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78-84, 2nd in AL Cent
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Twins, 2B Schoop agree to 1-year, $7.5M deal

Free-agent second baseman Jonathan Schoop, an All-Star selection in 2017 who was traded from the Orioles to Brewers last season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Twins.

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Cron agrees to $4.8M, 1-year contract

The Minnesota Twins and first baseman C.J. Cron have agreed on a $4.8 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration.

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Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Twins claimed first baseman C.J. Cron on waivers from the Rays, who designed Cron for assignment even after a 30-homer season. Cron, who is expected to receive about $5 million in arbitration, hit .253/.323/.493 for a career-high .816 OPS. Twins first basemen hit .245/.326/.385 and their DHs hit .243/.321/.379, so Cron would be a power upgrade if he can match his 2018 numbers.

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24dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

Mauer gives tearful thank-you during retirement speech (0:35)
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Mauer, 35, retires after 15-season run with Twins

Twins veteran Joe Mauer, the 2009 AL MVP and the only catcher to ever win three batting titles, has announced his retirement. The six-time All-Star played 15 seasons.

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25 players eligible for MLB arbitration as super 2s

Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.

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Twins deny options on Morrison, Santana

The Twins won't pick up starting pitcher Ervin Santana's $14 million option or first baseman Logan Morrison's $8 million option.

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota Twins pitcher Trevor May, a highly outspoken esports fan and industry investor, participated in a "Are Video Games a Sport?" panel at TwitchCon in San Jose, California, on Sunday. May first entered the industry with an influencer and streaming deal with esports team Luminosity in February 2017. He later co-founded Esports Lab, a company that owns and operates Overwatch statistics website Winston's Lab.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

New Twins manager Rocco Baldelli is the 8th in MLB history who was born in Rhode Island — the others (asterisks denote HoF players): Johnny Cooney, *Hugh Duffy, Johnny Goryl (Twins), *Gabby Hartnett, *Nap Lajoie, Davey Lopes & Eddie Sawyer. Two - Hartnett & Lajoie - had winning managerial career records & two won pennants - Hartnett (1938 Cubs player/mgr, 2nd half of season) & Sawyer (1950 Phillies).

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.5022nd
Quality Starts6823rd
Batting Average.25015th
On Base Percentage.31816th
Slugging Percentage.40518th