Re: Wayne Still At It...
At least we won't be getting Phil Nevin .... again.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired first baseman Phil Nevin and cash from the Chicago Cubs Thursday night for a player to be named.
The 35-year-old Nevin was already dealt once this season, moving from the Texas Rangers to the Cubs on May 31 for Jerry Hairston Jr. He was batting .274 with 12 homers and 33 RBIs in 179 at-bats for Chicago.
With Rondell White struggling, the Twins have a hole at designated hitter and could use a productive bat with some pop in the bottom third of the lineup.
This is Nevin’s seventh major league team in 12 career seasons.
To make room for Nevin on the 40-man roster, Minnesota transferred outfielder Shannon Stewart from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The Twins also announced they will recall right-hander Scott Baker and catcher Chris Heintz and purchase the contract of infielder Alexi Casilla before Friday’s game at New York.
Baker, 3-7 with a 6.93 ERA in two previous stints in the majors this year, is expected to start Saturday against the Yankees.