Florida general manager Larry Beinfest declined to comment Tuesday, but another team official said the front office was angry about the matter. The official requested anonymity because Beinfest wouldn’t comment. Girardi’s relationship with management quickly soured in his only season with Florida, and he was fired in October – then chosen NL Manager of the Year. Marlins left-hander Dontrelle Willis shrugged off the comments about Girardi helping Lieber. “What are you going to do now?” Willis said. “He doesn’t even work here anymore. You can’t dock his pay. “I don’t think it’s a big deal. If we lost the wild card by two games, OK. But there are so many different other factors.” Torre’s brother ailing Joe Torre’s brother could undergo a kidney transplant in the next couple of months after tests determined two of his children are a match for the procedure. Former major leaguer Frank Torre needs the operation because of medication he’s taken since receiving a new heart more than a decade ago. Player news The Twins and reliever Jesse Crain agreed to a $3.25 million, three-year contract. The 25-year-old Crain went 4-5 with a 3.52 ERA in 68 games last season. The Indians have started talks with the agent for C.C. Sabathia on a contract extension. Sabathia is due to make $8.75 million this year and $9 million in 2008. He is eligible for free agency after the 2008 World Series. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He just mentioned that the hitters said everything that was coming in was just very flat,” Lieber told the Philadelphia Daily News. “I wasn’t on top of the ball like I should have been.” Both teams contended for the NL wild-card berth, and Lieber beat the Marlins twice in September. Marlins officials were unhappy to hear that their manager last year, Joe Girardi, gave rival pitcher Jon Lieber helpful tips during the season. Lieber said his season with the Philadelphia Phillies turned around shortly after he was roughed up by the Marlins last July 31, and he credits a phone call from Girardi, a former major league catcher. They played together with the Chicago Cubs from 2000-02.