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Gulf Coast League Twins
Founded in 1991
Fort Myers, Florida
Team Logo
Minnesota Twins Insignia.svg
Cap Insignia
  • Rookie "A"
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
  • GCL Twins
Minor league titles
League titles
Division titles 2007, 2009
Owner(s)/Operated by: Minnesota Twins
Manager: Chris Heintz
General Manager: Tom Saffell

The Gulf Coast League Twins are the Rookie "A" Level Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The team plays in Fort Myers, Florida, at the Lee County Sports Complex.

Four players from the 2008 GCL Twins & a fan smile for a picture

Gulf Coast League team rosters are thirty players, and cannot have more than twelve players over twenty years old, and no more than four players over 21. No player can have more than two years of prior service, excluding Rookie leagues outside the United States and Canada. The team is comprised mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball either as draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and other countries.[1]

The GCL Twins compete in the GCL's Southern Division. In 2009, the GCL Twins won the South with a 34-21 record under manager Jake Mauer, who is the older brother of the Minnesota Twins AL MVP catcher Joe Mauer. They lost 1-0 in twelve innings to the wild card winning GCL Nationals in the one game playoff.[2] Following the season, Mauer was promoted to manager of the Florida State League Fort Myers Miracle, and Chris Heintz took the reins for the GCL Twins. Like Mauer, Heintz was also a player in the Twins organization. He coached with the Beloit Snappers the final two months of the 2009 season. In addition to managing the GCL club, Heintz will also run the Twins' extended Spring Training.[3]


Gulf Coast League Twins roster
Players Coaches/Other
  • 48 Eddie Ahorrio
  • 43 Edison Alvarez
  • 54 Richard Calcano
  • 39 Eliecer Cardenas
  • 16 Raynard Doran
  • 74 Nelvin Fuentes
  • 30 Jose Gonzalez
  • 32 B.J Hermsen
  • 77 Andrei Lobanov
  • 70 Jean Mijares
  • 51 Leonardo Parra
  • 51 Jan Rehacek
  • 71 Adrian Salcedo
  • 32 Michael Tonkin
  • 40 Blayne Weller


  • 33 Hyeong-rok Choi
  • 5 Trayvone Johnson
  • 21 In Kyun Kang
  • 41 Nick Lockwood
  • 7 Jairo Perez
  • 68 Rory Rhodes
  • 12 Daniel Santana
  • 35 Kennys Vargas


  • 15 Oswaldo Arcia
  • 8 Brian Bistagne
  • 53 Hyun-wook Choi
  • 44 Nick Freitas
  • 80 Matej Hejma
  • 25 Wang-Wei Lin
  • 1 Daniel Ortiz


  • 20 Milt Cuyler (Hitting coach)
  • 22 Ivan Arteaga (Pitching coach)
  • Ramon Borrego (Coach)

† Disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-10-20




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