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Twins | Byung Ho Park signed by Twins

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:25:58 -0800

The Minnesota Twins signed Korean 1B Byung Ho Park to a four-year, $12 million deal Tuesday, Dec. 1. Park had 105 home runs in the last two seasons in Korea and hit .343 with 53 home runs, 146 RBI and 10 stolen bases last year. The Twins could use Park at designated hitter or at first base to spell 1B Joe Mauer.

Fantasy Tip: It goes without saying that Park has some serious pop in his bat, but it's always hard to predict how a player will translate to the professional game moving overseas. He could be another Jung Ho Kang story, but he could also prove to be a bust. Be careful not to reach too far for him in traditional drafts next spring when paying for power.

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Twins | Byung-ho Park expected to meet with MIN

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:12:47 -0800

Korean 1B Byung-ho Park, who has exclusive negotiating rights with the Minnesota Twins, is expected to fly to Chicago to meet with agent Alan Nero before heading to Minnesota to meet with team executives. Park is expected to undergo a physical while visiting the club and could be signed as soon as next week if talks proceed smoothly.

Fantasy Tip: The Twins posted a $12.85 million fee for the opportunity to negotiate with Park, a 29-year-old power-hitting first baseman who is likely to be an option in the middle tier of players at his position during next spring's fantasy drafts. The deadline for Minnesota to reach an agreement with him is Dec. 8.

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Twins | MIN looking at Joakim Soria

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:47:09 -0800

Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Tigers) is being looked at by the Minnesota Twins, who have looked over his medical files.

Fantasy Tip: Soria recovered enough of his mechanics to put him up for a decent, if not spectacular, payday. Among closers, look for Soria to go later in mixed drafts as there is still a chance for tremendous downside.

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Twins | Trevor Plouffe on block?

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 13:53:19 -0800

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe could be on the trading block this offseason with the signing of Korean 1B Byung-ho Park. Plouffe would be replaced by 3B Miguel Sano.

Fantasy Tip: All indications are Plouffe would be a goner if this situation occurs, and it would likely be to a place where he could get some playing time. His draft status will depend on a trade. If he's still in Minnesota when spring camp opens, Plouffe will go way down.

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Twins | Miguel Sano set for outfield duties

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:09:53 -0800

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano is expected to move to the outfield next season, as the team believes he's athletic enough to make the transition.

Fantasy Tip: Sano had a monster rookie year, clubbing 18 home runs and driving in 52 in just 80 games, and his power potential is off the charts. He certainly won't come cheap in fantasy drafts next year, and his stock is rising even more now that he'll gain outfield eligibility in addition to third base in 2016.

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Twins | Minnesota wins Byung-ho Park bidding

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:15:15 -0800

Korean League 1B Byung-ho Park received the highest posting bid from the Minnesota Twins Monday, Nov. 9.

Fantasy Tip: The bid was believed to be $12.85 million. Park comes with solid power potential, but the two sides still have 30 days to work out a contract. The 29-year-old will be an option in the middle tier of first basemen in drafts.

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Twins | Miguel Sano to see lion's share at third

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:23:48 -0800

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano could play a maximum of 40 games at designated hitter next season, according to manager Paul Molitor. 3B Trevor Plouffe won't be an option in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Sano will be in the top couple of tiers at third entering drafts next season. Plouffe could be the DH often, but he seems to be without a position right now. What the team does this offseason will make his fantasy value more clear.

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Twins | Torii Hunter to retire from baseball

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 18:09:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter announced Monday, Oct. 26, that he is retiring from baseball after 19 seasons in the big leagues. "I've been married to the game 23 years," Hunter said. "I put it almost No. 1 in my life. My family kind of second. I made sacrifices for my family. And now it is time to give them more."

Fantasy Tip: Hunter winds up his career with a .277 average, 353 home runs and 1,391 RBIs in 2,372 games. He also finishes up with 2,452 hits, which is 112th among all players in the history of the game.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III

Twins | MIN interested in A.J. Pierzynski?

