Major League debuts as Minnesota Twins

Since the Minnesota Twins started play in 1961 through the 2017 season there have been 809 baseball players (394 position and 415 pitchers) that have worn a Minnesota Twins uniform at one time or another and I am pretty sure all of them can remember their major league debut. But how many of these players made their major league debut wearing the colors of the Minnesota Twins? This list will give you that answer and will tell you when their major league debut took place and how they came to be Minnesota Twins in the first place.

The first player to make his major league debut in a Minnesota Twins uniform was catcher Ron Henry when he entered the April 15, 1961 game in the fifth inning at Memorial Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles as a pinch-hitter.

The second player and first pitcher to make his major league debut in a Minnesota Twins uniform was RHP Lee Stange when he entered the April 15, 1961 game in the eighth inning at Memorial Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles and pitched the final inning of the game for Minnesota.

 

The following players made their major league debuts as Minnesota Twins

 

2017

388.Gabriel Moya (P) – September 12, 2017 – Traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Minnesota Twins for John Ryan Murphy.

Niko Goodrum (2B) – September 2, 2017 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft

John Curtiss (P) – August 25, 2017 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Mitch Garver (C) – August 19, 2017 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 9th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Aaron Slegers (P) – August 17, 2017 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Dietrich Enns (P) – August 10, 2017 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Zack Littell (minors) to the Minnesota Twins for Jaime Garcia on July 30, 2017

Zack Granite (OF) – July 8, 2017 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft. Debuted as PH and locked horns with Orioles reliever Michael Givens in an 11 pitch-st-bat before flying out to left field.

Felix Jorge (P) – July 1, 2017 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on February 21, 2011.

Trevor Hildenberger (P) – June 23, 2017 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 22nd round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Alan Busenitz (P) – June 17, 2017 – Traded by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with Hector Santiago to the Minnesota Twins for Alex MeyerRicky Nolasco and cash on August 1, 2016

Nik Turley (P) – June 11, 2017 – Signed as free agent with Twins on October 21, 2016.

Randy Rosario (P) – June 2, 2017 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on August 16, 2010.

Jason Wheeler (P) – May 30, 2017 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 8th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft.

375.Justin Haley (P) – April 5, 2017 – Rule 5 pick-up in December 2016

2016

James Beresford (1B/3B/2B) – September 10, 2016 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on August 13, 2005

Alex Wimmers (P) –  August 26, 2016 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (21st) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft

Adalberto Mejia (P) – August 20, 2016 – Traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Minnesota Twins for Eduardo Nunez on July 28, 2016

J.T. Chargois (P) – June 11, 2016 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft

Pat Dean (P) – May 11, 2016 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft

Jose Berrios (P) – April 27, 2016 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (32nd) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft

Taylor Rogers (P) – April 14, 2016 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft

ByungHo Park (1B) – April 4, 2016 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on December 1, 2015

2015

Max Kepler (OF) – September 27, 2015 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on July 11, 2009

Tyler Duffey (P) – August 5, 2015 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft

Ryan O’Rourke (P) – July 7, 2015 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft

Miguel Sano (3B/OF) – July 2, 2015 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on October 9, 2009

Alex Meyer (P) – June 26, 2015 – Traded by the Washington Nationals to the Minnesota Twins for Denard Span on November 29, 2012

Byron Buxton (OF ) – June 14, 2015 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (2nd) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft

Eddie Rosario (OF) – May 6, 2015 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft

J.R. Graham (P) – April 6, 2015 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Atlanta Braves in the 2014 rule 5 draft.

2014

A.J. Achter (P) – September 3, 2014 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 46th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft

Trevor May (P) – August 9, 2014 – Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Vance Worley to the Minnesota Twins for Ben Revere on December 6, 2012

Kennys Vargas (1B) – August 1, 2014 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on February 25, 2009 – on his 24th birthday

Jorge Polanco (SS) – June 26, 2014 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on July 6, 2009

Yohan Pino (P) – June 19, 2014 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on December 12, 2013

Logan Darnell (P) – May 6, 2014 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft

Danny Santana (OF/SS) – May 5, 2014 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on December 13, 2007

2013

Josmil Pinto (C) – September 1, 2013 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on February 14, 2006

350.Andrew Albers (P) – August 6, 2013 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on March 10, 2011

Michael Tonkin (P) – July 11, 2013 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 30th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft

Kyle Gibson (P) – June 29, 2013 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (22nd) of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft

Chris Colabello (1B) – May 22, 2013 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on February 2, 2012 – number 18,000

Caleb Thielbar (P) – May 20, 2013 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on August 18, 2011

Oswaldo Arcia (OF) – April 15, 2013 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on July 4, 2007

Ryan Pressly (P) – April 4, 2013 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 rule 5 draft.

