Season Information
Team Name
1988 Minnesota Twins
League
American League
Division
West
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
91-71 (.562)   GBL: -13
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
2 / 2 / 4
Runs For/Against
759 / 672   Diff: +87
Playoffs
dnq
Playoff Series
dnq
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Johnny Ard (1-20)
Attendance
Attendance Rank
2
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
4
Years Active
1901-2020
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MLB Transactions on this Date

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TranxDatePlayer NameTransaction DescriptionPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
1988-12-30Orlando MercadoSigned as Free Agent by Twins.C-1B6-0195RR1961-11-07Arecibo,PR
1978-  0-   0-SEA
MLB1982-19901978-1994
1988-12-21John ChristensenReleased by Twins.OF-1B6-0180RR1960-09-05Downey,CA
1981-  2-  38-NYN
MLB1984-19881982-1989
1988-12-19Tim LaudnerSigned as Free Agent by Twins.C-DH6-3212RR1958-06-07Mason City,IA
1979-  3-  63-MIN
MLB1981-19891979-1990
1988-12-12Randy BushSigned as Free Agent by Twins.OF-DH6-1184LL1958-10-05Dover,DE
1979-  2-  37-MIN
MLB1982-19931979-1993
1988-12-07Wally BackmanTraded by Mets with Mike Santiago to Twins for Toby Nivens, Steve Gasser and Jeff Bumgarner.2B-SS5-9168BR1959-09-22Hillsboro,OR
1977-  1-  16-NYN
MLB1980-19931977-1993
1988-12-06Tom GillesSelected by Blue Jays from Twins in the minor league draft.P-1B6-1185RR1962-07-02Peoria,IL
1984- 47- 834-NYA
MLB1990-19901984-1995
1988-12-06Jim DwyerSigned as Free Agent by Twins.OF-DH5-10175LL1950-01-03Evergreen Park,IL
1971- 11- 255-SLN
MLB1973-19901971-1990
1988-12-04Mark PortugalTraded by Twins to Astros for Todd McClure.P6-0208RR1962-10-30Los Angeles,CA
1980-  0-   0-MIN
MLB1985-19991981-1999
1988-11-30Greg OlsonSigned as Free Agent by Twins.C-3B6-0200RR1960-09-06Marshall,MN
1982-  7- 163-NYN
MLB1989-19931982-1996
1988-11-23Manny HernandezSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P-2B6-0150RR1961-05-07La Romana,DR
1978-  0-   0-HOU
MLB1986-19891979-1991
1988-11-03Bert BlylevenTraded by Twins with Kevin Trudeau to Angels for Paul Sorrento, Rob Wassenaar and Mike Cook.P6-3207RR1951-04-06Zeist,NT
1969-  3-  55-MIN
MLB1970-19921969-1992
1988-11-03Paul SorrentoTraded by Angels with Rob Wassenaar and Mike Cook to Twins for Kevin Trudeau and Bert Blyleven.1B-OF6-2220LR1965-11-17Somerville,MA
1986-  4- 103-CAL
MLB1989-19991986-2000
1988-11-03Mike CookTraded by Angels with Paul Sorrento and Rob Wassenaar to Twins for Kevin Trudeau and Bert Blyleven.P-1B6-3200RR1963-08-14Charleston,SC
1985-  1-  19-CAL
MLB1986-19931985-1994
1988-10-24Eric BullockTraded by Twins with Tom Nieto and Tom Herr to Phillies for Shane Rawley and Cash.OF-1B5-11185LL1960-02-16Los Angeles,CA
1981-  1-  20-HOU
MLB1985-19921981-1995
1988-10-24Shane RawleyTraded by Phillies with Cash to Twins for Tom Nieto, Eric Bullock and Tom Herr.P-DH6-0185RL1955-06-27Racine,WI
1974-  2-  29-MON
MLB1978-19891974-1989
1988-10-24Tom NietoTraded by Twins with Eric Bullock and Tom Herr to Phillies for Shane Rawley and Cash.C-DH6-1205RR1960-10-27Downey,CA
1981-  3-  60-SLN
MLB1984-19901981-1991
1988-10-24Tom HerrTraded by Twins with Tom Nieto and Eric Bullock to Phillies for Shane Rawley and Cash.2B-SS6-0185BR1956-04-04Lancaster,PA
1974-  0-   0-SLN
MLB1979-19911975-1991
1988-08-29Jim DwyerTraded by Orioles to Twins for Doug Kline.OF-DH5-10175LL1950-01-03Evergreen Park,IL
1971- 11- 255-SLN
MLB1973-19901971-1990
1988-08-16Alan CockrellTraded by Giants to Twins for Karl Best.OF-1B6-2210RR1962-12-05Kansas City,KS
1984-  1-   9-SFN
MLB1996-19961984-1996
1988-08-16Karl BestTraded by Twins to Giants for Alan Cockrell.P6-4210RR1959-03-06Aberdeen,WA
1977- 12- 312-SEA
MLB1983-19881978-1988
1988-07-20Mike MisuracaSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Twins.P6-0190RR1968-08-21Long Beach,CA
1988-  0-   0-MIN
MLB1997-19971989-1997
1988-06-27Dan SchatzederSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P6-0195LL1954-12-01Elmhurst,IL
1976-  3-  57-MON
