Found August 12, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
While they were expected to sell off some of their veteran players, the Minnesota Twins have been fairly quiet this summer. Slugger Josh Willingham was on the disabled list through the trade deadline, but he's now returned after recovering from his knee ailment. If he can prove healthy, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe believes Willingham is a candidate to be traded by the end of the month. There's belief that Willingham's knee injury had played a role in the slow start to his season. Prior to hitting the DL, the outfielder's totals were a far cry from his impressive 2012 stats -- .890 OPS with 35 home runs. Willingham's batting average and slugging percentage are particularly low this season, but if he can prove healthy over the next few weeks he could garner interest considering his track record. Over 10 seasons in the majors, Willingham has hit .258/.360/.476, and he hit .258/.362/.492 while averaging 26 home runs per season from 2009-12. There are any number of teams that are in search for an impact bat from the right side of the plate, including the Boston Red Sox. Willingham has proven a capable option, and he comes at an affordable salary, as he's got less than $3 million remaining for the current season and is set to receive $7 million in 2014. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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