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Ryan Costello, an infielder in the Twins organization, was found dead in a hotel room in New Zealand, where he was set to play in the Australian Baseball League.
The past few hot stove seasons have left some big-name free agents out in the cold. We look at which players are most likely to get frozen out this year.
Pitcher Jake Odorizzi said accepting the Twins' $17.8 million qualifying offer came down to "betting on myself and returning to a place I know very well and enjoyed."
The Indians have a big decision to make about their biggest star, Minnesota needs a lot of arms and the White Sox could be on the cusp of good things.
Here's a breakdown on all the winners -- from Rookie of the Year to Cy Young and MVP -- why they won and what it all means.
Jake Odorizzi, who had a career-high 15 wins and a 3.51 ERA for the Twins last season, and White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who led the AL with 123 RBIs, have accepted qualifying offers for 2020.
Twins skipper Rocco Baldelli, 38, narrowly beat out the Yankees' Aaron Boone to win the AL Manager of the Year award in his first season on the job.
Will late injuries cost Mike Trout and Christian Yelich an MVP? Which Astros pitcher will win the Cy Young? Awards season is here.
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
The Twins have declined a $7.5 million option on left-hander Martin Perez and made a $17.8 million qualifying offer to All-Star right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
After a stunning World Series title, Washington faces some uncertainty this offseason. Will the Nats be No. 1 again or will the Astros or Dodgers take their place?
Nelson Cruz's $12 million option for next season has been exercised by the Minnesota Twins.
MLB teams looking to avoid unwanted affiliations, bad venues and poor facilities could be driving the agenda, but how would it work?
On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
The Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to be a "silent assassin" in tonight's Game 4 against Houston, says ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton, who also discusses New York's inability to drive in runs, how poor weather conditions will impact tonight's game, Joe Maddon's fit with the Angels and more (6:39). Sarah Langs also plays "The Numbers Game" (21:34) and Keith Law talks about some of the game's top prospects and how they'll affect the futures of teams like the Rays, Twins, Rangers and Mariners (29:41).
Who impressed and who didn't? Check out the latest reports on some of the top prospects in baseball, including Astros righty Forrest Whitley.
Now that they're out of October, we review what went wrong and what these teams need to do to remain contenders.
Derek Falvey joined the Twins in October 2016 from Cleveland, where he was the assistant general manager.
Nelson Cruz, who became just the third player in team history to hit 40 home runs, is expected to remain with the Twins for 2020 when they exercise their $12 million option, sources told ESPN.
This Just In
Twins are nearing an extension with one of the team's top baseball executives, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney. The source said that Twins executive vice president and chief baseball officer Derek Falvey could soon have a new deal that keeps him in Minnesota moving forward. Falvey, 36, had been considered a natural candidate to run the Boston Red Sox's baseball operations, given the respect for him in the game and his Massachusetts roots.
One bad playoff series against the Yankees can't erase the consistency, resiliency and success displayed by the Twins as they won the AL Central division for the first time since 2010.
Max Scherzer wills himself and the Nationals to a Wednesday Game 5 showdown against the Dodgers, who Buster and Dave Schoenfield say face more pressure to win than any other playoff team (16:34). They also discuss Houston's decision to start Justin Verlander today, Yadier Molina's clutch gene and why they're happy Stephen Strasburg will get the ball tomorrow against Walker Buehler. Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (38:45).
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
VIDEO: The New York Yankees celebrate their ALDS sweep at Target Field.