Aug 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brian Duensing (52) pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Twins Likely Done Moving Pieces

The Minnesota Twins are headed into the tail end of the summer, and looking at the September call up period looming.  For the Twins, a turnaround is expected in 2015, and shedding some veteran pieces was the goal during this season’s trading periods.  However, it looks like the Twins are done making moves.

Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News and 1500 ESPN is reporting that though the market is still there, the Twins look to be staying put.

Brian Duesing was a name that many around Twins Territory heard during the July 31 trade deadline.  Duensing is a strong bullpen lefty that can be relied upon to come on and get outs.  Jared Burton is a name that probably won’t be on the Twins roster next year and could have been a candidate to be moved.

Finally, feel good story Caleb Thielbar is another lefty that a few teams were possibly interested in.  Thielbar represents the most long-term viability for the Twins however, and likely would have taken a bit more for a contender to acquire.

With more focus being put on budding starters like Kyle Gibson, Alex Meyer, and Trevor May, the bullpen has become a smaller focus for 2015.

Pitching will be an area the Twins are evaluating heavily over the coming months.  The goal would be to shore up any holes as the season concludes, and head into 2015 with a strong sense of direction.

For the first time in quite a while, the Minnesota Twins have some options with throwing arms, and that’s never a bad thing.

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