James Loney had a big night at the plate Tuesday as he went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored in the win over the Cardinals.
Loney doesn't have the power that you want out of a first baseman, but he is a solid contributor in other categories. There are certainly far worse options out there.ANALYST: David Kerr
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