Twins went after Ervin Santana, looking at Haren
According to Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (sports guy for 5 Eyewitness News) in his "The Scoops" article today on 1500ESPN.com, the Twins were in on Ervin Santana up until the last minute.
From the article:
Additional notes from the article:
The source indicated the Twins tried to get the Los Angeles Angels to eat more than the $1 million they sent to Kansas City, which will pay Santana $12 million in 2013.
The source went silent when asked if, while talking to the Angels about Santana, pitcher Dan Haren's name has come up.
Another name to monitor: Tampa Bay's James Shields. While having his $10.25 million option exercised for 2013, he's available. The Twins seem like a good match with the Rays because of their outfield depth. Tampa Bay is expected to lose outfielder B.J. Upton, who's a free agent."
• It sounds like the Twins will non-tender Casilla if they have to offer him arbitration.
• The Twins have inquired about pitcher Randy Messenger who is pitching in Japan, supposedly through next year. With Hanshin last year, he went 10-11 in 196.2 IP in 2012 with 166 strikeouts, 65 walks and a 2.52 ERA.
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