Less than four hours remain until the trade deadline, but for the Twins, all the action might come in the final hour.
The Twins are still shopping a handful of players, but “dominos must fall first” before any deals can be consummated, a source with knowledge of the team’s intentions said via text message.
That could mean that any potential trade of Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki awaits resolution of the status of cachers like Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy or the Yankees’ Brian McCann. Or teams interested in pitchers like lefthanded reliever Fernando Abad or starter Ervin Santana are gauging other possibilities, too.
Interim general manager Rob Antony is not with the team in Cleveland, having remained behind at Target Field to head the team’s trade efforts. The Twins must make one roster move before tonight’s game with the Indians anyway, in order to clear a spot for Jose Berrios, who starts tonight.
Once the 3 p.m. deadline passes, trades are still possible, but players would have to clear waivers before they could be included in a deal, a complication that makes trades much more difficult.
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