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.
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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.

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