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1986 The Mets obtain second baseman Tim Teufel along with minor league prospect Pat Crosby from the Twins in exchange for outfielder Billy Beane and southpaw hurlers Bill Latham and Joe Klink. The 27 year-old infielder, who will spend six seasons with New York, plays a pivotal role, platooning with Wally Backman in the team’s world championship this season.
2002 Commissioner Bud Selig indicates the Washington, D.C. area is a 'prime candidate' to get a team if a franchise relocates in the near future. The nation's capital has lost two major league teams; the original franchise shifted to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961, and was replaced by the expansion Senators, who moved to Texas a decade later, becoming the Rangers.
2003 Torii Hunter (.289, 29, 94) agrees to a surprising four-year, $32 million deal to stay with the Twins. Although the 27 year-old Gold Glove outfielder played a pivotal role for the AL West division winners, he didn't believe the small-market team would offer him a multiyear contract.

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