Found August 03, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
During the madness of the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, we heard rumbling that the Minnesota Twins could still try to move Josh Willingham.  In fact, there were teams interested in a trade while he was still on the DL, but nothing came of those rumors.  That does not mean Willingham won't be traded.  The Twins can still trade him if he clears waivers.  First, he'll have to prove to teams he's healthy enough to draw continued interest. If we are to believe anything from his recent batting practice performances, Willingham should be just fine when he starts his rehab assignment. Willingham is set to begin his rehab assignment on Monday.  He will join the Twins' Triple-A affiliate, Rochester.  Willingham had surgery on his knee on June 3rd.  The 34-year old outfielder looks ready to return to Major League action, but the Twins want to make sure his knee will hold up. Willingham could help a team in need of an outfielder down the final stretch of the season, so it would not be surprising to see the Twins pull off a waiver trade for him.  Of course, strategy comes into play.  If a team has a waiver order ahead of the team that ultimately wants Willingham, they could put in a claim just to block the trade.  However, that team would need to be ready to claim Willingham if the Twins let the waiver go through. Willingham has played 10 years in the Majors.  He has spent time with the Marlins, the Nationals, the A's, and now the Twins.  Overall, he is a .259/.361/.477 hitter. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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