Found June 25, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
Before a game at Target Field last week, a member of the Minnesota Twins' front office was asked whether he believed his team would be buyers or sellers when the July 31 trade deadline rolled around. His answer? "Don't know yet," said Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony. By this time last year -- and in 2011 -- it was clear that the Twins would be sellers at the deadline. Minnesota was already buried in the American League Central cellar, trailing by 10 games at this point a season ago. Following Tuesday's loss at Miami, though, the Twins are currently five games under .500 and 8 games behind first-place Detroit -- a team that many thought would run away with the division but has yet to create that separation. There is still plenty of baseball to be played, and the Twins don't consider themselves out of the race just yet. That makes it trickier to determine whether they'll be buyers or sellers at the end of July. "I think that's...

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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Kyle Gibson has finally joined the Minnesota Twins, a long-awaited promotion the team is counting on being permanent for the former first-round draft pick. Gibson was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday. Set to wear No. 44, Gibson has been slated to start for the Twins on Saturday at Target Field against the Kansas...
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