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George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the San Francisco Giants have sent scout Lee Elder to Target Field to watch reliever Joba Chamberlain.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle later tweeted that Elder was in Minnesota last night to scout the Twins bullpen, and not Chamberlain.
Schulman posted in The Splash that a big prize would be left-handed closer Glen Perkins. However, he’s not likely to go anywhere. The other intriguing Twins reliever is right-hander Casey Fien. He has a 3.55 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP in 38 games thus far. This means GM Brian Sabean and his staff are looking to upgrade this team, and not just allow this downward slide continue to gain momentum. Help should be on the way soon Giants fans!
Jim Bowden tweeted that manager Bruce Bochy told them during his interview that Mike Kickham has made his last start. Kickham will now take on the long reliever role, and Chad Gaudin will make his next start.
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Minnesota Twins' outfielder Josh Willingham was scratched from Monday night's lineup against the New York Yankees with discomfort in his left knee.
As reported by Rhett Bollinger and Kelly Erickson of MLB.com,
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This matchup of right-handers could help the Twins even this four-game set Tuesday night, as Deduno looks to improve to 4-0 at Target Field this...
For most of the last two seasons, setup man Jared Burton has
been one of the few players the Minnesota Twins have been able to
rely on to deliver night in and night out.
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And with their arch-rivals making moves, the...