Posted at 10:12 AM on March 7, 2007
by Ben Tesch
Morneau willing to deal, instructs agent to resume talks
First baseman Justin Morneau said Sunday that he expects to resume negotiations this week with the Twins regarding a multiyear contract, and he's optimistic a deal could get done by the end of spring training.
"It would be nice," Morneau said.
Morneau said his agent, Mark Pieper, is scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers on Tuesday as part of his annual spring training trip to visit his clients. Morneau has asked Pieper to schedule a meeting with Twins general manager Terry Ryan to resume contract talks after the sides were unable to agree on a multiyear deal during the offseason.