Chart: Twins Opening Day starters at second base and shortstop since 2004

  • Updated: February 23, 2013 - 6:57 PM

MUDDLED IN THE MIDDLE

Opening Day starters:

Year Shortstop Second base

2012 Jamey Carroll Alexi Casilla

Carroll signed to steady infield after 2011 debacle.

2011 Alexi Casilla Tsuyoshi Nishioka

The pair ultimately switched positions, to no avail.

2010 J.J. Hardy Orlando Hudson

Hardy traded to make room for Nishioka. Really?

2009 Nick Punto Alexi Casilla

Neither Opening Day starter batted over .228.

2008 Adam Everett Brendan Harris

Offseason additions lasted one year together.

2007 Jason Bartlett Luis Castillo

Bartlett looked to be SS answer, then traded to Rays.

2006 Juan Castro Luis Castillo

Light-hitting Castro lasted until June trade to Reds.

2005 Jason Bartlett Luis Rivas

Final year for Rivas, once hailed as budding star.

2004 Cristian Guzman Luis Rivas

Guzman last to start successive openers at shortstop.

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Chicago WSox - WP: S. Carroll 6 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: Z. McAllister 2
Atlanta - WP: M. Minor 11 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 6
NY Yankees - WP: S. Greene 3 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: C. Tillman 0
Arizona - WP: W. Miley 2 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong 0
St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright 10 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 2
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 4 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: V. Black 5
Boston - LP: J. Peavy 2 FINAL
Houston - WP: J. Fields 3
Minnesota - WP: K. Correia 9 FINAL
Colorado - LP: T. Matzek 3
Toronto - LP: D. Hutchison 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 10
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 5 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: J. Shields 1
Washington - WP: R. Detwiler 5 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: J. Diekman 3
Pittsburgh - WP: J. Wilson 6 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover 5
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 5 FINAL
Texas - LP: M. Mikolas 2
San Diego - LP: K. Quackenbush 0 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: K. Jansen 1
Oakland - LP: J. Chavez 2 FINAL
Seattle - WP: H. Iwakuma 6
Colorado 3 FINAL
Philadelphia 3
Houston 2 FINAL
Toronto FC 4
Columbus 1 FINAL
Red Bull New York 4
Chicago 1 FINAL
New England 0
Sporting Kansas City 2 FINAL
Montreal 1
Chivas USA 3 FINAL
Vancouver FC 1
Real Salt Lake 0 FINAL
Los Angeles 1
Winnipeg 34 FINAL
Montreal 33
Ottawa 11 FINAL
Edmonton 27
Calgary 34 FINAL
Toronto 15
Brt Columbia 26 FINAL
Saskatchewan 13
Atlanta 93 FINAL
Indiana 74
Washington 91 FINAL
Tulsa 74
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