Twins Inquire On Joaquin Benoit?

FRIDAY: La Velle E. Neal III has an update on this one – he says a Twins official shot it down.  He hasn’t heard anything other relievers linked to the Twins.

TUESDAY: According to’s T.R. Sullivan, the Twins inquired on Rangers reliever Joaquin Benoit.  Sullivan says the Twins are willing to trade Boof Bonser.  I suppose this could have appeal to the Rangers in that Bonser could be a rotation candidate.

Benoit, 31, posted a 5.00 ERA in 45 innings this year while battling shoulder issues.  He’s set to earn $3.5MM plus games finished incentives in ’09 before becoming eligible for free agency.  Bonser is under team control through 2012.

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