MLB Trade Tracker 2023: Keeping track of Twins trade deadline rumors and deals

Keeping track of every rumor and trade the Minnesota Twins make at the deadline this year.

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After months of speculation, which has only intensified in the last week, the MLB Trade Deadline has finally arrived.

For the Minnesota Twins, the answer to the question of how to approach the deadline hasn't become any clearer thanks to the team still not knowing what it wants to be. We're more than half a season in, yet Minnesota is still vacillating between putting up big numbers in one series and getting swept by a bad team in another.

This has created all sorts of uncertainty around the Twins, culminating in confusion about what a clear path through the deadline should be. Some believe the team should sell and cash in guys like Sonny Gray to get more pieces for the future. Others feel like that's waving the white flag, and question the logic of a front office and manager without a firm future becoming sellers when they might not be here long enough to benefit.

Last year's big swings at the trade deadline fell flat, with Tyler Mahle essentially done with the Twins after needing Tommy John surgery and Jorge Lopez already gone to the Marlins. The debacle of the deadline last season might force a cautious approach but it still feels like the Twins can't stand pat and continue to hope for the best.

Minnesota Twins trades today: Keeping track of Twins trade deadline rumors and deals

Update (8/1, 5:07pm CT) - The deadline has officially passed and the Twins made exactly zero trades. The Jorge Lopez deal will go down as the only one the team made.

Rumors are going to be listed first, with any completed traded listed below with full details and grades. Be sure to check back all day and throughout the week for more analysis on everything the Twins did -- and didn't -- do at the deadline.

The latest rumors are listed up top with older rumors in descending order. The same goes for the trades, which have the most recent deals at the top and older deals further down.

Latest Twins trade deadline rumors (Updated)

Tommy Pham left Mets clubhouse in street clothes

This is what it's come to. The Twins remained dead quiet throughout the entire day, forcing fans to read into the fact that Pham -- a trade target -- looks like he might have been traded.

Twins interested in two Mariners hitters

According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Twins have indeed checked in with the Mariners about the availability of both Ty France and Teoscar Hernández.

Andrew Chafin named as potential target for Twins bullpen

If this sounds familiar, it's because it is. The Twins were linked to Chafin back in March during Spring Training but opted to not sign him. All that led to was Minnesota being in the exact same spot as it was four months ago: circling Chafin.

The only difference is this time it will cost them a prospect.

Could Twins make a deal for Harrison Bader?

This is less of a rumor and more of an amusing musing. Twins Daily's Nick Nelson tossed out the idea of Minnesota taking advantage of the Yankees being 'soft sellers' by taking Harrison Bader off their hands.

Twins are listening to calls on Sonny Gray and Kenta Maeda

The Athletic's Dan Hayes wrote that the Twins are listening to offers on starters Sonny Gray and Kenta Maeda.

“Exploring what they could get is wise, especially with some of the hauls the Chicago White Sox received this week in trading away rental players,” Hayes writes. “Contending teams in need of starting pitching are desperate with few certain sellers on the market, and the Twins could potentially receive more in a trade now if one of those clubs grossly overpaid.”

This doesn't mean a trade is imminent, but the front office is seemingly leaving no stone unturned.

MLB Trade Tracker 2023: Twins trades today

Marlins acquire Jorge Lopez from Twins

Jorge Lopez

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This is basically an admittance of failure by the Twins, but it's probably for the best. Lopez was a big swing at the deadline last year, but he never lived up to the All-Star billing he brought with him from Baltimore.

He was absolutely miserable, in every aspect, and a change of scenery might be the best for all involved. Lopez needed to go on the restricted list earlier this year and was placed on the IL to tend to his mental health. That's the biggest thing that stands out about this trade, as everyone is hoping Lopez can get right and return to the guy he was last season.