The Twins may have an extra chance to make the playoffs in 2012. MLB owners are adding two more wild card teams to the postseason -- a change that could come as early as next year. Baseball owners also cleared the way for the Houston Astros to move over to the A.L. Western Division, starting in 2013.
MLB adds two Wild Card teams, Gardenhire isn't fond of the decision
Major League Baseball is adding a second Wild Card team to each league beginning this season. There will be a one game playoff between the two Wild Card teams in each league. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says the one game playoff is "exciting for one day, and then somebody goes home and you're still pissed off."