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2012 Minnesota Twins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

66-96, Finished 5th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Gardenhire (66-96)
GM: Terry Ryan (Returned to GM post 11/7/2011), Farm Dir: Jim Rantz, Scouting Dir: Deron Johnson
Scored 701 runs, Allowed 832 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-94

Ballparks: Target Field · Attendance: 2,776,354 (6th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 101

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2011

Eric Hacker granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2011

Jeremy Reed granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2011

Rene Rivera granted Free Agency.

Matt Tolbert granted Free Agency.

Jason Repko granted Free Agency.

October 20, 2011

Brian Dinkelman granted Free Agency.

Phil Dumatrait granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2011

Matt Capps granted Free Agency.

Michael Cuddyer granted Free Agency.

Jason Kubel granted Free Agency.

Joe Nathan granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Selected Jeff Gray off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Selected Matt Maloney off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

November 2, 2011

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

Dusty Hughes granted Free Agency.

Chuck James granted Free Agency.

Yangervis Solarte granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2011

Signed Brian Dinkelman as a free agent.

November 11, 2011

Signed Jared Burton as a free agent.

November 16, 2011

Signed Jamey Carroll as a free agent.

November 17, 2011

Signed Wilkin Ramirez as a free agent.

Signed Sam Deduno as a free agent.

Signed Matt Carson as a free agent.

November 18, 2011

Signed Jason Bulger as a free agent.

November 22, 2011

Signed Phil Dumatrait as a free agent.

Signed Luis Perdomo as a free agent.

Signed Daryl Thompson as a free agent.

November 23, 2011

Signed Ryan Doumit as a free agent.

December 5, 2011

Selected Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

December 6, 2011

Traded Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies. Received a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Daniel Turpen (minors) (December 8, 2011) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

Signed Matt Capps as a free agent.

December 12, 2011

Jim Hoey selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

Jose Mijares granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2011

Signed Rene Rivera as a free agent.

December 14, 2011

Signed P.J. Walters as a free agent.

Signed Sean Burroughs as a free agent.

December 15, 2011

Signed J.R. Towles as a free agent.

Signed Josh Willingham as a free agent.

Signed Aaron Thompson as a free agent.

Signed Steve Pearce as a free agent.

December 22, 2011

Signed Jason Marquis as a free agent.

January 3, 2012

Signed Casey Fien as a free agent.

January 18, 2012

Signed Joel Zumaya as a free agent.

January 27, 2012

Signed Luke French as a free agent.

February 2, 2012

Signed Chris Colabello as a free agent.

February 9, 2012

Selected Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

March 27, 2012

Released Jason Bulger.

Released Steve Pearce.

March 28, 2012

Released Joel Zumaya.

April 14, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Clete Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

April 22, 2012 (Standings)

Luke Hughes selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

April 25, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Joe Thurston as a free agent.

May 4, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Erik Komatsu off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

May 15, 2012 (Standings)

Released Aaron Bates.

Released Joe Thurston.

May 28, 2012 (Standings)

Jason Marquis granted Free Agency.

May 29, 2012 (Standings)

Returned Erik Komatsu (earlier draft pick) to the Washington Nationals.

Phil Dumatrait voluntarily retired.

June 1, 2012 (Standings)

Released Daryl Thompson.

June 27, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Shairon Martis from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

July 24, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Eric Hurley as a free agent.

July 28, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox. Received Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernandez.

August 5, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Danny Valencia to the Boston Red Sox. Received Jeremias Pineda (minors).

August 11, 2012 (Standings)

Released Eric Hurley.

September 28, 2012 (Standings)

Released Tsuyoshi Nishioka.

October 4, 2012 (Standings)

Sean Burroughs granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2012

P.J. Walters granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2012

Scott Baker granted Free Agency.

Signed P.J. Walters as a free agent.

Carl Pavano granted Free Agency.

Matt Capps granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2012

Alexi Casilla selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

Selected Josh Roenicke off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

Selected Thomas Field off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

Matt Carson granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2012

Luke French granted Free Agency.

Jeff Gray granted Free Agency.

Michael Hollimon granted Free Agency.

Matt Maloney granted Free Agency.

Jeff Manship granted Free Agency.

Rene Rivera granted Free Agency.

Clete Thomas granted Free Agency.

Rene Tosoni granted Free Agency.

J.R. Towles granted Free Agency.

Kyle Waldrop granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2012

Signed Eric Fryer as a free agent.

Signed Tim Wood as a free agent.

November 26, 2012

Signed Jeff Clement as a free agent.

November 28, 2012

Signed Jason Lane as a free agent.

November 29, 2012

Traded Denard Span to the Washington Nationals. Received Alex Meyer (minors).

Thomas Field selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim off waivers.

November 30, 2012

Lester Oliveros granted Free Agency.

December 1, 2012

Signed Lester Oliveros as a free agent.

December 6, 2012

Traded Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Trevor May (minors) and Vance Worley.

Drafted Ryan Pressly from the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

December 7, 2012

Signed Bryan Augenstein as a free agent.

Signed Brandon Boggs as a free agent.

December 9, 2012

Signed Mike O'Connor as a free agent.

Signed Ray Olmedo as a free agent.

December 11, 2012

Signed Scott Elarton as a free agent.

Signed Clete Thomas as a free agent.

Signed Virgil Vasquez as a free agent.

December 13, 2012

Signed Kevin Correia as a free agent.

December 20, 2012

Signed Mike Pelfrey as a free agent.

December 21, 2012

Signed Rich Harden as a free agent.

February 1, 2013

Signed Antoan Richardson as a free agent.

Signed Doug Bernier as a free agent.

February 14, 2013

Signed Rafael Perez as a free agent.

February 19, 2013

Signed Kyle Davies as a free agent.

March 26, 2013

Released Scott Elarton.

March 27, 2013

Released Jason Lane.

March 29, 2013

Alex Burnett selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

March 30, 2013

Signed Eric Farris as a free agent.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions