Twins deal Austin to Giants for minor league outfielder

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired outfielder Malique Ziegler from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for first baseman Tyler Austin. Ziegler, 22, opened the 2019 season with the Single-A San Jose Giants (played in two games) after appearing in a combined 59 games last year between the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets and Arizona Rookie League Giants Black. He hit a combined .237 (50-for-211) with 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 18 RBI. Originally drafted in 2016 by the Giants (22nd round) out of North Iowa Area Community College, Ziegler has appeared in … Continue reading Twins deal Austin to Giants for minor league outfielder

Twins make it official, announce signing of Marwin Gonzalez

FT MYERS, FL – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed multi-positional player Marwin Gonzalez to a two-year, $21 million contract. Over the last two seasons with the Houston Astros, Gonzalez has appeared in 279 games, hitting .274 (259-for-944), with 39 home runs, 59 doubles and 158 RBI while posting a .349 on-base percentage and a .817 OPS. Gonzalez, 29, played 145 games last season, hitting .247 (121-for-489) with 25 doubles, 16 home runs, 68 RBI, 61 runs scored, 53 walks, a .324 on-base percentage and a .733 OPS in a career-high 552 plate appearances. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound … Continue reading Twins make it official, announce signing of Marwin Gonzalez

Twins sign pitcher Martin Perez

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Martín Pérez to a one-year contract. Pérez, 27, appeared 22 games (15 starts) for the Texas Rangers last season, going 2-7 with a 6.22 ERA (85.1 IP, 59 ER), 36 walks and 52 strikeouts.  He began the season on the 10-day disabled list recovering from offseason right (non-throwing) elbow surgery.  He missed more time on the disabled list from late April to mid-July with right elbow discomfort related to his offseason surgery. The Guanare, Venezuela native was originally signed by the Rangers as an undrafted … Continue reading Twins sign pitcher Martin Perez

Nathan, Bell named to Twins Hall of Fame

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Twins announced today that former Twins right-handed pitcher Joe Nathan and former team PresidentJerry Bell have been elected to the club’s Hall of Fame. Nathan and Bell will become the 32nd and 33rd members of the Twins Hall of Fame when they are inducted during separate, on-field pre-game ceremonies scheduled for Hall of Fame Weekend, Aug. 3-4 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 Major … Continue reading Nathan, Bell named to Twins Hall of Fame

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