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:18:33 -0700

The Minnesota Twins may be interested in bringing back Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski, who will be eligible for free agency after the season. He started his major league career with Minnesota in 1998 and played there through the 2003 season.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski, who will turn 39 in December, is coming off a year where he batted .300 with nine home runs and 49 RBIs in 113 games. The Twins may be interested in using him in a platoon with Kurt Suzuki, with the left-handed-hitting Pierzynski facing most right-handed pitchers and Suzuki playing against most lefties.

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Twins | Torii Hunter could be used as reserve

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 18:43:48 -0700

The Minnesota Twins remain interested in bringing OF/DH Torii Hunter back for the 2016 season, although he would likely be used in a reserve role, with OFs Aaron Hicks, Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario expected to serve as the club's regular outfielders.

Fantasy Tip: The 40-year-old Hunter still hasn't decided if he will come back for his 20th season and a decision is unlikely to be made before next month. He hit .240 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs over 139 games in 2015, although he hit just .217 after the All-Star break. If he returns, Hunter would likely receive enough at-bats to still be of interest to fantasy owners in AL-only and deep mixed leagues.

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Twins | Brian Dozier's MRI clean

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 05:53:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (hip) had an MRI on his hip reveal no structural damage.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier will be one of the top second baseman options in fantasy next season.

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Twins | Miguel Sano could play outfield

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:56:28 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano could play some left field next year, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Sano is one of the top young power-hitting players in the game and despite his lack of positional versatility, he will still be targeted in the early rounds of fantasy drafts. Adding outfield eligibility in 2016 would be a huge plus.

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Twins | Byron Buxton was rushed

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:52:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan admitted that OF Byron Buxton was rushed to the majors this year based on team need. Ryan said he would have like to have Buxton spend more time in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Does that mean Buxton will open the 2016 season in the minors? It remains to be seen, but the speedy outfielder remains one of the team's top youngsters. He hit only .209 (27-for-129) with 44 strikeouts in his first taste of MLB action. Buxton will come at a discount in fantasy drafts in the mid to later rounds.

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Twins | Brian Dozier to have MRI

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:33:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (hip) will have a precautionary MRI on his hip.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier is expected to be fine and will be an upper echelon second baseman in drafts next season.

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Twins | Torii Hunter out of lineup Sunday

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:24:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is not in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Johnny Cueto Sunday, Oct. 4. OF Max Kepler is playing right field and batting third.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is being rested since Minnesota was eliminated from playoff contention after losing to the Royals Saturday, Oct. 3, and it is uncertain if he will return for the 2016 season. Kepler ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is 0-for-3 in his major league career.

