How’s Joe Crede Doing?

4:53pm: Scott Boras told Christensen Crede is healthy and playing surface is not an issue.  He implied that Crede will sign somewhere within the next two weeks.

1:54pm: Joe Crede‘s workout for scouts took place on January 28th, with the Giants and Twins the teams known to have attended.’s Jon Heyman heard the workout was "impressive," while Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune said he "looked good."  La Velle E. Neal III of the Star-Tribune heard on January 22nd that Crede "thinks he’s finally licked the back problems that have limited him to 144 games over the previous two seasons" after minor offseason surgery.

Christensen’s outlook today is less rosy – he’s heard Crede is at 75 percent.  The Twins won’t guarantee the $5MM Crede and Scott Boras desire at this point.  Christensen adds that Twins officials "seem about 90 percent certain there won’t be any notable changes to the roster before spring training."  That means a reliever signing is unlikely.

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