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Twins still searching for 2012 closer

The Twins are still trying to figure out who will be anchoring the back end the bullpen next season. LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports the Twins had some interest in Jonathan Broxton, but he signed with the Royals. Who else is available?
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The Twins are still trying to figure out who will be anchoring the back end the bullpen next season. LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports the Twins had some interest in Jonathan Broxton, but he signed with the Royals. Who else is available?

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