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Updated: December 6th, 2013 11:22am
Twins GM Ryan plans to aggressively pursue trades at winter meetings

Twins GM Ryan plans to aggressively pursue trades at winter meetings

by Derek Wetmore
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MINNEAPOLIS -- After adding two pitchers by free agents to bolster what was a terrible rotation, the Twins aren't done.

They'll be aggressive next week at the winter meetings in Orlando, general manager Terry Ryan said.

"I think we need to go in aggressively. I think there's a few things here that we have that other clubs might have some interest in and vice versa," Ryan said on the Judd & Dubay show Friday.

"I don't know if anything going to happen down there but it's a possibility. Last year at this time I had no clue that we'd trade Benny Revere and we did."

In line with improving the team, Ryan acknowledged to Judd & Dubay that prospects like Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer and Byron Buxton could be on the Major League roster to begin next season. He added that Buxton is likely further away, with less advanced-level competition.

Ryan said at the news conference introducing Phil Hughes that the team still has a ways to go and expects to be more active this offseason.

"We've got to continue to try to improve this team," Ryan said. "There's still quite a bit of winter left before we report to Fort Myers [for spring training], there's no reason to think that we can't continue to at least look and see what's out there. There are still a lot of people out there... Free agents and the non-tenders that just came out, 43 guys [Tuesday] and that's a lot of guys."

One of those names could be Mike Pelfrey, but Ryan did not specifically comment Thursday on negotiations, saying simply, "there are a lot of people we're still talking to."

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Phil Hughes, Mike Pelfrey