It’s hard to think about baseball with snow on the ground and temperatures below zero, but the Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that tickets for the first TwinsFest at Target Field will go on sale tomorrow.
The Minnesota Twins have signed former Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes to a $24 million, three-year contract. The Twins reached agreement with Hughes last week and finished it on Thursday after the 27-year-old passed his physical.
The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday the signing of free agent pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The right-handed starting pitcher signed a four-year deal with a club option for a fifth year. Nolasco will earn a guaranteed $12 million per year through each guaranteed year of the contract.
The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract with right-hander Phil Hughes. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the two sides came to agreement late Saturday night.
Some collectors are bringing the Metrodome’s old right field wall home after paying a combined $3,025 for pieces of the “Baggie.” A pair of 16-feet-high, 190-feet-long sections of the famed fence sold during an online auction that concluded Monday. One went for $2,025 and the other for $1,000. Together, the items drew 190 bids. When the Minnesota Twins played at the Metrodome from 1982-2009, left-handed hitters took aim at the dark blue wall that stood only 327 feet from home plate. To make up for the short distance, the fence was extended for a total height of 23 feet. When balls bounced off the wall, it rippled like a garbage bag, spawning the nickname.
The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with former starting shortstop Jason Bartlett on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.
The Minnesota Twins have acquired left-hander Kris Johnson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Duke Welker in a swap of minor league pitchers.
It’s time to place your bids on pieces of Metrodome history. An auction is underway on more than a dozen items used inside the dome. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authorities is selling off the contents through the state auction site. Demolition of the building is set for next year.
Minnesota’s puffy-topped Metrodome that has hosted monster truck rallies, the Final Four and the Super Bowl will soon hold its final event. Ahead of its demolition, historians and others are sizing up what should be saved.
Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is describing the extremely rough time he had, dealing with a season-ending concussion. The injury caused enough concern that it forced Mauer’s move from catcher to first base.
The Minnesota Twins made a significant announcement involving star catcher Joe Mauer on Monday about his future with the team. Twins officials announced that Mauer will no longer catch for the team and instead will take over full-time duties at first base starting next season.
The Minnesota Twins along with the Twins Community Fund announced Tuesday additional details for “TwinsFest at Target Field,” which they are calling a “new twist” on a longstanding Minnesota baseball tradition.
The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday morning that they’ve added a seventh coach to their staff, and it’s a name with plenty of local flavor. Paul Molitor will join the staff as Twins officials said he will oversee base running, bunting, infield instruction and positioning and assist with game strategy.
Joe Mauer was out of uniform this morning, but doing something he likes as much as baseball. He was helping kids in need. In this case, making sure they have school supplies.
Joe Mauer has been named most valuable player of the Minnesota Twins for the third time in five years. The Calvin Griffith Award was announced Thursday, along with winners of the other annual honors voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.