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5dDavid Schoenfield

Five moves we want to see the rest of this offseason

Corey Kluber and A.J. Pollock turning the Reds into contenders? A swap of former No. 1 prospects? Dallas Keuchel teaming up with Manny or Bryce? Here's how we're hoping the rest of the hot stove season plays out.

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7d

Twins complete deal with reliever Parker

Minnesota has completed a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Blake Parker, the Twins' first offseason addition to the bullpen.

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9d

Twins reach deals with eight, including Gibson

Right-hander Kyle Gibson and left fielder Eddie Rosario were among eight Minnesota Twins players who avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts Friday.

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25d

Source: Slugger Cruz, Twins reach 1-year deal

Nelson Cruz, whose 203 home runs over the past five seasons are the most in baseball, has reached a one-year deal with the Twins, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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34d

Twins surprise Mauer, will retire his No. 7 jersey

The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey next season, making a swift move to honor the homegrown player and six-time All-Star who recently retired after a 15-year major league career .

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The state of the starting pitching market

A look at who is still available in free agency, who could be involved in a trade, and the teams that could use a rotation upgrade.

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46d

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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51d

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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54dDavid Schoenfield

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.

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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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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.5022nd
Quality Starts6823rd
WHIP1.3824th
BAA.25624th
Runs73813th
Batting Average.25015th
On Base Percentage.31816th
Slugging Percentage.40518th