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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
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Justin Morneau1B28$ 11,600,000  64 
Joe NathanP34$ 11,250,000  71 
Joe MauerC26$ 10,500,000  75 
Michael CuddyerRF30$ 7,666,666   
Orlando Cabrera2B34$ 4,000,000   
Ron MahayP38$ 4,000,000   
Nick PuntoSS-3B31$ 4,000,000   
Jason KubelLF27$ 2,750,000   
Jon RauchP30$ 2,525,000   
Joe Crede3B31$ 2,500,000   
Jesse CrainP27$ 1,700,000   
Carl PavanoP33$ 1,500,000   
Matt GuerrierP30$ 1,475,000   
Luis AyalaP31$ 1,300,000   
Delmon YoungRF23$ 1,152,000   
Philip HumberP26$ 1,150,000   
Mike RedmondC38$ 950,000   
Scott BakerP27$ 750,000   
R.A. DickeyP34$ 525,000   
Brendan HarrisSS28$ 466,100   
Nick BlackburnP27$ 440,000   
Kevin SloweyP25$ 440,000   
Carlos GomezCF23$ 437,500   
Denard SpanCF25$ 435,000   
Francisco LirianoP25$ 430,000   
Glen PerkinsP26$ 430,000   
Alexi Casilla2B24$ 427,500   
Craig BreslowP28$ 422,000   
Brian Buscher3B28$ 412,500   
Juan MorilloP25$ 401,000   
Brian DuensingP26$ 400,000   
Jose MoralesC26$ 400,000   


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