Buzz: Giants, Astros and Twins and Pudge

Jon Heyman of SI.com believes the Twins and Giants are now showing interest in free-agent C Pudge Rodriguez.

However, La Velle E. Neal III, of the Star Tribune, has not heard that the Twins are interested.

In a post to CBS Sports, Danny Knobler was told Rodriguez could soon sign a new contract.

Lastly, the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida reports the Marlins continue to be concerned with Rodriguez’s demand for playing time.

Rodriguez is hitting .600 with five extra base hits and a .625 OBP in 15 at bats during the World Baseball Classic.

there continues to be no evidence that pudge is an option for the Mets, who a) do not seem interested in spending additional money at this time, b) who are committed to Brian Schneider as their starting catcher, and b) who have Ramon Castro on the roster