Aaron Hicks (OF) – April 1, 2013 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (14th) of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft

2012

Chris Herrmann (C/OF) – September 16, 2012 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft

Tyler Robertson (P) – June 26, 2012 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft

Cole De Vries (P) – May 24, 2012 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on August 22, 2006

Brian Dozier (SS/2B) – May 7, 2012 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 8th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft

2011

Chris Parmelee (OF/1B) – September 6, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (20th) of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft

Joe Benson (OF) – September 6, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft

Liam Hendriks (P) – September 6, 2011 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on February 25, 2007

Kyle Waldrop (P) – September 5, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th) of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft

Scott Diamond (P) – July 18, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Atlanta Braves in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

Brian Dinkelman (2B) – June 4, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 8th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft

Rene Tosoni (OF) – April 28, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 36th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (2B) – April 1, 2011 – Purchased by the Minnesota Twins from Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan Pacific) on December 16, 2010.

2010

Ben Revere (OF) – September 7, 2010 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (28th) of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft

Rob Delaney (P) – September 4, 2010 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on June 16, 2006

Matt Fox (P) – September 3, 2010 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (35th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft

Anthony Slama (P) – July 21, 2010 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 39th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft

Danny Valencia (3B) – June 3, 2010 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 19th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft

325.Trevor Plouffe (SS/2B/OF/3B) – May 21, 2010 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (20th) of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft

Wilson Ramos (C) – May 2, 2010 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on July 7, 2004. Ramos was the first player wearing a Twins uniform to make his big league debut at Target field.

Luke Hughes (3B/2B)  – April 28, 2010 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on July 19, 2002

Drew Butera (C) – April 9, 2010 – Traded by the New York Mets with Dustin Martin (minors) to the Minnesota Twins for Luis Castillo on July 30, 2007

Alex Burnett (P) – April 8, 2010 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 12th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft

2009

Armando Gabino (P) – August 25, 2009 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Cleveland Indians in the 2004 minor league draft on December 13, 2004

Jeff Manship (P) – August 15, 2009 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft

Kevin Mulvey (P) – July 20, 2009 – Traded by the New York Mets with Carlos Gomez, Deolis Guerra and Philip Humber to the Minnesota Twins for Johan Santana on February 2, 2008

Anthony Swarzak (P) – May 23, 2009 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft

Brian Duensing (P) – April 10, 2009 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft

2008

Jose Mijares (P) – September 13, 2008 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on March 2, 2002

Jason Pridie (OF) – September 3, 2008 – Traded by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays with Brendan Harris and Delmon Young to the Minnesota Twins for Eddie Morlan, Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza on November 28, 2007

Randy Ruiz (1B) – August 1, 2008 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on November 16, 2007

Matt Macri (3B) – May 24, 2008 – Traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Minnesota Twins for Ramon Ortiz on August 15, 2007

Bobby Korecky (P) – April 26, 2008The Philadelphia Phillies sent Bobby Korecky to the Minnesota Twins on December 17, 2003 to complete an earlier deal made on December 3, 2003

Denard Span (OF) – April 6, 2008 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (20th) of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft

Matt Tolbert (2B/3B/SS) – April 1, 2008 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 16th round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft

Brian Bass (P) – April 1, 2008 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on April 14, 2007

2007

Jose Morales (C) – September 8, 2007 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft – 3 hits

Nick Blackburn (P) – September 3, 2007 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 29th round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft

Tommy Watkins (3B) – August 10, 2007 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 38th round of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft

Brian Buscher (3B) – July 27, 2007 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the San Francisco Giants in the 2006 rule 5 draft on December 7, 2006.

Kevin Slowey (P) – June 1, 2007 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft

Jason Miller (P) – May 26, 2007 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft

Julio DePaula (P) – May 16, 2007 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on July 10, 1999.

300.Garrett Jones (1B/OF) – May 15, 2007 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on May 24, 2002.

2006

Glen Perkins (P) – September 21, 2006 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (22nd) of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft

Alexi Casilla (2B/SS) – September 1, 2006 – Traded by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the Minnesota Twins for J.C. Romero on December 9, 2005

Matt Garza (P) – August 11, 2006 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th) of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft

Josh Rabe (OF) – July 17, 2006 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft

Pat Neshek (P) – July 7, 2006 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft

Boof Bonser (P) – May 21, 2006 – Traded by the San Francisco Giants with Francisco Liriano and Joe Nathan to the Minnesota Twins for A.J. Pierzynski and cash on November 14, 2003.

