Twins promote two more pitchers from AAA Rochester

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contracts of right-handed pitchers Dillon Gee and Trevor Hildenberger from Triple-A Rochester. To make room on the 40-man roster for Gee and Hildenberger, the Twins have designated left-handed pitcher Mason Melotakis and right-handed pitcher Alex Wimmers for release or assignment. Gee, 31, was signed by the Twins as a minor league free agent June 22 after being designated by the Texas Rangers June 16 and elected free agency June 19. The right-hander made four appearances (1 start) for the Rangers this season posting a 4.15 ERA … Continue reading Twins promote two more pitchers from AAA Rochester

Wolves trade for Jimmy Butler

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves  acquired forward Jimmy Butler and the draft rights to center Justin Patton, the No. 16 selection in this year’s draft from the Chicago Bulls, in exchange for guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and the draft rights to forward Lauri Markkanen, the No. 7 selection in this year’s draft. Butler, a 6-7 forward, has played six seasons in the NBA, all with the Bulls. The three-time NBA All-Star (2015, 2016 and 2017) averaged career highs with 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game this past season en route to earning … Continue reading Wolves trade for Jimmy Butler

Twins will play Indians in Puerto Rico in April 2017

The Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins will meet in a two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 17th-18th, 2018, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced today.  The games will mark the first time that either team has played in Puerto Rico. The two-game set, which will serve as Twins home games, will represent the first regular season games played in Puerto Rico since the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins held a three-game series at the historic ballpark in June 2010. “The Minnesota Twins are honored to … Continue reading Twins will play Indians in Puerto Rico in April 2017