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2002 Minnesota Twins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2001 / 2003

94-67, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Gardenhire (94-67)
GM: Terry Ryan, Farm Dir: Jim Rantz, Scouting Dir: Mike Radcliff
Scored 768 runs, Allowed 712 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-75

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 1,924,473 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 97

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions

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

October 8, 2001

Quinton McCracken granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2001

Jason Maxwell granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2001

Selected Casey Blake off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

October 15, 2001

Danny Ardoin granted Free Agency.

Mike Moriarty granted Free Agency.

Mike Oquist granted Free Agency.

Jason Simontacchi granted Free Agency.

Larry Sutton granted Free Agency.

October 19, 2001

Hector Carrasco granted Free Agency.

October 24, 2001

Chad Allen granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2001

Todd Jones granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2001

Signed David Lamb as a free agent.

November 20, 2001

Saul Rivera selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

December 13, 2001

Drafted Joe Dillon from the Kansas City Royals in the 2001 minor league draft.

January 14, 2002

Signed Kurt Abbott as a free agent.

January 15, 2002

Signed Brian Meadows as a free agent.

January 23, 2002

Signed Michael Jackson as a free agent.

January 24, 2002

Signed Alex Prieto as a free agent.

February 3, 2002

Signed David Lee as a free agent.

February 4, 2002

Signed Scott Randall as a free agent.

March 2, 2002

Signed Jose Mijares as an amateur free agent.

March 15, 2002

Signed Warren Morris as a free agent.

Released Kurt Abbott.

March 28, 2002

Released Brian Meadows.

April 15, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Mike Trombley as a free agent.

May 1, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Frank Mata as an amateur free agent.

May 24, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Garrett Jones as a free agent.

June 3, 2002 (Standings)

Released Mike Trombley.

June 4, 2002 (Standings)

Drafted Denard Span in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2002.

Drafted Jesse Crain in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 13, 2002.

Drafted Pat Neshek in the 6th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 2002.

Drafted Adam Lind in the 8th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Kyle Phillips in the 10th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2002.

Drafted Evan Meek in the 11th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed May 27, 2003.

Drafted Jeff Clement in the 12th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Garrett Mock in the 14th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Brock Peterson in the 49th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed September 4, 2002.

June 11, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Warren Morris to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received a player to be named later. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Seth Davidson (minors) (June 20, 2002) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

June 19, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Jose Rodriguez as a free agent.

June 26, 2002 (Standings)

Released Travis Miller.

July 6, 2002 (Standings)

Signed David Manning as a free agent.

July 12, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Brian Buchanan to the San Diego Padres. Received Jason Bartlett.

July 19, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Luke Hughes as an amateur free agent.

September 30, 2002 (Standings)

Jay Canizaro granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2002 (Standings)

Released Casey Blake.

October 15, 2002 (Standings)

David Lee granted Free Agency.

Scott Randall granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2002

Jack Cressend selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

October 21, 2002

Released Mike Duvall.

Released Jose Rodriguez.

October 28, 2002

Michael Jackson granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Released David Lamb.

November 5, 2002

Signed Mike Duvall as a free agent.

November 12, 2002

Signed Ben Ford as a free agent.

Signed David Lamb as a free agent.

November 15, 2002

Traded Matt Kinney and Javier Valentin to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Jerry Oakes (minors) and Matt Yeatman (minors).

November 22, 2002

Signed Carlos Pulido as a free agent.

December 16, 2002

David Manning drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Jose Morban from the Texas Rangers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Released David Ortiz.

December 17, 2002

Signed Everett Stull as a free agent.

January 9, 2003

Signed Chris Gomez as a free agent.

January 25, 2003

Signed Jose Cabrera as a free agent.

January 30, 2003

Signed Shane Andrews as a free agent.

February 3, 2003

Signed Jose Rodriguez as a free agent.

February 11, 2003

Signed Mike Fetters as a free agent.

March 17, 2003

Signed Kenny Rogers as a free agent.

March 24, 2003

Released Joe Dillon.

March 27, 2003

Released Jose Cabrera.

March 28, 2003

Released Ben Ford.

Kevin Frederick selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

Jose Morban selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions