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The winter baseball meetings wrapped up with teams telling the Twins to stay in touch regarding possible trades — and the Twins thinking about options for first base and center field.
The Twins, like many teams, haven't determined their television future yet as the winter meetings end.
The Twins didn't add or lose anyone in the major league phase of the annual draft, but added two pitchers and two position players from the minors.
Louie Varland could offer the Twins some needed depth as a starter following the departures of Sonny Gray and Kenta Maeda. But he also shined with his late-season work out of the bullpen.
The Twins have reduced their payroll and might lose some veterans to free agency, leaving several gaps to fill internally or from outside.
Derek Falvey, the Twins president of baseball operations, said there's a lot of interest in several players on the roster but trades around MLB have been slow to materialize.
At the winter meetings, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Byron Buxton is showing improvement from knee surgery and they plan to have him back in the outfield next season.
Unlike the rest of the AL Central, the Twins will need to be active to fill in some gaps in the roster.
Cory Provus said the Twins approached him in mid-October about moving from radio to TV to replace Dick Bremer. But how the games will be available on TV and the web still hasn't been settled.
Two longtime announcers for the Twins move into different positions.