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Terry Ryan talks free agent pitchers, Mauer and trades on MLB radio

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • January 18, 2013 - 11:57 AM

 

Twins GM Terry Ryan was on MLB Radio today, and while he didn't say anything earth-shattering, we listen to what he has to say in all forms this time of year. It was a brief appearance, but here are the highlights:

 

*Talking about whether the Twins are in pursuit of Shaun Marcum and/or Joe Saunders, Ryan didn't dispute the idea: "We're going to continue to be on the lookout for pitching."

*Asked whether he is concerned about Joe Mauer wearing down by playing in the World Baseball Classic, Ryan expressed confidence in the catcher's health coming off a bounceback 2012 season. "Mauer is 100 percent," Ryan said, adding he is not worried.

*Asked about a trade before the season starts involving a big bat like Josh Willingham or Justin Morneau, Ryan made it sound quite unlikely: "If you were going to do something, you probably would have done it by now. ... It's safe to assume you're going to see those guys in spring training for sure."

You can listen to the full audio here.

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