Twins sign Molitor to contract extension

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed Manager Paul Molitor to a three-year contract extension, which will keep him as the club’s manager through 2020. The St. Paul native was named Twins manager in November of 2014, replacing Ron Gardenhire and becoming the 13th manager in club history.  In 2017, Molitor led the Twins to a record of 85-77, a 26-win improvement from the previous season and the biggest improvement in baseball.  The Twins made the Postseason for the first time since 2010, becoming the first team in baseball history to reach the Postseason … Continue reading Twins sign Molitor to contract extension

Sano left off of Twins Wild Card roster

The Twins will be without all-star third baseman Miguel Sano for tonight’s Wild Card playoff game with the Yankees. Sano, who was activated this past weekend for the Twins final regular season series against Detroit, was out with a stress reaction in his left shin since being placed on the disabled list back on August 21. Continue reading Sano left off of Twins Wild Card roster

TWINS MOURN THE LOSS OF LONGTIME EMPLOYEE PEG IMHOFF

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins organization mourns the passing of longtime employee and Press Box Ambassador Margaret “Peg” Imhoff, who was 79.  Peg lost her battle with cancer early this morning. The Twins issued the following statement regarding the loss of Imhoff: “The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened by the loss of Peg Imhoff, who was the first and only Press Box Ambassador at Metropolitan Stadium, the Metrodome and Target Field.  Peg, who was known for her glowing smile and kindness, was a committed employee of 42 years. She was a true representative of the Minnesota Twins character … Continue reading TWINS MOURN THE LOSS OF LONGTIME EMPLOYEE PEG IMHOFF

Twins announce 2018 schedule

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today announced their preliminary regular season schedule for the 2018 season, the team’s 58th campaign in Twins Territory.   Minnesota will open the season on the road against the Baltimore Orioles (March 29, 31 and April 1) followed by two games in Pittsburgh (April 2, 4).   The Twins will then return to Target Field for the Opening Series at home with three games against the Seattle Mariners (April 5, 7-8), three vs. the Houston Astros (April 9-11), and four vs. the Chicago White Sox (April 12-15). The Twins will extend their first … Continue reading Twins announce 2018 schedule

Twins activate Grossman; make other moves

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have returned outfielder Robbie Grossman from rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list.  They have also selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Michael Tonkin, recalled right-handed pitcher J.T. Chargois from Triple-A Rochester and placed him on the 60-day disabled list, and reinstated left-handed pitcher Dietrich Enns from the 10-day disabled list and optioned him to Double-A Chattanooga. Grossman, who missed the last 18 games with a fractured left thumb, played in two games on rehab assignment for Triple-A Rochester, going 1-for-7 with two walks.  He has … Continue reading Twins activate Grossman; make other moves

Saints close out homestand with 5-1 win

Ryan Zimmerman allowed just one run in 7 innings of work and Vinny Nittoli pitched two shutout innings in relief as the Saints beat Wichita 5-1 at CHS Field Thursday night. The win was the second in as many nights for the Saints over the South division leading Wingnuts and helped keep their fading wild card hopes alive.  The Saints’ Mitch Delfino’s fourth inning triple to right field snapped a scoreless tie scoring Nate Hanson. Hanson later added a two run single in the 5th for St. Paul. The Saints travel to Fargo-Moorhead this weekend before closing out the home … Continue reading Saints close out homestand with 5-1 win

Twins promote Curtiss from AAA Rochester

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher John Curtiss from Triple-A Rochester. To make room on the 40-man and 25-man rosters the Twins have designated right-handed pitcher Tim Melville for release or assignment. Curtiss, 24, has split the season between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester combining to go 2-0 with 19 saves, a 1.28 ERA (49.1 IP, 7 ER), 22 walks and 68 strikeouts. Curtiss was promoted to Rochester June 23 and made 18 appearances for the Red Wings, posting a 1.85 ERA (24.1 IP, 5 ER) with 10 … Continue reading Twins promote Curtiss from AAA Rochester