Foxsports.com reports that the Minnesota Twins have come to terms with outfielder Rondell White, who becomes their much needed solution for a solid right-handed bat.
Personally, I was looking forward to someone who'd look a bit better in the #4 spot, like Frank Thomas. Having a healthy future Hall of Fame'er batting between Mauer and Morneau 500 times this season was the ideal situation, where he'd bring his power and patience to a lineup desperately needing it. My next choice was perhaps Kevin Millar, a guy who despite putting up down numbers last year was still a guy who has shown decent power and at least has avoided making outs at a decent clip, or Piazza who is also headed for Cooperstown who might also see a career resurgence due to the comforts of not playing the field.
Rondel White was perhaps a fourth or fifth choice. He has certainly hit well the last few seasons, but he's much more of a 'put the ball in play, hope it drops' type of guy that's consistent with Minnesota's theory of hitting.
At least this does seem to justify the loss of LeCroy, a guy who smashed lefties like the Hulk, but hasn't a place to play in the field.
this looks a little better than last year, so...