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2004 Minnesota Twins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

92-70, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Gardenhire (92-70)
GM: Terry Ryan, Farm Dir: Jim Rantz, Scouting Dir: Mike Radcliff
Scored 780 runs, Allowed 715 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 1,911,490 (11th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 104

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 14, 2003

Selected Sean Douglass off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

Mike Fetters granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

Shane Andrews granted Free Agency.

David Lamb granted Free Agency.

Ryan McGuire granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2003

Released Horacio Estrada.

Eddie Guardado granted Free Agency.

Jesse Orosco granted Free Agency.

Shannon Stewart granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

LaTroy Hawkins granted Free Agency.

Denny Hocking granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

Chris Gomez granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2003

Kenny Rogers granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2003

Signed Seth Greisinger as a free agent.

November 14, 2003

Traded A.J. Pierzynski and cash to the San Francisco Giants. Received Boof Bonser, Francisco Liriano and Joe Nathan.

November 20, 2003

Selected Matt Guerrier off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

November 21, 2003

Signed Greg Halman as an amateur free agent.

Signed Chris Heintz as a free agent.

November 24, 2003

Selected Augie Ojeda off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

November 26, 2003

Signed Peter Munro as a free agent.

December 2, 2003

Signed Joe Roa as a free agent.

December 3, 2003

Traded Eric Milton to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received a player to be named later, Nick Punto and Carlos Silva. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Bobby Korecky (December 17, 2003) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

December 7, 2003

Signed Shannon Stewart as a free agent.

December 15, 2003

Traded Bobby Kielty to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received a player to be named later and Shannon Stewart. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Dave Gassner (December 15, 2003) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

Traded Dustan Mohr to the San Francisco Giants. Received a player to be named later. The San Francisco Giants sent J.T. Thomas (minors) (December 17, 2003) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

December 18, 2003

Signed Henry Blanco as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

Augie Ojeda granted Free Agency.

December 22, 2003

Signed Augie Ojeda as a free agent.

December 28, 2003

Rick Reed granted Free Agency.

January 2, 2004

Signed Kevin Tolar as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Signed Aaron Fultz as a free agent.

January 19, 2004

Signed Juan Diaz as a free agent.

January 22, 2004

Signed Rick Helling as a free agent.

Signed Brian Simmons as a free agent.

February 6, 2004

Signed Jose Offerman as a free agent.

February 19, 2004

Signed Andrew Lorraine as a free agent.

March 31, 2004

Sean Douglass selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

April 1, 2004 (Standings)

Free agent signing of Greg Halman voided.

Released Andrew Lorraine.

Sent Kevin Tolar to the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

April 2, 2004 (Standings)

Purchased Terry Mulholland from the Seattle Mariners.

April 9, 2004 (Standings)

Micheal Nakamura selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

April 11, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Joe Beimel as a free agent.

April 21, 2004 (Standings)

Sold Brad Thomas to the Boston Red Sox.

April 27, 2004 (Standings)

Sold Todd Erdos to the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 26, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Todd Dunwoody as a free agent.

May 31, 2004 (Standings)

Released Peter Munro.

June 2, 2004 (Standings)

Released Rick Helling.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Gary Glover as a free agent.

Drafted Trevor Plouffe in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Glen Perkins in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 2004.

Drafted Kyle Waldrop in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Matt Fox in the 1st round (35th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2004.

Drafted Anthony Swarzak in the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2004.

Drafted Matt Tolbert in the 16th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Rene Tosoni in the 34th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 1, 2004 (Standings)

Released Gary Glover.

July 7, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Wilson Ramos as an amateur free agent.

July 15, 2004 (Standings)

Released Brian Simmons.

July 31, 2004 (Standings)

As part of a 4-team trade, traded Doug Mientkiewicz to the Boston Red Sox. Received Justin Jones (minors) from the Chicago Cubs. In addition, the Boston Red Sox sent Nomar Garciaparra and Matt Murton to the Chicago Cubs; the Montreal Expos sent Orlando Cabrera to the Boston Red Sox; ; and the Chicago Cubs sent Francis Beltran, Alex Gonzalez and Brendan Harris to the Montreal Expos.

August 31, 2004 (Standings)

Traded B.J. Garbe (minors) to the Seattle Mariners. Received Pat Borders.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

Selected Corky Miller off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

October 6, 2004 (Standings)

Alex Prieto granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2004 (Standings)

Joe Roa granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2004 (Standings)

Joe Beimel granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2004 (Standings)

Aaron Fultz selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Pat Borders granted Free Agency.

Juan Diaz granted Free Agency.

Jose Offerman granted Free Agency.

Carlos Pulido granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2004

Henry Blanco granted Free Agency.

Brad Radke granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Cristian Guzman granted Free Agency.

Terry Mulholland granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

Corey Koskie granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2004

Released Seth Greisinger.

November 15, 2004

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

Signed Gil Velazquez as a free agent.

November 23, 2004

Signed Juan Castro as a free agent.

November 24, 2004

Signed Mike Redmond as a free agent.

December 7, 2004

Signed Brad Radke as a free agent.

December 13, 2004

Drafted Armando Gabino from the Cleveland Indians in the 2004 minor league draft.

Drafted Ryan Rowland-Smith from the Seattle Mariners in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 2004

Signed Bud Smith as a free agent.

Signed Glenn Williams as a free agent.

December 15, 2004

Signed Terry Mulholland as a free agent.

December 16, 2004

Signed Trey Hodges as a free agent.

December 17, 2004

Signed Luis Jimenez as a free agent.

December 21, 2004

Signed Pat Strange as a free agent.

January 3, 2005

Signed Brent Abernathy as a free agent.

January 4, 2005

Signed Andy Fox as a free agent.

January 18, 2005

Signed Eric Munson as a free agent.

January 24, 2005

Released Adam Johnson.

Signed C.J. Nitkowski as a free agent.

January 27, 2005

Signed Armando Rios as a free agent.

March 25, 2005

Returned Ryan Rowland-Smith (earlier draft pick) to the Seattle Mariners.

March 27, 2005

Released Andy Fox.

Released Eric Munson.

March 31, 2005

Released C.J. Nitkowski.

Michael Restovich selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays off waivers.

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