The Minnesota Twins continue to wait on word from free agent
left-hander Joe Saunders, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500.
The Twins continue to await word from pitcher Joe Saunders'
agent, Greg Genske.
Wolfson adds that the Twins continue to believe internally
that Saunders prefers to pitch elsewhere next season. However, the left-hander
could ultimately run out of options and have to accept Minnesota’s offer.
The Twins want to sign Saunders to a one-year contract, but they may be willing to move to two guaranteed years for the veteran. It has
been reported that Saunders is seeking a three-year contract.
The Baltimore Orioles seem to be the team that interests Saunders most, but they have only offered him a one-year deal thus far. The belief is
that if Saunders ultimately accepts a one-year contract it will be with
Baltimore, but the Twins may still be able to ink him if they bump up their
offer to two years.
Minnesota has had a busy offseason, adding several rotation
candidates, including Vance Worley, Mike Pelfrey, Kevin Correia and Rich
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