Minnesota Twins

Twins issue statement on Sano allegations
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Twins third baseman Miguel Sano denied an accusation of sexual assault made by a local photographer via Twitter on Thursday.

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Twins' Javier primed for breakout in '18
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Jonathan Mayo breaks down a list of an even dozen prospects — six hitters and six pitchers — who seem primed to have big 2018 seasons and who could, as a result, land on our Top 100 at some point in the current year.

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Twins sign lefty reliever Duke to one-year deal
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The Twins signed left-handed reliever Zach Duke on a one-year deal, the club announced Tuesday.

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Sano's post-surgery progress encouraging
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Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been rehabbing without any issues since his surgery on Nov. 13 to insert a titanium rod into his left shin, and he will begin training with former Major League third baseman Fernando Tatis shortly after the New Year.

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Twins emphasize giving back during holidays
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With the holiday season in full swing, the Twins have been busy in the community, including their 12th annual Holiday Week of Giving, which ran from Dec. 11-15.

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Twins sign Taiwanese right-hander Teng
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The Twins officially signed 19-year-old Taiwanese pitcher Kai-Wei Teng as an international free agent, the club announced. Teng receives a $500,000 signing bonus after reaching an agreement in September. He’ll also receive $80,000 for future tuition expenses.

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Twins finalize Minor League staff assignments
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The Twins have finalized their Minor League coaching staff for the 2018 season.

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Twins determined in pursuit of Darvish
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Twins general manager Thad Levine, who was assistant GM in Texas when Yu Darvish signed with the Rangers in 2012, has said the Japanese right-hander is a priority for Minnesota this offseason, and that hasn’t changed.

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Twins add righty Kinley in Rule 5 Draft
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The Twins were active in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, selecting right-hander Tyler Kinley from the Marlins. Minnesota also lost right-hander Nick Burdi to the Phillies before he was traded to the Pirates while right-hander Luke Bard was selected by the Angels.

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Sources: Twins sign veteran closer Rodney
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The Twins found their short-term solution at closer on the final day of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, agreeing to terms with veteran reliever Fernando Rodney on a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, with incentives that could push it to $6 million, according to multiple sources. The deal also includes a club option for 2019 […]

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Twins seeking additional arms after Meetings
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The Twins came into the Winter Meetings with the goal of acquiring pitching. They acquired both a starter and a reliever, signing Michael Pineda and agreeing to terms with reliever Fernando Rodney.

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Molitor: After Pineda deal, pitching still a priority
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Just 15 minutes before Twins manager Paul Molitor took the podium at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday, the club announced it had signed right-hander Michael Pineda to a backloaded two-year deal worth $10 million.

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