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 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

Twins take SS Royce Lewis with #1 overall pick in MLB draft

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have selected shortstop Royce Lewisfrom JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA with the first overall selection in the first round of 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 … Continue reading Twins take SS Royce Lewis with #1 overall pick in MLB draft

Twins reinstate Polanco; option Heston

Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated shortstop Jorge Polanco from the Bereavement List.  Polanco missed the last seven games after the death of his grandfather last week. To make room for Polanco on the 25-man roster, the Twins have optioned right-handed pitcher Chris Heston to Triple-A Rochester.  Heston, who was claimed off waivers from Los Angeles-NL on Wednesday, appeared in one game for the Twins. Continue reading Twins reinstate Polanco; option Heston

Twins call up Turley; designate Rucinksi

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Nik Turley from Triple-A Rochester and will start today vs. the San Francisco Giants. To make room on the active roster, the Twins have optioned left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario to Double-A Chattanooga. Turley, 27, was signed by the Twins as a minor league free agent October 21, 2016. The left-hander has split the 2017 season between Triple-A Rochester and Double-A Chattanooga posting a 1-3 record with a 2.05 ERA (52.2 IP, 12 ER), 15 walks and 84 strikeouts. Originally selected in the … Continue reading Twins call up Turley; designate Rucinksi