July 5, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; The helmet of Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (not pictured) in the dugout before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins interested in Gavin Floyd, Chris Capuano

The Minnesota Twins had one priority going into the offseason – improve their pitching. So far, they’ve struggled to find the needed parts and seemingly continue to lower their standards in hopes of getting ink on a contract.

A few days ago it was reported that the Twins were willing to offer Bronson Arroyo a three-year deal, despite not actually doing so and that was the last we heard of any interest between the two sides.

So while the Twins will still likely do their best to court Arroyo, it appears they’re looking at fallback options which include Gavin Floyd and Chris Capuano:

Right-hander Gavin Floyd and left-hander Chris Capuano have drawn initial interest from the Twins, according to agent Mike Moye, who represents both.

Floyd of course is coming off Tommy John surgery so his demand won’t be all that high nor will his contract, but without an ERA under 4.06 since 2008 – the Twins could likely do better.

As for Capuano, he struggled during the 2013 season but did put together a fine year for the Dodgers in 2012 where he posted a 3.72 ERA in just under 200 innings. He certainly isn’t the most reliable from an injury perspective and may struggle leaving the comfy confines of Dodger Stadium, but as a back end starter the Twins could do worse.

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