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Hotwire: Minnesota Eyeing Burnitz

Benitez has 5 HR and 10 RBI in last 9 games.

Jeromy Burnitz continues to tear the cover off the ball and that has a few organizations phoning the Mets to see if they can pound out a deal for the outfielder before the July 31 deadline. Also taking a look at the choices for Tuesday night's start against the Braves, the streak breaking debut for Royce Ring in Double-A, and an update on the status of shortstop Jose Reyes.

Jeromy Burnitz According to the New York Post, the Mets and Twins have had discussions that could have Jeromy Burnitz on the move to Minnesota. The outfielder is hitting .288 this season with 17 homers and 41 RBIs in just 58 games after he missed a month due a broken hand. According to the report, there is some speculation that the Twins may even pay some of the $5.5 million that is remaining on... Recommended Stories