Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:41:19 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) said Wednesday, Feb. 19, that he did not change his offseason workout regimen after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee cut his 2013 season short. He said that he feels good in general, and was looking forward to a "clean slate."
Fantasy Tip: Willingham tailed off quite a bit last season, posting the worst full-season batting average (.208) of his career while striking out 128 times and posting a dismal .368 slugging percentage. Based upon those stats, he should come on the cheap late on draft day in AL-only fantasy leagues and mixed formats, and he has the chance for a bounce back. He played hurt for a good chunk of the season, and he could be a cheap source of power late in your draft.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:37:26 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham spoke to the media Wednesday, Feb. 19, and echoed the sentiments of his agent, saying he would be open to signing an extension to finish his career in the Twin Cities. "I do love playing in Minnesota," Willingham said. "From the organizations to the weather and my friends and teammates, all that stuff is a plus for me. I would love to stay here for another year or so (beyond 2014)."
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:08:41 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham, who is in the final year of a three-year, $21 million contract, wants to play through at least 2017 and finish his career in the Twin Cities. Matt Sosnick, Willingham's agent, said talks for a new deal have not yet started.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:31:44 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham needs 525 plate appearances to reach a $1 million incentive that would escalate his salary from $7 million to $8 million. He has 462 plate appearances and is unlikely to hit the threshold.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:26:45 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles placed a revocable waiver claim on Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham. The two sides are working on a deal.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:13:13 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham has been claimed off waivers by at least one team, according to sources. The Twins have until Friday afternoon to work out a trade or pull him back.
Fantasy Tip: This could move Willingham to a better situation, so his fantasy owners could be happy if a trade is completed. He has titanic power when healthy (especially to the pull side) and could thrive in a better hitting environment.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:10:49 -0700
The Minnesota Twins placed OF Josh Willingham on revocable waivers Tuesday, Aug. 27, according to a Major League source.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:49:57 -0700
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said there is no issue preventing OF Josh Willingham (knee) from playing the outfield, even though he has served as the designated hitter in all three games he has played since being activated from the disabled list. "Getting swings right now is more important and running the bases," Gardenhire said. "He's already played the outfield down (in the minors), so I'm not worried about that."
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:43:29 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. C Ryan Doumit (concussion) was placed on the 7-day disabled list.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:42:07 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) will start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester Monday, Aug. 5, and he's expected to rejoin the team Saturday, Aug. 10.