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Just found out from a source with knowledge of the situation that the Twins have signed 2B Mark Grudzielanek to a minor league contract. He is en route to Ft. Myers where he will spend a few days getting ready. He will likely join the Twins within a week. The 15 year major league veteran just turned 39 at the end of last month. He has not played at all in 2009 after playing in just 86 games for the Royals last year. Apparently this is the Twins answer at 2B!?
UPDATE – to add my thoughts on it… I just have to reiterate. He is now 39 years old. He has not played yet this year and has been available to all 30 teams all season (and last offseason). He missed half of last season with injury. Maybe he is an answer. I don’t think he’s the answer. Is he better than Punto and/or Casilla. Maybe. I can’t even say that for sure at this point. But, I guess it is a move at a position of need without giving anything up. Sorry ya’ll, I wish I could be a little more excited. I hope he comes in and takes over the position and becomes a solid player like he was a few years ago.
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