Twins Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel, Joe Nathan and Matt Capps are up for grabs this off-season. Team General Manager Bill Smith says those players have earned the right to see what they can earn on the open market.
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2012 Twins roster in for some changes
The 2012 Minnesota Twins roster probably won't resemble the 2011 roster very much. Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel will be free-agents while Matt Capps and Joe Nathan could also end up elsewhere. Those are some of the names on a roster full of question marks.
Nathan 'excited' to become free agent
Joe Nathan isn't sounding like he's too torn up over the Twins' passing on his 2012 option. The reliever tells the Pioneer Press that he's looking forward to what the free market will bring. If he doesn't re-sign with Minnesota, Nathan says Glen Perkins is a prime candidate to take his spot.
Twins don't expect to sign Cuddyer and Kubel
Twins general manager Terry Ryan says it would be "unrealistic" to think that both Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel will be back with the Twins next season. Ryan expects talks between the Twins and Cuddyer and his agent to resume Thursday, or sometime in the near future.
Notes on Capps, Buehrle, Cuddyer and more
La Velle Neal III of the Star Tribune reports the Twins are finalizing a deal with closer Matt Capps. Capps lost his closer role to Joe Nathan midway through last season. Neal also reports the Twins can't afford to sign Mark Buehrle, but will be making a strong push to re-sign Michael Cuddyer.
Tolbert, Repko, Slama optioned to AAA
The Minnesota Twins outrighted infielder Matt Tolbert, outfielder Jason Repko, catcher Rene Rivera, and reliever Anthony Slama to Triple-A Rochester. Tolbert, Repko, and Rivera become free agents but the Twins decided to retain the rights to Slama. The moves create room on the 40-man roster.
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