There was chatter about Josh Willingham weeks ago starting with Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record who floated the idea. He's a name with a bat that could help the Yankees, although Yankee fans are not too jazzed about Willingham right now because he's batting .222 for the Twins.
The rumor of Willingham has continued and the Yankee run scoring woes only provide more interest in the bat of Josh. But now, there is talk that the Twins aren't interested in move Willingham... not right now at least.
According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press:
Person with direct knowledge: Appears Josh Willingham is staying put (for now) with #mntwins. August waiver deal always possible.So, with the deadline being today, could the Yankees just try and fill the void with a bat, be it Alex Rios or other, or do they wait for the waiver wire and pick up a big bat like Willingham then? Maybe even someone else, right? Hey, when it comes to the waiver wire, usually there can be some fascinating names out there. We'll have to wait and see.
— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) July 31, 2014
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