Season Information
Team Name
1998 Minnesota Twins
League
American League
Division
Central
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
70-92 (.432)   GBL: -19
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
4 / 12 / 24
Runs For/Against
734 / 818   Diff: -84
Playoffs
dnq
Playoff Series
dnq
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Ryan Mills (1-6)
Attendance
Attendance Rank
29
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
11
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
1998-12-21George WilliamsSigned as Free Agent by Twins.C-OF5-10190BR1969-04-22La Crosse,WI
1991- 24- 645-OAK
MLB1995-20001990-2001
1998-12-18Jose EspinalClaimed on waivers by Twins from CubsP6-1185RR1976-08-31Santo Domingo,DR
1998- 16- 469-MIN
AAA1997-2007
1998-12-18Gary RathSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P6-2186LL1973-01-10Gulfport,MS
1994-  2-  47-LAN
MLB1998-19991992-2005
1998-12-18Melvin NievesSigned by TwinsOF-RF6-2220BR1971-12-28San Juan,PR
1988-  0-   0-ATL
MLB1992-19981988-2008
1998-12-15Brent GatesSigned as Free Agent by Twins.2B-3B6-1190BR1970-03-14Grand Rapids,MI
1991-  1-  26-OAK
MLB1993-19991991-1999
1998-12-15Melvin NievesSigned as Free Agent by Twins.OF-RF6-2220BR1971-12-28San Juan,PR
1988-  0-   0-ATL
MLB1992-19981988-2008
1998-12-15Eddie WilliamsSigned as Free Agent by Twins.3B-1B6-0210RR1964-11-01Shreveport,LA
1983-  1-   4-NYN
MLB1986-19981983-2002
1998-12-14Joe EspadaSelected by Twins from Athletics in Rule 5 major league draftSS-2B5-10175RR1975-08-30Santurce,PR
1996-  2-  45-OAK
AAA1994-2005
1998-12-14Brandon MarstersSelected by Twins from Phillies in Rule 5 minor league draftC-P5-11206RR1975-03-14Urbana,IL
1996-  9- 256-PHI
AAA1994-2006
1998-12-14Alex OchoaTraded by Twins to Brewers for Darrell Nicholas.OF-RF6-0195RR1972-03-29Miami Lakes,FL
1991-  3-  82-BAL
MLB1995-20021991-2008
1998-11-19Jon ShaveClaimed on waivers by Rangers from Twins.2B-SS6-0185RR1967-11-04Waycross,GA
1990-  5- 144-TEX
MLB1993-19991987-2001
1998-11-16Dan NaultyTraded by Twins to Yankees for Allen Butler.P6-6224RR1970-01-06Los Angeles,CA
1992- 14- 402-MIN
MLB1996-19991992-2000
1998-11-06J.C. ContrerasSigned as nondrafted free agent by TwinsP6-0153LL1982-04-24Caracas,VZ
A+2001-2004
1998-11-03Scott DownsTraded by Cubs with Cash to Twins for Mike Morgan.P6-2190LL1976-03-17Louisville,KY
1997-  3-  94-CHN
MLB2000-20141995-2014
1998-10-03Todd RitchieReleased by Twins.P6-3222RR1971-11-07Portsmouth,VA
1990-  1-  12-MIN
MLB1997-20041990-2008
1998-09-28Fred RathClaimed on waivers by Twins from Rockies.P6-3220RR1973-01-05Dallas,TX
1991- 29- 750-NYA
MLB1998-19981995-2001
1998-08-25Mike MorganTraded by Twins to Cubs for Scott Downs and Cash.P6-2220RR1959-10-08Tulare,CA
1978-  1-   4-OAK
MLB1978-20021978-2002
1998-07-31Matt KinneyTraded by Red Sox with Joe Thomas and John Barnes to Twins for Greg Swindell and Orlando Merced.P6-5220RR1976-12-16Bangor,ME
1995-  6- 158-BOS
MLB2000-20051995-2010
1998-07-31John BarnesTraded by Red Sox with Joe Thomas and Matt Kinney to Twins for Greg Swindell and Orlando Merced.OF-P6-2205RR1976-04-24San Diego,CA
1996-  4- 121-BOS
MLB2000-20011996-2007
1998-07-31Orlando MercedTraded by Twins with Greg Swindell to Red Sox for Joe Thomas, Matt Kinney and John Barnes.1B-OF6-1195LR1966-11-02San Juan,PR
1985-  0-   0-PIT
MLB1990-20031986-2003
1998-07-31Greg SwindellTraded by Twins with Orlando Merced to Red Sox for Joe Thomas, Matt Kinney and John Barnes.P6-3230RL1965-01-02Fort Worth,TX
1986-  1-   2-CLE
MLB1986-20021986-2003
1998-06-25Fred RathClaimed on waivers by Rockies from Twins.P6-3220RR1973-01-05Dallas,TX
1991- 29- 750-NYA
MLB1998-19981995-2001
1998-05-26Doug LintonSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P6-1190RR1965-09-02Santa Ana,CA
1986- 43- 878-TOR
MLB1992-20031984-2004
1998-05-22Ricky BonesReleased by Twins.P-OF6-0202RR1969-04-07Salinas,PR
1986-  0-   0-SDN
MLB1991-20011986-2003
1998-04-20Chris TurnerReleased by Twins.C-1B6-3200RR1969-03-23Bowling Green,KY
1991-  7- 194-CAL
MLB1993-20001991-2000
1998-04-03Hector CarrascoClaimed on waivers by Twins from Diamondbacks.P6-2220RR1969-10-22San Pedro de Macoris,DR
1988-  0-   0-NYN
MLB1994-20071988-2012
1998-03-27Ryan RadmanovichClaimed on waivers by Mariners from Twins.OF-3B6-2200LR1971-08-09Calgary,AB
1993- 14- 401-MIN
MLB1998-19981993-2009
1998-02-06Chuck KnoblauchTraded by Twins to Yankees for ??, Eric Milton, Cristian Guzman, Brian Buchanan and Cash.2B-LF5-9170RR1968-07-07Houston,TX
1989-  1-  25-MIN
MLB1991-20021987-2002
1998-02-06Brian BuchananTraded by Yankees with ??, Eric Milton, Cristian Guzman and Cash to Twins for Chuck Knoblauch.OF-RF6-4230RR1973-07-21Miami,FL
1994-  1-  24-NYA
MLB2000-20041992-2009
1998-02-06Eric MiltonTraded by Yankees with ??, Cristian Guzman, Brian Buchanan and Cash to Twins for Chuck Knoblauch.P6-3220LL1975-08-04State College,PA
1996-  1-  20-NYA
MLB1998-20091994-2009
1998-02-06Cristian GuzmanTraded by Yankees with ??, Eric Milton, Brian Buchanan and Cash to Twins for Chuck Knoblauch.SS-2B6-0188BR1978-03-21Santo Domingo,DR
1994-  0-   0-NYA
MLB1999-20101996-2010
1998-01-14Orlando MercedSigned as Free Agent by Twins.1B-OF6-1195LR1966-11-02San Juan,PR
1985-  0-   0-PIT
MLB1990-20031986-2003
1998-01-06Ricky BonesSigned as Free Agent by Twins.P-OF6-0202RR1969-04-07Salinas,PR
1986-  0-   0-SDN
MLB1991-20011986-2003
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