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Twins hire ex-pitcher Jim Kaat as special assistant

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have hired former starting pitcher Jim Kaat as a special assistant to the organization.

The Twins announced Thursday that the 79-year-old Kaat will be involved in various community and business initiatives in Minnesota as well as the Fort Myers area in Florida where the team's spring training facility and minor league headquarters are located.

Kaat spent 25 seasons in the major leagues, including 13 years with the Twins from 1961-72. He is the club's all-time leader with 189 wins and 2,959 innings.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.305
HR: B. Dozier34
RBI: B. Dozier93
SB: B. Buxton29
W: E. Santana16
ERA: E. Santana3.28
Saves: M. Belisle9
K: E. Santana167
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 10260.630-
Y-Minnesota 8577.52517
Kansas City 8082.49422
Chi White Sox 6795.41435
Detroit 6498.39538
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .260 (9)
Runs: 815 (7)
Hits: 1443 (10)
Home Runs: 206 (16)
Stolen Bases: 95 (9)
OBP: .334 (6)
SLG: .434 (11)
Total Bases: 2409 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.59 (19)
Runs Allowed: 788 (19)
Saves: 42 (12)
Strikeouts: 1166 (29)
OpBA: .266 (26)
OBP: .330 (16)
SLG: .446 (24)
Run Support: 5.11 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/15 B. Boshers Designated for Assignment
1/15 J. Morneau Retired
1/15 A. Reed Signed as Free Agent (two-year contract)
1/12 E. Adrianza Signed ( 2018)(avoids arbitration)
1/12 E. Escobar Signed ( 2018)(avoids arbitration)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/5 J. Chargois off 60-day DL
8/30 B. Buxton Undisclosed (day-to-day)
8/24 J. Castro off 10-day DL
8/20 M. Sanó off 10-day DL
8/18 R. Grossman off 10-day DL
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