2022 Minnesota Twins
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Owner(s)Jim Pohlad
Manager(s)Rocco Baldelli
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The 2022 Minnesota Twins season is the 62nd season for the Minnesota Twins franchise in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, their 13th season at Target Field and the 122nd overall in the American League.

On December 2, 2021, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred announced a lockout of players, following expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). On March 10, 2022, the MLB and MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, thus ending the lockout. Opening Day is scheduled for April 7.[1] Although MLB previously announced that several series would be cancelled due to the lockout, the agreement provides for a 162-game season, with originally canceled games to be made up via doubleheaders.[2]

Offseason

Lockout

Main article: 2021–22 Major League Baseball lockout

The expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Major League Baseball Players Association occurred on December 1, 2021 with no new agreement in place.[3] As a result, the team owners voted unanimously to lockout the players stopping all free agency and trades.[4][5]

The parties came to an agreement on a new CBA on March 10, 2022.[6]

Rule changes

Pursuant to the new CBA, several new rules were instituted for the 2022 season. The National League will adopt the designated hitter full-time, a draft lottery will be implemented, the postseason will expand from ten teams to twelve, and advertising patches will appear on player uniforms and helmets for the first time.[7][8]

Roster

Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer(s)

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers


Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list



Regular season

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 43 36 0.544 23–17 20–19
Cleveland Guardians 39 34 0.534 1 19–15 20–19
Chicago White Sox 35 39 0.473 16–21 19–18
Detroit Tigers 29 45 0.392 11½ 18–22 11–23
Kansas City Royals 27 47 0.365 13½ 14–25 13–22


Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 56 21 0.727
Houston Astros 48 27 0.640
Minnesota Twins 43 36 0.544


Wild Card teams
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 43 33 0.566 +2½
Toronto Blue Jays 43 33 0.566 +2½
Cleveland Guardians 39 34 0.534
Tampa Bay Rays 40 35 0.533
Texas Rangers 36 38 0.486
Los Angeles Angels 37 41 0.474
Seattle Mariners 37 41 0.474
Chicago White Sox 35 39 0.473
Baltimore Orioles 35 42 0.455 6
Detroit Tigers 29 45 0.392 10½
Kansas City Royals 27 47 0.365 12½
Oakland Athletics 25 53 0.321 16½


