2015 Minnesota Twins Roster
Paul Molitor was hired as manager. Another big free-agent pitcher signed, Ervin Santana, who ended up being suspended for half the season, and the return of Torii Hunter. The push was to maintain a solid season ticket platform and compete within a division in which the Twins, on paper, hold a spot all their own - last! And compete they did, staying above .500 for the majority of the season and finishing a distant second, although remaining in the wildcard hunt until the last game of the season. Three players had the sophomore slump (Arcia, Vargas, Santana) but the new guys made an appearance (Rosario, Buxton, Duffey) and future slugger Sano shined in his half-season in the Bigs. Perkins and Dozier made the All-Star team. Molitor was recognized by the Sporting News as Manager of the Year, but came in third in the official voting. Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario both received votes in the Rookie of the Year category. Season ticket sales slumped, but winning ways put full-price fans in the seats and it was a successful season for the Twins!