The Twins this season appear to be prime contenders to be buyers at the fast-approaching July 31 non-waiver trade deadline given their mix of being in contention while still having both holes to fill and prospects to deal.

It's a role-reversal, of course, from recent years when the Twins were most certainly sellers trying to do what they could to restock for the future.

While nobody is suggesting they mortgage a future that figures to be even more promising than this 2015 season, adding a shortstop, catcher and/or relief pitcher would sure brighten their current status.

picket fence To commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the basketball movie "Hoosiers," the Indiana Pacers will wear Hickory uniforms for some games next season.

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