Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:20:53 -0700
Although the Cleveland Indians are on the fringe of the playoff race, they passed on OF Josh Willingham when offered. The Indians offered Willingham a two-year contract in 2012 but he signed with the Minnesota Twins for three seasons. Sources indicate the third year was the sticking point because they feared Willingham's production would drop, as it has.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:08:35 -0700
The Kansas City Royals placed RP Scott Downs (neck) on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical facet sprain Tuesday, Aug. 12. OF Josh Willingham has been activated to the roster.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:09:02 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Josh Willingham will split time with OF Raul Ibanez at designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Willingham was acquired in order to give the Royals' lackluster offense a jolt. He'll probably have the edge in playing time over Ibanez, but it likely won't be enough to justify owning him in shallow mixed leagues.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:03:05 -0700
The Kansas City Royals acquired OF Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins Monday, Aug. 11, in exchange for P Jason Adam.
Fantasy Tip: Willingham is likely to serve as the designated hitter, but he could also see playing time at first base to spell Billy Butler. The Royals are looking to add some much-needed thump to their lineup. It doesn't change Willingham's value much, if at all.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:48:00 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 8, against the Oakland Athletics.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Willingham from your daily lineups.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:42:35 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham has reportedly drawn some interest from the New York Yankees leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31. The Seattle Mariners have also shown an interest.
Fantasy Tip: If Willingham were to land in New York, his playing time likely would decrease somewhat, as they have a glut of outfielders already. As such, his already marginal fantasy appeal would also decrease.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:20:17 -0700
The Minnesota Twins will likely be sellers at the trade deadline, so Twins general manager Terry Ryan is skipping the team's road trip to Kansas City and Chicago in order to work the phones. C Kurt Suzuki, OF Josh Willingham, RP Brian Duensing and RP Casey Fien have been mentioned as trade candidates.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:12:44 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham remains a target for the Seattle Mariners, and the two sides continue to talk, a source said Tuesday, July 29.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:06:59 -0700
The New York Yankees have expressed interest in Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham, Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd and Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios. Willingham is the most appealing player to them because of his reasonable salary ($7 million) and due to the fact that he is eligible for free agency after the season.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:21:52 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have held talks with the Minnesota Twins about OF Josh Willingham. The Mariners are looking to fortify their lineup before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.