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Minnesota Twins 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 6 months ago
When Phil Hughes signed a three-year, $42 million contract extension just before Christmas, the veteran righthander insisted he could see signs of hope for a Twins franchise that has fallen on hard times. It’s not just the prospects, highlighted by Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, who are on the way as the franchise transitions in the dugout from Ron Gardenhire to Hall of Famer Paul...

Twins avoid arbitration with Schafer

By The Sports Network, 2 years 8 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins avoided arbitration with outfielder Jordan Schafer on Friday by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract for $1.55 million. Schafer hit .285 with one homer and 13 RBI in 41 games with the Twins last season after being selected off waivers from the Braves in August. The 28-year-old Schafer, who will be in the mix for the starting...

Twins ink P Stauffer

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins signed pitcher Tim Stauffer to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Stauffer, 32, will make $2.2 million next season, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The right-hander went 6-2 with a 3.50 earned run average over 44 games (three starts) last season with the Padres. Over nine seasons with San Diego, Stauffer has compiled...

Twins extend Hughes

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with starting pitcher Phil Hughes on a new five-year contract extension on Monday. Hughes, who was originally signed to a three-year contract last winter which would have paid him $8 million in both 2015 and 2016, will now earn $9.2 million in 2015, $9.2 million in 2016, $13.2 million in 2017, $13.2 million in 2018 and...

Twins make Ervin Santana signing official

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins announced Friday that they have signed free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana to a four-year contract. Financial terms were not released, but multiple outlets reported during the winter meetings that the right-hander's contract is worth $54 million and includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Santana, who turned 32 on Friday,...

Twins ink Ervin Santana

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on a four-year deal Wednesday. Yahoo Sports reported that the deal is worth $54 million and will include a fifth-year option that vests depending on innings pitched. Santana started 31 games for the Atlanta Braves in 2014 and was 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA. He also struck out...

Hunter returns to Twins

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins made it official on Wednesday, announcing the signing of outfielder Torii Hunter to a one-year contract. The deal, which is worth $10.5 million, reunites Hunter with the team that drafted him in the first round 21 years ago. Hunter, who turns 40 in July, played his first 1,234 major league games for the Twins between 1997 and...

Report: Torii Hunter returns to Twins

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Torii Hunter is reportedly returning to the Minnesota Twins. According USA Today on Tuesday night, Hunter has agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the team that drafted him in the first round 21 years ago. Hunter, who turns 40 in July, played his first 1,234 major-league games for the Twins between 1997 and 2007 before signing with the Angels as a free...

Molitor to manage Twins

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 10 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Molitor will be the new manager of the Minnesota Twins.The Twins said the Hall of Famer has agreed to a three-year contract through the 2017 season and will be officially introduced on Tuesday.Molitor will become just the third manager for the franchise since 1986, following Tom Kelly and the recently fired Ron Gardenhire.The 58-year-old St. Paul native...

Twins decline option on Burton

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 11 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that the team will not pick up its contract option on reliever Jared Burton for the 2015 season.Burton would have earned $3.6 million next season had the Twins exercised the option. Instead, he will receive a $200,000 buyout and become a free agent.The 33-year-old right-hander has pitched in at least 64 games in each of...