Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will take batting practice when team gets home and hit in live batting practice on Saturday.
This sounds like very positive news and speak sof an impending return. CarGo will take his cuts in the cage and if all goes well, he'll start up some live batting practice. If that works out for him, a minor league rehab assignment is next, but they probably won't require him to play too many games on the farm before returning.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