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2008 Minnesota Twins

Trades and Transactions

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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 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2007

Luis Rodriguez selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

October 9, 2007

Lew Ford granted Free Agency.

Josh Rabe granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2007

Matt LeCroy granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Brian Bass granted Free Agency.

Dave Gassner granted Free Agency.

Ken Harvey granted Free Agency.

Torii Hunter granted Free Agency.

Trent Oeltjen granted Free Agency.

Carlos Silva granted Free Agency.

Gil Velazquez granted Free Agency.

Glenn Williams granted Free Agency.

Jerome Williams granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Rondell White granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2007

Released Luis Ugueto.

November 13, 2007

Received Craig Monroe from the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

November 16, 2007

Signed Randy Ruiz as a free agent.

November 19, 2007

Released Chris Heintz.

November 21, 2007

Signed Howie Clark as a free agent.

November 23, 2007

Signed Jon Knott as a free agent.

November 24, 2007

Signed Eli Whiteside as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Traded Eddie Morlan (minors), Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Brendan Harris, Jason Pridie and Delmon Young.

November 29, 2007

Signed Brian Bass as a free agent.

Signed R.A. Dickey as a free agent.

December 3, 2007

Signed Casey Daigle as a free agent.

December 6, 2007

R.A. Dickey drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2007

Jason Tyner granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2007

Signed Adam Everett as a free agent.

Signed Danny Santana as an amateur free agent.

December 14, 2007

Signed Mike Lamb as a free agent.

January 7, 2008

Signed Zach Day as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Randy Keisler as a free agent.

January 16, 2008

Signed Ryan Jorgensen as a free agent.

February 2, 2008

Traded Johan Santana to the New York Mets. Received Deolis Guerra (minors), Carlos Gomez, Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey.

February 12, 2008

Signed Livan Hernandez as a free agent.

March 28, 2008

Released Randy Keisler.

March 29, 2008

The Seattle Mariners returned R.A. Dickey (earlier draft pick).

Traded R.A. Dickey to the Seattle Mariners. Received Jair Fernandez (minors).

March 30, 2008

Signed Danny Graves as a free agent.

April 30, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Jon Knott to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

Released Eli Whiteside.

May 6, 2008 (Standings)

Released Zach Day.

May 16, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Sergio Santos off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

May 29, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Craig Breslow off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Aaron Hicks in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2008.

Drafted Kolten Wong in the 16th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Aaron Barrett in the 20th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Michael Tonkin in the 30th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 27, 2008.

Drafted George Springer in the 48th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 19, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Chris Basak to the New York Yankees as part of a conditional deal.

June 22, 2008 (Standings)

Juan Rincon granted Free Agency.

July 28, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Tom Shearn as a free agent.

August 6, 2008 (Standings)

Livan Hernandez selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

August 8, 2008 (Standings)

Released Craig Monroe.

August 11, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Bobby Kielty as a free agent.

August 23, 2008 (Standings)

Released Casey Daigle.

August 25, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Mark Hamburger to the Texas Rangers. Received Eddie Guardado.

September 1, 2008 (Standings)

Released Bobby Kielty.

September 5, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Brian Bass to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

Released Mike Lamb.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Howie Clark granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Eddie Guardado granted Free Agency.

Nick Punto granted Free Agency.

Dennys Reyes granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Adam Everett granted Free Agency.

Ryan Jorgensen granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Carmen Cali granted Free Agency.

Julio DePaula granted Free Agency.

Danny Graves granted Free Agency.

Garrett Jones granted Free Agency.

Darnell McDonald granted Free Agency.

Jason Miller granted Free Agency.

Sergio Santos granted Free Agency.

Tom Shearn granted Free Agency.

Tommy Watkins granted Free Agency.

December 5, 2008

Released Randy Ruiz.

December 11, 2008

Signed Nick Punto as a free agent.

December 15, 2008

Signed Bobby Keppel as a free agent.

December 16, 2008

Signed Sean Henn as a free agent.

December 26, 2008

Signed R.A. Dickey as a free agent.

January 11, 2009

Signed Mike Gosling as a free agent.

Signed Tommy Watkins as a free agent.

February 17, 2009

Signed Ben Hendrickson as a free agent.

February 18, 2009

Signed Luis Ayala as a free agent.

Bobby Korecky selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off waivers.

February 20, 2009

Signed Justin Huber as a free agent.

February 21, 2009

Signed Joe Crede as a free agent.

February 25, 2009

Signed Kennys Vargas as an amateur free agent.

March 14, 2009

Signed Carmen Pignatiello as a free agent.

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