Glen Perkins doesn't have the experience to pitch the ninth inning for the Twins in 2012, GM Terry Ryan told reporters on the Ryan Doumit conference call today when asked. Ryan says the Twins will look to acquire a closer.
We learned yesterday that the Twins still have interest in Matt Capps as their closer, while Joe Nathan is off the board after signing a two-year deal with the Rangers. As our free agent tracker shows, closers Heath Bell, Jonathan Broxton, Francisco Cordero, Frank Francisco, Ryan Madson, Jon Rauch, and Francisco Rodriguez remain on the market. Andrew Bailey, Brandon League, and Huston Street are trade candidates, and Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly Leo Nunez) could be non-tendered.