Jim Eisenreich, a Minnesota native whose major league baseba
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Jim Eisenreich, a Minnesota native whose major league baseball career has been hampered by a nervous disorder, is seeking removal from the Minnesota Twins’ voluntarily retired list to become a free agent.
Eisenreich, 27, of St. Cloud, played in the Twins’ outfield in 48 games from 1982-84.
″I’ve wanted to come back for two years, but the Twins don’t want me,″ Eisenreich said Monday. ″If the word gets around the league (about his availability) and anyone sees that, now they can give a call. You never know.″
Twins Vice President Andy MacPhail said, ″There should be no doubt about it. The situation hasn’t changed as far as we can tell.″
The Twins will forward Eisenreich’s request to baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth’s office.
″It’s fine by us that he not be our property anymore and be a free agent,″ MacPhail said.