FRIDAY: La Velle E. Neal III has an update on this one – he says a Twins official shot it down. He hasn’t heard anything other relievers linked to the Twins.
TUESDAY: According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, the Twins inquired on Rangers reliever Joaquin Benoit. Sullivan says the Twins are willing to trade Boof Bonser. I suppose this could have appeal to the Rangers in that Bonser could be a rotation candidate.
Benoit, 31, posted a 5.00 ERA in 45 innings this year while battling shoulder issues. He’s set to earn $3.5MM plus games finished incentives in ’09 before becoming eligible for free agency. Bonser is under team control through 2012.