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Gardy would like to see more of Parmelee next year

Gardy would like to see more of Parmelee next year

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Gardy would like to see more of Parmelee next year
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins would like to find room for Chris Parmelee as an everyday player next season, but manager Ron Gardenhire said they won't know where Parmelee will play until later in the offseason.

Gardenhire said he has no problem with Parmelee playing first base, right field or left field next year.

But the Twins currently have a logjam at those positions, with Justin Morneau at first base and Josh Willingham, Denard Span and Ben Revere in the outfield.

So it only seems natural that the Twins will be active on the trade market this coming offseason, but Gardenhire said a move will only be made if it makes sense for the team, and not just to get Parmelee in the lineup.

"We're going to have to figure that out, on who's going to be here and who's not, and how we're going to get pitching," Gardenhire said. "But [let's] not launch this guy so that this guy can play every day. Everything we do will be to make this team more competitive, to create a better roster around the core guys we have. But I would like to see Parmelee get more at-bats next year."

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