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

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

Twins sign #1 overall pick Lewis

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today the signing of their first overall selection, shortstop Royce Lewis from JSerra Catholic High School, whom they selected with the first overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The 18-year-old high school senior was rated as a top prospect in the draft by MLB.com. A versatile position player, Lewis played third base and center field at the start of his high school career before playing solely shortstop as a senior. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Lewis was named the 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year in California and Trinity … Continue reading Twins sign #1 overall pick Lewis

Twins complete 2017 MLB Draft

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have completed the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Twins finished the draft on the third day selecting 30 players in rounds 11-40. In all, the Twins selected 18 right-handed pitchers, three left-handed pitchers, nine infielders, eight outfielders and three catchers. Of the 41 total players selected, 31 were drafted out of college and 10 out of high school. The Twins selected one player from Minnesota, 34th round selection Max Meyer from Woodbury High School.   TWINS 2017 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT   JUNE 12, 2017 ROUND       PLAYER                        … Continue reading Twins complete 2017 MLB Draft

Twins pick three on MLB draft’s first day

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins  selected shortstop Royce Lewis from JSerra Catholic High School (CA), with the first overall selection in the first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. In addition, the Twins also selected outfielder Brent Rooker from Mississippi State with the 35th overall pick in the Competitive Balance Round A, and right-handed pitcher Landon Leach from Pickering High School (Ont., CAN) with the 37th overall pick in the second round. RD (#)        PLAYER                   POS    B/T     HT       WT      DOB    HOMETOWN                           SCHOOL        SCOUT 1 (1)            Royce Lewis           SS        R/R     6-1      185     6/5/99          Aliso Viejo, CA     … Continue reading Twins pick three on MLB draft’s first day