Twins Notes: Morneau, Ponson

Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has a few Twins tidbits for us this morning:

  • He says the Twins want a fifth option year on Justin Morneau‘s multiyear pact in the range of $14MM.  Three days ago, Morneau said the two sides were "pretty close."  At that time, Morneau confirmed that he was never offered the 4/33 deal that Joe Mauer received.
  • Walters also writes: "It will be a shock if pitcher Sidney Ponson isn’t released by the Twins."  Back in late February, Ron Gardenhire said he viewed Ponson as being one of the team’s starters.  If his neck is OK, it would be nice to see Matt Garza win the job instead. 

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