Minnesota Twins: The All-Target Field Team (2010-Present)

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Sep 2, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view at Target Field during the third inning between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 2, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view at Target Field during the third inning between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 10, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Josh Willingham (left) and catcher Kurt Suzuki (8) are greeted at the dugout after Willingham hit a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Twins won 6-1.
Aug 10, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Josh Willingham (left) and catcher Kurt Suzuki (8) are greeted at the dugout after Willingham hit a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Twins won 6-1. /

The Outfield and Designated Hitter

Left Field: Josh Willingham (2012-2014)

Josh Willingham started his tenure in the Twin Cities with a bang. In 2012, his first year with the Twins, he hit 35 home runs and drove in 110 runs on his way to winning a Silver Slugger. With his .260 average to go along with the power numbers, his season was well-rounded at the plate.

Things fell off for Willingham after his first year, only hitting 26 more home runs the next one plus seasons he played with the Twins. He played only 179 more games with spotty results during the last of his time in Minnesota, but his first season was enough to put him on this list.

Center Field: Denard Span (2010-2012)

Denard Span was one of the speediest players to put on a Twins uniform during his time with the club. In his three seasons at Target Field, span stole 49 bases in 351 games. He also put up a league 10th best WAR with 5.0 in 2012.

He had 19 triples in the three years he played for the Twins while they played at Target Field, as well. Since departing from Minnesota, Span has played for Washington and San Francisco, where he currently plays today.

Right Field: Michael Cuddyer (2010-2011)

Michael Cuddyer was a fan favorite in Minnesota for years, mostly before Target Field opened. He did, however, make his first All Star team in 2011 during a season where he his .284 with 20 home runs and had 70 RBIs. Cuddyer was also an elite defender, posting fielding percentages hovering around .990 consistently.

Cuddyer would only play two years at Target Field before signing with the Rockies after his 2011 All Star campaign. He would make an All Star team with Colorado before injuries got the best of him. He retired in 2015, and will be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame this August.

Designated Hitter: Jim Thome (2010-2011)

Jim Thome was one of the most feared hitters of his generation during his playing days. During his time with the Twins, he was still a feared slugger who could hit the ball over the fence at Target Field at a monster rate. In 2010, he hit .283 with 25 home runs in just 108 games.

In 2011, he hit his 600th career home run just an inning after he hit his 599th. He did so while wearing a Twins uniform, something no one has done before. Although he played most of his career in other uniforms, his biggest moment happened with the Twins.

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