Sep 10, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham (16) is congratulated by outfielder Clete Thomas (11) after hitting a home run during the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field. The Twins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Willingham willing to talk extension with Twins

Minnesota Twins leftfielder Josh Willingham recently said he would like to stay with the team for a couple years beyond is current three-year deal, which is in its last season.

Willingham has not yet reached out to the Twins about an extension.

“I do love playing in Minnesota,” Willingham said. “From the organization, to the weather, to my friends and teammates, I think all that stuff is a plus to me. So yeah, I’d love to stay here another year or so. If they wanted to come to me, it’d be something I’d obviously be up for. It’s a great organization and I love playing in Minnesota.”

Willingham is coming off a below average season for the 35-year-old right hander. He hit just .208 with 14 home runs and 48 RBIs on a bad left knee. His career averages per 162 games include batting .256 with 28 home runs.

He is scheduled to make $7 million this season after signing with the Twins in 2012 following a 29 home run campaign with the Oakland Athletics in 2011.

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