Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said "it's possible" Cole Hamels (biceps) will make his final rehab start Thursday.
The target date for Hamels to return is April 22nd and a Thursday start would keep him on track. The only reason he doesn't make the start is to spare his shoulder any additional wear and tear so he'd be looking at a series of simulated sessions instead. Either way, get ready to activate, not this week, but next.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Korean slugger Byung-ho Park is reportedly traveling to Minnesota to talk with the Twins.
With a $12.85M winning bid, the Twins now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Park and his agent. If they don't, they will be refunded the money and Park will return to the KBO. The Korean slugger batted .343/.436/.714 with 53 home runs last season for the Nexen Heroes and hit 52 the year before. The KBO is notoriously hitter-friendly, so take those numbers with a grain of salt. He should still be able to hit for power, but given the dimensions of Target Field, 25 home runs is more of a realistic expectation. Analysis: Howard Bender