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Adam Jason P
Alderson Tim RP
Arcia Oswaldo OF
Aselton Kyle P
Avery Xavier OF
Bailey Jeff 1B
Bard Luke P
Bargas Paul P
Basak Chris INF
Bazardo Yorman P
Benson Joe OF
Beresford James SS
Berrios Jose SP
Betsill Matthew 3B
Blackburn Nick SP
Boyd Hudson P
Boyer Brad INF
Brandon Eric P
Brown Matt B. INF
Bryant Patrick P
Burrt Landon OF
Buxton Byron OF
Centeno Juan C
Chang Ray SS
Chargois J.T. P
Childress Daylan RP
Christian Jason SS
Christy Jeff C
Condrey Clay RP
Darnell Logan RP
De Los Santos Estarlin SS
De Vries Cole SP
Deminsky David P
Diaz Argenis SS
Diaz Lewin OF
Dickerson Joe OF
Dinkelman Brian OF
Dozier Brian 2B
Duffey Tyler SP
Duvall Mike RP
Escobar Eduardo SS
Estrada Horacio P
Farfan Alexander P
Farris Eric 2B
Fernandez Jair C
Fernandez Jorge C
Fien Casey RP
Florentino Yeison P
Floyd Jesse P
Gaski Matt SS
Gault Joe P
Geiger Kyle C
Gibson Kyle SP
Gonzales Michael 1B
Gordon Nick SS
Graham J.R. SP
Gruver Steven RP
Hamburger Mark RP
Harrington Michael OF
Hart Jason INF
Hebert Robbie P
Hendrickson Ben SP
Hermsen B.J. P
Hinojosa Jonatan INF
Hodges Trey RP
Hollimon Michael SS
Huber Justin 1B
Hughes Phil SP
Hunt Shooter P
Hurley Eric SP
Jacobson Brett P
Jay Tyler RP
Jean Miguel SS
Jepsen Kevin RP
Jewell Garrett RP
Jimerson Charlton OF
Jones Zach P
Jones Zachary P
Jorge Felix SP
Kelly Paul SS
Kepler Max OF
Killian Billy C
King Bradford C
Knudson Kyle C
Kvasnicka Mike C
Lahey Tim RP
Lawman Matt SS
Leger Jose C
Lehmann Danny C
Maloney Joseph C
Martin Alfredo INF
Martinez Jose SS
Mauer Billy P
Mauer Joe 1B
May Trevor SP
McCallum Derek 2B
McCardell Mike SP
McLemore Mark S. P
Melotakis Mason P
Meneses Heiker INF
Meyer Alex RP
Michael Levi SS
Miller Jason P
Milone Tommy SP
Minier Amaurys INF
Mitchell Jermaine OF
Molina Felix INF
Moses Matt 3B
Mousser Jeff P
Mullins Ryan P
Murphy J.R. C
Najac Greg C
Nelson Brad OF
Nelson Cole P
Nolasco Ricky SP
Nunez Eduardo SS
Nussbeck Mark P
O'Connor Mike SP
Oliveros Lester RP
Ortiz Daniel OF
Ortiz Darfi INF
Osterbrock Dan P
Palka Daniel OF
Palki Jeromy P
Park Byung Ho 1B
Pattee Ben INF
Perdomo Luis RP
Perkins Glen RP
Pettit Bo P
Pimentel Javier SS
Pineda Jeremias OF
Plouffe Trevor 3B
Polanco Jorge SS
Portes Juan OF
Poulson Brandon RP
Powell Christian P
Pressly Ryan RP
Prieto Alex 2B
Province Chris P
Pryor Stephen RP
Pugh Bruce RP
Pulido Carlos P
Quesada Michael C
Rahl Chris OF
Rainville Jay P
Ramirez Wilkin OF
Rams Danny C
Requena Jonathan INF
Richardson Sean C
Rizzotti Matt 1B
Robinson Mark OF
Rodriguez Jairo C
Rodriguez Reynaldo OF
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
Romero Josmir P
Rosario Eddie OF
Runzler Dan RP
Rutgers Paul OF
Salcedo Adrian P
Samuels Matt P
Sanchez Henry 1B
Sanchez Javier C
Sano Miguel 3B
Santana Danny SS
Santana Ervin SP
Sawatski Jay P
Sebastian Danny OF
Shibuya Tim SP
Sierra Eliel OF
Silva Mauricio P
Singleton Steve SS
Smith Curt 1B
Sobolewski Mark 3B
Sosa Oswaldo P
Stevens Jake P
Stewart Kohl P
Summers Matt P
Suzuki Kurt C
Tapia Roni 3B
Thomas John P
Thompson Aaron SP
Thorpe Lewis P
Tindall Nick C
Tintor Eli OF
Tolar Kevin RP
Tonkin Michael RP
Tootle Ben P
Torres Gabby C
Turner Stuart C
Turpen Daniel P
Vargas Kennys 1B
Vasquez Virgil SP
Velasquez Jon P
Villarreal Brayan RP
Waldrop Steven P
Walker II Adam Brett OF
Ward Zach P
Waring Brandon 3B
Watkins Tommy INF
West Kevin OF
Williams Reggie SS
Wimberly Corey OF
Wimmers Alex P
Wise Brendan P
Wood Tim RP
Woodard John 1B
Yersich Greg C
Ynoa Huascar P
Ynojoso Jonatan SS
Zarzuela Ezequiel P
Zink Charlie P

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Brunansky Tom TO
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Glynn Gene TO
Guardado Eddie TO
Krivsky Wayne TO
Mientkiewicz Doug TO
Molitor Paul MAN
Perlozzo Sam TO
Radcliff Mike TO
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Smith Bill TO
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