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Wetmore%27s+5+thoughts%3A+Messy+baseball The Twins played one of their sloppiest games of the season Wednesday, and it resulted in a big loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here's Derek Wetmore's 5 thoughts column, with observations and analysis from the game. [Full Story]

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Touch 'Em All podcast: Twins at the deadline On this episode of the Touch 'Em All podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore dive head-first into trade rumors and speculation. What's the biggest area of need? Will the Twins address it before Friday's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline? [More]
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Twins lose back-and-forth game to Pirates on Kang's 9th-inning homer Posted by The Associated Press | 1 day ago Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing of the second deck in left-center field in the ninth inning, lifting Pittsburgh over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 on Tuesday night. [Full Story]
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MLB trade deadline: Twins OK with rentals, would look at a shortstop Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Will the Twins make a trade before Friday's deadline? "I would hope so," GM Terry Ryan said. He also said the Twins wouldn't have any regrets if the Twins gambled on a rental player and it didn't ultimately work out. [Full Story]
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Molitor says he's not conceding division despite bold Royals moves Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago The Royals hold an 8-game lead in the American League Central and have added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist in the past few days. But Twins manager Paul Molitor isn't scoreboard watching just yet, as he knows the standings can change in a hurry. [Full Story]
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Trying to find comparable Twins package to the Troy Tulowitzki trade Posted by Derek Wetmore | 2 days ago To get something done you might have had to go one echelon higher and offer a pitcher like J.O. Berrios, and I wouldn't be interested in doing that if I was the Twins. [Full Story]
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Sports Schedule
# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
80 Arcia, Oswaldo 6-0 210 OF
31 Burnett, Alex 28 6-0 210 RP
61 Burton, Jared 34 6-5 225 RP
30 Correia, Kevin 34 6-3 200 SP
21 Deduno, Samuel 32 6-3 190 SP
58 Diamond, Scott 6-3 220 LHP
18 Doumit, Ryan 6-1 220 C
20 Dozier, Brian - - SS
52 Duensing, Brian 32 5-11 205 RP
5 Escobar, Eduardo 26 5-10 173 3B
50 Fien, Casey 31 6-2 205 RP
25 Florimon, Pedro 28 6-2 180 SS
0 Fuld, Sam 5-10 - OF
35 Gardenhire, Ron 57 - - Mgr
44 Gibson, Kyle 27 6-6 207 SP
7 Guerra, Deolis 26 6-5 251 SP
72 Gutierrez, Carlos 6-3 230 RHP
12 Hermann, Chris 27 6-0 200 C
32 Hicks, Aaron 27 6-2 190 OF
45 Hughes, Phil 26 6-5 240 SP
49 Manship, Jeff 30 6-2 210 SP
7 Mauer, Joe 32 6-5 233 C
33 Morneau, Justin 34 6-4 233 1B
47 Nolasco, Ricky 32 6-2 223 SP
27 Parmelee, Chris 6-1 230 1B
37 Pelfrey, Mike 31 6-7 249 SP
90 Perkins, Glen 32 5-11 205 SP
43 Pinto, Josmil 34 5-11 210 C
24 Plouffe, Trevor 29 6-2 200 SS
1 Presley, Alex 30 5-10 190 LF
57 Pressly, Ryan 26 6-3 205 RP
22 Ramirez, Wilkin 29 6-2 231 LF
20 Roenicke, Josh 32 6-3 195 RP
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
32 Swarzak, Anthony 29 6-4 225 SP
56 Thielbar, Caleb 28 6-0 195 RP
59 Tonkin, Michael 25 6-7 220 RP
0 Walters, P.J. - - P
16 Willingham, Josh 6-2 230 OF
49 Worley, Vance 27 6-2 230 SP