Twins interested in right-hander Kendrick
The Twins brass in attendance at this week’s Winter Meetings reportedly held a meeting about potentially pursuing free agent starter Kyle Kendrick, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.
Kendrick has posted identical 10-13 records over each of the last two years with the Phillies, while posting a 4.70 ERA in 2013 and a 4.61 mark this past season. He has a 4.42 ERA overall during his eight-year career, which has been spent entirely in Philadelphia to this point.
The Twins are known to be in the market for starting pitching this offseason after their starters racked up an American League-worst 5.06 ERA this past season.
Minnesota has also been linked to a number of other starters this offseason, both on the free agent market and via potential trades. The Twins have been reported to have varying levels of interest in free agents Ryan Vogelsong, Edinson Volquez, Justin Masterson and Brett Anderson, as well as Francisco Liriano, who ultimately re-signed with the Pirates. They’ve also popped up as a candidate to acquire the Mets’ Dillon Gee via trade.
— Paul Casella