Jones resigned to Twins, Gagne chosen for Twins Hall of FameMinnesota Sports
- Jacque Jones, who played a key role in the Twins' return to respectability, is back with the team while Shortstop Greg Gagne is the newest member of the Twins Hall of Fame.
MINNEAPOLIS - Jacque Jones, who played a key role in the Twins' return to respectability, is back with the team.
Jones signed a minor-league contract and received an invitation to Spring Training, which gets underway in less than two weeks. The lefthanded-hitting outfielder hasn't played in the big leagues since he was released by Cincinnati early last season. In six seasons with the Twins, Jones batted .279 with 132 home runs and 476 runs batted in. He left the team after signing a free-agent contract with the Chicago Cubs in January of 2006, and has played with the Tigers, Marlins and Reds.
The Twins yesterday lost outfielder Jason Pride (pry'-dee), who was claimed off waivers by the New York Mets. They also added catcher Toby Gardenhire to the list of spring invites. He's the son of manager Ron Gardenhire.
Shortstop Greg Gagne is the newest member of the Twins Hall of Fame. Gagne was with the Twins for ten seasons, but is best remembered as the starting shortstop for the 1987 and 1991 teams that won the World Series. In his career, Gagne batted .249 and had a .980 fielding percentage. Gagne is the only player elected by a 55-member panel of media members, club officials, fans and other members of the Twins Hall of Fame. The other two top vote-getters were pitchers Jim Perry and Camilo Pascual.