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Morneau To Carry Olympic Torch

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau will help carry the Olympic torch leading up to the Vancouver Games.

Morneau grew up just outside of Vancouver and grew up a die-hard hockey fan.

He says the honor is "something that's once in a lifetime."


Twins Confident About Re-Signing Mauer

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire expressed optimism on Friday about re-signing catcher Joe Mauer.

"I'm just letting it happen. I don't sit and fret about it," Gardenhire said. "I think the right thing is going to happen. I think we all know. I think we all know the ramifications if something were not to happen and it would go the other way. That wouldn't be a good thing for anybody. I don't see who, other than maybe some clubs out east."

Mauer is making $12.5 million this season and the last year of his current contract.


Thome, Twins Agree To One-Year Deal

Veteran Jim Thome and the Twins agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $1.5M contract, allowing the 39-year-old slugger to return to the division he knows well and play for a contender.

Thome's deal includes about $750,000 in incentives, according to the Pioneer Press of St. Paul, Minn., and reported by ESPN.com.

Via ESPN.com

Twins Could Be An Option For Thome

Jim Thome isn't going to return to the White Sox, which could pave the way for the Twins to add the slugger.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Minnesota, Tampa Bay and Detroit are all interested in Thome.

However, the Twins are considered the favorite to sign him.

Minnesota has acknowledged their interest in Thome but declined to specify how many plate appearances they think he would get with Jason Kubel currently their designated hitter.

Via Star Tribune

Indians Sign Mike Redmond

The Indians have signed 38-year-old Mike Redmond to a one-year contract to be their backup catcher.

Redmond is a veteran of 12 Major League seasons with the Marlins and Twins.

Via MLB.com

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