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10/17/2014 | Pitchers unfazed by 20-second clock in third test run

In the third test run of the 20-second pitch clock at the Arizona Fall League, there were no violations of the time-saving measure as Peoria and Salt River played to an 11-inning, 3-3 tie Friday night. Twins prospect Eddie Rosario shined for Salt River, going 3-for-6 with two stolen bases.


10/16/2014 | Hughes leads Twins winners of Diamond Awards

The Twins announced Thursday the winners of the annual Diamond Awards, which are based on voting conducted by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Right-hander Phil Hughes was named both the Twins' Most Valuable Player as the recipient of the Calvin R. Griffith Award as well as Twins Pitcher of the Year, receiving the Joseph W. Haynes Award.


10/14/2014 | Twins prospect Reed earns AFL pitching honor

Pitching for the Salt River Rafters, Twins prospect Jake Reed earned the AFL's Pitcher of the Week honor for the league's opening week. He picked up a win against the Scottsdale Scorpions and a save against the Glendale Desert Dogs. He has given up no runs on two hits with a walk and five strikeouts in three innings.


10/14/2014 | With mechanical tweaks, May could find Majors success

After his big league debut in August, Trevor May continued to take the ball as part of the Twins' rotation. He finished the season with nine starts in 10 appearances. With some mechanical adjustments, the 25-year-old righty could be headed toward great things.


10/13/2014 | Twins' Buxton gets bat going in Fall League action

Buxton, an outfielder in the Twins organization, put his entire arsenal of tools on display Monday as he led the Salt River Rafters to a 7-4 victory over the Surprise Saguaros.


10/13/2014 | Twins outright Pino, Bernier, trim roster to 37

The Twins outrighted right-hander Yohan Pino and infielder Doug Bernier off the 40-man roster, the club announced Monday. Both are expected to be free agents, but Minnesota could bring one or both back on a Minor League deal later this offseason.


10/12/2014 | Marlins prospect DeSclafani sparkles in AFL start

While many of his Salt River teammates got to rest during September between the end of the Minor League season and the start of the Arizona Fall League, right-hander Anthony DeSclafani was busy working out of the Marlins bullpen. He pitched in six games, ending the season with 5 1/3 scoreless innings over five appearances.


10/8/2014 | Yankees prospects lift Scottsdale in AFL opener

With Archie Bradley and Tyler Glasnow on the mound as Salt River hosted Scottsdale on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League, the final game of the day was expected to be a pitchers' duel. But after early exits for both power pitchers, both of whom are the top prospect in their organizations, power bats took over the game Tuesday. Led by Yankees prospects Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, Scottsdale outslugged Salt River, 7-4.


10/7/2014 | Twins reportedly get permission to interview Hale, Lovullo

The Twins have started to contact managerial candidates from outside the organization, as they've been granted permission to interview A's bench coach Chip Hale and Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for the vacant manager's job, according to reports.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | Ryan has strong internal pool, but will also look outside

When Twins general manager Terry Ryan described his ideal candidate to replace Ron Gardenhire as manager, he left the door open on bringing in a fresh voice from outside of the organization. But he also hinted that finding a manager from within the organization would be a preference.


10/6/2014 | Ryan has strong internal pool, but will also look outside

When Twins general manager Terry Ryan described his ideal candidate to replace Ron Gardenhire as manager, he left the door open on bringing in a fresh voice from outside of the organization. But he also hinted that finding a manager from within the organization would be a preference.


10/5/2014 | O's bench coach expected to interview for Twins' opening

Orioles bench coach John Russell is expected to interview for the Minnesota Twins' managerial opening, although nothing has been officially set just yet.


10/1/2014 | Chargois, Reed flourishing at Twins instructional league

Two young relievers are giving the Twins hope for a loaded bullpen in the future. J.T. Chargois, a second-round Draft pick in 2012, and Jake Reed, a fifth-round pick in 2014, have been showing off their power and command at Twins instructional league.