Game Log

Legend
  Twins win
  Twins loss
  Postponement
Bold Twins team member
2022 Game Log: 43−36 (Home: 23–17 ; Away: 20–19)
April: 12–9 (Home: 8–4 ; Away: 4–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 8 Mariners 1–2 Ray (1–0) Ryan (0–1) Steckenrider (1) 35,462 0–1 L1
2 April 9 Mariners 3–4 Muñoz (1–0) Duffey (0–1) Castillo (1) 20,867 0–2 L2
3 April 10 Mariners 10–4 Ober (1–0) Gonzales (0–1) 17,018 1–2 W1
4 April 11 Mariners 4–0 Bundy (1–0) Flexen (0–1) 12,932 2–2 W2
5 April 12 Dodgers 2–7 Hudson (1–0) Pagán (0–1) 16,732 2–3 L1
6 April 13 Dodgers 0–7 Kershaw (1–0) Paddack (0–1) 17,101 2–4 L2
7 April 15 @ Red Sox 8–4 Ryan (1–1) Pivetta (0–2) 36,266 3–4 W1
8 April 16 @ Red Sox 0–4 Houck (1–0) Gray (0–1) 34,990 3–5 L1
9 April 17 @ Red Sox 1–8 Strahm (1–0) Ober (1–1) 28,858 3–6 L2
10 April 18 @ Red Sox 8–3 Bundy (2–0) Hill (0–1) 32,514 4–6 W1
11 April 19 @ Royals 3–4 Garrett (1–0) Duffey (0–2) Staumont (2) 10,303 4–7 L1
12 April 20 @ Royals 0–2 Lynch (1–1) Paddack (0–2) Barlow (1) 8,969 4–8 L2
13 April 21 @ Royals 1–0 Ryan (2–1) Greinke (0–1) Pagán (1) 15,540 5–8 W1
14 April 22 White Sox 2–1 Duffey (1–2) Graveman (0–1) Pagán (2) 14,257 6–8 W2
15 April 23 White Sox 9–2 Bundy (3–0) Velasquez (0–2) 16,686 7–8 W3
16 April 24 White Sox 6–4 (10) Smith (1–0) Hendriks (0–2) 16,197 8–8 W4
17 April 26 Tigers 5–4 Jax (1–0) Soto (1–1) 11,803 9–8 W5
18 April 27 Tigers 5–0 Ryan (3–1) Pineda (1–1) 11,829 10–8 W6
19 April 28 Tigers 7–1 Stashak (1–0) Skubal (1–2) Jax (1) 19,365 11–8 W7
20 April 29 @ Rays 1–6 Kluber (1–1) Bundy (3–1) 9,928 11–9 L1
21 April 30 @ Rays 9–1 Stashak (2–0) McClanahan (1–2) 18,846 12–9 W1
May: 18–12 (Home: 9–7 ; Away: 9–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
22 May 1 @ Rays 9–3 Winder (1–0) Fleming (2–3) 14,830 13–9 W2
23 May 2 @ Orioles 2–1 Paddack (1–2) Baker (1–1) Durán (1) 7,427 14–9 W3
24 May 3 @ Orioles 7–2 Thielbar (1–0) Krehbiel (1–3) 6,678 15–9 W4
25 May 4 @ Orioles 4–9 Pérez (1–0) Bundy (3–2) 7,466 15–10 L1
26 May 5 @ Orioles 3–5 López (3–1) Durán (0–1) 8,652 15–11 L2
27 May 6 Athletics 2–1 Winder (2–0) Logue (1–1) Pagán (3) 17,509 16–11 W1
28 May 7 Athletics 1–0 Jax (2–0) Kaprielian (0–2) Durán (2) 22,272 17–11 W2
29 May 8 Athletics 4–3 Stashak (3–0) Jefferies (1–5) Pagán (4) 14,295 18–11 W3
30 May 10 Astros 0–5 Verlander (4–1) Ryan (3–2) 16,156 18–12 L1
May 11 Astros SUSP., RAIN; resuming May 12
31 May 12 (1) Astros 3–11 Abreu (2–0) Archer (0–1) see 2nd game 18–13 L2
32 May 12 (2) Astros 0–5 García (3–1) Winder (2–1) 16,918 18–14 L3
33 May 13 Guardians 12–8 Jax (3–0) Civale (1–3) 18,711 19–14 W1
34 May 14 Guardians 2–3 (10) Sandlin (3–1) Cotton (0–1) Clase (7) 22,939 19–15 L1
35 May 15 Guardians 3–1 Ryan (4–2) McKenzie (2–3) Pagán (5) 19,850 20–15 W1
36 May 16 @ Athletics 3–1 Cano (1–0) Logue (2–2) Duffey (1) 3,138 21–15 W2
37 May 17 @ Athletics 2–5 Jackson (1–1) Winder (2–2) Jiménez (7) 3,640 21–16 L1
38 May 18 @ Athletics 14–4 Gray (1–1) Jefferies (1–7) 7,106 22–16 W1
39 May 20 @ Royals 6–4 Smeltzer (1–0) Lynch (2–3) Pagán (6) 25,337 23–16 W2
40 May 21 @ Royals 9–2 Ryan (5–2) Keller (1–4) 17,893 24–16 W3
41 May 22 @ Royals 7–6 Duffey (2–2) Staumont (1–1) Durán (3) 15,482 25–16 W4
42 May 23 Tigers 5–4 Pagán (1–1) Chafin (0–1) 16,361 26–16 W5
43 May 24 Tigers 2–0 Gray (2–1) Brieske (0–4) Durán (4) 17,882 27–16 W6
44 May 25 Tigers 2–4 (10) Lange (1–1) Megill (0–1) Chafin (1) 20,375 27–17 L1
45 May 26 Royals 2–3 Staumont (2–1) Duffey (2–3) Barlow (5) 17,657 27–18 L2
46 May 27 Royals 10–7 Megill (1–1) Keller (1–5) Pagán (7) 21,841 28–18 W1
47 May 28 Royals 3–7 Singer (2–0) Archer (0–2) 22,249 28–19 L1
48 May 29 Royals 7–3 Gray (3–1) Greinke (0–4) 27,195 29–19 W1
49 May 30 @ Tigers 5–7 Jiménez (2–0) Smith (1–1) Soto (9) 15,191 29–20 L1
50 May 31 (1) @ Tigers 8–2 Smeltzer (2–0) García (0–1) 11,756 30–20 W1
51 May 31 (2) @ Tigers 0–4 Peralta (2–0) Sands (0–1) 12,122 30–21 L1
June: 13–15 (Home: 6–6 ; Away: 7–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
52 June 1 @ Tigers 0–5 Skubal (4–2) Ober (1–2) 13,211 30–22 L2
53 June 2 @ Tigers 2–3 Lange (3–1) Pagán (1–2) Soto (10) 17,972 30–23 L3
