Rod Carew has agreed on contract terms with the California Angels, but the Minnesota Twins today said two more things must be done before they will trade him.
Howard Fox, Twin vice president, said the Angels will have to give the Twins the players they want in return for Carew. Also, he said, the Twins are obligated to let the New York Yankees talk with Carew.
General Manager Buzzie Bavasi of the Angels announced in Los Angeles, "We have reached a contractual agreement with Rod Carew's representative, Jerry Simmon. I will now contact (Twin President) Calvin Griffith as soon as possible to see if we can get together on a deal."
The Twins are known to want the Angels' young third baseman Carney Lansford, who broke into the starting lineup as a rookie last year, hitting.294 with eight home runs and 52 runs batted in. But the Angels have indicated Lansford is on their list of untouchables.
If the Angels agree to give up Lansford and do not have another third baseman available, the Twins might need to send their third baseman Mike Cubbage to California and the two teams might wind up exchanging several players, a Twins source said.