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The Minnesota Twins are desperately in need of starting pitchers. Recently the Twins have engaged Francisco Liriano about a return to the team. Lirano was traded from the Twins to the Chicago White Sox midway though last season.
Liriano, 29, finished last season with a 5.34 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.
The Twins have had Liriano on their roster for each of his seven big league seasons. After starting his career off with high expectations, Liriano never returned to form following Tommy John surgery after the 2006 season.
The Kansas City Royals are another team who are believed to be interested in signing the left hander.
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The Minnesota Twins have added relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar (Little Falls 2007) to their current 40-man roster. Thielbar was one of eight players the Twins recalled on November 20. Read the full release from the Twins here.
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Another day, another NL East team solves their center field problem. Yesterday, the Braves spent $75 million to sign B.J. Upton to a contract that is perfectly fair and should provide them with a quality player going forward. Today, the Nationals spent $21 million — and, to be fair, a solid pitching prospect — and got a similarly valuable player in Denard Span. Advantage,...
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MINNEAPOLIS Outfielder Denard Span had been rumored several times as a possible trading chip for the Minnesota Twins. On Thursday, the club finally dealt him.
The Twins traded Span to the Washington Nationals in exchange for 22-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer. A first-round pick of the Nationals in 2011, Meyer reached High-A Potomac last season. Between two different...
Rick Hahn says there's no hurry to make trades as he approaches his first winter meetings as general manager of the Chicago White Sox.
While Chicago could have opening at third base and catcher, Hahn maintains he has the luxury of time and flexible finances heading into next week's gather of baseball executives.
''There's nothing magical about being down there...
The Chicago White Sox are targeting a “lower-end” starting
pitcher at the right price this winter that would provide them the flexibility
to trade right-hander Gavin Floyd, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: #WhiteSox exploring addition of starting pitcher, lower-end type at the right price. Would give them flexibility to trade Floyd.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
The Houston Astros have claimed Philip Humber off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and agreed to a one-year contract with the pitcher who threw a perfect game last season.
Humber gets an $800,000 salary next year. There is a club option for $3 million in 2014 with a $50,000 buyout.
The 29-year-old Humber pitched a perfect game in a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners last April...
After years of trying to get Denard Span off the Twins, the Nationals have finally got their man. My first thoughts:
Span give the Nats a legitimate leadoff hitter and lets them put Jayson Werth lower in the lineup.
He finally gives them a real centerfielder. This will allow them to move Bryce Harper to left where he belongs producing an outfield of Harper-Span-Werth that rivals...
Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span was traded to the Washington Nationals on Thursday for pitching prospect Alex Meyer. Span, a five-year veteran who has spent his career with the Twins, hit .283 last season with four homers, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He is a .284 career hitter who has had his last two seasons cut short by injuries. He is expected to take over center...
Yesterday, the course of the Twins’ offseason was set. The worst kept secret in the Twins organization (to the point that I don’t believe it was even a secret) was that Denard Span was going to be traded. It was also apparent that the Twins needed to improve their rotation. Terry Ryan and the rest of the of the front office had stated that they would seek to add three starting...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Washington Nationals have added an outfielder. Denard Span
The Nats acquired Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins. In exchange, the Twins will receive pitcher Alex Meyer.
Now, the Nats have a lead off hitter and a center fielder they have been coveting. He also has a very friendly deal, with $4...
Up above, video (via MLB.com) of that time back in 2010 when Denard Span hit his mom with a foul ball during a Spring Training game.
And so, Mike Rizzo finally got that leadoff hitter/center fielder he's been pining for all this time.
Washington Nationals trade Alex Meyer to the Twins for Keiunta Denard Span.
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