Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/29/12
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MINNEAPOLIS The inevitable came on Saturday night, just hours after recent Twins call-up Samuel Deduno's seven-inning, two-hit night. It came as the Twins have gained more and more confidence in their young pitchers over recent weeks, but that didn't make it any more of a decision the team wanted to make. It came as the Twins strung together two nights with double-digit runs. They slipped out of last place for the first time since April, but no matter how much less palatable a trade to a division rival might have seemed after those two games, it still made sense. That's the thing about the Twins dealing Francisco Liriano to the White Sox: not only was it a foregone conclusion, but it also seemed to be the right decision. Liriano, who will be a free agent after this season, was making 5.5 million this year. He has a 3-10 record, which the Twins managed to parlay into a something of a positive due to his success in the last two months, and the team sits 13 games out of first plac...
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