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    NOTES: The data below is based on what I know or think I know. It may not be 100% accurate.
    Rule V and MiL FA are estimations and will be corrected as the dates approach.
    The "+c" designation reflects the total amount of innings the pitcher threw in his final college season plus his initial professional season.
    If you see something wrong, or have a question, please post in the comments. - Jeremy

    Pos
    Active Roster Service 2012 2013 2014 D.O.B. OPT'S RULE V FA after ACQUIRED BONUS
    C Joe Mauer 8.000 $23,025,000 $23,000,000 $23,000,000 04/19/83 NA INEL 2018 Draft (01-1) $4,000,000
    1B Justin Morneau 7.168 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 05/15/81 NA INEL 2013 Draft (99-3) $290,000
    SP Carl Pavano 13.161 $8,500,000


    01/08/76 NA INEL 2012 Trade (Cle) -
    LF Josh Willingham 6.123 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000
    02/17/79 NA INEL 2014 FA (12) -
    SP
    Scott Baker 5.124 $6,500,000 $ -

    09/19/81 NA INEL 2013 Draft (03-2) $600,000
    SP Nick Blackburn 4.017 $4,750,000 $5,500,000 $ - 02/24/82 10, 12 ELIG 2014 Draft (01-29)
    RP Matt Capps 6.017 $4,500,000 $250,000

    09/03/83 NA INEL 2013 Trade (Was) -
    CF Denard Span 3.111 $3,000,000 $4,750,000 $6,500,000
    02/27/84 09, 10 INEL 2015 Draft (02-1) $1,700,000
    DH/C Ryan Doumit 6.120 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
    04/03/81 NA INEL 2014 FA (12) -
    INF Jamey Carroll 9.020 $2,750,000 $3,750,000 $250,000
    02/18/74 NA INEL 2014 FA (12) -
    LRP
    Glen Perkins 4.010 $1,550,000 $2,500,000 $3,750,000
    03/02/83 OUT INEL 2016 Draft (04-1) $1,425,000
    2B/SS Alexi Casilla 4.038 $1,382,500 ARB 3 07/20/84 OUT INEL 2013 Trade (LAA) -
    RP Jared Burton 4.014 $750,000 ARB3

    05/02/81 OUT INEL 2013 MiL FA -
    LP Brian Duensing 2.104 $515,000 ARB1 ARB2
    02/22/83 09 INEL 2015 Draft (05-3) $400,000
    RP Alex Burnett 1.126 $490,000 ARB1 ARB2
    07/26/87 10, 11 INEL 2015 Draft (05-12)
    RP Anthony Swarzak 1.038 $487,500
    ARB1
    09/10/85 OUT INEL 2016 Draft (04-2) $580,000
    3B Trevor Plouffe 0.162 $485,000
    SUPER 2?
    06/15/86 OUT INEL 2017 Draft (04-1) $1,500,000
    C Drew Butera 2.000 $414,300 SUPER 2? ARB1
    08/09/83 09, 12 INEL 2016 Trade (NYM) -
    RF/CF Ben Revere 0.167 $402,000
    SUPER 2?
    05/03/88 11, 12 INEL 2017 Draft (07-1) $750,000
    LSP
    Scott Diamond 0.034 $398,700


    07/30/86 11, 12 INEL 2018 Rule V (ATL) -
    SP
    P.J. Walters 0.095 $390,800


    03/12/85 OUT INEL 2017 MiL FA -
    OF
    Darin Mastroianni 0.002 $390,800


    08/26/85 11, 12 INEL 2018 waivers (Tor)
    -
    RP Jeff Gray 1.112 $384,300


    11/19/81 OUT ELIG 2012 waivers (SEA) -
    RP Kyle Waldrop 0.024 $296,000


    10/27/85 12 INEL
    2018 Draft (04-1) $1,000,000
    SP Cole De Vries 0.000 $291,100


    02/12/85 12 INEL 2018 NDFA -
    1B/RF Chris Parmelee 0.023 $288,500


    02/24/88 11, 12 INEL
    2018 Draft (06-1) $1,500,000
    LRP Tyler Robertson 0.000 $270,200


    10/23/87 12 INEL 2018 Draft (06-3) $405,500
    SS
    Brian Dozier 0.000 $262,300


