Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/13
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 contract an...
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