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Aug 16, 2014
Rotoworld
Josh Willingham had a three-run double in Friday's win over the Twins.

Josh Willingham: Spotlight on Kansas City Royals outfielder

The small market Kansas City Royals acquired Josh Willingham from Minnesota last Monday.
Rotoworld Aug 16, 2014

Willingham has three-run double vs. Twins - Josh Willingham (OF) Kansas City Royals

Josh Willingham had a three-run double in Friday's win over the Twins.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 15, 2014

Royals 6, Twins 5: Josh Willingham drives in three against former team

Josh Willingham registered 34 runs batted in across 68 games with the Twins this season.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 15, 2014

Twins: Brian Dozier parts with a friend in Josh Willingham trade

Brian Dozier's title is the Twins second baseman, but to the kids of former teammate Josh Willingham, he's "Uncle Brian."
Plain Dealer Aug 13, 2014
Tribe, Josh Willingham miss connections again: Cleveland Indians quick hits

Tribe, Josh Willingham miss connections again: Cleveland Indians quick hits

The Indians and Josh Willingham always seem to be in the same neighborhood, but can never get together.
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 12, 2014

Royals pitchers know how dangerous Willingham can be

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As if an eight-game win streak and a move into first place weren’t enjoyable enough, Kansas City Royals’ pitchers were giddy about the recent addition of Josh Willingham to the team’s offensive lineup. Acquired from Minnesota before Monday’s 3-2 win against Oakland, Willingham gives the Royals a power bat for their 45-game playoff push. No one knows that better than KC’s hurlers. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 12, 2014

Royals place Downs on DL, clearing way for Willingham

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled Tuesday with a stiff neck. The Royals had to open a roster spot with the arrival of Josh Willingham, acquired in a trade Monday with Minnesota. Willingham was in the lineup as the designated hitter and batting sixth for the second game of a four-game series with Oakland. Downs, who had not pitched since Aug. 2, is 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 12 relief appearances with the Royals. The 38-year-old was signed July 6 after the Chicago White Sox released him.

Tuesday (Correia and Willingham jump into pennant races) edition: Wha' Happened?

Josh Willingham and Kevin Correia have been big league regulars for nearly a decade apiece. Neither has ever participated in the postseason, and until a few days ago it looked like neither would sniff the playoffs this year with the Twins. But suddenly via trades — Willingham to the suddenly hot Royals and Correia to the Dodgers — both have the postseason in their sights. The Royals have won eight in a row and moved past the slumping Tigers into first place in the AL Central on Monday. Correia made his Dodgers debut on the same night, pitching six innings of one-run ball to get the...

Willingham hopes to reach playoffs with Royals

Twins outfielder Josh Willingham says he didn't expect trade to Royals, but he hopes to help them reach playoffs.

Postgame Twinsights: Mixed emotions as Josh Willingham leaves the Twins

HOUSTON --It was during Twins batting practice Monday afternoon that Twins manager Ron Gardenhire walked out and found Josh Willingham called him off the field. He was being traded to the Kansas City Royals, the manager told the veteran slugger. And just like that, nearly three full seasons as a Twins stalwart were over for Willingham. "Not fun," Gardenhire said. "It was hard. It wasn't easy at all to see him go." Less than 48 hours earlier in Oakland, the Twins went through the same sort of divorce with another respected veteran approaching free agency: right-hander Kevin Correia, wh......
Twinkie Town Aug 11, 2014

Twins trade Josh Willingham to Royals

It was expected that the Twins would try to trade Willingham this month. It wasn't necessarily expected that he'd be how Joe Mauer got his roster spot back. The trade of Josh Willingham to the Royals comes as something of a whimper. He had a career year in his first year with the Twins in 2012, hitting .260/.366/.524 with 35 home runs. It was his age-33 season, and as such some fans hoped the team would flip him at a high water mark in the hope of aiding in what was, quite obviously, a massive rebuilding process. It didn't happen, and it's hard to blame the Twins too much. Except then...
Sacramento Bee Aug 11, 2014
Royals get Willingham from Twins for minor leaguer

Royals get Willingham from Twins for minor leaguer

The Royals have acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Twins for minor league pitcher Jason Adam in an attempt to bolster their offense for the stretch run. Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham (16) is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics' Luke Gregerson in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham swings for a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics' Luke Gregerson in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
Rotoworld Aug 11, 2014

Twins get Jason Adam for Willingham - Jason Adam (S) Minnesota Twins

Twins acquired RHP Jason Adam from the Royals in exchange for OF Josh Willingham.

Josh Willingham traded to Kansas City Royals

HOUSTON -- Josh Willingham is off to join a pennant race. The Twins traded their veteran left fielder to the Kansas City Royals shortly before the start of Monday’s game. In return the Twins will receive Triple-A right-hander Jason Adam. Willingham, 35, was owed $1.836 million for the final 48 days of the regular season. He is in the final year of a three-year, $21 million contract. Monday’s trade comes two days after the Twins dealt right-hander Kevin Correia, another pending free agent, to the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Adam, 23, is a 6-foot-4, 225-pounder who has......

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