Minnesota Twins Rumors: 5 Whispers a Month Before Trade Deadline

5 Minnesota Twins Rumors to Watch Before Trade Deadline

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At 39-47, the Minnesota Twins don't figure to be a factor in any postseason race this season. For this reason, several contending teams are going to be eyeing up the Twins' roster, looking to pick it apart to make their own respective teams better. Here are five rumors to watch out for leading up to the trade deadline.

Twins Won't Trade Before All-Star Break

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Twins Won't Trade Before All-Star Break

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While the Twins will be a busy team on the trade market this year, it doesn't appear anything will happen prior to the All-Star break. It doesn't make a ton of sense to rule out a trade this early, but for some reason, the Twins did.

Josh Willingham is on the Block

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Josh Willingham is on the Block

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The Twins' outfielder is hitting .229/.377/.458 with eight homers and 24 RBIs in 167 plate appearances this season. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the Twins could move Josh Willingham before the trade deadline.

Twins Could Trade Kurt Suzuki

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Twins Could Trade Kurt Suzuki

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He certainly isn't elite, but Kurt Suzuki will be one of the best catchers on the trade market this year. His offense has been uncharacteristically good this season, actually, with a .308/.366/.400 line and a wRC+ of 116.

Kevin Correia Could be Traded

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Kevin Correia Could be Traded

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Kevin Correia won't be highly coveted, but a team will likely have some interest in him as a fifth starter or even as a reliever. In 96.1 innings, Correia has a 4.95 ERA and a 4.11 FIP.

Kendrys Morales Could be on the Move

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Kendrys Morales Could be on the Move

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The Twins probably didn't sign Morales with the intention to trade him, but they are completely out of the race now. Unfortunately, he has done nothing to justify a team trading for him. In 106 plate appearances, Morales is hitting just .218/.245/.297 with a 45 wRC+.

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