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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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Gardenhire says he'd welcome Punto back

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says Nick Punto always has a place on his roster. He told the Pioneer Press that he didn't want the utility infielder to "leave in the first place." Punto signed a one-year deal last winter with the St. Louis Cardinals, who just won the World Series.

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Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer says he’s rooting for Nick Punto and the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series over Texas. Both were teammates for seven years here. Cuddyer, who will likely test the free agent market after the Series is over, calls Punto a “stud.”

Twins make it official, sign SS Jamey Carroll

The Twins say they’ve wrapped up the signing of free-agent infielder Jamey Carroll. It’s a two-year deal worth a reported $6.75 million. Carroll, who hit .290 for the L.A. Dodgers last year, is expected to be the everyday shortstop.

Jason Kubel awaits free agency

The Minnesota Twins have until five days after the World Series to exclusively negotiate with their free agents. Jason Kubel is one of those free agents but he has yet to hear from the Twins. He says he isn't surprised, but he would be shocked if he doesn't get a phone call soon.

Twins looking to Japan for pitching help?

With the hot stove league set to start after the World Series, word has it the Twins may be interested in signing Japanese free agent right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. The Twins made a bid for negotiation rights last year, but lost out to the Oakland A's, who ultimately failed to sign him.

Cards vs. Rangers: starring ex-Twins Lohse, Punto, Washington

Besides Nick Punto and Ron Washington, there will another familiar face on the St. Louis Cardinals’ World Series roster. Former Twins pitcher Kyle Lohse is scheduled to start Game 4. Lohse has been with the Cards the past four seasons. He’s winless so far in two starts this postseason.

Twins keeping interest in Matt Capps

Matt Capps struggled through much of last season with the Twins, but that doesn't mean Minnesota doesn't want him back. Capps, a free-agent, could return to the Twins if he's given the closer role. Capps' agent, Paul Kinzer says the Twins valued Capps' toughness.