54 June 3 @ Blue Jays 9–3 Cotton (1–1) Kikuchi (2–2) 27,753 31–23 W1
55 June 4 @ Blue Jays 3–12 Berríos (4–2) Bundy (3–3) 36,987 31–24 L1
56 June 5 @ Blue Jays 8–6 Cotton (2–1) Gausman (5–4) Morán (1) 34,088 32–24 W1
57 June 7 Yankees 4–10 Luetge (2–2) Sands (0–2) 27,643 32–25 L1
58 June 8 Yankees 8–1 Archer (1–2) Cortés Jr (5–2) 22,286 33–25 W1
59 June 9 Yankees 7–10 Castro (3–0) Durán (0–2) Holmes (9) 26,646 33–26 L1
60 June 10 Rays 9–4 Smeltzer (3–0) Rasmussen (5–3) 23,761 34–26 W1
61 June 11 Rays 6–5 Megill (2–1) Baz (0–1) Pagán (8) 22,741 35–26 W2
62 June 12 Rays 0–6 Springs (3–2) Sands (0–3) 25,350 35–27 L1
63 June 13 @ Mariners 3–2 Thielbar (2–0) Flexen (2–8) Pagán (9) 12,749 36–27 W1
64 June 14 @ Mariners 0–5 Gilbert (7–2) Ryan (5–3) 13,019 36–28 L1
65 June 15 @ Mariners 5–0 Jax (4–0) Gonzales (3–7) 15,329 37–28 W1
66 June 17 @ Diamondbacks 2–7 Bumgarner (3–6) Smeltzer (3–1) 26,351 37–29 L1
67 June 18 @ Diamondbacks 11–1 Bundy (4–3) Weaver (1–1) 24,338 38–29 W1
68 June 19 @ Diamondbacks 1–7 Kelly (6–4) Archer (1–3) 30,690 38–30 L1
69 June 21 Guardians 5–6 (10) Stephan (3–2) Jax (4–1) Clase (16) 22,341 38–31 L2
70 June 22 Guardians 10–11 Hentges (1–0) Jax (4–2) Clase (17) 25,604 38–32 L3
71 June 23 Guardians 1–0 Smeltzer (4–1) Plesac (2–5) Thielbar (1) 24,989 39–32 W1
72 June 24 Rockies 0–1 Márquez (4–5) Bundy (4–4) Bard (15) 24,463 39–33 L1
73 June 25 Rockies 6–0 Archer (2–3) Senzatela (3–4) 24,578 40–33 W1
74 June 26 Rockies 6–3 Ryan (6–3) Feltner (1–3) Durán (5) 28,048 41–33 W2
75 June 27 @ Guardians 11–1 Gray (4–1) McKenzie (4–6) 12,554 42–33 W3
76 June 28 (1) @ Guardians 2–3 Hentges (2–0) Pagán (1–3) Clase (18) 12,442 42–34 L1
77 June 28 (2) @ Guardians 6–0 Winder (3–2) Pilkington (1–1) 12,145 43–34 W1
78 June 29 @ Guardians 6–7 (10) Morgan (4–2) Cotton (2–2) 12,840 43–35 L1
79 June 30 @ Guardians 3–5 Clase (2–2) Thornburg (0–1) 17,066 43–36 L2
July: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
80 July 1 Orioles
81 July 2 Orioles
82 July 3 Orioles
83 July 4 @ White Sox
84 July 5 @ White Sox
85 July 6 @ White Sox
86 July 8 @ Rangers
87 July 9 @ Rangers
88 July 10 @ Rangers
89 July 12 Brewers
90 July 13 Brewers
91 July 14 White Sox
92 July 15 White Sox
93 July 16 White Sox
94 July 17 White Sox
ASG July 19 AL @ NL
95 July 23 (1) @ Tigers
96 July 24 @ Tigers
97 July 26 @ Brewers
98 July 27 @ Brewers
99 July 29 @ Padres
100 July 30 @ Padres
101 July 31 @ Padres
August: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
102 August 1 Tigers
103 August 2 Tigers
104 August 3 Tigers
105 August 4 Blue Jays
106 August 5 Blue Jays
107 August 6 Blue Jays
108 August 7 Blue Jays
109 August 9 @ Dodgers
110 August 10 @ Dodgers
111 August 12 @ Angels
112 August 13 @ Angels
113 August 14 @ Angels
114 August 15 Royals
115 August 16 Royals
116 August 17 Royals
117 August 19 Rangers
118 August 20 Rangers
119 August 21 Rangers
120 August 22 Rangers
121 August 23 @ Astros
122 August 24 @ Astros
123 August 25 @ Astros
124 August 26 Giants
125 August 27 Giants
126 August 28 Giants
127 August 29 Red Sox
128 August 30 Red Sox
129 August 31 Red Sox
September: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
130 September 2 @ White Sox
131 September 3 @ White Sox
132 September 4 @ White Sox
133 September 5 @ Yankees
134 September 6 @ Yankees
135 September 7 @ Yankees
136 September 8 @ Yankees
137 September 9 Guardians
138 September 10 Guardians
139 September 11 Guardians
140 September 13 Royals
141 September 14 Royals
142 September 15 Royals
143 September 16 @ Guardians
144 September 17 (1) @ Guardians
145 September 17 (2) @ Guardians
146 September 18 @ Guardians
147 September 19 @ Guardians
148 September 20 @ Royals
149 September 21 @ Royals
150 September 22 @ Royals
151 September 23 Angels
152 September 24 Angels
153 September 25 Angels
154 September 27 White Sox
155 September 28 White Sox
156 September 29 White Sox
157 September 30 @ Tigers
October: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
158 October 1 @ Tigers
159 October 2 @ Tigers
160 October 3 @ White Sox
161 October 4 @ White Sox
162 October 5 @ White Sox

