Johan Santana elected to Twins Hall of Fame

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Twins announced today that former Twins left-handed pitcher Johan Santana has been elected to the club’s Hall of Fame. Santana will become the 31st member of the Twins Hall of Fame when he is inducted during an on-field pre-game ceremony scheduled for Saturday, August 4 when the Twins host the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The Twins Hall of Fame, which honors players, managers, coaches and off-field personnel who have contributed to the organization’s growth and success since Minnesota broke into the major leagues in 1961, was created as part of the club’s … Continue reading Johan Santana elected to Twins Hall of Fame

Twins sign lefty Zach Duke to one year deal

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Zach Duke to a one-year contract. Duke, 34, has played 13 seasons in the major leagues with Pittsburgh, Arizona, Washington, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Chicago-AL and St. Louis.  He spent 2017 with the Cardinals, going 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA (18.1 IP, 8 ER), six walks and 12 strikeouts in 27 games.  He missed most of the first four months of last season recovering from “Tommy John” surgery on his left elbow, a procedure he had done in October of 2016. The Clifton, Texas native has appeared … Continue reading Twins sign lefty Zach Duke to one year deal

Twins sign Michael Pineda to two-year deal

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract worth $10 million. Pineda will earn $2 million in 2018 and $8 million in 2019. Pineda, 28, has played five seasons in the major leagues, spending 2011 with Seattle and 2014-17 with New York-AL, combining to go 40-41 with a 4.05 ERA (680.0 IP, 306 ER), 157 walks and 687 strikeouts.  The Yaguate, Dominican Republic native started 17 games for the Yankees last season, going 8-4 with a 4.39 ERA (96.1 IP, 47 ER), 21 walks and 92 strikeouts.  … Continue reading Twins sign Michael Pineda to two-year deal

Molitor named AL Manager of the year.

  Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Paul Molitor has been named the American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Molitor led the Twins to their first playoff berth since 2010 with a record of 85-77, earning an AL Wild Card spot.  Molitor becomes the third manager in club history to win the award, joining Tom Kelly (1991) and Ron Gardenhire (2010). The St. Paul native and Hall of Famer previously finished third in 2015, receiving two first-place votes. Under Molitor, the Twins became the first team in baseball history to earn a Postseason berth the year … Continue reading Molitor named AL Manager of the year.

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