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Twins acquire Ildemaro Vargas from Arizona in exchange for cash considerations

Willians Astudillo reinstated & optioned to Alternate Training Site
4:13 PM EDT

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired infielder Ildemaro Vargas from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations. Vargas, 29, hit .269 (54-for-201) with 25 runs scored, nine doubles, one triple, six home runs, 24 RBI, nine walks and a .712 OPS in

Twins select contract of right-handed pitcher Cory Gearrin

Sean Poppen optioned to alternate training site
August 9, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Cory Gearrin. Gearrin, who was on the Twins taxi squad, has appeared in 336 career major league games (two starts), going 13-12 with a 3.64 ERA (302.0 IP, 122 ER), 129 walks,

Twins reinstate right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi from 10-day injured list

Odorizzi due to make season debut tonight in Kansas City
August 8, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated Jake Odorizzi from the 10-day Injured List. Odorizzi fills the roster spot of Josh Donaldson, who was placed on the 10-day Injured List (retro to Aug. 4) last night with a right calf strain. Odorizzi began the

Twins place third baseman Josh Donaldson on 10-day injured list

August 7, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have placed Josh Donaldson on the 10-day Injured List with a right calf strain (retroactive to August 4). Donaldson, who signed with the Twins in the offseason, originally sustained the injury in the second inning on July 31 vs.

Twins place left-handed pitcher Rich Hill on 10-day injured list

August 4, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill on the 10-day Injured List with left shoulder fatigue (retro to July 31). Hill, who signed with the Twins in the offseason, made the start last Wednesday vs. St. Louis, pitching 5.0 shutout

Twins select contract of Caleb Thielbar

LaMonte Wade Jr. optioned
August 3, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Caleb Thielbar. The Minnesota native has appeared in 109 career major league games, all with the Twins from 2013-15, going 5-3 with a 2.74 ERA (98.2 IP, 30 ER), 30 walks and

Twins place right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey on 10-day injured list

August 2, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey on the 10-day Injured List with right biceps tendinitis (retro to July 29). Bailey, who was signed by the Twins in the off-season, made the start on Tuesday vs. St. Louis, allowing two

Twins place right-handed pitcher Zack Littell on 10-day injured list 

Club Recalls Right-handed Pitcher Jorge Alcala
August 1, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Zack Littell on the 10-day Injured List with a left hamstring strain (retro to July 31). Littell appeared in two of the Twins’ seven games, allowing four runs on six hits in 3.0 innings with

Twins bringing fan 'Big Heads' into Target Field

For $80, fans can see a two-and-a-half-foot likeness of their face at future 2020 Twins home games
July 29, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins are providing another unique avenue for fans to celebrate the 2020 season, as people across Twins Territory can now bring their faces into Target Field in a “big” way. For $80 ($40 for Season Ticket Holders), fans can purchase a two-and-a-half-foot high likeness

Twins partner with Juxtaposition Arts to launch 'The Epicenter for Change' T-shirt fundraiser

Proceeds will benefit Twin Cities communities impacted by unrest stemming from the death of George Floyd
July 24, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins, in partnership with Juxtaposition Arts in North Minneapolis, today announced the launch of a limited-edition, community-made The Epicenter for Change t-shirt fundraiser to support Twin Cities communities impacted by the unrest stemming from the death of George Floyd. The t-shirts are available for

Twins announce plans for 2020 home opener, presented by your local Northland Ford Dealers

Baseball is back on July 28, as the Twins host the St. Louis Cardinals at Target Field
July 23, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – Baseball is back! The Minnesota Twins today announced plans for their 2020 Home Opener at Target Field, presented by Your Local Northland Ford Dealers, which is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 against the St. Louis Cardinals. With fans not at the ballpark, the

Minnesota Twins statement on security plans for Target Field during 2020 season 

July 17, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today released the following statement regarding security plans for Target Field during the 2020 season, including the team’s relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department: “The Minnesota Twins, following the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd, initiated a process to carefully evaluate our