Willie Eyre (P) – April 6, 2006 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 23rd round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft

2005

Chris Heintz (C) – September 10, 2005 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on November 21, 2003

Travis Bowyer (P) – September 10, 2005 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft

Francisco Liriano (P) – September 5, 2005 – Traded by the San Francisco Giants with Boof Bonser and Joe Nathan to the Minnesota Twins for A.J. Pierzynski and cash on November 14, 2003

Glenn Williams (3B) – June 7, 2005 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on December 14, 2004

Luis Rodriguez (2B/3B/SS) – May 21, 2005 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on June 1, 1997

Scott Baker (P) – May 7, 2005 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft

Dave Gassner (P) – April 16, 2005The Toronto Blue Jays sent Dave Gassner to the Minnesota Twins on December 15, 2003 to complete an earlier deal made on July 16, 2003.

2004

J.D. Durbin (P) – September 8, 2004 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft

Terry Tiffee (3B/1B) – September 1, 2004 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Jason Kubel (OF) – August 31, 2004 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 12th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft

Jesse Crain (P) – August 5, 2004 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Jason Bartlett (SS) – August 3, 2004 – Traded by the San Diego Padres to the Minnesota Twins for Brian Buchanan on July 12, 2002.

Matt Guerrier (P) – June 17, 2004 – Selected off waivers by the Minnesota Twins from the Pittsburgh Pirates on November 20, 2003. 

Joe Mauer (C) – April 5, 2004 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (1st) of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft. 16,000th player to debut in the major leagues.

2003

Rob Bowen (C) – September 1, 2003 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Alex Prieto (2B/SS/3B) – July 26, 2003 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on January 24, 2002.

Justin Morneau (1B) – June 10, 2003 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft.

275.Micheal Nakamura (P) – June 7, 2003 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on December 24, 1997.

Lew Ford (OF) – May 29, 2003 – Traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Minnesota Twins for Hector Carrasco on September 9, 2000.

2002

Mike Ryan (OF) – September 20, 2002 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft. One of the interesting debuts ever.

Michael Restovich (OF) – September 18, 2002 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Todd Sears (1B) – September 17, 2002 – Traded by the Colorado Rockies with cash to the Minnesota Twins for Butch Huskey and Todd Walker on July 15, 2000.

Kevin Frederick (P) – July 15, 2002 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 34th round of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft.

2001

Michael Cuddyer (OF/1B/3B) – September 23, 2001 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (9th) of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Dustan Mohr (OF) – August 29, 2001 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on April 1, 2000.

Grant Balfour (P) – July 22, 2001 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on January 19, 1997.

Adam Johnson (P) – July 16, 2001 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (2nd) of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Kyle Lohse (P) – June 22, 2001 – Traded by the Chicago Cubs with Jason Ryan to the Minnesota Twins for Rick Aguilera and Scott Downs on May 21, 1999

Juan Rincon (P) – June 7, 2001 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on November 4, 1996.

Brad Thomas (P) – May 26, 2001 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on May 12, 1997.

Bobby Kielty (OF) – April 10, 2001 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on February 16, 1999. 

2000

John Barnes (OF) – September 16, 2000 – Traded by the Boston Red Sox with Joe Thomas (minors) and Matt Kinney to the Minnesota Twins for Orlando Merced and Greg Swindell on July 31, 1998

Luis Rivas (2B/SS) – September 16, 2000 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on October 9, 1995.

Danny Mota (P) – September 15, 2000 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Brian Buchanan, Cristian Guzman, Eric Milton and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Chuck Knoblauch on February 6, 1998.

Jack Cressend (P) – August 26, 2000 – Selected off waivers by the Minnesota Twins from the Boston Red Sox on April 22, 1999. 

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.

Danny Ardoin (C) – August 2, 2000 – Traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Minnesota Twins for Mario Valdez on July 31, 2000.

Chad Moeller (C) – June 20, 2000 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft.

Brian Buchanan (OF) – May 19, 2000 Traded by the New York Yankees with Cristian Guzman, Eric Milton, Danny Mota and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Chuck Knoblauch on February 6, 1998.

Johan Santana (P) – April 3, 2000 – Traded by the Florida Marlins with cash to the Minnesota Twins for Jared Camp (minors) on December 13, 1999.

Matt LeCroy (C) – April 3, 2000 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (50th) of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft

 

1999

J.C. Romero (P) – September 15, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round of the 1997 amateur draft.

250.Jason Ryan (P) – August 24, 1999 – Traded by the Chicago Cubs with Kyle Lohse to the Minnesota Twins for Rick Aguilera and Scott Downs.

Mark Redman (P) – July 24, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1995 amateur draft

Jacque Jones (OF) – June 9, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft.

