Minnesota and Tampa Bay Working on Iwamura Swap?

Posted: 3rd November 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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The Minnesota Twins may be on the verge of completing a major deal to improve the infield for 2010 and beyond. á Mark Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times is reporting that the Rays are close to dealing second baseman Akinori Iwamura to an undisclosed team. á Recent speculation has the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers as the two front-runners to acquire IwamuraÆs services, but TopkinÆs source has stated that it is a different, more ôunexpected teamö that has emerged for the services of Iwamura. á It is quite possible that the Twins are that ôunexpected teamö that has entered the market for IwamuraÆs services. á Earlier this offseason I pegged Iwamura, 30, as a potential candidate to help plug holes for the Twins at either second or third base in 2010 as Tampa Bay holds a $4.25 ...

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