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Past articles by Rhett:


Tyler Anderson has 3-year deal with Angels (sources)

ANAHEIM -- The Angels are set to bolster their rotation, as they have a deal with free-agent left-hander Tyler Anderson, a source told MLB.com's Jon Morosi on Tuesday. The contract is a three-year, $39 million agreement, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the deal. Anderson, → Read More


Angels reportedly agree with closer Cody Allen

ANAHEIM -- The Angels have found their closer for the 2019 season, as they agreed to terms with right-hander Cody Allen late Thursday night, according to multiple reports. The Angels, though, have not confirmed the agreement, as it is pending a physical, according to a report from MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal. Per a follow-up report from Rosenthal on Friday morning, Allen's deal will be for one… → Read More


Twins players, staff give back during holidays

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the holiday season in full swing, the Twins have been busy in the community, including their 12th annual Holiday Week of Giving, which ran from Dec. 11-15. The week-long event saw front-office members and former Twins such as Hall of Famer Rod Carew and Justin Morneau go into the community for a different cause each day. But the Twins weren't only active in Minnesota, as… → Read More


Twins serious about signing Yu Darvish

MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Rule 5 Draft came to a close on Thursday, Twins general manager Thad Levine stood at the back of the room, waiting to meet with local reporters to talk about the Winter Meetings that were just wrapping up. But before Levine could do his media session, he was swarmed by a group of Japanese reporters and photographers who essentially wanted to know one thing: How real is… → Read More


Yanks beat Twins to reach ALDS against Indians

NEW YORK -- The “Baby Bombers“ punched their ticket for a showdown with the Indians in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan, with Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge all homering to overcome Luis Severino's first-inning exit, leading the Yankees to an 8-4 victory over the Twins on Tuesday in the AL Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium. On an electric evening in The… → Read More


Tigers hold off postseason-bound Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Romine played all nine positions and helped the Tigers push past the Twins, 3-2, on Saturday night at Target Field. With the win, Detroit snapped its six-game losing streak to Minnesota. Tigers right-hander Buck Farmer, who earned the win, held the postseason-bound Twins to one run on four hits across five innings. Farmer (5-5, 6.75 ERA) struck out three and walked four.… → Read More


Homers back Carrasco as Indians beat Twins

CLEVELAND -- Thanks to a dominant outing from right-hander Carlos Carrasco and three home runs from the offense, the Indians reached 100 wins on the season, defeating the Twins, 5-2, in Thursday's series finale at Progressive Field. The victory for the Indians marked only the third time in club history that they have reached 100 wins in a single season. The only other 100-win seasons in Tribe… → Read More


Twins boost Wild Card lead with win vs. Tigers

DETROIT -- The Twins boosted their chance at making the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a 12-1 win over the Tigers, powered by a three-hit game from Joe Mauer and a two-run single from Byron Buxton to snap a three-game losing streak on Thursday night at Comerica Park. With the Angels losing to the Indians earlier in the day, the Twins have a 2 1/2 game lead for the second AL Wild… → Read More


Twins walk off, sweep White Sox on HBP

MINNEAPOLIS -- Max Kepler served as the hero, as he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the Twins' 5-4 walk-off win over the White Sox on Thursday at Target Field. It helped notch the team's third walk-off of the season, and it completed a three-game sweep over Chicago. Minnesota now has a 1 1/2-game lead over the idle Angels for the second spot in the American League Wild Card race, and… → Read More


Twins could trade for Braves' Jaime Garcia

MINNEAPOLIS -- Looking to bolster their beleaguered rotation, the Twins are in the final stages of trading for Braves left-hander Jaime Garcia, according to a Major League source on Thursday. The Twins are expected to send a Minor League prospect in return as part of a one-for-one swap. Neither club has confirmed the report. → Read More


Houston Astros beat Twins behind 11-run 8th

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Astros shocked the Twins with an 11-run eighth, overcoming a six-run deficit for the first time since 2008, for their season-high-tying fifth consecutive win, 16-8, on Monday afternoon at Target Field. Houston was 0-659 in franchise history going back to 1962 when entering the eighth down by six runs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Josh Reddick provided the go-ahead hit… → Read More


Rockies' Kyle Freeland backed by HRs in win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Charlie Blackmon and Gerardo Parra both homered, while Ian Desmond came through with a go-ahead RBI single off Phil Hughes as part of a four-run sixth to lift the Rockies to a 7-3 win over the Twins in the Interleague series opener on Tuesday night at Target Field. Desmond snapped a 3-3 tie with a single off Hughes in the sixth, before Colorado tacked on three more insurance runs,… → Read More


Salazar, Brantley push Indians past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Danny Salazar settled down after scuffling early, and was backed by two RBIs from Michael Brantley, including a solo homer, to lead the Indians to a 3-1 win over the Twins on Monday night at Target Field. Salazar allowed a combined six baserunners in the first two innings, but escaped trouble, allowing just one run. He went six innings, scattering seven hits and two walks with… → Read More