MINNESOTA SPORTS BRIEFS: Wild trade Setoguchi, sign Cook, Spurgeon
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Wild were quite active in the first day of free agencey in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Devin Setoguchi from the Minnesota Wild Friday in exchange for a 2014 second-round draft pick. Setoguchi, 26, tallied 13 goals and 14 assists while appearing in all 48 regular-season games with the Wild during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Selected eighth overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2005 draft, Setoguchi has posted 116 goals and 222 points in 384 career contests between the Sharks and Wild. Minnesota also re-signed young defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a three-year, $8 million contract and sign free agent winger Matt Cooke from Vancourver to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.
Mark Buehrle spun seven scoreless innings to help lift the Toronto Blue Jays past the Minnesota Twins, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game set at Rogers Centre. Buehrle (5-5) scattered six hits while striking out five and did not allow a run for just the second time this season. Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes each went 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Blue Jays, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Kevin Correia (6-6) was dinged for four runs on a season-high 10 hits and three walks in six frames. It was just his second loss in his last eight starts. Brian Dozier and Oswaldo Arcia had two hits apiece for the Twins, who have dropped six straight. It's the seventh time Minnesota has been shut out this year.