Found December 05, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The major move in the AL Central today was the Twins' re-signing of Matt Capps, but there may be more action in the division by week's end. Here are the latest rumors from the AL Central: Kevin Slowey, viewed as a non-tender candidate, is being shopped by the Twins, according to Buster Olney of (on Twitter). Royals assistant GM J.J. Picollo interviewed for the Astros' GM position tonight, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Indians are still interested in discussing a contract extension with Shin-Soo Choo, tweets's Jordan Bastian. Bastian also tweets that the Indians checked in on free agent Kevin Kouzmanoff, though their interest is likely minimal. The Tigers aren't ruling out the possibility of one of their young, in-house arms earning the fifth spot in the rotation, writes James Schmehl of If the Tigers turn to the free agent market for a veteran, they prefer one-year deals.

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