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Article: Twins Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Martin Perez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:16 PM
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Twins have come to an agreement with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Martin Perez...
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Martin Perez, our new 5th starter option.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:39 PM
According to mlbtraderumors.com. we just signed Martin Perez. He used to play for the Rangers and is a lefty starter.
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Article: Reviewing the Remaining Free Agent Relievers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:41 AM
Twins fans became apoplectic on Friday evening when Cody Allen, coming off a horrendous 2018, signed a one-year pact with the Angels. All...
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Non-Twins Off-season news, tidbits and transactions

Other Baseball Today, 12:04 PM
We had a thread for items around the baseball world that were worth sharing but not worth a thread of their own. Now that the 2018 season...
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Article: Episode 408: Perez and Payroll

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:37 AM
Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Martin Perez just seconds before the show started, the nearly empty free agent reliever shelv...
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Minor Leagues


Get To Know: Twins Outfield Prospect Tyler Webb

Tyler Webb grew up in Prosper, Texas, where he was a star on the football field in high school. He was also a star baseball player in high school, coached by the father of a big-league All Star. He was mentored by a local big leaguer who starred for the Minnesota Twins for 12 of his 19 major-league seasons. In 2018, he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins.

Recently, Twins Daily had the opportunity to catch up with Tyler Webb, the Twins 40th round draft pick this past June to learn about a variety of topics. What was it like to play high school football in Texas? What are his strengths, and what areas is he hoping to improve upon during the offseason?

Thank you to Tyler for taking time to answer our questions!


AFL Report - Week 5: Air Force Ace

What a difference a week can make in the small sample size of the Arizona Fall League as the Salt River Rafters followed up their string of blowouts in week 4 with a bunch of close one-run games in week five. They finished the week with a record of 2-3, but remained on top of the East Division standings heading into a final push for a Championship Game appearance.


AFL Report - Week 4: Hitters Breakout

The Salt River Rafters offense exploded in week four of the Arizona Fall League season as they took a commanding lead in the East division standings with two weeks left to play. They went 4-1 in their five games, scoring 12 or more runs three times and combining to outscore their opponents 54-25. Both Twins hitters still playing had a solid week and will look to continue trending upward as the season comes to a close, a starting pitcher picked up his first win, and a reliever made an appearance in the Fall Stars Game on Saturday.


Seth's Preliminary Top 30 Twins Prospect Rankings

The offseason is officially upon us. Baseball America is starting to publish its American League Central Prospect rankings. Soon we will see how the popular site ranks the Top Ten Twins Prospects. Today, I will share some quick thoughts in my preliminary Top 30 Twins Prospects rankings.


AFL Report - Week 3: Run, Travis, Run!

Week 3 of the Arizona Fall League season saw the Salt River Rafters climb into first place in the East Division as they went 4-2 in their six games. Travis Blankenhorn filled the runs scored category on the stat sheet in four games, including a game in which he crossed home plate for over half his teams total on the scoreboard. Griffin Jax put in a fine starting effort in another game his team ended up losing, and a reliever picked up his first save in the AFL.


2018 Twins 40-Man Roster Decisions

The MLB offseason is upon us. There are many decisions that this front office will need to make. Some will happen soon. One big decision that is made every November is which players to add to the 40-man roster. Being added to the 40-man roster is a huge thing for players. They make a little more money in the minor leagues, but more important, a huge obstacle to being called up to the big leagues is removed. Here is a list of Twins minor leaguers who would be eligible for the Rule 5 draft if not protected.


AFL Report - Week 2: Pitchers Outshine Hitters

The Salt Rivers Rafters finished week two of the Arizona Fall League season with a 3-3 record, including going 2-1 in games decided by just one run. Their lone starting pitching representative made his first start of the AFL season, each reliever saw action in two games, and an infielder got his bat going. But along with Brent Rooker, another outfielder has ended up missing in action.


AFL Report - Week 1: Outfielders Come Up Big

The AFL season’s first week was a little lacking on opportunities for Twins pitchers and the well-known name among their position players is currently missing in action (for good reason), but a couple of outfielders had big games to stand out amongst their organizational peers. The hometown prospect also notched one of the Salt River Rafter’s two victories on the week in extra innings.


Get To Know: Twins Infield Prospect Michael Helman

While Twins 2018 draft pick Michael Helman is just 22-years-old, baseball has kept him on the move in recent years. The infielder from Lincoln, Nebraska, has played in Hutchinson (Kansas), College Station (Texas), Elizabethton (Tennessee), and Cedar Rapids (Iowa). And, he just completed his first camp in Ft. Myers (Florida).

Recently, Twins Daily caught up with the talented second base prospect and 11th round pick in 2018. Get to know a little more about him on and off the field.


2018 Twins Minor League All-Stars

The Minnesota Twins minor league season has been done for about a month. At Twins Daily, we have handed out a lot of awards since then. We conclude that series today by presenting the Twins Daily 2018 Twins Minor League All-Star team. Scroll down to find out who made the 13-man team.

The Twins Daily minor league writers voted for each of 13 positions. There was some variance in terms of positions that certain guys were placed at, as you’ll see below.

Quickly, here is a list of the Twins Daily 2018 minor league awards:And here are the Twins Harmon Killebrew Awards for 2018:


Arizona Fall League Preview: Rooker Highlights Twins Prospects

As an avid outdoorsman and hunter who grew up and remains in Minnesota, there’s no question for me that autumn is the best season. The ducks begin migrating south, deer go into their rut, and the colors of the tree leaves come out in full force. There’s nothing like spending time up at the cabin or out in the woods with nature this time of year. But when you’re also an avid baseball fan like me, the month of October also means its pennant season in the major leagues. It’s really the best of both of those worlds.


Watkins, Players Excited For AFL Opportunity

October 9th (next Tuesday) is Opening Day of the 2018 Arizona Fall League. Tommy Watkins will serve as the manager the Salt River Rafters, a team consisting of prospects from the Twins, Nationals, Rockies, Diamondbacks and Marlins. Eight players from the Twins organization will be on the team and today, we discuss them and get their thoughts on the opportunity. Below, find out how they learned about their invitation and what they’re looking forward to in the AFL.