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1984 Minnesota Twins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1983 / 1985

81-81, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Gardner (81-81)
GM: Calvin Griffith (Sold club Sept. 1984), Farm Dir: George Brophy
Scored 673 runs, Allowed 675 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-81

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 1,598,692 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 105

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1983 / 1985 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 20, 1983

Jim Lewis granted Free Agency.

October 23, 1983

Signed Keith Comstock as a free agent.

December 7, 1983

Traded Gary Ward to the Texas Rangers. Received Sam Sorce (minors), John Butcher and Mike Smithson.

December 8, 1983

Traded Rusty Kuntz to the Detroit Tigers. Received Larry Pashnick.

January 17, 1984

Drafted Joe Bitker in the 6th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mark Grace in the 15th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

June 4, 1984 (Standings)

Drafted Jay Bell in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1984.

Drafted Gene Larkin in the 20th round of the 1984 amateur draft.

Drafted Clay Parker in the 21st round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

August 19, 1984 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Chris Speier. The Minnesota Twins sent Jay Pettibone (October 2, 1984) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

August 29, 1984 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Seattle Mariners. Received Pat Putnam. The Minnesota Twins sent Carson Carroll (minors) (October 22, 1984) to the Seattle Mariners to complete the trade.

October 15, 1984 (Standings)

Paul Gibson granted Free Agency.

Tack Wilson granted Free Agency.

October 17, 1984

Released Albert Williams.

November 6, 1984

Released Keith Comstock.

November 8, 1984

Bobby Castillo granted Free Agency.

Pat Putnam granted Free Agency.

Chris Speier granted Free Agency.

November 30, 1984

Signed Mark Funderburk as a free agent.

December 3, 1984

Drafted Mark Salas from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

Jim Weaver drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

December 7, 1984

Traded Ray Smith to the San Diego Padres. Received Floyd Chiffer.

December 8, 1984

Signed Al Woods as a free agent.

December 31, 1984

Signed Dennis Burtt as a free agent.

January 3, 1985

Drafted Mike Benjamin in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 9, 1985

Traded Jack O'Connor to the Montreal Expos. Received Mike Stenhouse.

January 10, 1985

Signed Les Straker as a free agent.

February 19, 1985

Traded Ron Scheer (minors) and Randy Johnson to the Chicago White Sox. Received Roy Smalley.

March 27, 1985

Traded Brad Havens to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Mark Brown.

March 28, 1985

Released Darrell Brown.

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1983 / 1985 Trades and Transactions