Cleatus Davidson (2B/SS) – May 30, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1994 amateur draft

Rob Radlosky (P) – May 25, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 22nd round of the 1993 amateur draft.

Joe Mays (P) – April 7, 1999 – The Seattle Mariners sent Jeromy Palki (minors) and Joe Mays to the Minnesota Twins on October 9, 1997 to complete an earlier deal made on August 20, 1997 when the Twins sent Roberto Kelly to Seattle.

Dan Perkins (P) – April 7, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1993 amateur draft.

Mike Lincoln (P) – April 7, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1996 amateur draft.

Cristian Guzman (SS) – April 6, 1999 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Brian Buchanan, Eric Milton, Danny Mota and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Chuck Knoblauch on February 6, 1998.

Chad Allen (OF) – April 6, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the 1996 amateur draft.

1998

Doug Mientkiewicz (1B) – September 18, 1998 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 1995 amateur draft.

Benj Sampson (P) – September 9, 1998 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 1993 amateur draft.

Corey Koskie (3B) – September 9, 1998 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round of the 1994 amateur draft.

A.J. Pierzynski (C) – September 9, 1998 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1994 amateur draft.

Travis Baptist (P) – August 1, 1998 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

Eric Milton (P) – April 5, 1998 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Brian Buchanan, Cristian Guzman, Danny Mota and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Chuck Knoblauch on February 6, 1998. 

1997

Javier Valentin (C) – September 13, 1997 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1993 amateur draft.

David Ortiz (1B) – September 2, 1997 – The Seattle Mariners sent David Ortiz to the Minnesota Twins to complete an earlier deal made on August 29, 1996.

Damian Miller (C) – August 10, 1997 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round of the 1990 amateur draft.

Shane Bowers (P) – July 26, 1997 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round of the 1993 amateur draft.

Chris Latham (OF) – April 12, 1997 – The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Chris Latham to the Minnesota Twins to complete an earlier deal made on July 31, 1995.

Todd Ritchie (P) – April 3, 1997 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1990 amateur draft.

1996

Brent Brede (OF/1B) – September 8, 1996 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 1990 amateur draft.

Todd Walker (2B/3B) – August 30, 1996 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.

Travis Miller (P) – August 25, 1996 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (34th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.

225.Dan Serafini (P) – June 25, 1996 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 1992 amateur draft.

Mike Milchin (P) – May 14, 1996 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on December 7, 1995.

Mike Durant (C) – April 3, 1996 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1991 amateur draft. 

Dan Naulty (P) – April 2, 1996 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 1992 amateur draft.

1995

Brian Raabe (3B/2B) – September 17, 1995 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 41st round of the 1990 amateur draft.

Matt Lawton (OF) – September 5, 1995 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1991 amateur draft.

Oscar Munoz (P) – August 6, 1995 – Traded by the Cleveland Indians with Curt Leskanic to the Minnesota Twins for Paul Sorrento on March 28, 1992.

Scott Watkins (P) – August 1, 1995 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 23rd round of the 1992 amateur draft.

Ron Coomer (3B/1B/OF) – August 1, 1995 – Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with a player to be named later, Greg Hansell and Jose Parra to the Minnesota Twins for Mark Guthrie and Kevin Tapani on July 31, 1995. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Chris Latham (October 30, 1995) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

Dan Masteller (1B/OF) – June 23, 1995 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 1989 amateur draft.

Brad Radke (P) – April 29, 1995 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 8th round of the 1991 amateur draft.

LaTroy Hawkins (P) – April 29, 1995 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1991 amateur draft.

Marty Cordova (OF) – April 26, 1995 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round of the 1989 amateur draft.

1994

Erik Schullstrom (P) – July 18, 1994 – On August 16, 1993 the Baltimore Orioles sent Erik Schullstrom to the Minnesota Twins to complete an earlier deal made on August 15, 1993.

Dave Stevens (P) – May 20, 1994 – Traded by the Chicago Cubs with Matt Walbeck to the Minnesota Twins for Willie Banks on November 24, 1993.

Steve Dunn (1B) – May 3, 1994 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the 1988 amateur draft.

Carlos Pulido (P) – April 9, 1994 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on February 28, 1989. 

Keith Garagozzo (P) – April 5, 1994 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the New York Yankees in the 1993 rule 5 draft on December 13, 1993.

1993

Rich Becker (OF) – September 10, 1993 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1990 amateur draft.

Denny Hocking (2B/SS/OF) – September 10, 1993 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 52nd round of the 1989 amateur draft.

Scott Stahoviak (3B) – September 10, 1993 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 1991 amateur draft.

Derek Lee (OF) – June 27, 1993 – Selected off waivers by the Minnesota Twins from the Chicago White Sox on October 5, 1992.

