Teams in the hunt for relief pitching ahead of the deadline are considering Twins closer Brandon Kintzler as a potential trade option.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
Eric Karabell analyzes the Giants' trading for Eduardo Nunez as well as new Marlins pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea.
Three rookies enjoying big Julys
The Twins' Max Kepler is tied with the Rockies' Trevor Story for the second-most homers by a rookie in July, one behind the Padres' Ryan Schimpf with nine. This is the first calendar month in major league history in which three different rookies each hit at least eight home runs, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.
Despite a power surge at Triple-A Rochester, Byung Ho Park is unlikely to be recalled by the Twins until after the trade deadline.
The Twins did well by cashing in and selling high on veteran infielder Eduardo Nunez, who will provide versatility to the Giants' bench.
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
Giants do what they usually do at trade deadlines make precision under the radar moves that end up being significant acquiring Eduardo Nunez from Twins (remember Marco Scutaro and Javier Looez trades in past deadlines?) He fills in at 3B at least until Duffy comes back and then gives them versatile player who can also play 2B & OF. He leads AL with 26 SB with 12 HR .300 AVG. Twins get LHP Adalberto Mejia in return who profiles just as 6th or 7th inning reliever or 5th starter.
The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.
Rookie Max Kepler continued his midseason surge with a game-tying home run among two hits and two RBI as the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Thursday night.
Lineup: Twins (37-63) vs. Orioles (58-42)
- 1. Eduardo Nunez, SS (R)
- 2. Robbie Grossman, DH (S)
- 3. Joe Mauer, 1B (L)
- 4. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
- 5. Max Kepler, RF (L)
- 6. Eddie Rosario, LF (L)
- 7. Eduardo Escobar, 3B (S)
- 8. Juan Centeno, C (L)
- 9. Byron Buxton, CF (R)
- SP: Kyle Gibson, RHP Daily notes
Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBI as the Atlanta Braves held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
Former Twins outfielder Dan Gladden tells Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN that Miguel Sano needs to intensify his practice routine if he wants to see his fielding improve.
Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN says the Minnesota Twins must trade Brian Dozier for an established starting pitcher if they can find a taker.
OTD: Santana owns Cleveland for a day
On this day five years ago, Ervin Santana -- then a member of the Angels -- overcame his woes at Progressive Field to fire the first and only no-hitter the ballpark has ever seen.
The Minnesota Twins are in no hurry to deal right-hander Ervin Santana, who has a 1.94 ERA over his past six starts.
Lucas Harrell pitched six innings, Adonis Garcia homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.
Minnesota shortstop Eduardo Nunez is among potential trade options being evaluated by Cleveland, Buster Olney reports.
Small chance Twins trade Miguel Sano
You can throw Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Jose Berrios into the untouchables mix as well, writes David Schoenfield. Anybody else on the Twins' roster is fair game in the trade market. Untouchable players for all 30 teams
Is Brandon Kintzler a proven closer?
Kintzler has been throwing harder this season, and as a result, his numbers are much improved. Is that enough for him to hold on to the ninth-inning job? Twins Daily
Miami reportedly had scouts in Boston looking at Twins pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Tommy Milone, along with the Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez.
Twins remain 28th in ESPN rankings
It's all about the future for Minnesota, which just finished an encouraging 4-3 trip to Detroit and Boston. Rookie outfielder Max Kepler is hitting like he'll be big a part of the future at Target Field. Week 16 Power Rankings
As the Twins enter selling mode, the team might be listening on offers for starting pitcher Kyle Gibson.
Twins vs White Sox
Target Field - Sat 7/30