    05/15/87 12 INEL 2018 Draft (09-8) $30,000
    RP Casey Fien 0.052 $246,600


    10/21/83 09, 10 INEL 2018 MiL FA -
    SP
    Liam Hendriks 0.023 $246,600


    02/10/89 12 INEL 2018 I-FA (2/07) $170,000
    SP Sam Deduno 0.049 $241,300


    07/02/83 OUT INEL 2018 MiL FA -
    SS Pedro Florimon, Jr. 0.023 $136,400 12/10/86 10, 11 INEL 2018 waivers -
    P Jeff Manship 0.144 $128,500


    01/16/85 LAST INEL 2017 Draft (06-14) $300,000
    P Luis Perdomo 1.004 $123,200


    04/27/84 10 INEL 2017 MiL FA -
    RF
    Matt Carson 0.111 $115,400


    07/01/81 10 INEL 2018 MiL FA
    -
    LP Matt Maloney 1.031 $94,900

    01/16/84 OUT ELIG 2012 MiL FA -
    1B/3B Sean Burroughs 4.092 $83,200


    09/12/80 OUT ELIG 2012 MiL FA -
    CF Clete Thomas 1.027 $78,700


    11/14/83 OUT ELIG 2012 waivers -
    RP
    Esmerling Vasquez 2.066 $76,000
    ARB1
    11/07/83 OUT INEL 2016
    waivers -
    SS Eduardo Escobar 0.027 $70,800


    01/05/89 11, 12 INEL 2018 Trade (CWS) -
    C/LF Chris Herrmann 0.000 $44,600


    11/24/87 - INEL 2018 Draft (09-6) $135,000
    RP Lester Oliveros 0.063 $5,200


    05/28/88 11, 12 INEL
    2018 Trade (DET) -
    CF Joe Benson 0.023
    03/05/88 11, 12 INEL 2018 Draft (06-2) $575,000
    LSP Pedro Hernandez 0.000



    04/12/89 12 INEL 2018 Trade (CWS) -
    RP Deolis Guerra 0.000



    04/17/89 LAST INEL 2018 Trade (NYM) -
    RP Carlos Gutierrez 0.000



    09/22/86 12 INEL 2018 Draft (08-1) $1,780,000
    RF Oswaldo Arcia 0.000
    05/09/91 12 INEL
    2018 I-FA (7/07)


    Pos Other obligations 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    C Joe Mauer


    $23,000,000 $23,000,000 $23,000,000 $23,000,000
    LRP Glen Perkins


    $3,750,000 $300,000


    CF Denard Span


    $500,000



    LSP Francisco Liriano $3,426,200






    INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka $3,000,000






    P Jason Marquis $2,651,100






    P Joel Zumaya $850,000






    3B Danny Valencia $121,000






    TOTAL $98,213,700 $64,250,000 $44,000,000 $27,250,000 $23,300,000 $23,000,000 $23,000,000

    Legend Team Control Arbitration Option Year Old for Roster Young for Roster 40-man add
    Comments 86 Comments
    1. 60ft6in's Avatar
      60ft6in -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
      ...and the Nishi experiment is officially over.
      Pinto resigned

      Minnesota Twins
      Signed:
      RHP Miguel Munoz (re-signed), LHP Edgar Ibarra (re-signed), C Josmil Pinto (re-signed)
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      The Twins also re-sign Jon Goncalves.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Now that 2012 is in the books, the page has been turned to 2013. You'll no longer find all of the 2012 salaries on this page (though a link to it should be available soon). I hope to weigh in with some opinions about how this roster could change over the next couple of months, but that would most likely be done with an article... not here.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      The Twins made their first moves geared towards 2013 by trimming the fat from their 40-man roster. Carlos Gutierrez was claimed by the Cubs. Matt Carson, PJ Walters, Esmerling Vasquez, Jeff Manship, Luis Perdomo and Kyle Waldrop were all outrighted off the roster. Most of those players should have the right to become free agents if they so choose. At this point, I've placed them in a new category called "Organizational Limbo". At some point, they'll either be removed or placed back on the AAA roster. My guess is they were at least given a spring training invite and that most (if not all) will remain in the organization. (The definition of "outrighting" a player can get tricky, so I'm going to wait to jump to any conclusions.)

