If you assumed the Twins were going to be buyers instead of sellers at the trade deadline because of their recent acquisition of left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia, you might want to reset those expectations.
As it turns out, the Twins might still be sellers depending on how the next handful of games go.
Multiple national writers have reported as much, and interestingly Garcia’s name has come up as someone the Twins could send out just as quickly as they brought him in. Outside of Garcia, it’s the usual suspects, led by Ervin Santana.
Jon Morosi got things started Wednesday night, tweeting:
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 26, 2017
Longtime baseball writer Jon Heyman added Thursday on Twitter:
twins indeed are listening to offers now on some players. ervin, dozier, kintzler, jaime (yes, jaime!) could draw interest.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 27, 2017
The non-waiver trade deadline is Monday, meaning the Twins might have to decide pretty quickly if they’re trying to make a playoff push or if they’re suddenly in sell mode. It’s possible one more more of those players could be moved in August, too, but they would first have to clear waivers.