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2008 Minnesota Twins

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

88-75, Finished 2nd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Gardenhire (88-75)
GM: Bill Smith, Scouting Dir: Deron Johnson
Scored 829 runs, Allowed 745 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 89-74

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 2,302,431 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 94

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2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Scott Baker 26 R R 6' 4" 215 Sep 19, 1981 4 28 28 2 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.5 $422,500
Brian Bass 26 R R 6' 2" 215 Jan 6, 1982 1st 44 0 4 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $390,000
Nick Blackburn 26 R R 6' 4" 240 Feb 24, 1982 2 33 33 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 $390,000
Boof Bonser 26 R R 6' 4" 245 Oct 14, 1981 3 47 12 2 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.4 $432,500
Craig Breslow 27 L L 6' 1" 190 Aug 8, 1980 3 42 0 3 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Brian Buscher 27 L R 6' 0" 200 Apr 18, 1981 2 70 62 70 68 0 0 6 1 64 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 0.7
Alexi Casilla 23 B R 5' 9" 170 Jul 20, 1984 3 98 95 98 97 0 0 0 95 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1.4
Howie Clark 34 L R 5' 10" 195 Feb 13, 1974 6 4 1 4 4 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jesse Crain 26 R R 6' 1" 215 Jul 5, 1981 5 66 0 5 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $1,050,000
Michael Cuddyer 29 R R 6' 2" 220 Mar 27, 1979 8 71 65 71 60 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 58 59 8 6 0 0.3 $5,916,666
Adam Everett 31 R R 6' 0" 180 Feb 2, 1977 8 48 41 48 45 0 0 0 1 0 44 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0.2 $2,800,000
Carlos Gomez 22 R R 6' 3" 220 Dec 4, 1985 2 153 143 153 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 151 1 0 5 2.1 $395,000
Eddie Guardado 37 R L 6' 0" 195 Oct 2, 1970 16 9 0 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Matt Guerrier 29 R R 6' 3" 195 Aug 2, 1978 5 76 0 5 76 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6 $950,000
Brendan Harris 27 R R 6' 1" 200 Aug 26, 1980 5 130 117 130 128 0 0 2 39 34 55 0 0 0 0 2 11 0 1.2 $431,100
Livan Hernandez 33 R R 6' 2" 245 Feb 20, 1975 13 23 23 1 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $5,000,000
Philip Humber 25 R R 6' 3" 210 Dec 21, 1982 3 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Ryan Jorgensen 29 R R 6' 2" 220 May 4, 1979 3 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Bobby Korecky 28 R R 5' 11" 185 Sep 16, 1979 1st 16 0 2 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Jason Kubel 26 L R 6' 0" 220 May 25, 1982 4 141 119 141 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 32 50 85 19 1 0.8 $1,300,000
Mike Lamb 32 L R 6' 1" 205 Aug 9, 1975 9 81 60 81 63 0 0 9 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 10 17 0 -0.9 $3,500,000
Francisco Liriano 24 L L 6' 2" 215 Oct 26, 1983 3 14 14 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Matt Macri 26 R R 6' 2" 215 May 29, 1982 1st 18 9 18 15 0 0 2 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 -0.1
Joe Mauer 25 L R 6' 5" 230 Apr 19, 1983 5 146 139 146 139 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 0 5.6 $6,250,000 All-Star
Jose Mijares 23 L L 5' 11" 265 Oct 29, 1984 1st 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Craig Monroe 31 R R 6' 1" 195 Feb 27, 1977 8 58 44 58 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 3 11 36 13 0 -0.4 $3,820,000
Justin Morneau 27 L R 6' 4" 220 May 15, 1981 6 163 163 163 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 4.2 $8,400,000 All-Star
Joe Nathan 33 R R 6' 4" 230 Nov 22, 1974 9 68 0 5 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 $6,000,000 All-Star
Pat Neshek 27 B R 6' 3" 210 Sep 4, 1980 3 15 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $435,000
Glen Perkins 25 L L 6' 0" 205 Mar 2, 1983 3 26 26 2 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Jason Pridie 24 L R 6' 1" 205 Oct 9, 1983 1st 10 0 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 6 3 3 5 -0.2
Nick Punto 30 B R 5' 9" 195 Nov 8, 1977 8 99 89 99 98 0 0 0 26 12 61 0 3 0 3 1 2 2 2.3 $2,400,000
Mike Redmond 37 R R 6' 1" 185 May 5, 1971 11 38 32 38 30 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 -0.1 $950,000
Dennys Reyes 31 R L 6' 3" 250 Apr 19, 1977 12 75 0 6 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $1,000,000
Juan Rincon 29 R R 5' 11" 210 Jan 23, 1979 8 24 0 3 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $2,475,000
Randy Ruiz 30 R R 6' 3" 250 Oct 19, 1977 1st 22 15 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 7 0 0.2
Kevin Slowey 24 R R 6' 3" 205 May 4, 1984 2 28 27 4 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.7 $395,000
Denard Span 24 L L 6' 0" 210 Feb 27, 1984 1st 93 90 93 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 85 104 1 0 2 4.3
Matt Tolbert 26 B R 6' 0" 185 May 4, 1982 1st 41 27 41 36 0 0 0 11 17 14 0 0 0 0 3 6 3 -0.0 $390,000
Delmon Young 22 R R 6' 3" 240 Sep 14, 1985 3 152 147 152 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 151 0 1 1 0.3 $1,440,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)