Crede deal could be announced tomorrow; Twins make play for Cruz

Posted on February 20th, 2009 – 10:27 PM
By La Velle

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Joe Crede has agreed to a deal with the Twins.

I’ve  been told by a good source that the deal could be done as soon as today.

Either way, you might want to  start to ordering No. 24 Twins jerseys.

Expect Crede to sign for less than the $7 million base that has been reported in recent weeks. It will be interesting to see which Twin is affected the most by his arrival – but Twins manager Ron Gardenhire surprisingly spoke on Friday about carrying 11 pitchers on Opening Day. That would allow space for Crede without sending someone like Brian Buscher down.

Check the paper for more details in the morning.

Also heard tonight that the Twins have made an offer to free agent reliever Juan Cruz as part of a sign-and-trade deal with Arizona. If the offer is accepted, the Twins and D-Backs would have 48 hours to work out a trade, or the contract would be null and void.

Busy night…Busy night.

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