Twins' off-season moves and rumors report: 11/28/2016

This is the latest installment of the Twins 2016-2017 off-season rumors and moves report.  You can find the previous here and all the previous installments in this series here.

I will be bringing news for Twins moves and rumored interest as they come periodically, leaving the names of interesting parties as are unless something changes about their status, adding new information as it comes.  As previously, this is actually reported interest, and not "who fits where" hypothetical interest.  I will be adding information about former Twins as it happens, but not rumors, as well.  This is what has happened or rumored to have happened so far:

  • Twins' LHP Glen Perkins' rehab activities look like he will be in line for another typical season for him (11/27)
  • It is early but it looks like the Twins are following two High School players, one pitcher and one position player, for their first overall draft pick next summer (11/26)
  • Sounds like the Twins will announce their new hitting and first base coaches this week (11/26)
  • The Dodgers have had discussions with the Twins regarding second baseman Brian Dozier (11/11  and reconfirmed on 11/16).  However they seem to be some ways apart (11/20).  The Twins are "aiming high" as far as returns for Dozier go and are "shooting for the stars" (11/25). The Angels and Philies are among the teams interested in Dozier (11/25).
  • The Twins might be interested in RHP Justin Masterson (11/23)
  • It looks like the new Twins' Front Office t is doing the right thing and committing to a full-time rebuild.(11/20)  However, previous reports suggested that the Twins were after "experienced" players, without any names mentioned. (11/9)
  • Twins' 1B Kennys Vargas (who apparently has a fourth option left), has drawn some trade interest, but no teams are named (11/17)
  • The Twins have had discussions with the agent of RHP Joba Chamberlain, Casey Close.  He also represents who also represents former closers Joe Smith and Shawn Tolleson (11/10)
  • The Twins' have attended the showcase of former Royals' closer RHP Greg Holland. (11/7)

From the former Twins' news department:
  • Former Twins' LHP Pat Dean has signed a contract with the KBO KIA Tigers (11/26)
  • Former Twins' IF Tim Teufel  who has been fired as Mets' third base and catching coach, has accepted a position in that organization as minor league roving instructor (11/26)
  • Former Twins' RHP DJ Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Rockies (11/25)


writerjoel said...

Twins sign Erik Hurley to minor league contract.

thrylos98 said...

They did so in 2012. Has been out of baseball since then