THE SIDELINES : Gaetti Wants Long Twins Pact

From Times Wire Services

Minnesota third baseman Gary Gaetti, one of baseball’s new-look free agents, said he’d like to stay with the Twins--if they come up with a long-term contract.

“I definitely think I should get more than a three-year deal,” the 32-year-old former All-Star said Monday. “I’m even thinking something like four, five or even six. Why not?”

Gaetti, a member of the Twins organization since 1979, said that his “roots here are deep,” and that he wants to stay put.

Gaetti’s numbers have dropped in the last two seasons, but he still drove in 85 runs in 1990.


On Monday, the Angels informed Gaetti’s agent that they are interested in the slugging third baseman.