MLB1977-19911976-1991
1988-05-28John ChristensenSigned as Free Agent by Twins.OF-1B6-0180RR1960-09-05Downey,CA
1981-  2-  38-NYN
MLB1984-19881982-1989
1988-05-04Joe NiekroReleased by Twins.P6-1190RR1944-11-07Martins Ferry,OH
1966-  3-  43-CHN
MLB1967-19881966-1988
1988-04-28Steve CarltonReleased by Twins.P6-5210LL1944-12-22Miami,FL
1963-  0-   0-SLN
MLB1965-19881964-1988
1988-04-22Tom BrunanskyTraded by Twins to Cardinals for Tom Herr.OF-DH6-4216RR1960-08-20Covina,CA
1978-  1-  14-CAL
MLB1981-19941978-1994
1988-04-22Tom HerrTraded by Cardinals to Twins for Tom Brunansky.2B-SS6-0185BR1956-04-04Lancaster,PA
1974-  0-   0-SLN
MLB1979-19911975-1991
1988-04-21Tippy MartinezReleased by Twins.P5-10180LL1950-05-31La Junta,CO
1969- 35- 799-WS2
MLB1974-19881972-1988
1988-04-10Mike MasonSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P6-2205LL1958-11-21Faribault,MN
1980-  1-  12-TEX
MLB1982-19881980-1996
1988-04-06Tom GillesSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P-1B6-1185RR1962-07-02Peoria,IL
1984- 47- 834-NYA
MLB1990-19901984-1995
1988-04-05John MosesSigned as Free Agent by Twins.OF-1B5-10170BL1957-08-09Los Angeles,CA
1981-  4-  86-CHA
MLB1982-19921980-1992
1988-04-05Jim WinnSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P6-3210RR1959-09-23Stockton,CA
1981-  1-  14-PIT
MLB1983-19881981-1988
1988-04-04Tippy MartinezSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P5-10180LL1950-05-31La Junta,CO
1969- 35- 799-WS2
MLB1974-19881972-1988
1988-03-31Bernardo BritoSigned as Free Agent by Twins.OF-DH6-1190RR1963-12-04San Cristobal,DR
1980-  0-   0-CLE
MLB1992-19951981-1998
1988-03-31Joe KlinkTraded by Twins to Athletics for Russ Kibler.P5-11175LL1962-02-03Johnstown,PA
1983- 36- 801-NYN
MLB1987-19961983-1996
1988-03-28Karl BestTraded by Tigers to Twins for Don Schulze.P6-4210RR1959-03-06Aberdeen,WA
1977- 12- 312-SEA
MLB1983-19881978-1988
1988-03-28Don SchulzeTraded by Twins to Tigers for Karl Best.P6-3225RR1962-09-27Roselle,IL
1980-  1-  11-CHN
MLB1983-19891980-1993
1988-03-24Balvino GalvezTraded by Tigers to Twins for Billy Beane.P6-0170RR1964-03-31San Pedro de Macoris,DR
1981-  0-   0-LAN
MLB1986-19861982-1993
1988-03-24Billy BeaneTraded by Twins to Tigers for Balvino Galvez.OF-1B6-4195RR1962-03-29Orlando,FL
1980-  1-  23-NYN
MLB1984-19891980-1989
1988-03-18Sal ButeraReleased by Twins.C-DH6-0190RR1952-09-25Richmond Hill,NY
1972-  0-   0-MIN
MLB1980-19881972-1989
1988-03-01Bryan ClarkReleased by Twins.P6-2185LL1956-07-12Madera,CA
1974- 10- 227-PIT
MLB1981-19901974-1990
1988-02-24Doug BakerTraded by Tigers to Twins for Julius McDougal.SS-OF5-9165BR1961-04-03Fullerton,CA
1982-  9- 230-DET
MLB1984-19901982-1991
1988-02-09Joe NiekroSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P6-1190RR1944-11-07Martins Ferry,OH
1966-  3-  43-CHN
MLB1967-19881966-1988
1988-02-05Freddie ToliverTraded by Phillies to Twins for Chris Calvert.P6-1170RR1961-02-03Natchez,MS
1979-  3-  77-NYA
MLB1984-19931979-1998
1988-02-04Charlie LeaSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P6-4200RR1956-12-25Orleans,FR
1978-  9- 217-MON
MLB1980-19881978-1988
1988-02-03Tim LaudnerSigned as Free Agent by Twins.C-DH6-3212RR1958-06-07Mason City,IA
1979-  3-  63-MIN
MLB1981-19891979-1990
1988-01-29Steve CarltonSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P6-5210LL1944-12-22Miami,FL
1963-  0-   0-SLN
MLB1965-19881964-1988
1988-01-18Kelvin TorveSigned as Free Agent by Twins.1B-OF6-3205LR1960-01-10Rapid City,SD
1981-  2-  36-SFN
MLB1988-19911981-1991
1988-01-07Gary GaettiSigned as Free Agent by Twins.3B-1B6-0205RR1958-08-19Centralia,IL
1979-  1-  11-MIN
MLB1981-20001979-2000
1988-01-05Sal ButeraSigned as Free Agent by Twins.C-DH6-0190RR1952-09-25Richmond Hill,NY
1972-  0-   0-MIN
MLB1980-19881972-1989
1988-01-04Brian HarperSigned as Free Agent by Twins.C-OF6-2206RR1959-10-16Los Angeles,CA
1977-  4-  85-CAL
MLB1979-19951977-2000
1988-01-01Vic RodriguezSigned as Free Agent by Twins.2B-3B5-11173RR1961-07-14New York,NY
1977-  0-   0-BAL
MLB1984-19891977-1994
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