How the Twins ALDS roster was constructed.

Claimed off Waivers
MR Jordan Norberto from Detroit 2-24-2015
INF Brandon Hicks from NYY 7-12-2017

Rule V Draft
OF Vicente Maldonodo from Colorado 12-1-2015

Minor League Free Agent
C Josh Phegley 8-9-2013
C Cody Stanley 8-22-2012

Traded
SP Keyvius Sampson* from San Diego 3-28-2013
SP Dellin Betances from Cincinnat 1-12-2017 (Player Auction)
SP Masanobu Mochizuki from Houston 12-15-2015
SP William Font from Baltimore 11-23-2016
SP Josh Collmentor from Boston 6-12-2012
MR Glen Perkins from Chicago Cubs 6-10-2017
MR Chance Ruffin from Detroit 4-24-2015
MR Casey Jannsen from Toronto 7-31-2013
MR Ryan Tepra from Toronto 4-08-2015
CL Kenneth McDowall* from Boston 4-25-2015

C Michael Perez* from Cincinnati 12-16-2014
1B Gary Copeland* from Philadelphia 12-14-2013
1B Teika Satake from Baltimore 11-29-2016
2B Danny Espinosa from Cleveland 12-1-2016
SS Kunitaro Suzuki from Milwaukee 12-13-2015
3B Miguel Sano from Baltimore 11-23-2016
LF David Fields* from Detroit 12-14-2013
CF Mark Lopez * from Texas 7-1-2013
CF George Springer from Houston 12-15-2015
RF Lance Ray from San Diego 5-28-2017

 

The 2016 off season brought in a large portion of the team that is playing this week, but the true core has been here for a while. Trades have always been the way the Twins have added players, whether prospects or major league ready, as they have not found good value n the free agent market even with money to spend on a regular basis. The average age of the roster is 28.24 years leaving the potential for a long run with only Jannsen the only player not controlled by the team past this season.

2 prominent players on the DL at this time
SP Homer Bailey trade Cincinnati 11-29-2013

SS Dave Wilson 2013 1st round pick

Will be back for next season, with Wilson possibly returning if the Twins can make a deep enough run in the playoffs this season.