MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Johan Santana trade is finalized Friday, as expected, the Twins could be getting ready to add a different veteran pitcher to their rotation.
According to a report in the Denver Post, the Twins contacted the agent of free agent right-hander Josh Fogg on Thursday and expressed "serious interest" in the pitcher.
Fogg, 31, confirmed the team's interest in him to the newspaper but said no offer had yet been made. The right-hander, who went 10-9 with a 4.94 ERA in 30 appearances (29 starts) for the Rockies last season, holds a career record of 60-60 with a 4.90 ERA over seven big league seasons.
The addition of Fogg could help stabilize what will be a very young Twins rotation. Without Santana, the Twins wouldn't have a starting pitcher above the age of 26. The most experienced starters would be Scott Baker and Boof Bonser -- each of whom has made 48 career starts.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.