Q&A with Twins Reliever Griffin Jax

When Griffin Jax finished the 2019 season, his career was at a crossroads.  Despite posting a 2.90 ERA in 23 starts between Double A and Triple A, Jax found himself unprotected by the Twins in the winter’s annual Rule V … Continue reading Q&A with Twins Reliever Griffin Jax

Twins add Reds starter Mahle in exchange for prospects

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Tyler Mahle from the Cincinnati Reds, in exchange for minor league infielders Christian Encarnacion-Strand and Spencer Steer, and left-handed pitcher Steve Hajjar. Mahle, 27, made 19 starts for the Reds this season, going 5-7 with a 4.40 ERA (104.1 IP, 51 ER), 39 walks, 114 strikeouts, a 1.25 WHIP and a .232 opponent batting average. In his last nine starts, Mahle (rhymes with rally) has gone 3-2 with a 2.83 ERA (57.1 IP, 18 ER), 16 walks, 64 strikeouts,  a .212 opponent batting average and seven quality starts. In 33 starts for the … Continue reading Twins add Reds starter Mahle in exchange for prospects

Twins trade for Orioles’ closer Lopez

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Jorge López and cash considerations from the Baltimore Orioles, in exchange for right-handed pitcher Yennier Cano, and minor league left-handed pitchers Cade Povich and Juan Rojas, and right-handed pitcher Juan Nunez. López, who was named to the 2022 American League All-Star team, has gone 4-6 with a 1.68 ERA (48.1 IP, 9 ER), 19 saves (23 opportunities), 17 walks, 54 strikeouts, a 0.97 WHIP, a .174 opponent batting average, a .529 opponent OPS and just three home runs allowed. The 29-year-old ranks tied for fifth in the AL in saves and second (minimum 45.0 … Continue reading Twins trade for Orioles’ closer Lopez

Twins reinstate Correa, send Lewis to AAA

OAKLAND, CA – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated shortstop Carlos Correa from the 10-day Injured List.  Correa has missed the Twins’ last 11 games with a right finger contusion, after sustaining the injury on May 5 at Baltimore when he fouled a ball off his hand in the seventh inning. The 27-year-old was signed by the Twins during spring training and has hit .255 (24-for-94) with five doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, 12 runs scored and eight walks in 24 games for the Twins this season. To make room for Correa on the 26-man roster, the Twins have … Continue reading Twins reinstate Correa, send Lewis to AAA

Twins trade Taylor Rogers to San Diego

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Chris Paddack and Emilio Pagán, along with a player to be named later, from the San Diego Padres in exchange for left-handed pitcher Taylor Rogers, outfielder Brent Rooker and cash considerations. Paddack, 26, pitched in 23 games (22 starts) for the Padres last season, going 7-7 with a 5.07 ERA (108.1 IP, 61 ER), 22 walks, 99 strikeouts, a .269 (115-for-427) opponent batting average and a 1.26 WHIP. The 6-foot-5, 217-pound Paddack (pronounced PAD-ik) has pitched in parts of three seasons for the Padres since 2019, going 20-19 with a 4.21 ERA … Continue reading Twins trade Taylor Rogers to San Diego