The Twins were dealt a major blow to their rotation on Tuesday, when projected Opening Day starter Ervin Santana underwent surgery on his right middle finger. He is expected to be out 10-12 weeks.
The Twins announced Tuesday they’ve invited 13 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training, including shortstop prospect Nick Gordon, who heads to big league camp for a second straight year.
At a press conference after the 2016 season, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine laid out their plan for the Twins: They wanted to build a consistent winner by means of collaboration, revamping their analytics department to go along with an already strong core of scouts.
Today, we look back on the career of Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, a 10-time All-Star who proudly wore only a Twins uniform during an illustrious 12-year career.
Zach Duke, 34, sought to sign with a contending club, and after doing his research, the left-hander decided to sign a one-year deal worth $2.15 million with the Twins in late December because he feels they’re on the cusp of something special.
It’s not hard for Twins fans to monitor what Jose Berrios is up to in the offseason, as the right-hander routinely posts his workouts and throwing sessions from Puerto Rico via social media.
Putting together MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list is a team effort. Needless to say, there isn’t 100 percent agreement right out of the gate and, as a result, some favorites who might be on an individual list don’t make the final 100.
It’s been a slow-moving market, but there should be plenty of action over the next two weeks with the Twins looking at several starters, including Yu Darvish, which brings us to our first question of this week’s Twins Inbox.
The Twins featured four players on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list released Saturday night, as shortstop Royce Lewis (No. 20), Fernando Romero (No. 68), Stephen Gonsalves (No. 78) and Nick Gordon (No. 80) made the list.
As a kid who grew up in Minnesota, played baseball at the University of Minnesota, was a first-round Draft pick by his hometown team and went on to be a three-time All-Star in a 12-year career with the Twins, Glen Perkins knows how fortunate he was to have the career he had.
With the Twins coming off a surprise run to the American League Wild Card Game last year, the optimism from fans was palpable during the annual Twins Winter Caravan, which came to a close on Thursday after two weeks with stops in more than 40 communities in the Upper Midwest.