Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan told MLB Radio
Network during an interview yesterday that he is willing to listen to trade
offers for catcher Joe Mauer and first baseman/designated hitter Justin
Terry Ryan, Twins General Manager, tells us that they will listen to all offers on Joe Mauer & Justin Morneau. They need pitching
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 6, 2012
The Twins are in need of pitching, as they entered the
offseason with only one starter, left-hander Scott Diamond, penciled into their
2013 rotation. Yesterday they traded young center fielder Ben Revere to the
Phillies for a pair of arms, including Vance Worley and Trevor May, but they
still have work to do filling out their rotation for next season.
Trading Mauer and/or Morneau would free up the salary space
the Twins need to sign free agent starters, as the team’s reportedly been
targeted veteran arms, including Brett Myers, Kevin Correia and John Lannan.
Minnesota could also shop the veteran sluggers in hopes of adding starting
pitching via trade like they did with Revere.
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