A look back at the five best shortstops in Twins history:
ZOILO VERSALLES 1961-67
• An incredible talent who overcame previous inconsistency to win AL MVP Award in 1965, leading league in doubles (45), triples (12) and runs scored (126).
LEO CARDENAS 1969-71
• Solid defensively while averaging 13 homers and 70 RBI in three seasons with Twins, including division champions in 1969 and 1970.
ROY SMALLEY 1976-82, 85-87
• Known more for his offense, he was an All-Star in 1979 with 24 homers and 95 RBI. Returned to Twins to be part of 1987 World Series champions.
GREG GAGNE 1983-92
• Tremendous range, solid defensively with some pop in his bat. He was the starting shortstop for the Twins' two World Series championship teams.
CRISTIAN GUZMAN 1999-2004
• Was a major part of Twins' turnaroaund of the early 2000s. Had tremendous speed, evidenced by three seasons of at least 14 triples.
|Baltimore - W. Chen||10:05 AM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Cincinnati - M. Leake||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - F. Liriano|
|LA Angels - G. Richards||6:05 PM|
|Washington - T. Roark|
|Kansas City - J. Guthrie||6:05 PM|
|Cleveland - Z. McAllister|
|Chicago WSox - J. Danks||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - A. Sanchez|
|St. Louis - T. Lyons||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - J. Mejia|
|Miami - T. Koehler||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran|
|Arizona - B. Arroyo||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|San Diego - A. Cashner||7:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - W. Peralta|
|San Francisco - R. Vogelsong||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa|
|Texas - Y. Darvish||9:05 PM|
|Oakland - D. Straily|
|Houston - D. Keuchel||9:10 PM|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez|
|Philadelphia - C. Lee||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - P. Maholm|
|Golden State||9:30 PM|
|St. Louis||7:30 PM|