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12/26/2014 | All-Star Game, youth movement highlighted season

It was another trying year for the Twins in 2014, as they went through a fourth straight season with at least 92 losses, which led to a managerial change with Paul Molitor replacing Ron Gardenhire after the season.


12/23/2014 | Twins sign right-hander Stauffer to 1-year deal

The Twins strengthened their bullpen on Tuesday as they signed right-hander Tim Stauffer to a one-year deal worth $2.2 million.


12/23/2014 | Sun, sand and Santa: A Suzuki Christmas

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki took some time to talk with MLB.com about how he spends the holidays and his expectations for the 2015 season. Suzuki, a Hawaii native, makes his home in Southern California with his wife, Renee, and their two young children, Malia and Kai.


12/23/2014 | To celebrate anniversary, Doziers help others

When it came time to plan their offseason, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and his wife, Renee, realized it would mean much more to them if they spent their anniversary helping others in Nicaragua instead of on a relaxing vacation.


12/23/2014 | Pleskoff's picks: Top 10 prospects

It is always difficult to rank prospects. Why is pitcher X better than hitter X in the rankings? Again, the results are in the eyes of the person compiling the lists. Given the landscape of individual difference, I offer my own 2015 Top 10 Prospect list. For me, each has the upside of an impact player.


12/22/2014 | Twins recognize quality with Hughes' extension

Right-hander Phil Hughes threw a first-pitch strike 72.5 percent of the time in 2014, tops in baseball. Strikeouts and walks don't tell the whole story of his professional rebirth in the Twin Cities, but they say plenty.


12/22/2014 | Twins sign trio to Minor League deals

In addition to inking former Major League reliever Wil Ledezma, the Twins also signed first baseman Brock Peterson and catcher Dan Rohlfing to Minor League deals.


12/22/2014 | Twins extend Hughes through 2019

The Twins finalized a contract extension with right-hander Phil Hughes through the 2019 season on Monday.


12/19/2014 | Buxton, Berrios among 18 non-roster spring invitees

Top prospects Byron Buxton and Jose Berrios headline the list of 18 non-roster invitees to Major League Spring Training for the Twins, the club announced Friday.


12/19/2014 | Twins name Quade as Triple-A manager

Former Cubs skipper Mike Quade was named the manager at Triple-A Rochester to replace Gene Glynn, who was promoted to be the Twins' third-base coach under new manager Paul Molitor.


12/17/2014 | AL Central looking like one powerhouse division

Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix.


12/17/2014 | Hammond Stadium renovations enter final stretch

In just over two months, Twins pitchers and catchers will arrive at Hammond Stadium. What they'll find is a dramatically upgraded Spring Training complex currently nearing the final stages of construction.


12/15/2014 | Twins gear up for 55th annual Winter Caravan

The Twins on Monday announced details for their 55th annual Twins Winter Caravan, which will feature more than 40 stops throughout the Upper Midwest from Jan. 12-22.


12/11/2014 | Twins don't leave Winter Meetings empty-handed

It took until the final day, but the Twins finally made their big splash at the Winter Meetings on Thursday.


12/11/2014 | Twins select righty Graham in Rule 5 Draft

The Twins added a pitching prospect on the last day of the Winter Meetings, as they selected right-hander J.R. Graham from the Braves with the No. 5 pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. MLB.com ranked Graham as the Braves' No. 13 prospect.


12/11/2014 | Source: Twins agree to 4-year deal with Santana

The Twins got their man on the last day of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, as they agreed to sign right-hander Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal, according to a Major League source. The deal, which was not confirmed by the club because Santana has to undergo a physical, has a vesting option for a fifth year worth $14 million, which includes a $1 million buyout.


12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results

The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.


12/10/2014 | Twins may be closing in on next move

It appeared the Twins found their starting-pitching target on Wednesday night at the Winter Meetings, but it turned out a national report involving free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana was premature.


12/9/2014 | Twins won't be swayed by AL Central activity

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he doesn't plan on making any rash decisions this offseason in reaction to other club's moves, as he's focused on improving his own team rather than what others are doing.


12/8/2014 | Twins working hard to find pitching at Meetings

It was a quiet first day of the Winter Meetings for the Twins, but it doesn't mean general manager Terry Ryan and his staff weren't busy. Ryan met with several agents throughout the day and also engaged other clubs in potential trade talks, as the Twins remain on the lookout for pitching.


12/8/2014 | General manager Ryan staying put with Twins

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday that he's not interested in leaving the organization to join the Blue Jays.


12/8/2014 | Molitor plans tweaks to Spring Training for Twins

Attending his first Winter Meetings, Paul Molitor said he'll run Spring Training similar to the way Ron Gardenhire did, as it's based off former Twins manager Tom Kelly's blueprint. But Molitor noted he'll add his own wrinkles here and there, while the structure will largely remain the same.


12/8/2014 | Absorbed lessons will serve Molitor well as manager

From almost every manager he played for, new Twins skipper Paul Molitor absorbed lessons on how the game should not only be played, but managed.


12/8/2014 | Oliva disappointed in HOF Golden Era ballot results

Former Twins star Tony Oliva fell one vote short of election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 11 from the 16 Golden Era Ballot voters. None of the 10 players up for election received enough votes to gain entrance into the Hall.


12/8/2014 | After cancer affects Twins, club supports auction

Cancer hit home for the Twins organization in 2014, as general manager Terry Ryan went through a bout with neck cancer.




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