Statistics

Batting

(through June 14, 2022)
Players in bold are on the active roster.
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging Percentage; TB = Total Bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG TB
Luis Arráez 54 192 34 68 5 0 3 19 2 26 18 .354 .436 .427 82
Byron Buxton 47 176 37 41 8 0 18 32 1 17 53 .233 .317 .585 103
Gilberto Celestino 39 99 11 33 5 0 0 4 0 9 24 .333 .400 .384 38
Mark Contreras 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 0
Carlos Correa 41 163 22 50 10 0 5 19 0 17 43 .307 .376 .460 75
Kyle Garlick 28 60 11 15 1 0 6 10 0 6 13 .250 .324 .567 34
José Godoy 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .400 .000 0
Nick Gordon 48 134 15 34 6 3 1 8 3 6 34 .254 .296 .366 49
Ryan Jeffers 43 135 15 23 5 0 4 15 0 16 47 .170 .258 .296 40
Max Kepler 54 181 24 44 8 1 6 28 2 26 33 .243 .343 .398 72
Alex Kirilloff 10 29 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .172 .226 .172 5
Trevor Larnach 45 141 20 34 13 0 5 18 0 17 51 .241 .319 .440 62
Royce Lewis 12 40 5 12 4 0 2 5 0 1 5 .300 .317 .550 22
José Miranda 32 113 10 25 8 0 4 15 0 3 29 .221 .248 .398 45
Jermaine Palacios 8 24 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 .208 .259 .208 5
Jorge Polanco 58 216 28 53 10 0 7 33 3 32 55 .245 .340 .389 84
Gary Sánchez 48 176 17 38 15 0 7 28 1 11 54 .216 .275 .420 74
Miguel Sanó 17 54 1 5 0 0 1 3 1 9 21 .093 .231 .148 8
Gio Urshela 57 191 23 50 0 0 5 24 0 17 32 .262 .316 .382 73
TEAM TOTALS 64 2133 281 535 106 4 74 269 13 218 536 .251 .324 .408 871

