03 November 2009
Coveted second baseman Akinori Iwamura has been near the top of Minnesota's wishlist for some time, and it appears that a trade may be in the works.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Bay Rays are close to dealing their 30-year-old infielder. The source doesn't know where the deal would land Iwamura, but he claims that the receiving team will not be the Los Angeles Dodgers or Chicago Cubs.
Earlier today, the Twins removed third baseman Brian Buscher from their 40-man roster, leaving an opening.
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UPDATE – 3:30 p.m.
Game over. It appears that the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to be the recipients of Iwamura.