A batch of links to help you keep up to date on the latest Twins-related information...or at least on the latest on available players at positions of need.
- In Atlanta, second baseman Kelly Johnson is currently riding the bench. He's not a clear upgrade, since his defense hasn't been great and his offense has fallen since his breakout in 2007, but if Minnesota wants a change-of-pace they might be able to convince the Braves to make a swap. They'd be buying low.
#2 / Second Base / Atlanta Braves
Feb 22, 1982
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- The Miami Herald speculates that the Marlins are entertaining trading Dan Uggla (not very good defense at second base, but that offense is still an improvement). 126 doubles, 117 homers and counting in less than four major league seasons.
#6 / Second Base / Florida Marlins
Mar 11, 1980
|2009 - Dan Uggla||96||341||45||78||14||1||17||52||53||86||1||0||.229||.338||.425|
- The LA Times hears that the Athletics pulled Michael Wuertz "off the table" for any deals as of Monday.
- In regards to Freddy Sanchez, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes the Pirates could be open to taking on part of his 2010 option; not just to avoid the "salary dump" appearance of such a deal, but to make a swap more appealing to a larger number of clubs.