And another one gone, and another one gone, another one gets kicked off the Minnesota Twins’ bus. Just a couple nights ago, the Minnesota Twins sent Kevin Correia to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Correia gets his first Dodger start tonight (Monday) by the way and on Monday the Twins sent another veteran packing. The Twins have dealt slugger Josh Willingham to the Kansas City Royals.
In return, the Twins receive minor league right-handed pitcher Jason Adam. Adam will report to Double-A New Britain. Adam has pitched in 27 games this year in the minor leagues with 18 of them being starts. Adam is currently 5-9 with a 4.67 ERA. Adam has appeared at both Double-A and Triple-A this year in the Kansas City organization.
The traded from the Twins is again no shock with Josh Willingham being a pending free agent and not in the future plans of the organization. Willingham when signed was the biggest outside free agent signing in Twins history which has since been eclipsed by the deal Ricky Nolasco signed this offseason.
The record books will show that Willingham played for the Twins for two and a half seasons, but Willingham was never overly productive than this first season with the club. In 2012, Willingham hit .260 with 35 home runs and 110 RBI en route to a Silver Slugger award.
Willingham in 2014 currently is hitting .210 with 12 homers and 34 RBI.