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Punto a Twin again?

Sure, he's newly-minted world champion, but should the Twins bring back utility infielder Nick Punto? According to the Star Tribune, he's one of five free agents Minnesota may be targeting this off-season.
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Sure, he's newly-minted world champion, but should the Twins bring back utility infielder Nick Punto? According to the Star Tribune, he's one of five free agents Minnesota may be targeting this off-season.

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Now that the World Series is over, it's time for teams to beef up their rosters and sign a few free agents. Big question: What should the Twins do to bounce back from the 99-loss albatross that was 2011? Click here for the latest gossip and guesses from the Hot Stove League.