MLB Rumors: Twins Shopping Willingham

When the Minnesota Twins shockingly signed Kendrys Morales in June they were just three games under .500; however, as we all know, things change in baseball in just the blink of an eye.

According to Jon Heyman of, Minnesota is now looking towards their future and “(is) starting to tell teams that if they aren’t contending later this month they’ll make outfielder Josh Willingham… available.” Willingham is coming to the end of his three year contract in Minnesota.

Among top suitors in need of right-handed power hitting? There are the Seattle Mariners, who are looking to add some offense to a team that has the third lowest team ERA in baseball, but ranks 19th and 21st in runs scored and home runs respectively.

Other teams expressing interest in Willingham are the Reds and Royals–according to’s Jim Bowden.

The Twins will almost certainly request starting rotation help–as their rotation has floundered after high hopes of improvement from last season–although their lineup also has a number of holes that could use a serious upgrade in talent.

Willingham, in what has become a massively disappointing campaign in 2014, is currently hitting .215 with 8 home runs and 25 RBI. In 2012, he launched a career high 35 home runs– ranking seventh in the AL.

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