Sep 21, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; (Editors note: Caption correction) Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Joe Saunders (23) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency Rumors: Minnesota Twins interested in Joe Saunders


At the moment, the Minnesota Twins have a pretty good idea as to what the rotation of their top four pitchers in 2014 will look like, but that still doesn’t mean that they won’t hit the free agent market to grab another arm, and according to 1500ESPN.com, free agent hurler Joe Saunders could be on their radar.

After offering Saunders a deal last January that didn’t quite pan out, the two could possibly be coming together once again according to the news.

A team source didn’t deny that they are monitoring free agent starter Joe Saunders’ situation. The Twins offered Saunders a 1-year, $8 million deal last January, but he instead chose a comparable offer from Seattle. The source said that if Saunders is willing to take a minimal deal, which after an underwhelming 2013 season seems inevitable, they are interested.

As stated above, the deal would only happen if the 32-year-old were to take a the minimum amount from the club. After last season in which he finished with an era of 5.26, it’ll be tough to find anything but the minimum from a team.

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