Joe Nathan to get second opinion?
By Christopher Torola
Twins fans have been eagerly awaiting big news out of spring training, with the speculation that the Twins' management and Joe Mauer are near to finishing what will most likely be a 10 year deal. I was hoping for that to be my first BLOG on the 2010 season; instead, we get the news that Joe Nathan, Twins' All-Star closer, has headed back to MPLS. Nathan is considering getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, who did some unrelated work on Joe's elbow during the off-season. All signs point towards Tommy Johns surgery for the hurler.
It would be a bad way to start the season, as there is no sure fire back up to move into the closer role. The Twins bull pen has been a bit of a trouble area the last few years, with the exception of Nathan.