Wed, 29 May 2013 07:29:38 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent C J.R. Towles (Cardinals) to a minor league deal.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:18:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have sent C J.R. Towles, C Audry Perez, 2B Kolten Wong, OF Justin Christian and P Seth Maness to their minor league camp.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:44:59 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent C J.R. Towles (Twins) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:22:10 -0700
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is debating calling up a third catcher from Triple-A Rochester, and his options include Cs Drew Butera, Rene Rivera and J.R. Towles. Butera is hitting .250 with one homer and three RBIs, Rivera is hitting .192 with two solo homers and Towles is batting .136 with no RBIs. A move is unlikely to come before Sunday, April 22.
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:08:21 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have reassigned INF Brian Dozier, C J.R. Towles, OF Brian Dinkelman and RP Casey Fien to minor league camp.
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 21:42:51 -0800
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has made it clear he needs more offensive production out of the backup catchers. Right now, Cs Drew Butera and Ryan Doumit are projected as the second and third catcher behind C Joe Mauer, but C J.R. Towles might force his way into the conversation. Towles belted a two-run homer in his only at-bat Sunday, March 4.
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:53:12 -0800
The Minnesota Twins are expected to take three catchers with them to start the regular season. Cs Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit are locks, while Cs Drew Butera is the favorite to be the third man. C J.R. Towles will challenge Butera for a job.
Sat, 18 Feb 2012 21:05:31 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Baker (elbow), P Hudson Boyd, SP David Bromberg, RP Jason Bulger, RP Alex Burnett, RP Jared Burton (shoulder), C Drew Butera, P Scott Diamond, P Liam Hendriks, C Chris Herrmann, C Danny Lehmann, RP Jeff Manship (shoulder), SP Anthony Swarzak and C J.R. Towles are participating in bullpen sessions on the side fields at the team's spring training facility Friday, Feb. 17.
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:56:07 -0800
Minnesota Twins C J.R. Towles, in camp as a non-roster invitee, might give C Drew Butera a run in the spring for a roster spot.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:13:28 -0800
The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent 1B Steve Pearce (Pirates), C J.R. Towles (Astros) and P Aaron Thompson (Pirates) to minor league deals with invites to spring training Thursday, Dec. 15.