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2016 Schedule
37-62, 5th in AL Cent
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Lineup: Twins (37-61) vs. Braves (33-66)

  • 1. Eduardo Nunez, SS (R)
  • 2. Joe Mauer, 1B (L)
  • 3. Miguel Sano, 3B (R)
  • 4. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
  • 5. Max Kepler, RF (L)
  • 6. Kennys Vargas, DH (S)
  • 7. Eddie Rosario, LF (L)
  • 8. Kurt Suzuki, C (R)
  • 9. Byron Buxton, CF (R)
  • SP: Ervin Santana, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Small chance Twins trade Miguel Sano

You can throw Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Jose Berrios into the untouchables mix as well, writes David Schoenfield. Anybody else on the Twins' roster is fair game in the trade market. Untouchable players for all 30 teams

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Is Brandon Kintzler a proven closer?

Kintzler has been throwing harder this season, and as a result, his numbers are much improved. Is that enough for him to hold on to the ninth-inning job? Twins Daily

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Twins remain 28th in ESPN rankings

It's all about the future for Minnesota, which just finished an encouraging 4-3 trip to Detroit and Boston. Rookie outfielder Max Kepler is hitting like he'll be big a part of the future at Target Field. Week 16 Power Rankings

Lineup: Twins (37-60) at Red Sox (54-41)

  • 1. Eduardo Nunez, SS (R)
  • 2. Joe Mauer, 1B, (L)
  • 3. Miguel Sano, 3B (R)
  • 4. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
  • 5. Max Kepler, RF (L)
  • 6. Kennys Vargas, 1B (S)
  • 7. Eddie Rosario, LF (L)
  • 8. Juan Centeno, C (L)
  • 9. Byron Buxton, CF (R)
  • SP: Tommy Milone, LHP
  • Daily notes

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All-time #MLBRank: No. 9 Walter Johnson

Johnson was baseball's original strikeout king; he was the only member of the 3,000 strikeout club for over 50 years. Johnson led the league in strikeouts a record 12 times, one more than Nolan Ryan. His 110 shutouts are 20 more than any other player in MLB history. Nos. 10-1

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Twins' deadline status: sellers

The Twins are obvious sellers, and interim GM Rob Antony has a chance to make his mark at the trade deadline, Jim Bowden writes. Ervin Santana and Fernando Abad are among the names drawing significant interest. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Twins should consider former Blue Jays GM and last year's Executive of the year Alex Anthopulus for their GM opening. Anthopulus is one of the most respected executives in the game and the type of leader and team builder the Twins so desperately need.

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Twins have trade chips in Abad, Santana

Fernando Abad is probably the best bet to be the first player traded by interim GM Rob Antony, Jim Bowden writes. Antony could also earn himself a permanent job with a big return for Ervin Santana. Trade option rankings (Insider)

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Max Kepler keeps slugging away

Kepler has hit 10 home runs over his last 33 games. He's the fourth Twins rookie over the last 40 years to hit 10 or more homers over a 33-game span, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The others to do so are Kent Hrbek and Tom Brunansky, both in 1982, and Miguel Sano in 2015.

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Inside Heat: Twins gave Ryan a choice

LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune tells Buster Olney the inside scoop of how GM Terry Ryan came to part ways with the Twins and who they could be looking to deal at the deadline.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs435Tied-19th
Batting Average.25019th
On Base Percentage.31521st
Slugging Percentage.41316th
Earned Run Average4.9028th
Quality Starts40Tied-24th
WHIP1.4126th
BAA.28230th

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