The Minnesota Twins won't shy away from upgrading their roster this summer despite swinging and missing last season.
They signed Kendrys Morales, who was tied to draft-pick compensation, after last June's First-Year Player Draft and ended up paying him about $7.5 million. Morales was awful, hitting .234/.259/.325 without providing value in the field. They eventually dumped him in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.
"I would do it again if I had an opportunity," Terry Ryan said. "It just didn't work."
"We'll see. We're all in the phase here -- We're doing pretty good and we certainly have to have our eyes open," Ryan said, when asked if he'd pull the trigger on another move this year aimed at improving his club's chances. "We're in contention, there's no secret here. We have an opportunity to do some things and hopefully we'll be able to."
Minnesota should get Ervin Santana back from suspension in July. They entered action on Friday seven games over .500 and two games back in the American League Central.