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6/27/2016 | Yanks' Judge leads Prospect Team of the Week

Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.


6/27/2016 | Park helps Twins gain fan base in Seoul

Despite Minnesota's win-loss record and Byung Ho Park's recent struggles at the plate, it's evident the Twins are gaining a following in Korea, as Minnesota Twins hats and jerseys are easily spotted among the crowds at Gocheok Sky Dome, the new home of the Nexen Heroes.


6/26/2016 | Duffey toughens up with 8-inning gem

Tyler Duffey is known among Twins fans for letting his frustrations mount, with one challenge leading to another in a sort of domino effect. But in a 7-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday, he kept his cool even after losing his bid at history.


6/26/2016 | Twins turn to Gibson in opener vs. White Sox

The Twins will look to improve on their 5-19 division record when they take on the White Sox on Tuesday to open a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.


6/26/2016 | Duffey stifles Yanks as Twins swat 6 HRs

Tyler Duffey carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, supported by consecutive home runs off the bats of Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler, leading the Twins to a 7-1 victory over the Yankees on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.


6/26/2016 | Twins club 3 straight homers in Bronx

The Twins turned Yankee Stadium into a launchpad in the sixth inning of Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, with Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler hitting back-to-back-to-back homers off right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.


6/25/2016 | Escobar's defensive lapse doesn't worry Twins

Mistakes happen. But unfortunately for the Twins' defense, those mistakes are magnified in close games. Shortstop Eduardo Escobar has had a particularly rough stretch over the last two games.


6/25/2016 | Yanks pounce on error as arms baffle Twins

Though the Yankees struggled to cobble together offense against the Twins on Saturday afternoon, they came away with a 2-1 win at Yankee Stadium after Eduardo Escobar booted a grounder off the bat of Starlin Castro in the eighth inning, allowing Aaron Hicks to score the go-ahead run.


6/25/2016 | Yankees seek sweep in final meeting with Twins

Right-hander Tyler Duffey might be running out of chances to prove he still belongs in the Twins' starting rotation. That opportunity will come Sunday afternoon in the series finale against Nathan Eovaldi and the Yankees in New York.


6/25/2016 | Sano opens rehab stint at third base

Miguel Sano's rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester began on Friday night without any issues, as the slugger played five innings at third base and went 0-for-1 with a walk.


6/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Hoskins looks to extend homer streak

Phillies No. 19 prospect Rhys Hoskins will look to deep again for Double-A Reading against Portland at 6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/24/2016 | Twins do Milone no favors in uneven outing

Left-hander Tommy Milone didn't get much help from his defense in the Twins' 5-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday night, as Minnesota tied a season high with three errors that resulted in three unearned runs charged to Milone in his first start since May 3 after being recalled from Triple-A.


6/24/2016 | Tanaka, Yankees benefit from Twins miscues

Despite an uncharacteristically laborious outing from ace Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees capitalized on three Twins errors, plating three unearned runs on the way to a 5-3 series-opening victory over Minnesota on Friday at Yankee Stadium.


6/24/2016 | Nunez returns to Bronx in midst of breakout '16

This series at Yankee Stadium marks Eduardo Nunez's third time returning to the Bronx since he was traded to the Twins by New York after losing a battle for the final roster spot to Yangervis Solarte in 2014.


6/24/2016 | Pineda, Santana to duel as Yanks, Twins continue set

The Yankees' Michael Pineda and the Twins' Ervin Santana will make their second consecutive starts against each other's teams in the second of a three-game series between Minnesota and New York at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


6/24/2016 | Rays acquire outfielder Arcia from Twins

The Rays acquired outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins for cash or a player to be named later on Friday afternoon.


6/24/2016 | Berrios, Judge among top prospect performers Thursday

Jose Berrios was absolutely dominant in Triple-A Rochester's 2-0 win over Columbus. Berrios (Twins' No. 1) is the No. 15 overall prospect, and after his electric outing, it's very clear why he's so highly regarded.


6/23/2016 | Plouffe day to day with mild right groin strain

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe exited in the sixth inning of Minnesota's 7-3 loss against the Phillies on Thursday afternoon at Target Field with a mild right groin strain.


6/23/2016 | Phils' 15-hit attack backs Eickhoff vs. Twins

A towering three-run homer in the eighth inning gave Freddy Galvis a career-high five RBIs, as the shortstop powered the Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Twins behind a solid Jerad Eickhoff in Thursday's series finale at Target Field, snapping a season-long nine-game losing streak.


6/23/2016 | Pipeline preview: Vlad Jr. to debut with dad in stands

Top Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes starts for Triple-A Memphis against Colorado Springs at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/23/2016 | Twins bullpen showing signs of stability

Frankly, the Twins' bullpen has been one of the team's biggest problems this season, with the unit's 4.61 ERA entering Thursday's finale vs. the Phillies ranking as the fourth-highest mark in the Major Leagues.


6/23/2016 | Perkins' tweet airs out injury frustration to fans

Twins closer Glen Perkins just can't catch a break right now -- first learning he would require season-ending left shoulder surgery for a torn labrum, and now having to deal with angry messages from fans on Twitter frustrated with the left-hander's lack of production despite his lucrative contract.


6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.


6/23/2016 | Kepler atones for error in a big way vs. Phils

It could have been easy for Max Kepler to fold after misplaying Andres Blanco's single and allowing two runs to score in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Phillies. Instead, he kept his composure and went on to deliver the game-tying RBI single and the go-ahead sacrifice fly to spur the Twins to a 6-5 victory.


6/23/2016 | Kepler's redemption leads Twins past Phillies

Max Kepler was in danger of being the goat after his two-run fielding error keyed a three-run rally that gave the Phillies a lead in the fifth, but he was instead the hero of a 6-5 Twins victory on Wednesday night after driving in the tying run, the go-ahead run and making a highlight-reel diving catch in the eighth to help preserve the late lead at Target Field.




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