The Twins cleared three more spots on their 40-man roster Monday, as left-hander Nik Turley was claimed on waivers by the Pirates, while catcher Chris Gimenez and left-hander Ryan O’Rourke were both outrighted off the 40-man roster. Both Gimenez and O’Rourke have been outrighted previously and can elect free agency.
Longtime Twins bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, who served as a coach for 32 seasons from 1982-2012, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday. He was 69.
For the second time in three seasons, Twins manager Paul Molitor was named a finalist for the AL Manager of the Year Award.
Historically, the Twins haven’t been huge players in free agency, and the front office under chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine views it as more of a way to supplement a club than as a magic elixir.
The Twins hired Derek Shelton as bench coach, replacing the departed Joe Vavra, the club announced Monday. Shelton, 47, has 13 years of coaching experience at the Major League level, and most recently served as the quality control coach for the Blue Jays.
Tyler Jay represents the Twins in the Arizona Fall League’s 12th annual Fall Stars Game tonight at 7 CT. Watch live as the best prospects in the AFL square off on MLB Network and MLB.com.
The Twins opened three spots on their 40-man roster Friday, as left-hander Randy Rosario was claimed off waivers from the Cubs, outfielder Daniel Palka was claimed off waivers from the White Sox and infielder Niko Goodrum cleared waivers and was outrighted off the roster.
The Twins will be looking to supplement their young core this offseason, and improving the pitching staff will be the top priority of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, general manager Thad Levine and the rest of the front office.
The Twins announced their home schedule for 2018 Spring Training, including their first workouts between pitchers and catchers on Feb. 14 and their home opener at Hammond Stadium on Feb. 25 against the Rays in Fort Myers, Fla.
After hiring Garvin Alston as pitching coach to replace the dismissed Neil Allen, the Twins figured their 2018 coaching staff was set. But they’re now looking for a bench coach after longtime coach Joe Vavra was hired by Tigers manager — and former Twins skipper — Ron Gardenhire.
For the past dozen years, the Ariziona Fall League has gathered all of the future stars on one field for the Fall Stars Game. The rosters for this year’s edition were announced on Monday and, as usual, they are jam packed with talent.