2013 Minnesota Twins season

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2013 Minnesota Twins
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jim Pohlad
Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire
Local television Fox Sports North
(Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven)
Local radio KTWN-FM
(Cory Provus, Dan Gladden)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2013 Minnesota Twins season was the 53rd season for the franchise in Minnesota, and the 113th overall in the American League.

The Twins started the 2013 season on April 1, with a game against the Detroit Tigers (losing Opening Day 2-4).[1] The Twins ended their season with a 5-1 loss against the Cleveland Indians.[2]

The Twins finished their season with a 66-96 record, although they finished 4th in the American League Central standings ahead of the Chicago White Sox, avoiding a last place finish for the first time since 2010. The team continued to struggle with offense and bullpen rotation, despite the off-season acquisitions of veterans Vance Worley, Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia.[3]

Offseason transactions and spring training[edit]

January 18, 2013: Agreed to terms with LHP Brian Duensing and C Drew Butera on one-year contracts.

February 14, 2013: Agreed to terms with LHP Rafael Perez on a minor league contract.

March 10, 2013: Reassigned RHP Bryan Augenstein, RHP Nick Blackburn, RHP Alex Meyer, RHP Lester Oliveros and RHP Esmerling Vasquez to their minor league camp.

March 11, 2013: Optioned C Chris Herrmann to Rochester (IL) and RHP B.J. Hermsen, RHP Trevor May, RHP Michael Tonkin, C Josmil Pinto and INF Danny Santana to New Britain (EL).

March 15, 2013: Optioned RHP Kyle Gibson and LHP Caleb Thielbar to Rochester (IL). Reassigned RHP Anthony Slama, C Kyle Knudson and INF James Beresford to their minor league camp.

March 16, 2013: Optioned OF Oswaldo Arcia to Rochester (IL).

March 17, 2013: Reassigned C Eric Fryer, INF Chris Colabello, INF Mark Sobolewski, OF Brian Dinkelman, OF Clete Thomas, RHP Deolis Guerra and RHP Shairon Martis to their minor league camp.

March 23, 2013: Placed LHP Scott Diamond and RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day DL.

March 26, 2013: Reassigned RHP P.J. Walters and RHP Samuel Deduno to minor league camp.

March 27, 2013: Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Rochester (IL).

March 30, 2013: Placed RHP Tim Wood on the 15-day DL, retroactive March 24. Reassigned RHP Rich Harden and LHP Rafael Perez to their minor league camp.

March 31, 2013: Selected the contract of OF Wilkin Ramirez from Rochester (IL).

The Minnesota Twins finished in fifth place (.515) in the Grapefruit League during spring training with a 17-16 record overall (7-10 home / 10-6 away). They were 4.5 games behind the first place Baltimore Orioles.[4]

Season synopsis[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

finished 27 games behind

Season standings[edit]

American League Central[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
(3) Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574 51–30 42–39
(4) Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568 1 51–30 41–40
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531 7 44–37 42–39
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27 32–49 34–47
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 30 37–44 26–55


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Winners W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 1
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0.481 13½
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 17½
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 20½
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 25½
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 28½
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 40½


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2013 AL Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 2–4 6–13 5–2 10–9 11–9
Boston 8–11 4–2 6–1 3–4 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–4 11–8 14–6
Chicago 3–4 2–4 2–17 7–12 3–4 9–10 3–4 8–11 3–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 4–2 4–3 8–12
Cleveland 4–3 1–6 17–2 4–15 6–1 10–9 4–2 13–6 1–6 5–2 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–2 11–9
Detroit 2–4 4–3 12–7 15–4 6–1 9–10 0–6 11–8 3–3 3–4 5–2 3–3 3–4 5–2 12–8
Houston 2–4 1–6 4–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 10–9 1–5 1–5 4–15 9–10 2–5 2–17 3–4 8–12
Kansas City 4–3 5–2 10–9 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–5 15–4 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 3–3 2–4 9–11
Los Angeles 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–0 9–10 5–2 1–5 3–4 8–11 11–8 4–3 4–15 6–1 10–10
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 11–8 6–13 8–11 5–1 4–15 5–1 2–5 1–6 4–3 1–6 4–3 1–5 8–12
New York 10–9 6–13 3–3 6–1 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 5–2 1–5 4–3 7–12 3–4 14–5 9–11
Oakland 2–5 3–3 5–2 2–5 4–3 15–4 5–1 11–8 6–1 5–1 8–11 3–3 10–9 4–3 13–7
Seattle 4–2 1–6 3–3 2–5 2–5 10–9 3–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 3–3 8–12
Tampa Bay 13–6 7–12 5–2 4–2 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 3–4 11–8 12–8
Texas 2–5 4–2 2–4 1–5 4–3 17–2 3–3 15–4 3–4 4–3 9–10 12–7 4–3 1–6 10–10
Toronto 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–4 2–5 4–3 4–2 1–6 5–1 5–14 3–4 3–3 8–11 6–1 11–9

Updated for games through September 29, 2013


Detailed records[edit]

  • updated to game played September 29, 2013

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB

Pitching[edit]

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K

Game log[edit]

Legend
Twins Win Twins Loss Postponed
2013 Game Log (66–96)

Roster[edit]

2013 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Gene Glynn
AA New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League Jeff Smith
A Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League Doug Mientkiewicz
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Jake Mauer
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Ray Smith
Rookie GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Ramon Borrego

[5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]