Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip: Recent January moves

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 12: Designated hitter Jim Thome
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 12: Designated hitter Jim Thome /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, January 6th, 2018

Welcome to the January 6th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond, offseason edition. You’ll find the most recent news of the Minnesota Twins organization, stories from around the game, and links to any information you may want to know about the Minnesota Twins or baseball as we work our way through the hot stove season!

Minnesota Twins Organizational Scores

Australian Baseball League Update
No current Twins played in ABL action on Friday.

Dominican Winter League Update
None of the Twins players involved in the DWL played in the DWL playoffs on Friday night.

Puerto Rican Winter League Update
Kennys Vargas was happy to be home, playing for a team in his home country, going 2-3 with 3 runs scored, a home run, and 4 RBI, along with a walk and a strikeout while playing first base for Indios de Mayaguez. Nelson Molina did not play, but he is also on the Indios, as is Ricky De La Torre.

Venezuelan Winter League Update
Gregorio Petit started at shortstop for Leones del Caracas in a tight playoff game against Tigres de Aragua that the Tigres won in walk off style in the 10th inning, 2-1. Petit went 2-4 with a double and 2 strikeouts.

Navegantes del Magallanes made a valiant 9th inning effort, scoring 4 runs in the inning, but they still fell to Caribes de Anzoategui 6-4. Willians Astudillo played left field, going 2-4 with an RBI.

Minnesota Twins news and notes

Twins/Indians prep for Puerto Rico Series
The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians are scheduled to play a series in Puerto Rico in 2018. Both teams, along with Major League Baseball, are working to ensure that field conditions will be safe for the teams and fans attending the game.

More from Puckett's Pond

Twins wait out starter market

As many teams are doing this winter, the Twins are waiting out to find out what the market will do and not jumping the starter market by over paying the rest of teams they are bidding against at present.

Notes from around baseball

Next: Should the Twins continue pursuing relievers?

One Last Thing

A curious reader asked what some of the most recent deals during January have been for the Twins. I included minor league deals for significant players as well and went back to 2011:

Obviously, the new CBA signed last winter has shifted the contracts to later in the winter, which could mean we will see many more of these deals in January and February in the future for the Twins!