This '17 playoff team will be an active seller – MLB.com

The Twins made a surprise American League Wild Card Game appearance last year, then added Lance Lynn and Jake Odorizzi during Spring Training in moves praised by peers within the industry.

But midway through the regular season, they’re positioned to be among the most active sellers at the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

The Twins made a surprise American League Wild Card Game appearance last year, then added Lance Lynn and Jake Odorizzi during Spring Training in moves praised by peers within the industry.

But midway through the regular season, they’re positioned to be among the most active sellers at the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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The Twins, who have lost nine of their past 11 games, offered signals to other teams in recent days that they are open to trading their pending free agents, rival executives told MLB.com.

That group includes infielders Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar, right-handed starter Lynn and left-handed reliever Zach Duke. Former American League MVP Award winner Joe Mauer also is in the final season of his contract, but he has a full no-trade clause, and it’s unclear if he’d grant his approval for a move away from his native Twin Cities.

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The Dodgers, Cubs, Cardinals, Indians, Red Sox and Brewers are among the teams considering infield upgrades, so Dozier and/or Escobar represent possible trade fits with them. Escobar, though, is mired in a slump, posting a slash line of only .098/.191/.146 in his past 12 games.

Lynn had an encouraging June (2.83 ERA) before a forgettable Sunday start at Wrigley Field, in which he allowed seven earned runs over 1 2/3 innings. Scouts will be tracking him closely in the coming weeks, especially considering the overall shortage of

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