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2012 MINNESOTA TWINS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Minneapolis,MN
Team Record:  66-96   .407
Result:   5th in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Ron Gardenhire
General Manager:   Terry Ryan
Stadium:  Target Field
Attendance:  2,776,354
Payroll:  $94,085,000
Playoffs:  -

Minnesota Twins affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jamey Carroll (38)
Youngest Player:  Liam Hendriks (23)
Longest Tenure:  Justin Morneau (10)
Top Hitter:  Josh Willingham (12)
Top Pitcher:  Scott Diamond (23)
Top Draft Pick:  Byron Buxton (#2)

Roster Continuity:  61.70%
Top Prospect:   Miguel Sano
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Detroit8874.543--
Chi White Sox8577.5253.0
KC Royals7290.44416.0
Cleveland6894.42020.0
Minnesota6696.40722.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Nick BlackburnMinnesota Twins201020134$ 14,000,000$ 3.50mClub option for 2014
Jared BurtonMinnesota Twins201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Matt CappsMinnesota Twins201220121$ 4,750,000 Option year for 2013
Jamey CarrollMinnesota Twins201220132$ 6,500,000$ 3.25mClub option for 2014
Matt CarsonMinnesota Twins201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Alexi CasillaMinnesota Twins201220121$ 1,382,500 
Samuel DedunoMinnesota Twins201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Ryan DoumitMinnesota Twins201220121$ 3,000,000 
Eduardo EscobarChicago White Sox201220121$ 480,000 
Erik KomatsuSt. Louis Cardinals201220121$ 480,000 
Francisco LirianoMinnesota Twins201220121$ 5,500,000 Avoided arbitration
Jason MarquisMinnesota Twins201220121$ 3,000,000 
Joe MauerMinnesota Twins201120188$ 184,000,000$ 23.00m
Justin MorneauMinnesota Twins200820136$ 80,000,000$ 13.33m$6m signing bonus. Avoided arbitration
Tsuyoshi NishiokaMinnesota Twins201120133$ 9,250,000$ 3.08mClub option for 2014
Carl PavanoMinnesota Twins201120122$ 16,500,000$ 8.25m
Luis PerdomoMinnesota Twins201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Glen PerkinsMinnesota Twins201220121$ 1,550,000 Avoided arbitration
Denard SpanMinnesota Twins201020145$ 16,500,000$ 3.30mClub option for 2015
Clete ThomasDetroit Tigers201220121$ 481,000 
Josh WillinghamMinnesota Twins201220143$ 21,000,000$ 7.00m



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