2009 MINNESOTA TWINS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Minneapolis,MN
Team Record:  87-76   .534
Result:   1st in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Ron Gardenhire
General Manager:   Bill Smith
Stadium:  Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance:  2,416,237
Payroll:  $65,299,266
Playoffs:  Lost in ALDS (NY Yankees)

Minnesota Twins affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Mike Redmond (38)
Youngest Player:  Carlos Gomez (23)
Longest Tenure:  Michael Cuddyer (9)
Top Hitter:  Joe Mauer (3)
Top Pitcher:  Scott Baker (9)
Top Draft Pick:  Kyle Gibson (#22)

Roster Continuity:  74.29%
Top Prospect:   Aaron Hicks
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Minnesota8776.534--
Detroit8677.5281.0
Chi White Sox7983.4887.5
Cleveland6597.40121.5
KC Royals6597.40121.5

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
Luis AyalaMinnesota Twins200920091$ 1,300,000 
Luis AyalaMinnesota Twins200920091$ 1,300,000 
Scott BakerMinnesota Twins200920124$ 15,250,000$ 3.81mClub option for 2013 at $9.5m
Nick BlackburnMinnesota Twins200920091$ 440,000 
Craig BreslowMinnesota Twins200920091$ 422,000 
Brian BuscherMinnesota Twins200920091$ 412,500 
Orlando CabreraOakland Athletics200920091$ 4,000,000 
Alexi CasillaMinnesota Twins200920091$ 427,500 
Jesse CrainMinnesota Twins200720093$ 3,250,000$ 1.08m
Joe CredeMinnesota Twins200920091$ 2,500,000 
Michael CuddyerMinnesota Twins200820103$ 24,000,000$ 8.00mClub option for 2011 ($10.5m) $2.75 signing bonus, Avoided arbitration
R.A. DickeyMinnesota Twins200920091$ 525,000 MInor League Contract
Brian DuensingMinnesota Twins200920091$ 400,000 
Armando GabinoMinnesota Twins200920091$ 400,000 
Carlos GomezMinnesota Twins200920091$ 435,000 
Matt GuerrierMinnesota Twins200920091$ 1,475,000 Avoided arbitration
Brendan HarrisMinnesota Twins200920091$ 466,100 
Sean HennMinnesota Twins200920091$ 500,000 Minor League Contract
Philip HumberNew York Mets200920095$ 4,200,000$ 0.84m$3m signing bonus
Bobby KeppelMinnesota Twins200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Jason KubelMinnesota Twins200920102$ 7,200,000$ 3.60mClub option for 2011 ($5.25m) Avoided arbitration
Francisco LirianoMinnesota Twins200920091$ 430,000 
Ron MahayKansas City Royals200820092$ 8,000,000$ 4.00m
Joe MauerMinnesota Twins200720104$ 33,000,000$ 8.25mAvoided arbitration
Jose MijaresMinnesota Twins200920091$ 400,000 
Jose MoralesMinnesota Twins200920091$ 400,000 
Juan MorilloColorado Rockies200920091$ 401,000 
Justin MorneauMinnesota Twins200820136$ 80,000,000$ 13.33m$6m signing bonus. Avoided arbitration
Kevin MulveyMinnesota Twins200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Joe NathanMinnesota Twins200820114$ 47,000,000$ 11.75mClub option for 2012 ($12.5m)
Carl PavanoCleveland Indians200920091$ 1,500,000 
Glen PerkinsMinnesota Twins200920091$ 430,000 
Nick PuntoMinnesota Twins200920102$ 8,500,000$ 4.25mClub option for 2011 ($5m)
Jon RauchWashington Nationals200820092$ 3,200,000$ 1.60mClub option for 2010 ($2.9m)
Mike RedmondMinnesota Twins200920091$ 950,000 Option exercised
Kevin SloweyMinnesota Twins200920091$ 440,000 
Denard SpanMinnesota Twins200920091$ 435,000 
Anthony SwarzakMinnesota Twins200920091$ 400,000 
Matt TolbertMinnesota Twins200920091$ 405,000 
Delmon YoungMinnesota Twins200920091$ 1,152,000 



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