Twins, Cruz End Contract Talks

According to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Twins have ended their pursuit of right-handed reliever Juan Cruz.

Cruz rejected the Twins’ contract offer before talks ever evolved into the sign-and-trade stages, and it doesn’t sounds like the club plans on making another run at him.  Cruz, 30, posted a 2.61 ERA in 51 2/3 innings last season.

Neal suggests that the Twins might now focus their attention on free agent Chad Cordero, who threw for several teams on Wednesday.


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