By Joe Christensen
CHICAGO — An update from Day 2 of the GM Meetings:
(*) Twins catcher Joe Mauer won his second consecutive Gold Glove Award today. Other AL winners included 1B Mark Teixeira, 2B Placido Polanco, 3B Evan Longoria, SS Derek Jeter, OF Adam Jones, OF Ichiro Suzuki, OF Torii Hunter, P Mark Buehrle.
(*) The GMs went about an hour long in their morning session, from 8:30 a.m., to about 1:30 p.m., and apparently did not discuss expanding instant replay. Jimmie Lee Solomon, MLB’s executive vice president of baseball operations, briefed the media and said Commissioner Bud Selig isn’t interested in expanding replay at this time, noting that MLB has only had replay for boundary calls since August 2008. Selig is methodical about change, and apparently the GMs who advocate using more replay kept their thoughts to themselves.
(*) The Twins re-instated three righthanded pitchers from the 60-day disabled list: Boof Bonser, Pat Neshek and Kevin Slowey.
(*) Bill Smith and the other 29 GMs will be available to the media at 3:30. I’ll have more in tonight’s first editions.