Eddie Guardado (P) – June 13, 1993 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round of the 1990 amateur draft.

Dave McCarty (1B) – May 17, 1993 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1991 amateur draft.

Pat Meares (SS/2B) – May 5, 1993 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 12th round of the 1990 amateur draft.

200.George Tsamis (P) – April 26, 1993 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 15th round of the 1989 amateur draft.

Brett Merriman (P) – April 8, 1993 – Traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Minnesota Twins for Rob Wassenaar (minors) and Gary Wayne on March 26, 1993.

1992

Bernardo Brito (OF) – September 15, 1992 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on March 31, 1988.

Derek Parks (C) – September 11, 1992 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft.

Mike Trombley (P) – August 19, 1992 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 1989 amateur draft.

J.T. Bruett (OF) – June 3, 1992 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 1988 amateur draft.

Jeff Reboulet (2B/SS/3B) – May 12, 1992 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round of the 1986 amateur draft.

Pat Mahomes (P) – April 12, 1992 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 1988 amateur draft.

1991

Willie Banks (P) – July 31, 1991 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1987 amateur draft.

Denny Neagle (P) – July 27, 1991 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1989 amateur draft.

Jarvis Brown (OF) – July 2, 1991 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 23, 1986.

Chuck Knoblauch (2B) – April 9, 1991 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1989 amateur draft.

1990

Rich Garces (P) – September 18, 1990 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on December 29, 1987.

Larry Casian (P) – September 9, 1990 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 1987 amateur draft. 

Scott Leius (SS/3B) – September 3, 1990 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1986 amateur draft.

Pedro Munoz (OF) – September 1, 1990 – Traded by the Toronto Blue Jays with Nelson Liriano to the Minnesota Twins for John Candelaria on July 27, 1990.

Paul Abbott (P) – August 21, 1990 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Scott Erickson (P) – June 25, 1990 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the 1989 amateur draft.

1989 

Terry Jorgensen (3B/1B) – September 10, 1989 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1987 amateur draft.

Paul Sorrento (1B) – September 8, 1989 – Traded by the California Angels with Rob Wassenaar (minors) and Mike Cook to the Minnesota Twins for Kevin Trudeau (minors) and Bert Blyleven on November 3, 1988.

Lenny Webster (C) – September 1, 1989 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Chip Hale (2B/3B) – August 27, 1989 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1987 amateur draft.

Mark Guthrie (P) – July 25, 1989 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1987 amateur draft.

Mike Dyer (P) – June 29, 1989 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 15, 1986.

Greg Olson (C) – June 27, 1989 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on November 30, 1988.

175.Francisco Oliveras (P) – May 3, 1989 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins in December 1987.

Gary Wayne (P) – April 7, 1989 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Montreal Expos in the 1988 rule 5 draft on December 5, 1988.

1988

German Gonzalez (P) – August 5, 1988 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on December 29, 1986.

Kelvin Torve (1B) – June 25, 1988 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on January 18, 1988.

1987

Gene Larkin (1B/OF) – May 21, 1987 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round of the 1984 amateur draft.

Les Straker (P) – April 11, 1987 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on January 10, 1985. 

Joe Klink (P) – April 9, 1987 – Traded by the New York Mets with Billy Beane and Bill Latham to the Minnesota Twins for Pat Crosby and Tim Teufel on January 16, 1986.

1986

Mark Davidson (OF) – June 20, 1986 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 1982 amateur draft.

Allan Anderson (P) – June 11, 1986 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft.

1985

Dennis Burtt (P) – September 4, 1985 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on December 31, 1984. 

Mark Portugal (P) – August 14, 1985 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on October 2, 1980. 

Steve Lombardozzi (2B) – July 12, 1985 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 9th round of the 1981 amateur draft.

Frank Eufemia (P) – May 21, 1985Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 18th round of the 1982 amateur draft.

Tom Klawitter (P) – April 14, 1985 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on May 12, 1983.

Rich Yett (P) – April 13, 1985 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round of the 1980 amateur draft.

1984

Alvaro Espinoza (SS) – September 14, 1984 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on March 18, 1982.

Curt Wardle (P) – August 30, 1984 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1981 amateur draft.

Andre David (OF) – June 29, 1984 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 8th round of the 1980 amateur draft.

Mike Hart (OF) – May 8, 1984 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on January 31, 1983.

Kirby Puckett (OF) – May 8, 1984 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1982 amateur draft (January).

Ed Hodge (P) – May 1, 1984 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 1979 amateur draft (January).

Jeff Reed (C) – April 5, 1984 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft.

Dave Meier (OF) – April 3, 1984 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 1981 amateur draft.

Keith Comstock (P) – April 3, 1984 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on October 23, 1983.

