a more permanent fix. The Twins will likely ease him into action in spring training. His minor-league pedigree and 2021 underlying numbers (12.8 Barrel%, 43.9 HardHit%) suggest he can be an impact hitter, If healthy.

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  • Twins' Oliver Ortega: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Ortega cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul by the Twins on Tuesday.

    Ortega will remain in the organization after being designated for assignment and has been invited to major-league spring training. The 26-year-old had been a waiver claim of the Twins earlier this month.

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  • Twins' Kyle Garlick: Clears waivers, sent to Triple-A

    Garlick cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul by the Twins on Tuesday.

    Garlick will be invited to major-league spring training. The soon-to-be 31-year-old boasts a career .839 OPS against left-handed pitching, so he could still have a short-side platoon role at some point down the road.

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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Agrees to terms for 2023

    Thielbar signed a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Twins on Friday to avoid arbitration, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Thielbar has been one of the most consistent pieces of the Twins' bullpen for the past three seasons, keeping his WHIP right around the 1.15 mark. The veteran southpaw will turn 36 at the end of the month, so it's worth questioning how much left he has in the tank. But for now, a 2.42 FIP keeps him in a nice position as one of Minnesota's top relievers.

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  • Twins' Tyler Mahle: Settles with Minnesota

    Mahle (shoulder) signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Twins on Friday to avoid arbitration, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Upon being traded from Cincinnati to Minnesota at the deadline, shoulder troubles kept Mahle from throwing more than 16.1 frames for the Twins. When he was healthy, he logged a disappointing 4.40 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, but did hold a solid 9.40 K/9. If Mahle can bounce back from his shoulder injury, he figures to be a solid piece of the Twins' 2023 rotation.

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  • Twins' Grayson Greiner: Lands in Minnesota

    Greiner signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Greiner spent the 2022 at the Triple-A level with the Diamondbacks, though he also appeared in two big-league games. He had a .232/.318/.391 slash line in 45 games at Triple-A and should provide organizational depth for Minnesota.

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  • Twins' Emilio Pagan: Comes to terms for 2023

    Pagan agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Twins on Friday to avoid arbitration, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.

    Pagan had an up-and-down first year in Minnesota with 4.43 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 84:26 K:BB across 63 innings. The 31-year-old should see some high-leverage chances to open 2023 but is unlikely to see regular save opportunities.

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  • Twins' Blayne Enlow: Outrighted off roster

    Enlow cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Wichita by the Twins on Friday.

    Enlow lost his spot on the 40-man roster after holding a disappointing 4.20 ERA for Wichita in 2022. The Twins are glad to keep him around in the organization, though, as it wasn't long ago that he was viewed as one of their better pitching prospects.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Settles with Minnesota

    Farmer agreed to a one-year, $5.585 million contract with the Twins on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    The 32-year-old was acquired from the Reds in November and is now officially under contract for 2023, which is his third year of arbitration eligibility. Farmer is likely to open the season in a utility role for Minnesota, especially following the surprise re-signing of Carlos Correa.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .248
(12th)
696
(17th)
178
(13th)
3.98
(19th)

Injuries

Player Injury
B. Buxton CF Byron Buxton CF Knee
T. Mahle SP Tyler Mahle SP Shoulder
A. Kirilloff LF Alex Kirilloff LF Wrist
R. Lewis SS Royce Lewis SS Knee
C. Paddack SP Chris Paddack SP Elbow

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