Here's a quick midday update.
The Twins have signed someone. Finally.
Welcome infielder James Beresford back to Class AAA Rochester. He hit a career-high .307 in .129 games. He will be invited to major league spring training. That list of invites should be available sometime next week.
That's it so far. Twins officials were scattered around the hotel for various league-oriented meetings. For instance, many were required to attend a seminar on the league's domestic abuse policy. That takes on greater importance as news hit yesterday about Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman getting into some sort of spat with his wife. The development has held up the trade of Chapman to the Dodgers for a couple of prospects.
This will be a test of the policy the league put in place about a year ago.
``We did not get that information until late yesterday,'' said Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre. ``That's the first we heard about it. And obviously it happened, you know, much earlier than that.
`` So it takes time to gather information, and the same thing with the José Reyes thing. We want to make sure we have all the information and then the decision will be made. The only timetable is when we feel we've got as much information as we can get.''
One report has the Nationals ready to sign Shawn Kelley, a reliever the Twins had some interest in. Something is holding up the completion of that deal as well.
The Twins also are in the market for a fourth outfielder (the Shane Robinson role). If Terry Ryan sees someone he likes he might bring them in.
There are reports that the Twins would like to move Ricky Nolasco. That really goes back to the last trade deadline. I mentioned at the end of the season that the Twins would be willing to move him. He'll likely come to camp as the potential long reliever if the Twins can't move him. A trade will be very hard to pull off. He's 11-14 with a 5.64 ERA in two seasons with the Twins, and has two years and $24 million left on his contract.