Today I will continue following the Twins activity on the international free agents as well as the movement around Miguel Angel Sano and like yesterday post updates on my Twitter. I will be giving updates here also as the come, like yesterday. You can follow the Twitter updates either here (on the panel directly to the left of this post) or at Twitter.
Here is a good summary on the Sano situation as of yesterday from the Pirates perspective. Speaking of the Pirates, there are indications that the Twins are going after Pirates' second baseman Freddy Sanchez and one or both of relievers Matt Capps and John Grabow. Josh Johnson at Josh's Thoughts elaborates on the connection between the two teams at this point of the season. Also worth mentioning that former Twins reject Garrett Jones almost batted for the cycle for the Pirates yesterday against the Mets, having a double, a triple and a home run.
Looks like there are a lot of interesting things that might happen today and I will keep twitting updates as they come
Update: 2:40 PM EDT: Pirates' beat writer Dejan Kovacevic: "Pirates, Twins not discussing Sanchez"
Update: 3:05 PM EDT: According to Keith Law, the Twins have just signed Max Kepler (OF) the best European prospect this year. The Red Sox were also interested. He is 16 and 6'4" with above average speed and arm.
Update: 5:04 PM EDT: BA's Ben Badler does not know the amount yet, but reports that Max Kepler's bonus should set a new record for a European player. The last one was also to a Twins' signee, Alexander Smit (in 2002 for $800K)
Update: 7:06 PM EDT: This is Max Kepler: