Twins’ Nelson Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins were informed today that Nelson Cruz has been named the winner of the Edgar Martinez Award for most Outstanding Designated Hitter of 2019. The 39-year-old joins Chili Davis (1991) and Paul Molitor (1996) as the only Twins to ever win the award. This marks Cruz’s second time winning the award after earning it in 2017 as a member of the Seattle Mariners. Cruz played in 120 games, hitting .311 (141-for-454) with 26 doubles, 41 home runs, 108 RBI, 81 runs scored, 56 walks and a 1.031 OPS – the best of his 15-year … Continue reading Twins’ Nelson Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award

Odorizzi accepts Twins qualifying offer; signed for 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi has accepted the club’s qualifying offer and is signed through the 2020 season. Odorizzi, a 2019 American League All-Star, led the Twins pitching staff in wins last season, going a career-best 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA (159.0 IP, 62 ER), 53 walks and a career-high 178 strikeouts. Since joining the Twins in a trade during February of 2018, the Breese, Illinois native has gone 22-17 with a 4.01 ERA (323.1 IP, 144 ER), 123 walks and 340 strikeouts in 62 starts. The 29-year-old right-hander finished the … Continue reading Odorizzi accepts Twins qualifying offer; signed for 2020

Rocco Baldelli named American League Manager of the Year

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins were informed today that Rocco Baldelli has been named the American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Baldelli led the Twins to their first American League Central division title since 2010 with a record of 101-61. Baldelli becomes the fourth manager in club history to win the award, joining Tom Kelly (1991), Ron Gardenhire (2010) and Paul Molitor (2017). Behind Baldelli, the Twins joined the Houston Astros (107 wins), the Los Angeles Dodgers (106 wins) and the New York Yankees (103 wins) as the only four clubs … Continue reading Rocco Baldelli named American League Manager of the Year

Cruz and Garver win Silver Slugger Awards

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Mitch Garver have been named recipients of the 2019 American League Louisville Slugger® Silver Slugger™ Award at their respective positions, with both selected as the top offensive producer at their position in a vote by AL coaches and managers. This marks Cruz’s third career Silver Slugger Award (also with Seattle in 2015 and 2017), while he joins Paul Molitor in 1996 as the second Twins DH ever to win. With his first career Silver Slugger Award, Garver joins five-time honoree Joe Mauer as the … Continue reading Cruz and Garver win Silver Slugger Awards

Gibson on Twins ALDS roster

The Minnesota Twins announced their roster for the American League Division Series vs the Yankees, and that roster includes struggling long-time starter Kyle Gibson.  The Twins and Yankees open up their best of five series tonight in New York. Here’s the rest of the roster: No. PITCHERS (12) B T HT WT Born Birthplace 17 José Berríos R R 6-0 205 05/27/1994 Bayamón, PR 68 Randy Dobnak R R 6-1 230 01/17/1995 South Park, PA 21 Tyler Duffey R R 6-3 220 12/27/1990 Houston, TX 44 Kyle Gibson R R 6-6 216 10/23/1987 Greenfield, IN 51 Brusdar Graterol R R … Continue reading Gibson on Twins ALDS roster

Comcast will show Twins-Yanks Game 1 to all subscribers

Comcast/Xfinity in the Twin Cities area is making a good-will gesture to Twins fans. The cable outfit will make MLB Network available at no extra charge to Comcast cable subscribers in the Twin Cities metro area. This allows fans to watch Game 1 of the Twins/Yankees Divisional series on Friday. Here is the message on a Comcast Tweet from earlier today: “Comcast is excited to make MLB Network’s free preview available to its Twin Cities customers in time for Friday’s Twins-Yankees playoff game. Video customers can watch MLB Network at no additional cost thru 10/11. Just say, “watch MLB Network” … Continue reading Comcast will show Twins-Yanks Game 1 to all subscribers