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Tag:Minnesota Twins
Posted on: May 28, 2009 10:02 am
Edited on: May 28, 2009 10:45 am

Odds & Ends: DeRosa, Bruney, Cooper

Let's kick it off today with some odds and ends.

Posted on: May 27, 2009 10:12 am
Edited on: May 27, 2009 9:16 pm

Edes On Francoeur, Nick Johnson, Valverde

8:10pm: David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the Red Sox-Francoeur rumor:

Talked to someone in Braves organization who sort of dismissed the Red Sox rumor. Said he hadn 19t heard one thing about them having any serious interest in Francoeur or scouting him recently.

9:01am: Yahoo's Gordon Edes wrote about many different trade scenarios in his column last night.

Posted on: May 20, 2009 3:18 pm
Edited on: May 20, 2009 3:59 pm

Athletics Claim Craig Breslow

According to La Velle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the A's claimed lefty reliever Craig Breslow off waivers from the Twins.  The Twins called up Anthony Swarzak in his place.  Breslow, a 28 year-old Yale alum, posted a 6.28 ERA in 14.3 innings this year.  Last year, though, he posted a 1.91 mark in 47 innings.

Swarzak, a righthanded starter, ranks as the Twins' 6th-best prospect according to Baseball America.  BA says he has a plus fastball and curveball.

Posted on: May 16, 2009 11:10 pm

Gammons On Ackley, Red Sox, Relievers

ESPN's Peter Gammons has a new blog post up.  Let's take a look.

Posted on: May 16, 2009 11:46 am

Odds And Ends: Jones, Peralta, Liriano

Lins for Saturday morning...

Posted on: May 5, 2009 8:58 am

2010 Options: Minnesota Twins

The Twins do not have any 2010 options.  They do, however, have to start thinking about their course of action for Joe Mauer.  2010 is the last year of Mauer's deal; he'll earn $12.5MM.  From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on March 8th:

While the Minnesota native would like to stay in the Twin Cities, he is expected to receive offers in the $20 million- to $25 million-per-year range. The [Red] Sox are expected to be front and center if Mauer is available.

It had been suggested by Charley Walters on March 6th that the Twins had scheduled a meeting with Mauer's agent, presumably to discuss an extension.  Walters had written in December that the Red Sox were "already salivating over Mauer."

Mauer had surgery to remove a kidney obstruction in January, and was initially expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.  However, discomfort lingered into March and he was diagnosed with inflammation of the sacroiliac joint.  Mauer returned to action on May 1st, smacking a home run off Sidney Ponson.  Mauer has also dealt with hamstring and knee issues in the past.  He'll turn 28 in April of 2011 when he begins his next contract.

Category: MLB
Posted on: May 1, 2009 11:00 am
Edited on: May 1, 2009 5:16 pm

Odds & Ends: Nationals, Teixeira, Ligtenberg

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Posted on: April 30, 2009 10:05 am
Edited on: April 30, 2009 1:35 pm

Odds & Ends: Bowden, Owens, Flores

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