7/22/2014 | Willingham not interested in trade rumors
Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has started to show signs that he's starting to come around offensively, and he said he's doing his best not to think about the trade rumors involving him leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31.
7/22/2014 | Salazar hopes to display '13 form vs. Twins
After posting a 4.02 ERA in 10 starts with Triple-A Columbus, Danny Salazar will have another chance to show the Indians that his problems are behind him when he faces the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field. Yohan Pino will start for Minnesota.
7/21/2014 | Willingham delivers big blast in Twins' win vs. Tribe
Reliever Casey Fien couldn't hold a one-run lead in the eighth, but Josh Willingham connected on a go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the inning to lift the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Indians on Monday night at Target Field.
7/21/2014 | Umpires overturn home run call on Twins
The Twins thought they had two additional runs in the second inning on Monday night during their 4-3 win against the Indians, but that wasn't the case after instant replay.
7/21/2014 | Ryan says Twins will listen to all trade offers
After getting swept by the Rays over the weekend, the Twins are looking more and more like they'll be sellers before the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31.
7/21/2014 | Injured Mauer ramps up baseball activities
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer continued to take ground balls before Monday's game against the Indians, and he started swinging the bat on Sunday.
7/21/2014 | Twins will recall Pino to start against Indians
Right-hander Yohan Pino will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start for the Twins Tuesday night against the Indians, the club announced after Monday's 4-3 win over Cleveland. Left-hander Kris Johnson was optioned to Rochester after his start to make room for Pino.
7/21/2014 | Buxton, Sampson are Pipeline Prospects of the Week
Throughout the season, the MLBPipeline.com staff will name Pipeline Prospects of the Week -- one hitter and one pitcher who excelled over the previous seven days. This week, baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton took the award for hitters, while Pirates No. 19 prospect Adrian Sampson won for pitchers.
7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks
Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.
7/20/2014 | Dozier a catalyst for Twins' high rate of DPs
If there's one thing the Twins can take solace in during a rough start to the second half of the season, it's the fact that their infield is operating efficiently. And the catalyst for defensive excellence has been second baseman Brian Dozier.
7/20/2014 | Since return from injury, Santana off at plate
Danny Santana looked lost at the plate during his first two games back from a knee injury that had kept him out since June 26. The center fielder went a combined 1-for-9 with one infield hit against the Rays on Friday and Saturday. He was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's finale vs. Tampa Bay.
7/20/2014 | Willingham drives in two, but Twins fall to Rays
The Twins fell, 5-3, on Sunday to the Rays, whose series sweep left the home team nine games below .500 with just a handful of games left before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/20/2014 | Indians aiming to carry momentum into Minnesota
With their first 10 games after the All-Star break featuring a road clash with an American League Central opponent, the Indians already find themselves at a potentially pivotal juncture in 2014. After taking three of four in Detroit over the weekend, the Tribe will look to carry that momentum into Minnesota for a three-game series with the Twins beginning Monday.
7/19/2014 | Scuffling Willingham still a possible trade chip
There are a few players who could be on the move before the month is over. One of them -- 35-year-old veteran Josh Willingham -- was left out of the lineup against Tampa's ace on Saturday night.
7/19/2014 | Mauer takes grounders, no timetable for return
Joe Mauer was back on the field Saturday afternoon, but in a limited capacity. The injured first baseman (strained right oblique) took some grounders on his knees before Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. He's been out since the Twins placed him on the disabled list on July 2.
7/19/2014 | Archer, Rays look to complete sweep of Twins
On Sunday at Target Field, Kevin Correia, who is tied for the Major League-lead in losses, will have to play stopper just to keep the Twins from being swept at home. Chris Archer will take the mound for Tampa Bay.
7/19/2014 | Twins can't touch Price, drop second straight
Phil Hughes' comeback season is beginning to run off the rails. With no help from his lineup, Hughes was easily outdueled by Rays starter David Price in a 5-1 loss at Target Field on Saturday night.
7/18/2014 | Rays win one challenge, lose another in fifth
Rays manager Joe Maddon won a challenge and lost a challenge in the fifth inning of Friday night's contest between Tampa Bay and Minnesota at Target Field.
7/18/2014 | Price, Hughes set to battle as series continues
David Price will get his chance to pitch at Target Field on Saturday when the Rays take on the Twins in the second game of their series in Minnesota. Phil Hughes will take the mound for Minnesota opposite Price.
7/18/2014 | Top prospect Buxton heating up at plate
Class A Advanced Fort Myers outfielder Byron Buxton -- ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Minors by MLB.com -- went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Thursday night, and has now hit safely in four straight games.
7/18/2014 | With 29 Draft picks signed, Twins quiet at deadline
Minnesota finished the Draft signing period by signing 29 of its 40 draftees, one more than it managed last season.
7/18/2014 | Gibson shaky, bats quiet in loss to Rays
After tagging Colorado for a combined 22 runs in the final two games of the first half, Minnesota managed only two against Tampa Bay in a 6-2 loss at Target Field on Friday night that also featured an uneven performance by starter Kyle Gibson.
7/18/2014 | Midsummer Classic: All-Star Game posts big numbers
The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and its surrounding festivities posted big numbers, as fans consumed the event and connected with the best baseball players in the world in countless ways.
7/18/2014 | Twins activate Santana, option Herrmann to Triple-A
The Twins activated Danny Santana from the disabled list on Friday, welcoming the infielder/outfielder back after recovering from a bone bruise on his left knee.The Twins optioned backup catcher and outfielder Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Santana on the active roster.
7/18/2014 | Twins prospect Stewart in command at A ball
Right-hander Kohl Stewart, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, threw five scoreless innings Thursday as Class A Cedar Rapids defeated Lake County. Stewart, ranked No. 32 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, didn't allow a runner to advance past second base in the win.
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