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2009 Minnesota Twins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

87-76, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Gardenhire (87-76)
GM: Bill Smith, Farm Dir: Jim Rantz, Scouting Dir: Deron Johnson
Scored 817 runs, Allowed 765 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-77

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 2,416,237 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

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.

March 14, 2009

Signed Carmen Pignatiello as a free agent.

April 17, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Juan Morillo off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

May 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released Carmen Pignatiello.

May 20, 2009 (Standings)

Craig Breslow selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

June 2, 2009 (Standings)

Released Mike Gosling.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Kyle Gibson in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

Drafted Chris Herrmann in the 6th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2009.

Drafted Brian Dozier in the 8th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 2009.

Drafted Mario Hollands in the 24th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 19, 2009 (Standings)

Released Ben Hendrickson.

July 2, 2009 (Standings)

Released Luis Ayala.

July 19, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Mark Grudzielanek as a free agent.

July 31, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Tyler Ladendorf (minors) to the Oakland Athletics. Received Orlando Cabrera.

August 7, 2009 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. Received Carl Pavano. The Minnesota Twins sent Yohan Pino (minors) (August 28, 2009) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

August 10, 2009 (Standings)

Released Mark Grudzielanek.

August 28, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Ron Mahay as a free agent.

Traded a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Jon Rauch. The Minnesota Twins sent Kevin Mulvey (September 1, 2009) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade.

September 8, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Sean Henn to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

October 6, 2009 (Standings)

R.A. Dickey granted Free Agency.

Philip Humber granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2009

Joe Crede granted Free Agency.

Ron Mahay granted Free Agency.

Mike Redmond granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Traded Carlos Gomez to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received J.J. Hardy.

November 7, 2009

Carl Pavano granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Brian Buscher granted Free Agency.

Orlando Cabrera granted Free Agency.

Armando Gabino selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

Alejandro Machado granted Free Agency.

Frank Mata granted Free Agency.

Brock Peterson granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2009

Released Justin Huber.

November 18, 2009

Released Juan Morillo.

December 7, 2009

Signed Carl Pavano as a free agent.

December 10, 2009

Traded Boof Bonser to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later. The Boston Red Sox sent Chris Province (minors) (December 12, 2009) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

January 5, 2010

Released Bobby Keppel.

January 6, 2010

Signed Clay Condrey as a free agent.

January 7, 2010

Signed Brock Peterson as a free agent.

January 21, 2010

Signed Mark McLemore as a free agent.

January 26, 2010

Signed Jim Thome as a free agent.

February 1, 2010

Steven Tolleson selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

February 3, 2010

Signed Mike Maroth as a free agent.

February 4, 2010

Signed Orlando Hudson as a free agent.

February 9, 2010

Jason Pridie selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

February 16, 2010

Signed Charlton Jimerson as a free agent.

February 23, 2010

Signed Jacque Jones as a free agent.

March 2, 2010

Signed Brad Hennessey as a free agent.

March 24, 2010

Signed Ron Mahay as a free agent.

March 31, 2010

Released Mark McLemore.

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions