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  • Garver, Slegers net Twins' organizational honors
    The Twins named catcher Mitch Garver and right-hander Aaron Slegers as the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, the club announced Wednesday.
  • Fall League showing evidence of Jay's health
    Twins prospect Tyler Jay is off to a strong start in the Arizona Fall League, and he's showing he's healthy after unfounded rumors that he suffered from thoracic outlet syndrome in July and was headed for season-ending surgery.
  • Perkins' option won't be picked up by Twins
    The Twins informed three-time All-Star and former closer Glen Perkins they will not be picking up his $6.5 million option, and instead will pay a $700,000 buyout to make him a free agent, which could bring an end to his time in Minnesota.
  • Twins hire Baseball America editor Manuel
    The Twins continue to make additions to their front office and scouting staff, and they hired long-time Baseball America editor John Manuel to their pro scouting department. Manuel's last day at the publication will be Oct. 31, and he'll join the Twins on Nov. 1.
  • Wade, Jay among Twins' AFL standouts
    A quartet of Twins prospects stood out during their Arizona Fall League debuts on Tuesday with the Surprise Saguaros, who lost their season-opener to Salt River, 4-3.
  • Core in place, Twins to seek arms in offseason
    By virtue of having such a young team, the Twins don't have any major impending free agents, and they have a solid core already in place that can be supplemented this offseason, especially on the pitching side.
  • Molitor excited about Twins' bright future
    By the time the Twins wrapped up their surprising 2017 campaign that saw them reach the postseason for the first time since 2010 with their run to the American League Wild Card Game, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine had already made up their minds.
  • Pitching coach Allen let go after 3 seasons
    The Twins made a slew of organizational changes on Tuesday, including the dismissal of pitching coach Neil Allen and the hiring of Jeremy Zoll as the director of Minor League operations, replacing Brad Steil, who will transition into his new role as director of professional scouting.
  • Twins give Molitor three-year deal as manager
    After leading the Twins to a surprise run to the 2017 AL Wild Card Game one season after losing 103 games, Paul Molitor signed a three-year contract to remain Minnesota's manager through the 2020 season, the club announced Monday.
  • 2017 saw Twins take giant step forward
    The Twins were perhaps baseball's biggest surprise in 2017, going from 103 losses to their first postseason berth since 2010, becoming the second team to have the No. 1 overall Draft pick and make the postseason the same year.
  • Twins' heads held high after historic season
    It was an unforgettable, fun and historic season that saw the Twins become the first team to go from losing more than 100 games to making the postseason the next year. But it ended with a familiar result against the Yankees.
  • Twins' season ends in Wild Card Game loss
    The "Baby Bombers" punched their ticket for a showdown with the Indians in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan, with Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge all homering to overcome Luis Severino's first-inning exit, leading the Yankees to an 8-4 victory on Tuesday over the Twins in the AL Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium.
  • Amazing catch leads to early exit for Buxton
    With the Twins tied against the favored Yankees in the second inning of a win-or-go-home playoff game in the Bronx, Byron Buxton gave up his body. The electric center fielder made an incredible leaping catch while crashing into the center-field wall at Yankee Stadium in the American League Wild Card Game Tuesday night. But he paid the price for it.
  • Gonsalves, Rooker named top prospects
    Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves and outfielder Brent Rooker both had impressive seasons in the Minors, and were rewarded by being named MLBPipeline.com's Twins Prospects of the Year.
  • #AwardWorthy: Vote for Buxton
    Byron Buxton is up for Best Defensive Player and Best Play, Offense, in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.
  • Dozier opens scoring with historic leadoff HR
    Brian Dozier opened the American League Wild Card Game with a bang -- cracking a leadoff home run off Yankees ace Luis Severino -- keying a huge first inning for the Twins at Yankee Stadium, as they took a 3-0 lead and chased Severino after just 1/3 of an inning.
  • WC loss shows Twins' need to add 'pen depth
    While the Twins featured a potent offense and an improved defense en route to their surprise run to the postseason in 2017, pitching depth -- especially in the bullpen -- was an issue.
  • Twins' Top 30 prospects list
    Who do the Twins have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Minnesota's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Reliving the AL WC Game's zany 1st inning
    Reliving the AL Wild Card Game's zany 1st inning
  • NYC native Granite savors WC experience
    It was the moment Zack Granite had dreamt of his whole life. A winner-take-all playoff game at Yankee Stadium and a feared reliever staring back at him? The local kid couldn't ask for much more.
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