Source[9]

Pitching

(through June 14, 2022)
Players in bold are on the active roster.
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; WHIP = Walks plus hits per inning pitched; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA WHIP G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Jorge Alcalá 0 0 0.00 1.71 2 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 2 2
Chris Archer 1 2 3.35 1.35 12 12 0 48.1 42 22 18 23 37
Dylan Bundy 3 3 5.87 1.46 10 10 0 46.0 57 31 30 10 37
Yennier Cano 1 0 9.26 1.97 9 0 0 11.2 14 12 12 9 12
Jharel Cotton 2 1 2.19 1.22 9 0 0 12.1 8 5 3 7 12
Danny Coulombe 0 0 1.46 1.30 10 0 0 12.1 7 3 2 9 9
Tyler Duffey 2 3 6.38 1.50 23 0 1 24.0 28 17 17 8 24
Jhoan Durán 0 2 2.60 0.87 22 0 4 27.2 20 8 8 4 39
Chi Chi Gonzalez 0 0 7.71 1.71 2 2 0 7.0 12 6 6 0 4
Nick Gordon 0 0 0.00 1.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Sonny Gray 3 1 2.41 0.98 7 7 0 33.2 23 9 9 10 39
Ian Hamilton 0 0 6.75 1.50 1 0 0 2.2 3 2 2 1 0
Griffin Jax 3 0 2.67 1.12 20 0 1 30.1 24 9 9 10 34
Trevor Megill 2 1 2.08 1.08 8 0 0 13.0 9 5 3 5 15
Juan Minaya 0 0 8.53 1.74 4 0 0 6.1 6 6 6 5 7
Jovani Morán 0 0 1.74 1.26 8 0 1 10.1 6 2 2 7 15
Bailey Ober 1 2 4.01 1.28 7 7 0 33.2 36 17 15 7 29
Chris Paddack 1 2 4.03 1.21 5 5 0 22.1 25 10 10 2 20
Emilio Pagán 1 2 2.45 1.23 22 0 9 22.0 15 8 6 12 29
Dereck Rodríguez 0 0 6.75 1.75 1 0 0 4.0 4 3 3 3 2
Jhon Romero 0 0 3.60 2.00 4 0 0 5.0 9 2 2 1 6
Joe Ryan 5 3 2.81 1.02 9 9 0 48.0 34 15 15 15 45
Cole Sands 0 3 8.82 1.78 5 3 0 16.1 22 16 16 7 18
Devin Smeltzer 3 0 2.38 0.97 6 6 0 34.0 24 9 9 9 16
Joe Smith 1 1 3.10 1.33 25 0 0 20.1 22 9 7 5 13
Cody Stashak 3 0 3.86 0.98 11 0 0 16.1 16 7 7 0 15
Caleb Thielbar 2 0 5.24 1.34 25 0 0 22.1 20 13 13 10 29
Tyler Thornburg 0 0 0.00 0.43 1 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 1 1
Josh Winder 2 2 3.68 1.25 7 3 0 29.1 27 14 12 9 23
TEAM TOTALS 36 28 3.85 1.25 64 64 16 565.0 516 260 242 191 532

Source[9]

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA St. Paul Saints Triple-A East Toby Gardenhire
AA Wichita Wind Surge Double-A Central Ramon Borrego
A-Advanced Cedar Rapids Kernels High-A Central Brian Dinkelman
A Fort Myers Mighty Mussels Low-A Southeast Brian Meyer
Rookie FCL Twins Florida Complex League Takashi Miyoshi
Rookie DSL Twins Dominican Summer League Seth Feldman

References

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