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Twins Interested In Ryan Doumit, Josh Willingham, Hisashi Iwakuma

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The Minnesota Twins reached out to Sosnick Cobbe Sports, the representation for free-agents Ryan Doumit, Josh Willingham and Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma recently, according to Star-Tribune's Joe Christensen.

The Twins expressed interest in both free-agents catcher/first baseman/right fielder Ryan Doumit and outfielder Josh Willingham, either of which could replace Michael Cuddyer or Jason Kubel in right field. 

Ryan Doumit could also potentially fill in two holes for the Twins if necessary; playing right field if Cuddyer or Kubel don't re-sign and also give Minnesota the depth at catcher they are looking for

No offers have been made to either of the two, but are on the Twins' radar, as is Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma, one of the top pitchers in Japan, posted last season but failed to sign a deal. The Oakland Athletics won the bidding with a $19 million posting fee, but negotiations broke down with Iwakuma's former agent and the A's. Iwakuma is now represented by Sosnick Cobbe Sports.