Gardenhire says Young rumors his fault
Twins manager backs off comments that suggested trade
LAS VEGAS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has heard all the rumors this week about his team possibly trading outfielder Delmon Young. And frankly, he feels partly responsible for them.In his Winter Meetings media session at the Bellagio on Tuesday, Gardenhire said that he "got things stirred up" last week when he told a Fargo, N.D., newspaper that he envisioned his starting outfield for 2009 to be Denard Span, Carlos Gomez and Michael Cuddyer. In his comments, he said that all three of those players needed playing time every day and it seemed to indicate that there was no room for Young.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.