1983

Jay Pettibone (P) – September 11, 1983 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on February 23, 1981.

150.Tim Teufel (2B) – September 3, 1983 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1980 amateur draft.

Mike Walters (P) – July 8, 1983 – Traded by the California Angels with Tom Brunansky and $400,000 to the Minnesota Twins for Doug Corbett and Rob Wilfong on May 12, 1982.

Houston Jimenez – (SS) – June 13, 1983 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on October 28, 1980.

Greg Gagne (SS) – June 5, 1983 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Paul Boris and Ron Davis to the Minnesota Twins for Roy Smalley on April 10, 1982.

Scott Ullger (1B) – April 17, 1983 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 18th round of the 1977 amateur draft.

Tack Wilson (OF) – April 9, 1983 – Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Minnesota Twins for Bambi Mesa on March 28, 1983.

Bryan Oelkers (P) – April 9, 1983 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft.

1982

Frank Viola (P) – June 6, 1982 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1981 amateur draft.

Paul Boris (P) – May 21, 1982 Traded by the New York Yankees with Ron Davis and Greg Gagne to the Minnesota Twins for Roy Smalley on April 10, 1982.

Pete Filson (P) – May 15, 1982 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Larry Milbourne, John Pacella and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Roger Erickson and Butch Wynegar on May 12, 1982. 

Randy Bush (OF/DH) – May 1, 1982 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1979 amateur draft.

Jim Eisenreich (OF) – April 6, 1982 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 16th round of the 1980 amateur draft. Eisenreich was the first player to make his MLB debut at the Metrodome.

1981

Gary Gaetti (3B) – September 20, 1981 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1979 amateur draft (June Secondary). Signed June 21, 1979.

Mark Funderburk (OF) – September 4, 1981 – Drafted  by the Minnesota Twins in the 16th round of the 1976 amateur draft.

John Hobbs (P) – August 31, 1981 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Seattle Mariners in the 1980 rule 5 draft.

Tim Laudner (C) – August 28, 1981 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1979 amateur draft.

Kent Hrbek (1B) – August 24, 1981 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1978 amateur draft.

Brad Havens (P) – June 5, 1981 – Traded by the California Angels to the Minnesota Twins in February 1979.

Dave Engle (OF) – April 14, 1981 – Traded by the California Angels to the Minnesota Twins in February 1979.

Jack O’Connor (P) – April 9, 1981 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Montreal Expos in the 1980 rule 5 draft.

Don Cooper (P) – April 9, 1981 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the New York Yankees in the 1980 rule 5 draft.

Ray Smith (C) – April 9, 1981 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1977.

1980

Bob Veselic (P) – September 18, 1980 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1976 amateur draft (January).

Lenny Faedo (SS) – September 6, 1980 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1978 amateur draft.

Mike Kinnunen (P) – June 12, 1980 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round of the 1979 amateur draft.

125.Albert Williams (P) – May 7, 1980 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins in January 1980.

Sal Butera (C) – April 10, 1980 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in May 1972

Doug Corbett (P) – April 10, 1980 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1979 rule 5 draft

1979

Terry Felton (P) – September 28, 1979 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1976 amateur draft.

Kevin Stanfield (P) – September 14, 1979 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January)

Jesus Vega (1B) – September 5, 1979 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1977 minor league draft.

Gary Ward (OF) – September 3, 1979 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1972.

Dan Graham (C/3B) – June 8, 1979 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft.

John Castino (3B/2B) – April 6, 1979 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1976 amateur draft.

Rick Sofield (OF) – April 6, 1979 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft.

1978

Dave Edwards (OF) – September 11, 1978 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1971 amateur draft.

Darrell Jackson (P) – June 16, 1978 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 9th round of the 1977 amateur draft.

Greg Thayer (P) – April 7, 1978 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins in September 1977.

Roger Erickson (P) – April 6, 1978 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1977 amateur draft.

Hosken Powell (OF) – April 5, 1978 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (June Secondary).

1977

Larry Wolfe (3B/2B/SS) – September 16, 1977 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 9th round of the 1973 amateur draft.

Sam Perlozzo (2B) – September 13, 1977 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in August 1972.

Randy Bass (1B) – September 3, 1977 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

Bud Bulling (C) – July 3, 1977 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

Gary Serum (P) – July 2, 1977 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in June 1975.

Jeff Holly (P) – May 1, 1977 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins in May 1976.

Willie Norwood (OF) – April 21, 1977 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

Paul Thormodsgard (P) – April 10, 1977 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins in December 1975.

Bob Gorinski (OF) – April 10, 1977 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1970 amateur draft.

Rob Wilfong (2B) – April 10, 1977 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1971 amateur draft.

