The Twins mostly met with agents on the first day of the annual Winter Meetings, and a few clubs as well, as they try to acquire pitching help for both the rotation and bullpen.
As part of the sixth annual Winter Meetings charity auction, the Twins created three different baseball-related experiences fans can bid on as part of the auction that runs through Thursday at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction.
The Twins have made it loud and clear that acquiring pitching is their top objective this offseason, and now that the Winter Meetings are here, the front office is hoping to accelerate that process.
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The Rule 5 Draft is an afterthought for many teams at the Winter Meetings, but to former general manager Terry Ryan, it was seen as a way for the budget-conscious Twins to cheaply acquire young talent.
Despite voiding top prospect Jelfry Marte’s $3 million deal because of vision issues, the Twins still have interest in signing the 16-year-old Dominican shortstop, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
The Twins have agreed to terms with Yunior Severino, a 18-year-old infielder granted free agency last month after Major League Baseball penalized the Braves for infractions committed on the international market.
The Twins continue to reshape their front office with an analytical bent, as they hired highly regarded pitching analytics expert Josh Kalk from the Rays as senior analyst.
For as good as Byron Buxton was in his breakout season in 2017, the Twins believe it’s just the start of something special for the budding star.
The Twins announced plans for their 58th annual Twins Winter Caravan, which includes stops in more than 40 communities throughout the Upper Midwest on Jan. 15-25 and features a few new wrinkles this year.
After losing out on Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, the Twins took advantage of having the third-most international pool money available, trading $1 million of that money to the Mariners for catching prospect David Banuelos and $1 million to the Angels for outfield prospect Jacob Pearson.