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Twins considering Ryan Vogelsong, Brett Anderson

Ryan Vogelsong

San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


The Twins have been linked to free agent starter Ryan Vogelsong, as first reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s Mike Berardino. They’ve retained interest in lefty Brett Anderson as well, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Vogelsong, 37, proved quite useful for the Giants this past season at the back of the rotation, finishing with a 4.00 ERA and a 151/58 K/BB ratio in 184 2/3 innings. He didn’t fare so well in the post-season, allowing nine runs in 12 1/3 innings across three starts and a relief appearance.

Anderson, 26, hasn’t been able to rack up triple-digit innings pitched since 2010 due to various bouts with injuries. During the 2014 season, Anderson suffered a fractured index finger as well as a bulging L4-L5 disk in his back. In his eight starts, he posted a 2.91 ERA with a 29/13 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings.

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