Twins launch virtual fan engagement opportunities

Club provides unique ways for fans to remotely interact with the Twins in 2020
July 15, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today announced their initial 2020 virtual fan engagement offerings, which feature unique in-ballpark, broadcast, mobile app and social media opportunities. These initiatives, which could expand as the season progresses, are part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to provide fans with the safest and

Twins Announce 2021 Schedule

Opening Day scheduled for Thursday, April 1 at Milwaukee; Home Opener set for Thursday, April 8 vs. Seattle
July 9, 2020

The Minnesota Twins today announced their preliminary schedule for the 2021 Major League Baseball regular season, a return to the standard 162-game slate. For the first time ever, the Twins will begin a season with Interleague play, as Opening Day on April 1 takes Minnesota to Miller Park for a

Twins Announce 60-Game 2020 Schedule

Opening Day is July 24 at the Chicago White Sox and Home Opener is July 28 vs. St. Louis; All 60 games to be televised and will also be aired on the Treasure Island Baseball Network
July 6, 2020

The Minnesota Twins tonight announced their revised schedule for the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season, as the club’s 60th campaign in Twins Territory features a 60-game slate to be played over 66 days between July 24 and September 27. All 60 games will be televised, with 58 broadcast on

2020 Minnesota Twins 60-Man Roster

June 29, 2020

Please see the 2020 Minnesota Twins 60-Man Summer Camp roster.

Twins sign 2020 first-round pick Aaron Sabato

June 23, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today the signing of their first round pick, infielder Aaron Sabato from the University of North Carolina, whom they selected with the 27th overall pick in the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound first baseman set a North

Nelson Cruz named winner of the 2020 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award

June 21, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – In recognition of his long-standing efforts to transform the safety and welfare of his hometown, along with his many other off-field and community endeavors, Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been named the recipient of the 2020 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award during the 2020 ESPYS

Minnesota Twins statement on removal of Calvin Griffith statue

Statue was removed from Target Field this morning
June 19, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today released the following statement regarding the removal of the Calvin Griffith statue at Target Field: “When we opened Target Field in 2010 in conjunction with our 50th season in Minnesota, we were excited and proud to welcome fans to our ‘forever ballpark.’

Twins complete 2020 First-Year Player Draft

Twins select three more on Draft Day Two
June 12, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have selected three more players on day two of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. After drafting infielder Aaron Sabato with the 27th overall pick last night, the Twins today selected outfielder Alerick Soularie, right-handed pitcher Marco

Twins select infielder Aaron Sabato with the 27th overall pick in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft

Twins select college infielder in Round One
June 10, 2020

The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have selected infielder Aaron Sabato from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the 27th overall selection in the first round of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound first baseman set a North Carolina freshman record

The Pohlad Family announces $25 million commitment to Racial Justice in the Twin Cities

June 10, 2020

In response to the murder of George Floyd and the deeply ingrained systemic racism in our country, the Pohlad Family announced today that it is committing $25 million to racial justice, bringing to bear resources of the Pohlad Family Foundation, Pohlad family members, and Pohlad Companies in a two-phased, community-based

Minnesota Twins statement on the death of George Floyd

May 28, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins issued the following statement on Monday’s tragic death of George Floyd: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd on Monday night in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins send our deepest sympathies to the Floyd family, and join with

Press release: Twins launch ‘Essential Partners Passport’

App encourages fans to support Twins Territory partners during the COVID-19 pandemic
May 21, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – Joining with select restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery and convenience stores throughout Twins Territory, the Minnesota Twins have launched a new app aimed at supporting essential partners during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Fans can access the “Twins Essential Partners Passport” via the MLB Ballpark app and

Nelson Cruz named finalist for 2020 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award

Winner to be announced during The 2020 ESPYS Presented by Capitol One on June 21
May 20, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – In recognition of his off-field and community efforts, Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been nominated for the 2020 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. Cruz joins Kevin Love of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, Devin and Jason McCourty of the NFL’s New England Patriots, Maya Moore of