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1999 Minnesota Twins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1998 / 2000

63-97, Finished 5th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tom Kelly (63-97)
GM: Terry Ryan, Farm Dir: Jim Rantz, Scouting Dir: Mike Radcliff
Scored 686 runs, Allowed 845 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-95

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 1,202,829 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 107

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 1998

Released Todd Ritchie.

October 16, 1998

Esteban Beltre granted Free Agency.

Gus Gandarillas granted Free Agency.

Doug Linton granted Free Agency.

October 22, 1998

Bob Tewksbury granted Free Agency.

October 26, 1998

Paul Molitor granted Free Agency.

October 27, 1998

Otis Nixon granted Free Agency.

October 29, 1998

Terry Steinbach granted Free Agency.

November 3, 1998

Traded Mike Morgan to the Chicago Cubs. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Chicago Cubs sent Scott Downs (November 3, 1998) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

November 16, 1998

Traded Dan Naulty to the New York Yankees. Received Allen Butler (minors).

November 19, 1998

Jon Shave selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

December 14, 1998

Traded Alex Ochoa to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received a player to be named later. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Darrell Nicholas (minors) (December 15, 1998) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

December 15, 1998

Signed Brent Gates as a free agent.

Signed Melvin Nieves as a free agent.

Signed Eddie Williams as a free agent.

December 18, 1998

Signed Gary Rath as a free agent.

December 21, 1998

Signed George Williams as a free agent.

Pat Meares granted Free Agency.

January 4, 1999

Signed Terry Steinbach as a free agent.

January 27, 1999

Signed Bob Wells as a free agent.

February 16, 1999

Signed Bobby Kielty as an amateur free agent.

March 20, 1999

Sold Melvin Nieves to Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (Japan Pacific).

March 31, 1999

Sold Dan Serafini to the Chicago Cubs.

April 6, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Gus Gandarillas as a free agent.

April 22, 1999 (Standings)

Selected Jack Cressend off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

May 14, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Midre Cummings as a free agent.

May 21, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Rick Aguilera and Scott Downs to the Chicago Cubs. Received Kyle Lohse and Jason Ryan.

May 26, 1999 (Standings)

Frankie Rodriguez selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

June 2, 1999 (Standings)

Drafted Rob Bowen in the 2nd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 1999.

Drafted Justin Morneau in the 3rd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1999.

Drafted Brian Wolfe in the 6th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1999.

Drafted Brian Slocum in the 14th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Travis Bowyer in the 20th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1999.

Drafted Willie Eyre in the 23rd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1999.

Drafted Terry Tiffee in the 26th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 1999.

Drafted Pat Neshek in the 45th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 3, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Tony Fiore as a free agent.

July 10, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Julio DePaula as an amateur free agent.

August 3, 1999 (Standings)

Traded George Williams to the Houston Astros. Received Josh Dimmick (minors).

September 29, 1999 (Standings)

Selected Mario Valdez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

October 6, 1999 (Standings)

Brent Gates granted Free Agency.

October 7, 1999 (Standings)

Marty Cordova granted Free Agency.

Gary Rath granted Free Agency.

October 12, 1999 (Standings)

Selected Sean Bergman off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

October 15, 1999 (Standings)

Shane Bowers granted Free Agency.

Tony Fiore granted Free Agency.

Kevin Ohme granted Free Agency.

October 29, 1999

Mike Trombley granted Free Agency.

November 4, 1999

Terry Steinbach granted Free Agency.

November 15, 1999

Signed Jason Maxwell as a free agent.

November 30, 1999

Signed Robin Jennings as a free agent.

December 7, 1999

Traded Chris Latham to the Colorado Rockies. Received Scott Randall.

December 13, 1999

Traded Jared Camp (minors) to the Florida Marlins. Received Johan Santana and cash.

December 15, 1999

Signed Rick Greene as a free agent.

December 20, 1999

Signed Todd Rizzo as a free agent.

January 4, 2000

Signed Marcus Jensen as a free agent.

January 14, 2000

Signed Bobby Ayala as a free agent.

January 27, 2000

Signed Butch Huskey as a free agent.

April 1, 2000

Signed Dustan Mohr as a free agent.

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions