- Minnesota and Kevin Jepsen avoided arbitration by agreed to a one-year, $5.312,500 deal. He was neither Ron Davis nor Matt Capps after the Twins acquired him last season to bail out the bullpen, so let's give this 8 Gardys out of a possible 10 Gardys.
- The Twins claimed Stillwater native Mike Strong from the Miami Baseball Marlins and designated Logan Darnell for assignment. Strong is a lefty reliever whose given name is Mike Strong. 7 Gardys out of 10.
- Former Twins reliever/beard enthusiast Jared Burton got dinged with a 50-game suspension for the drugs. 1 Gardy out of 10.