1976

100.Pete Redfern (P) – May 15, 1976 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Bob Randall (2B) – April 13, 1976 – Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Minnesota Twins in December 1975.

Butch Wynegar (C) – April 9, 1976 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

1975

Mike Poepping (OF) – September 6, 1975 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1969.

Dave McKay (3B/2B/SS) – August 22, 1975 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1971.

Mark Wiley (P) – June 17, 1975 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1970 amateur draft.

Tom Kelly (1B/OF) – May 11, 1975 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins in April 1971.

Mike Pazik (P) – May 11, 1975 – Traded by the New York Yankees with cash to the Minnesota Twins in May 1974.

Dan Ford (OF) – April 12, 1975 –  Traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Minnesota Twins in October 1974.

Lyman Bostock (OF) – April 8, 1975 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

1974

Jim Hughes (P) – September 14, 1974 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 33rd round of the 1969 amateur draft.

Tom Johnson (P) – September 10, 1974 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent prior to the 1970 season.

Luis Gomez (SS/2B) – April 28, 1974 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1973 amateur draft.

Sergio Ferrer (SS/2B) – April 5, 1974 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

1973

Craig Kusick (1B) – September 8, 1973 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in June 1970.

Danny Fife (P) – August 18, 1973 – Traded by the Detroit Tigers with cash to the Minnesota Twins in March 1973.

Vic Albury (P) – August 7, 1973 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the San Diego Padres in the 1970 minor league draft.

Bill Campbell (P) – July 14, 1973 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in September 1970.

Eddie Bane (P) – July 4, 1973 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1973 amateur draft.

Jerry Terrell (SS/3B/2B) – April 14, 1973 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 18th round of the 1968 amateur draft

1972

Bucky Guth (SS) – September 12, 1972 – Acquired from the Atlanta Braves in an unknown transaction in June 1970

Mike Adams (OF) – September 10, 1972 – Acquired in a March 21, 1971 trade with the Detroit Tigers.

Dave Goltz (P) – July 18, 1972 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 1967 amateur draft.

Glenn Borgmann (C) – July 1, 1972 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1971 amateur draft (June Secondary)

Dan Monzon (2B/3B) – April 25, 1972 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft (June Secondary)

75.Tom Norton (P) – April 18, 1972 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1969.

1971

Eric Soderholm (3B) – September 3, 1971 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (January Secondary)

Bob Gebhard (P) – August 2, 1971 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 44th round of the 1965 amateur draft

Steve Luebber (P) – June 27, 1971 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1967 amateur draft

Jim Strickland (P) – May 19, 1971 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1970 minor league draft

Paul Powell (OF) – April 7, 1971 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1969 amateur draft

Ray Corbin (P) – April 6, 1971 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent prior to the 1967 season

Steve Braun (3B/2B/SS) – April 6, 1971 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round of the 1966 amateur draft (selected 10 picks after NFL HOF QB Kenny Stabler)

1970

Jim Nettles (OF) – September 7, 1970 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the 1968 amateur draft

Hal Haydel (P) – September 7, 1970 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the San Francisco Giants in the 1969 rule 5 draft

Steve Brye (OF) – September 3, 1970 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1967 amateur draft. First player to be drafted by the Twins in round 1 of the June amateur draft and make his debut in a Twins uniform.

Pete Hamm (P) – July 29, 1970 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 9th round of the 1967 amateur draft (June Secondary)

Danny Thompson (SS/3B/2B) – June 25, 1970 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary)

Bert Blyleven (P) – June 5, 1970 –  Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1969 amateur draft

Minnie Mendoza (3B/2B) – April 9, 1970 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Senators before the 1958 season

Steve Barber (P) – April 9, 1970 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent prior to the 1969 season

1969

Rick Dempsey (C) – September 23, 1969 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 15th round of the 1967 amateur draft. First position player to be drafted by the Twins and to make his debut with the Twins.

Herman Hill (OF) – September 2, 1969 –  Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1966

Bill Zepp (P) – August 12, 1969 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1968

Jerry Crider (P) – May 21, 1969 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1962

Charlie Walters (P) – April 11, 1969 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1966

Tom Tischinski (C) – April 11, 1969 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1967 minor league draft

Dick Woodson (P) – April 8, 1969 –  Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1965

Charlie Manuel (OF) – April 8, 1969 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1963

1968

Buzz Stephen (P) – September 20, 1968 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1966 amateur draft (June Secondary)

50.Danny Morris (P) – September 10, 1968 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1964

Rick Renick – (3B/OF/SS) – July 11, 1968 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1965

Tom Hall (P) – June 9, 1968 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1966 amateur draft (January)

