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Twins Eyeing NL Starter Ahead of Tuesday's Deadline

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Minnesota Twins are eying an NL starting pitcher ahead of Tuesday's MLB Trade Deadline.
The Minnesota Twins are eying an NL starting pitcher ahead of Tuesday's MLB Trade Deadline. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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There's just hours remaining until the MLB's Trade Deadline, meaning baseball fans should gear up for another day watching a flurry of trades. The Minnesota Twins are one buyer who's been relatively quiet thus far.

According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, the Twins are eyeing an NL starting pitcher before the clock strikes 6 p.m. ET.

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Heyman notes manager Rocco Baldelli's squad is "among teams" in on Cincinnati Reds starter Tyler Mahle.

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Following the Luis Castillo deal to the Mariners, Mahle is the other obvious starting pitcher candidate for the Reds to move on from this season. The 27-year-old righty owns a career 4.35 ERA and has pitched at least 100+ innings in four of six seasons.

Minnesota is keen to add a starting pitcher to help shore up an obvious area of need. Twins starters own just the 18th-best ERA mark in baseball at 4.19. In the middle of an AL Central race that's heating up, starting pitching could be the difference.

The Twins still lead the AL Central, but only by 1.0 game on the Cleveland Guardians and 3.0 games on the Chicago White Sox.

For now, the Twins hold +160 odds to win the AL Central on FanDuel Sportsbook. Those odds are likely to increase with the addition of a serviceable rotation arm.

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