      Also, the pending free agents remain on the 40-man, though their removal will become a technicality within the next 10 days. After the three of them come off, the Twins will be at 32 players.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      After many attempts to update this table, I think it's right.

      I took the guys out of "organizational limbo" and placed them all as Minor League Free Agents. I do believe that, technically, they need to elect to become free agents, but that's where they'll go for now.

      The Twins re-signed a few more minor league FAs: Aaron Thompson, Shairon Martis and Wilkin Ramirez. They also signed Indy P Tom Boleska.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      P.J. Walters becomes the first official invitee to Spring Training. While it's interesting he's the only one known to have declined his assignment, I would assume that we may hear the other names when the list of minor-league free agents are announced.

      Stay tuned.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Lots of action today:

      Alexi Casilla waived and claimed by Baltimore. Casilla was expected to be non-tendered.

      Sam Deduno was removed from the 40-man. He's been placed in the minor league free agents section, though there is some belief he will re-sign and get a ST invite.

      The Twins added RP Josh Roenicke (out of options) and SS Tommy Field (two options remaining) to their 40-man. Both will make league minimum (or near) if they make the team. Roenicke appears headed for arbitration after this season.
    1. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
      YourHouseIsMyHouse -
      Appreciate the updates JN!
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Sam Deduno and Esmerling Vasquez will be invited to Spring Training. The word is that the signings will be announced after they are "official".

      Part of me wonders if that won't happen until after the Rule V draft. Obviously if the team was concerned about losing either guy, they wouldn't have sent them (unclaimed) through waivers last week.

      But at the same time, the Twins once signed R.A. Dickey to a minor-league contract only to love him in the Rule V draft a few weeks later. They traded his rights (for a catcher named Jair Fernandez) and then signed Dickey the next off-season anyway.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      All of the guys that have signed minor league deals since the conclusion of the season have been put together in a "MiLB/ST invites?" section. The Twins will announce their Spring Training Invites later this winter and the players will be moved accordingly at that time, but for now this is where they will go.

      I've also added the option details on Span's, Caroll's and Perkins's contracts.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Updated to include a few minor league signings.

      And since Baker signed with the Cubs, I've taken him off the list.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Updated to include all moves through Deolis Guerra. Was waiting for Butera confirmation one way or the other, but non-tendering Butera would have been big enough to call a presser... and there isn't going to be one at this time of night.

      What are the chances I find Drew Butera in a 50% bin tomorrow at Target Field?
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Lots of big things today:

      Vance Worley becomes the senior member of the starting rotation. Just a guess, but he'll probably make about $600K this year.

      Trevor May was added to the 40-man in November, so he has all three options remaining.

      Jared Burton signed an extension. I had him pegged for $2m this year, so I added $50K to the 2013 team salary.

      (It's an underestimation - because not all contract renewals will be for the $490K minimum - but if the 16 empty spots are all filled with minimum salaries, the team is only committed to $71,130,000.)

      I also added Ryan Pressly, Mark Sobolewski and Jason Lane.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Updated to include those signed to minor league deals with ST invites.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Updated.
    1. JP3700's Avatar
      JP3700 -
      I believe Vance Worley is at 1.152 and Mike Pelfrey 5.122 in service time.

      I also wanted to say thanks for the great work and continuous updates. It's much appreciated.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Could someone post the link to the spreadsheet again? I can't seem to find it.

      Thanks.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Quote Originally Posted by JP3700 View Post
      I believe Vance Worley is at 1.152 and Mike Pelfrey 5.122 in service time.

      I also wanted to say thanks for the great work and continuous updates. It's much appreciated.
      Hmmm.. WTF. Now it's fixed. Thanks for pointing that out.

      Here's a link, but you can also find it on the home page in the blue ribbon (under the red ribbon up top) entitled "Roster and Payroll"
    1. Rosterman's Avatar
      Rosterman -
      2013 Minnesota Twins Roster - Majors View - also keeping major league AND minor league roster updated here. I transfer the lower minor league guys over as I hear about their status. Joel
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Thanks for posting the link for those of us who are too navigationally challenged to find it on our own.

      And thanks for all of your work keeping this updated .... even if I do find the state of the Twins roster to be incredibly depressing.
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