Two players today, August 18, that made their big league debuts as Minnesota Twins.
Matt Kinney (P) – August 18, 2000 – Traded by the Boston Red Sox with Joe Thomas (minors) and John Barnes to the Minnesota Twins for Orlando Merced and Greg Swindell on July 31, 1998. Debuted at the Skydome against the Blue Jays and took the loss in a 3-2 game but he pitched well going 6.1 innings and allowing just 2 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks and was lifted trailing 2-0.
Danny Fife (P) – August 18, 1973 – Traded by the Detroit Tigers with cash to the Minnesota Twins in March 1973. Debuted in relief pitching 3 innings at Cleveland Stadium allowing no runs, 2 hits and 1 walk and struck out one in a Twins 5-0 loss to the Indians as Gaylord Perry shutout the Twins on 3 hits.