The Twins added pitching depth Monday by claiming a couple of pitchers off waivers. Matt Maloney, a 27-year old right-hander, split time in Triple-A and the big leagues with the Reds. Minnesota also signed 29-year old right-hander Jeff Gray off waivers from the Mariners.
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.