The Twins cut six players from the 40-man roster Friday.
Placed on waivers were infielder Drew Maggi and pitchers Andrew Albers, Kyle Barraclough, Nick Vincent, Ian Gibaut and Luke Farrell.
Although the team's 40-man roster now has only 34 players on it, the Twins have eight players on the 60-day injured list, some of whom eventually will have to be reinstated.
Maggi, 32, was called up late in the season by the Twins, but was sent back to St. Paul before he could make his major league debut. He has played 1,051 games in the minor leagues since 2010.
Albers, 35, is the first player in Twins history to have three separate stints with the team. He pitched in five games, starting three, and was 1-2 with a 7.58 ERA.
Farrell, 30, was in 20 games; Barraclough, 31, appeared in 10; Vincent, 34, seven; and Gibaut, 27, three.
The Twins' 60-day injured list includes pitchers Taylor Rogers, Devin Smeltzer, Lewis Thorpe, Kenta Maeda, Cody Stashak and Randy Dobnak and outfielders Kyle Garlick and Alex Kirilloff.