The Minnesota Twins may have signed starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean they’re done shopping.
According to MLB Daily Dish, the Twins, who are severe need of a pitching overhaul are still interested in Bronson Arroyo and the signing of Nolasco doesn’t appear likely to have impeded their courting of Arroyo.
#Twins signing of Nolasco does not take them out of Arroyo running in any way. “They need 400 innings”, source said.
While there may be a few starters left on the relatively thin pitching market with a better skill-set than Arroyo, the former Cincinnati Reds pitcher is assumed to be one of the most durable pitchers in the game and doesn’t come with an overly inflated price tag. Add in that he was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Reds before free agency began, he also won’t cost the signing team to forfeit a draft pick so he’s become one of the most in-demand free agents.
If Minnesota is to sign him, they’ll need to likely throw the most cash/years at Arroyo.