Twins to retire Mauer’s number 7 on June 15

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN. – Honoring the singular career of an all-time franchise great, the Minnesota Twins today announced that Joe Mauer’s uniform number 7 will be retired in a pregame ceremony at Target Field on “Joe Mauer Day,” Saturday, June 15. Further details about the event, which takes place prior to the Twins’ 6:10 p.m. contest against Kansas City, are forthcoming. Additionally, the Twins revealed plans for a series of four giveaway bobbleheads commemorating Mauer’s storied path from local prep stardom to American League Most Valuable Player and franchise icon, along with an exclusive fifth bobblehead available only to those … Continue reading Twins to retire Mauer’s number 7 on June 15

Twins make it official, sign Nelson Cruz

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed designated hitter Nelson Cruz to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2020 season. Cruz, 38, played 144 games for the Seattle Mariners last season, hitting .256 (133-for-519) with 18 doubles, 37 home runs, 97 RBI, 70 runs scored, 55 walks and a .342 on-base percentage.  The Dominican Republic native has been named to the American League All-Star team six times in his career, including five times in the last six seasons. The two-time Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winner has played 14 major league … Continue reading Twins make it official, sign Nelson Cruz

Twins to retire Mauer’s #7

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they will honor Joe Mauer by retiring his uniform number 7 during a pre-game celebration for a yet to be determined date during to the 2019 season.                     Mauer, 35, joins Harmon Killebrew (No. 3 – 1975), Rod Carew (No. 29 – 1987), Tony Oliva (No. 6 – 1991), Kent Hrbek (No. 14 – 1995), Kirby Puckett (No. 34 – 1997), Bert Blyleven (No. 28 – 2011) and Tom Kelly (No. 10 – 2012) as the ninth Twins player or manager to have his number retired by the organization. The … Continue reading Twins to retire Mauer’s #7

Twins claim 1B CJ Cron off waivers

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have claimed first baseman C.J. Cron off waivers from Tampa Bay. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Cron played in 140 games for the Rays last season, hitting .253 (127-for-501) with 28 doubles, 30 home runs, 74 RBI and a .323 on-base percentage.  He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the first round (17th overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft from the University of Utah.  The Fullerton, California native has played parts of five seasons in the major leagues with the Angels and Rays, hitting .260 (485-for-1867) with … Continue reading Twins claim 1B CJ Cron off waivers

Joe Mauer Officially Retires: His letter to the fans

Joe Mauer officially announced on Friday that he is retiring from baseball. There will be a press conference for him on Monday morning. Below is his letter to the fans: Dear Twins Territory, After much consideration, I have decided to retire from playing baseball. This decision did not come easily as baseball always has been, and always will be, one of my greatest passions. The last few months of this season were very emotional for me and I wanted to take time to separate some of those emotions and think with a clear frame of mind. The decision came down … Continue reading Joe Mauer Officially Retires: His letter to the fans

Twins name Rocco Baldelli new manager

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have named Rocco Baldelli the 14th Manager in club history.  This will mark the first managerial assignment of Baldelli’s career and the first time for the Twins to hire a manager outside the organization since Ray Miller in 1985. Baldelli, 37, joins the Twins for what will be his 20th season in professional baseball.  The former outfielder most recently served as the Tampa Bay Rays major league field coordinator in 2018.  In that role, Baldelli assisted Manager Kevin Cash and Bench Coach Charlie Montoyo during games, worked with outfielders … Continue reading Twins name Rocco Baldelli new manager