The Twins were sellers at the trade deadline, a busy day around the AL Central. Here's who was added and subtracted:
Indians: They made offers for Brad Hand, Justin Wilson and Zach Britton, and even pursued Yu Darvish. But the defending AL champs settled for Joe Smith, a righthanded sidearmer who spent 2009-13 with Cleveland. Smith is effective when healthy, but with All-Star Andrew Miller injured, the Indians hope to make another move in August.
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Royals: Their free-agent signing of ex-Cubs lefty Travis Wood was a disaster, but Kansas City turned him into useful starter Trevor Cahill, who immediately improves their rotation, and relievers Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter. Then the Royals brought in Melky Cabrera from the White Sox to help offset Alex Gordon's terrible season.
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Tigers: Like the Twins, they sent their closer, Justin Wilson, to an NL team to be a setup man; Wilson will work ahead of Wade Davis for the Cubs. For Wilson and catcher Alex Avila, they received switch-hitting third baseman Jaime Candelario and a Class A pitcher. Bigger news coming? Justin Verlander could be dealt in August.
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White Sox: Their sell-off continued at the deadline, with ex-Twins righthander Anthony Swarzak dealt to Milwaukee, lefty reliever Dan Jennings sent to Tampa Bay, and soon-to-be-free-agent outfielder Cabrera off to Kansas City. The best of the haul: A.J. Puckett, a Class A righthander who was the 67th overall pick in the 2016 draft, from the Royals.