Today's glimpse at the AL Central..
- Bob Dutton of the The News Tribune (via Twitter) hears from industry insiders that Matt Garza's reported four-year, $52MM agreement with the Brewers means that former Royals ace Ervin Santana is unlikely to get more than $40MM over three years and maybe much less. If there is a drop in price, that could put many more teams in play. Meanwhile, Garza's deal with Milwaukee - agreed upon on Thursday - has yet to be completed.
- Twins GM Terry Ryan says that he's still got "his eye" on position players as he feels that the club is a little lean that area, tweets Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press.
- Prospect Robbie Ray, now with the Tigers, wasn't initially in the trade talks that sent Doug Fister to the Nationals, writes MLB.com's Jason Beck. That fits with an opinion just after the trade from an American League talent evaluator, who suggested the Nationals would not have traded Ray for fellow Tigers starter Rick Porcello.
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