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Minnesota Twins Reportedly Among Finalists For Josh Willingham

The Minnesota Twins have been quite busy in the last few days, signing Matt Capps to replace Joe Nathan at the back end of their bullpen and moving Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies for prospect Daniel Turpen to help clear up the glut of low-reward starting pitching candidates in-house. With some free agent hitters like Michael Cuddyer still around, the Twins are reportedly among three finalists for the services of Josh Willingham.

Susan Slusser reports that the Indians and, interestingly enough, the Rockies are also in on Willingham this off-season. The journeyman outfielder would certainly add some power to any line-up since he slugged a career high 29 home runs last year for the Oakland Athletics. Unfortunately, his batting average took a dive at the same time and he posted a career low .246 average. Still the 32-year-old managed an .810 OPS and is a productive player in the line-up, which the Twins could certainly use if they're going to lose Cuddyer.