Twins' off-season moves and rumors report: 11/21/2016

This is the latest installment of the Twins 2016-2017 off-season rumors and moves report.  You can find the previous here  and all the previous installments in this series here.

I will be bringing news for Twins moves and rumored interest as they come periodically, leaving the names of interesting parties as are unless something changes about their status, adding new information as it comes.  As previously, this is actually reported interest, and not "who fits where" hypothetical interest.  I will be adding information about former Twins as it happens, but not rumors, as well.  This is what has happened or rumored to have happened so far:

  • The Dodgers have had discussions with the Twins regarding second baseman Brian Dozier (11/11  and reconfirmed on 11/16).  However they seem to be some ways apart (11/20). 
  • It looks like the new Twins' Front Office t is doing the right thing and committing to a full-time rebuild.(11/20)  However, previous reports suggested that the Twins were after "experienced" players, without any names mentioned. (11/9)
  • La Troy Hawkins has accepted a Front Office role as a special advisor with the Twins; Torii Hunter,  Michael Cuddyer, and Corey Koskie have also had discussions about potential front office roles (11/19)
  • The Twins have made an offer to an undisclosed free agent (11/18)
  • The Twins have outrighted 3B Trevor Plouffe and he elected to be a Free Agent (11/18) 
  • The Twins have outrighted C Juan Centeno  (11/18) 
  • Twins' OF Adam Walker has been claimed by the Brewers (11/18)
  • The Twins added C Mitch Garver, OFs Daniel Palka and Zack Granite; SS Engelb Vielma and RHPs Fernando Romero and Felix Jorge to their 40-man roster. (11/18)
  • Twins' 1B Kennys Vargas (who apparently has a fourth option left), has drawn some trade interest, but no teams are named (11/17)
  • The Twins have talked with the agent of free agent C Jason Castro during the GM meetings.and having another meeting with him this week and still thinking about making an offer (11/16)
  • Multiple undisclosed teams have been also interested in Brian Dozier (11/10)
  • The Twins have had discussions with the agent of RHP Joba Chamberlain, Casey Close.  He also represents who also represents former closers Joe Smith and Shawn Tolleson (11/10)

  • The Twins' have attended the showcase of former Royals' closer RHP Greg Holland. (11/7)

From the former Twins' news department:
  • Former Twins' RHP Chih-Wei Hu was added to the Rays' 40-man roster (11/18) 
  • Former Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia was DFA'd by the Padres (11/18)
  • Former Twins' C Drew Butera has signed a 2-year contract with the Royals (11/18)

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