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MINNEAPOLIS It's no surprise that the main objective for the Minnesota Twins this offseason will be to acquire pitching.
The Twins' rotation had a 5.40 ERA last season, the worst in the American League and second-worst in all of baseball behind Colorado. Minnesota's five-man group remains a giant question mark, and several bullpen spots appear up in the air as well.
"Starting pitching in particular, but any pitching would be good," Ryan said. "We need to find a staff here. We need to add to that rotation and give us choices and also allow us to provide some depth."
Tuesday was the first day of what will surely be a busy stretch for Ryan and the Twins front office. All major league teams had to fill up their 40-man rosters by Tuesday in order to protect those players for MLB's Rule 5 draft, which takes place Dec. 6. during the winter meetings in Nashville.
The Rule 5 draft allows teams to select players from other teams who fit a certain crite...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins added eight players to their major league roster, meaning the team now has filled all 40 spots on the 40-man roster.
Among the biggest names added to the major league roster are outfielder Aaron Hicks and right-hander Kyle Gibson. Hicks was the Twins' first-round pick (14th overall) in the 2008 draft. He spent the 2012 season with Double-A New...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 14, 1987
Drafted: 32nd round, 975th overall, 2005 (Twins)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Santa Ana (CA) JC
Agent: LSW Baseball
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Bromberg signed with the Twins as a draft-and-follow. He was highly regarded...
Carlos Gutierrez, 26, was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Minnesota Twins on October 24. He was originally selected by the Twins in the first round of the 2008 Draft and has gone 15-20 with a 4.11 ERA (154 ER/337.0 IP) in 136 appearances (32 starts) covering the last five seasons in the Twins minor league system.
The Chicago Cubs today selected the contracts of four...
The Minnesota Twins announced their 2013 spring training schedule, which begins Feb. 23 with a game against the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. The Twins will play 34 games this spring, including 19 home games at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.
Among the highlights on the Twins' spring training schedule is a game against Puerto Rico on March 6, which is part of the World Baseball...
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The Twins are going to take a long hard look at the minor league free agent market. Because the Twins are a minor league team.
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