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Josh Willingham was claimed off trade waivers by at least one other team a major-league source told the Star Tribune on Wednesday giving the Twins until noon Friday to work out a trade or pull him back.
The source did not reveal which team has been awarded the waiver claim but only one team has the right to negotiate a trade for the 34-year-old slugger. If more than one team claimed Willingham the American League team with the worst record on Monday when he was placed on waivers would be given the claim; if no A.L. team claimed him then N.L. teams again in reverse order of standings would be granted the claim.
Unlike Justin Morneau who went unclaimed two weeks ago and can be traded to any team the Twins have only three options now for Willingham: work out a trade with the team awarded Willingham's claim presumably for a minor-league prospect; pull him back from waivers and keep him for the rest of the season; or simply allow the claiming team to take Willingham and his contrac...
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Minnesota Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno has soreness in his throwing shoulder.
Deduno was pulled from his start against Kansas City on Thursday after three innings because of discomfort. He gave up four hits, three runs and a walk while striking out four. Deduno was bothered by biceps tendinitis around the shoulder earlier this month.
The Twins also lost right fielder Wilkin...
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"We just have to wait and see," Gardenhire said.
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With 31 games to go, the Minnesota Twins have already set a team record for strikeouts in a season.
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Minnesota starter Kevin Correia was dominant through seven innings.
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This was one difficult series for the Minnesota Twins, and it took a turn for the worse when Samuel Deduno was hampered by right shoulder soreness on Thursday.
Deduno left after three innings and Minnesota lost 3-1 to the Kansas City Royals, completing a three-game series sweep with its fifth consecutive loss.
Deduno (8-8) allowed three runs and four hits, struck out four and walked...
Kevin Correia will be on the bump tonight at Target Field for the Twins. This will be the veteran right-hander’s fifth battle with Kansas City this season. His work over the first four has definitely been less than stellar. Correia has posted a 7.08 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and a meager 4.0 K/9 against the Royals [...]
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Here is an interesting note from Danny Knobler of CBS Sports:
Orioles active on waiver wire, but teams say the Pirates have been the most aggressive claiming team this month.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) August 29, 2013
The reference to the Orioles follows the news that they won claims on Josh Willingham and Michael Morse. However, the note on the Pirates is the most relevant...