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Twins get $20,000 to complete Thome trade

The Indians sent $20,000 to complete last month's trade with the Twins. The cash amount was part of the original deal. Teams agree to swap a player or cash if they can't agree on the player.
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The Indians sent $20,000 to complete last month's trade with the Twins. The cash amount was part of the original deal. Teams agree to swap a player or cash if they can't agree on the player.

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