Nathan Sticking Around
According to the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Twins will indeed pick up closer Joe Nathan's option for the 2008 season. The option will be worth $6 million, and the deal is currently just simply awaiting the completion of the paper-work.
It is still possible that a contract extension could come for Nathan, as his agent and Smith have been in contact recently and talked about numerous things.
An official announcement on this move could come as early as Friday according to this report. More to come when this news is made official by the team.