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Twins won’t be trading Josh Willingham

Aug 30, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

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Minnesota placed Josh Willingham on revocable waivers and he was claimed by Baltimore, but the two sides weren’t able to come to an agreement and Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the deadline will pass without a trade.

That means Willingham can’t be moved this season–Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reported that Minnesota was “asking way too much”–but with one year and $7 million remaining on his contract the Twins likely feel they can get more for him this offseason when their options aren’t limited to one team.

Willingham had a career-year in 2012, but has hit just .211 with 12 homers in 90 games this season, seeing his OPS drop by 160 points while spending time on the disabled list following knee surgery.

  1. zzalapski - Aug 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Nice to see the Twins not selling low on a decent asset. Also, going by his early experience with the Marlins, he’s another option behind the plate if/when Mauer is moved off catcher.

    (Yes, I’m kidding about the second sentence.)

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  2. edelmanfanclub - Aug 30, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    His .211/.345/.384 slash is so off compared to his career .257/.360/.474, they shouldn’t sell low on him after his 2012 season. Hes still getting on base at the same rate, so maybe then can flip him for more in 2014. The Orioles were trying to pull a fast one.

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