MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins got busy early Thursday, the final day of baseball's non-waiver trade deadline.
Minnesota acquired left-handed starting pitcher Tommy Milone from Oakland, sending outfielder Sam Fuld to the A's. Fuld, 32, began the 2014 season in Oakland but was later placed on waivers and claimed by Minnesota. He appeared in 54 games for Minnesota, batting .274 with 17 RBI.
Milone, 27, made 16 starts for the A's this year but was the odd man out of the rotation after Oakland acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on July 5. Milone was 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 96 1/3 innings this year for the A's. He was sent to Triple-A Sacramento on July 5 and was 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA in four starts with the River Cats. The Twins assigned Milone to Triple-A Rochester.
Milone doesn't possess overpowering stuff, as his fastball averaged just 86.5 mph this season, according to FanGraphs. Still, the Twins receive a potential major-league arm in exchange for an early-season waiver...