Jim Holt (OF/1B) – April 17, 1968 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Oakland Athletics in the 1967 rule 5 draft

Bruce Look (C) – April 17, 1968 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1967 rule 5 draft

1967

Hank Izquierdo (C) – August 9, 1967 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins prior to the 1963 season

Rod Carew (2B) – April 11, 1967 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1964

1966

George Mitterwald (C) – September 15, 1966 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in April 1965

Ron Clark (3B/SS/2B) – September 11, 1966 – Sent from the Los Angeles Angels to the Minnesota Twins in an unknown transaction in 1963

Jim Ollom (P) – September 3, 1966 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the New York Yankees in the 1963 first-year draft

40.Ron Keller (P) – July 9, 1966 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 8th round of the 1965 amateur draft. The first player to be drafted by the Minnesota Twins and make his major league debut wearing the Twins uniform.

1965 – (The amateur free agent draft begins)

Pete Cimino (P) – September 22, 1965 – Signed by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1960

Ted Uhlaender (OF) – September 4, 1965 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1961

Andy Kosco (OF/1B) – August 13, 1965 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins in June 1964

Jim Merritt (P) – August 2, 1965 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1961 first-year draft.

Frank Quilici (2B/3B) – July 18, 1965 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1961

John Sevcik (C) – April 24, 1965 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1964

Sandy Valdespino (OF) – April 12, 1965 – Signed by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1957

Cesar Tovar (2B/SS/OF) – April 12, 1965 – Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Minnesota Twins for Gerry Arrigo in December 1964

1964

Chuck Nieson (P) – September 18, 1964 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1962

Dave Boswell (P) – September 18, 1964 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1963

Bill Bethea (2B/SS) – September 13, 1964 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1963 first-year draft

Rich Reese (1B/OF) – September 4, 1964 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Detroit Tigers in the 1962 first-year draft

Jerry Fosnow (P) – June 29, 1964 – Acquired from the Indians in 1960

Bill Whitby (P) – June 17, 1964 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1961

25.Joe Nossek (OF) – April 18, 1964 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1961

Joe McCabe (C) – April 18, 1964 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1960

1963

Dwight Siebler (P) – August 26, 1963 – Purchased by the Minnesota Twins from the Philadelphia Phillies on August 24, 1963

Don Williams (P) – August 4, 1963 – Acquired from Kansas City A’s in 1960

Jay Ward (2B) – May 6, 1963 – Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Minnesota Twins for Bert Cueto in 1962

Garry Roggenburk (P) – April 20, 1963 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1962

Paul Ratliff (C) – April 14, 1963 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1962

Fred Lasher (P) – April 12, 1963 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1960

Jimmie Hall (OF) – April 9, 1963 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1956

 1962

Jim Roland (P) – September 20, 1962 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1961

Tony Oliva (OF) – September 9, 1962 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1961

Marty Martinez (IF) – May 2, 1962 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1960

George Banks (3B/OF) – April 15, 1962 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the New York Yankees in the 1961 rule 5 draft

Jim Manning (P) – April 15, 1962 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1961

Joe Bonikowski (P) – April 12, 1962 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1959

Bernie Allen (2B) – April 10, 1962 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1961

1961

Jim Snyder (2B) – September 15, 1961 – Purchased by the Minnesota Twins from Indianapolis (American Association) in 1961

Gary Dotter (P) – September 10, 1961 – drafted from Cardinals in 1960 first year draft

Bert Cueto (P) – July 26, 1961  – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1956. Cueto is the first Twins player to make his major league debut as a Minnesota Twin at Met Stadium.

Rich Rollins (3B) – June 16, 1961 – Signed as amateur free agent in 1960

Gerry Arrigo (P) – June 12, 1961 – drafted from White Sox in 1960 first year draft

Fred Bruckbauer (P) – April 25, 1961 – Signed as amateur free agent in 1959. Fred Bruckbauer is the first native Minnesotan to make his MLB debut in a Minnesota Twins uniform.

Bill Pleis (P) – April 16, 1961 – Traded by Orlando (Florida State) to the Washington Senators for $250 plus 2 players in 1956

Lee Stange (P) – April 15, 1961 (bottom of the eighth inning) – Signed as amateur free agent in 1957. The second player and first pitcher to make his major league debut in a Minnesota Twins uniform was RHP Lee Stange when he entered the April 15, 1961 game in the eighth inning at Memorial Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles and pitched the final inning of the game for Minnesota.

1.Ron Henry (C) – April 15, 1961 (top of the fifth inning) – 1960 Rule 5 draft from Milwaukee Braves. Catcher Ron Henry was the first player to make his major league debut in a Minnesota Twins uniform when he entered the April 15, 1961 game in the fifth inning at Memorial Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles as a pinch-hitter.

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