Minnesota Twins

Duffey, Santiago duel in rubber match with Angels
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Angels left-hander Hector Santiago (3-4, 5.64 ERA) will look to break out of a slump on Wednesday, as he takes the ball against Tyler Duffey (2-5, 5.33 ERA) in the series finale at home against the Minnesota Twins.

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Twins reach deal with No. 74 pick for $750K
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The Twins have reached a deal with Akil Baddoo, their Lottery Round B Draft pick, according to MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis. The 74th overall selection from Salem High School (Conyers, Ga.), Baddoo received a $750,000 deal. The slot value at that pick was $865,200. The Twins have not confirmed the deal.

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Twins agree to terms with 2nd-rounder Rortvedt
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The Twins have agreed to terms with second round Draft pick Ben Rortvedt, a source told MLB.com’s Jim Callis. The club has not confirmed.

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Grossman cements himself in Twins' lineup
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Twins manager Paul Molitor wasn’t sure what he was going to get when his team signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a Minor League contract on May 16.

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Twins edged in seesaw battle with Angels
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Kole Calhoun and Johnny Giavotella each homered on Tuesday night, representing two of five Angels who finished with multiple hits in a 5-4 win over the Twins that gave them only their second win in the last nine games.

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Buxton catches Trout on a 99 mph line
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Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton flashed his high-school pitching past Tuesday, rifling a throw from center field to nail Angels center fielder Mike Trout at the plate in the first inning.

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Santana faces former club vs. Chacin, Halos
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Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana (1-6, 4.77 ERA) will return to Anaheim to face his former team, the Angels, in the second game of a three-game set on Tuesday.

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Twins show potential when everything clicks
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For much of the season, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor has watched opponents take advantage of his young team’s mistakes.

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Twins club 3 homers to cruise past Angels
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Trevor Plouffe, Byron Buxton and Robbie Grossman all homered, and Ricky Nolasco contributed a quality start as the Twins rolled past the Angels, 9-4, in Southern California on Monday night, giving Minnesota its second straight win.

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Get out the AS vote for your Twins
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We’re approaching the final two weeks of voting in the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, and four American League outfielders are separated by fewer than 200,000 votes for the third and final starting spot in the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.

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Jax vying to be first Air Force player in MLB
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Considering no player from the Air Force Academy has played in the Majors, Twins scouting director Deron Johnson knows the challenge that lies ahead for their third-round pick, Griffin Jax.

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Collegians rule Twins' Day 2 picks
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After going with four high school position players on the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft, the Twins went with two collegiate pitchers with their first two picks on Friday.

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