Korean slugger Byung Ho Park has signed a four-year, $12 million contract with the Twins, who won his bidding rights earlier this month.
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Twins get deal with Korean slugger Park
The Twins agreed to a four-year, $12 million deal with Byung Ho Park, who hit 53 homers in 2015 in the KBO. The Twins won the rights to sign Park with a $12.85 million bid last month.
Minnesota finalizing a deal with Park?
The Twins are reportedly close to working out a contract with Byung Ho Park, whom they won the bidding rights to this month. Park departed Korea for the United States to work on his deal on Sunday. MLB rumors roundup
Brian Dozier is majors' No. 10 at 2B
Dozier earned an injury-replacement invitation to the All-Star Game but then struggled mightily the rest of the season. That was still enough to gain entry to Buster Olney's elite listing. Top 10 second basemen (Insider)
Where should the Twins bat Joe Mauer?
Many believe the former MVP should be toward the bottom of the lineup in 2016 after posting a career-worst .265 batting average this year. However, his manager thinks otherwise. MLB rumors roundup
Twins' stock is on the rise
Minnesota finally arrived as a contender in 2015 and currently looks ready to keep that status next year. The Twins are trending upward, Jim Bowden writes. MLB status check (Insider)
Hall of Fame slugger Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after suffering a massive heart attack two months ago.
Hello Park, goodbye Plouffe?
The Twins have until December 8 to sign KBO star Byung-Ho Park. In the meantime, Minnesota has reportedly been fielding inquiries for third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who could be dealt if Park signs. MLB rumors roundup
Would Twins trade for Jose Fernandez?
Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano are off the table. We're tempted to lump in Jose Berrios, too. However, Minnesota could offer up a package of prospects led by Max Kepler. Other possible destinations
Plenty of interest in Joakim Soria
According to reports, the free-agent reliever is on the radar of several teams, including the Rangers, Royals, Twins and Giants. Who's the front-runner for his services? MLB rumors roundup
AL Manager of the Year voting
- Jeff Banister, Rangers: 17 first-place votes, 112 points
- A.J. Hinch, Astros: 8 first-place votes, 82 points
- Paul Molitor, Twins: 2 first-place votes, 33 points
Should Molitor be Manager of the Year?
A panel of 25 ESPN baseball experts were asked who they think should be named AL Manager of the Year. How many votes did Twins skipper Paul Molitor receive? ESPN picks
AL Rookie of the Year voting
- Carlos Correa, Astros: 17 first-place votes, 124 points
- Francisco Lindor, Indians: 13 first-place votes, 109 points
- Miguel Sano, Twins: 20 points
- Roberto Osuna, Blue Jays: 8 points
- Billy Burns, A's: 6 points
- Eddie Rosario, Twins: 2 points
- Delino DeShields, Rangers: 1 point
Carlos Correa, the 2012 No. 1 overall pick, received 17 of 30 first-place votes to win the American League Rookie of the Year award.
Two Twins in mix for 2016 AL ROY
Jose Berrios was in our top 10 minor league pitching prospects in 2014 and 2015. Meanwhile, KBO import Byung-ho Park could mash as the team's primary DH if he signs with Minnesota. Early ROY candidates (Insider)
Stats to know: Rookie of the Year finalists
Rookies hit 691 HRs this season, which Elias notes as the most in the majors since rookie status was officially defined in 1958. But which rookie was the best of the best? The winner will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. ET. All the stats
In a season that featured the most home runs by rookies, it's appropriate that home runs play a big role in the candidacies of the game's top rookies.
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft discuss their trip to the Arizona Fall League including prospects that they like, trades as well as injuries to Michael Brantley and Albert Pujols. Plus, they take your #06010MLB questions.
Law: Trade good for both Yanks and Twins
Keith Law writes that the swap of CF Aaron Hicks for C John Ryan Murphy is a case of two players who fit their new clubs better than their old ones. Win-win (Insider)
The swap of center fielder Aaron Hicks for catcher John Ryan Murphy is a case of two players who fit their new clubs better than their old ones.
GM Brian Cashman says the Yankees roster makes more sense after acquiring OF Aaron Hicks in a deal Wednesday that sent catcher John Ryan Murphy to the Twins.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league outfielder-first baseman Daniel Palka.
Previewing the offseason for the Minnesota Twins, who made significant strides in 2015 but will have to up their game even more to be a contender.
Let's compare Byung Ho Park to Jung Ho Kang, who came over to Major League Baseball from the Korean Baseball Organization in 2015.
The Twins submitted a winning bid of $12.85 million just to negotiate with first baseman Byung Ho Park, who hit 105 home runs over the past two seasons in Korea.