Twins decline '12 option on Nathan
By Dave Campbell
AP Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS -- After declining a hefty option on Joe Nathan's contract, the Minnesota Twins are in the market for a closer.
Maybe Joe Nathan.
The Twins decided Tuesday to buy out the last year of Nathan's deal for $2 million instead of paying him $12.5 million, but general manager Bill Smith said he called Nathan and his agent to inform them of the move and told them the team wants to re-sign the right-hander.
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