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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Twins sorting 3B candidates

Is this (25-year-old) kid really a viable answer for the Twins at third base? La Velle Neal:

Valencia was a 19th-round draft pick and will eventually play in the majors, which in itself is a surprise. On the other hand, by all accounts he's a subpar third baseman and at 25 isn't going to get much better. His on-base percentage was .305 in Triple-A last year. He bats right-handed, so you can't platoon him with Brendan Harris (Punto's a switch-hitter, equally ineffective against all sorts of pitchers).

Mike Lowell's looking better every day.