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Kris Johnson has cleared unconditional release waivers and agreed to a contract with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan.

Johnson made just three appearances for the Twins and posted an ERA of 4.73. The 30-year-old minor league journeyman should find better success playing in Japan.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

28 Oct, 09:56 PMSource

Byron Buxton dislocated a finger Monday while diving for a ball during Arizona Fall League.

Ouch! That sounds like a brutal and painful injury. There was some doubt whether Buxton was going to play in the AFL or not, because he suffered a terrible concussion, that ended his season, in the middle of August. No word on if this injury is going to affect his status for the 2015 season.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

27 Oct, 06:42 PMSource

GM Terry Ryan confirmed Miguel Sano will not play winter ball.

Sano is still recovering from Tommy John surgery after tearing his UCL early in 2014. While a TJ surgery's recovery time is significantly shorter than the normal one year timetable for a pitcher, Sano still won't be ready for Winter Ball. After the Twins' other top prospect, Byron Buxton, stumbled through a injury plagued minor league season, Minnesota may be more cautious with the 21-year old Sano, who is known for his massive raw power. Because he's not going to be able to play winter ball, the possibility of Sano getting called up to the majors at some point next summer is looking very unlikely.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

24 Oct, 08:31 PMSource

Chris Colabello is scheduled to undergo an MRI and X-rays this week on his right thumb.

Colabello actually suffered the thumb injury is April and attempted to play through it. That idea didn't work out to well as Colabello finished the season with a .229 average and six home runs. The Twins have until November 20 to bring him back for next year, but there is a very good chance that Colabello gets non-tendered, allowing him to sign with any team.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

23 Oct, 10:37 PMSource

Twins have declined the 2015 option for RHP Jared Burton.

Burton posted a 4.36 ERA over 64.2 innings for the Twins last season and saw a decrease in strikeouts and an increase in walks. He often struggles with his command, so rather than continue to try and rebuild him, the Twins will let him walk via free agency.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Oct, 03:57 PMSource

Twins GM Terry Ryan will meet with Paul Molitor again Tuesday.

The Twins need a manager for their baseball team and Molitor is looking like the front runner for that job.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

20 Oct, 05:21 PMSource

Joe McEwing is reportedly out of the running for Twins’ manager job.

McEwing will eventually find his way into a managerial job, but now is not the time. He just finished his third season as the third base coach for the White Sox and has received accolades for his managerial experience in the minor leagues, but it looks like the Twins are headed in another direction.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Oct, 10:03 AMSource

Doug Bernier was outrighted Monday and will elect to become a free agent.

Bernier played in seven games for the Twins this past season and batted .286 with two runs scored. He will be a non-roster invite to spring training with some team next year.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

14 Oct, 10:52 PMSource

Miguel Sano (Tommy John surgery) won't be in the majors until 2016, according to Twins' GM Terry Ryan. Sano has been hitting, throwing and fielding grounders at Minnesota's spring training complex.

The power hitting prospect missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery so he will be playing catch up next year. If he is able to produce at a high level, it is possible that he could be a late season call-up, but it seems more logical that the Twins will hold back his clock as long as they can. Though he underwent serious arm surgery, he is still considered to be a top prospect and has a very good shot at panning out when it's all said and done.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

14 Oct, 10:32 PMSource

Yohan Pino (elbow) was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Monday.

Pino made 11 starts for the Twins this season and posted a 5.07 ERA with 50 strikeouts over 60.1 innings pitched. This past season marked Pino's rookie year but it is worth noting that he is already 30 years old. He is nothing more than a minor league journeyman that finally received a chance in the big leagues. His fantasy value is basically nonexistent.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

14 Oct, 09:22 PMSource

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