The Twins are in the market for starting pitching help this winter, and there is a growing sense within the organization that Brett Myers could be a fit according to Joe Christensen of The Star Tribune. Agent Craig Landis confirmed the team's interest.
"They're interested, or perhaps even very interested … And that's about as far as we are right now," said Landis. GM Terry Ryan acknowledged he's "touched base with most of the pitchers on the market" without discussing Myers specifically.
The 32-year-old right-hander has told teams this winter he prefers to work as a starter first, a closer second, and a setup man third. Myers posted a 3.31 ERA with 5.6 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 65 1/3 relief innings for the Astros and White Sox this season, but just a year ago he posted a 4.46 ERA with 6.7 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 216 innings as a starter for Houston.