The Twins traded away a pair of outfielders, Denard Span and Ben Revere, earlier this offseason, and they could view Podsednik as a potential replacement. He hasn’t been a regular at the major league level over the past few seasons, as he spent part of 2012 with the Boston Red Sox manning each outfield position.
While Minnesota has expressed interest in Podsednik, they aren’t interested in free agent shortstop Jason Bartlett and second baseman Kelly Johnson. They have also cut off contact with free agent left-hander Manny Parra and don’t appear to be interested in signing Armando Galarraga to a minor league contract.
The Twins did show interest in veteran free agent Freddy Garcia earlier this offseason, but they haven’t had contact with him for some time. Wolfson adds that Minnesota didn’t have interest in Aaron Cook before he signed his minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, and they also never extended new Cincinnati Reds shortstop Cesar Izturis a contract offer.