Minnesota Twins

Stadium: Target Field | Manager: Ron Gardenhire
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Twins.2547151284.57
AL Central3rd2nd3rd5th
American League 5th5th9th13th

Schedule

Wed Sep 17
W 8 - 4DET
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Fri Sep 19
W 5 - 4CLE
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Sat Sep 20
L 7 - 3CLE
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Sun Sep 21
L 7 - 2CLE
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Mon Sep 22
L 6 - 2ARI
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Tue Sep 23
W 6 - 3ARI
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Wed Sep 24
W 2 - 1ARI
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Thu Sep 25
L 4 - 2at DET
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Fri Sep 26
W 11 - 4at DET
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Sat Sep 27
W 12 - 3at DET
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Sun Sep 28
L 3 - 0at DET
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Standings

AL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Detroit78-6490-72
Kansas City74-6889-73
Cleveland75-6785-77
Chicago62-8073-89
Minnesota61-8170-92
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Ervin Santana has team option for 2019 and vesting option for 2020
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana will make $13.5 million per season over the next four seasons, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. His contract also includes a $14 million team option for 2019, which has a $1 million buyout.

There is also a $14 million vesting option for 2020. It vests if Santana throws 400 innings in 2017 and 2018, and throws at least 200 innings in '18. He also has to pass a physical.

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Report: Twins have interest in Jack Hannahan
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Twins have been in contact with free-agent third baseman Jack Hannahan, 1500 ESPN reports.

The Twins were interested in signing Hannahan two offseasons ago before he landed with the Reds. He was held to just 48 at-bats with the Reds in 2014 after undergoing shoulder surgery last offseason.

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Twins designate Chris Parmelee for assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Twins designated first baseman/outfielder Chris Parmelee for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for newly acquired pitcher Ervin Santana, reports the Star Tribune on Saturday. Parmelee slashed .256/.307/.384 in 270 plate appearances last season for Minnesota. 

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Twins sign Ervin Santana to four-year deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Twins have signed pitcher Ervin Santana to a four-year contract, the team announced Friday.

The two sides agreed to a four-year, $54-million deal, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reported Thursday. The deal includes a team option for a fifth year.

Santana declined a qualifying offer for the second straight offseason in November but was able to land a multyear contract the second time around after going 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA and 179:63 K:BB ratio in 196 innings with the Braves in 2014. His 8.2 K/9 rate marked his best strikeout rate since his only All-Star campaign in 2008. He's made at least 30 starts in each of the last five seasons.

Santana turned 32 years old Friday.

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Report: Twins eyeing FA pitchers McGowan, Ondrusek
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Twins are not done trying to bolster what in 2014 was a woeful pitching staff. Among the free agents in whom they are interested are sometimes-starter Dustin McGowan and full-time reliever Logan Ondrusek, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

McGowan pitched in a career-high 53 games last year with Toronto, compiling a 5-3 record and 4.17 ERA. Ondrusek has declined over the last two seasons and managed a 3-3 mark with a 5.49 ERA with Cincinnati in 2014.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGKurt Suzuki , C.288
HRBrian Dozier , 2B23
RBITrevor Plouffe , 3B80
OBPJoe Mauer , 1B.361
SLGTrevor Plouffe , 3B.423
RBrian Dozier , 2B112
SBJordan Schafer , LF30
WPhil Hughes , SP16
ERAPhil Hughes , SP3.52
WHIPPhil Hughes , SP1.13
KPhil Hughes , SP186
SVGlen Perkins , RP34
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