Twins trade Willingham to KC, activate Mauer

Houston, TX ( - The Minnesota Twins traded outfielder Josh Willingham to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league pitcher Jason Adam on Monday.

The 35-year-old Willingham hit .210 with 12 homers and 34 RBI in 68 games for the Twins this season.

In addition, Minnesota activated first baseman Joe Mauer from the 15-day disabled list, and he is in the starting lineup for the Twins' game at Houston.

Mauer, who has missed the last five weeks with a strained right oblique, is hitting a career-low .271 this season with two homers and 28 RBI.

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