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Here is a roundup of news around the American League Central.
Brian Dozier’s stock seems to jump after every game. The second baseman has hit 35 homers since June 1st. So is it best for the Twins to deal him?
The Twins, of course, need that valuable commodity on the field more than most clubs. At 53-91, they have been utterly awful, and are on pace to finish with their worst record since the club moved to Minnesota in 1961. It would be the franchise’s worst finish since 1955. Dozier has been one of very few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season that’s seen top prospects Jose Berrios and Byron Buxton struggle mightily, Miguel Sano in turns out of position, apathetic, and injured, a pitching staff that’s poised to allow at least 130 runs more than any other team in the American League, despite playing in a pitcher’s park. Without Dozier, the Twins would be entirely lost, as opposed to mostly lost.Here is the MLB Blog Review and the MLB Week-in-Review, recapping all the news throughout the week in the baseball world.
The Dodgers and Brewers could be swapping Puig and Braun in the near future.
Both outfielders have been on the trading block for months. Milwaukee has looked to clear Braun’s salary after unloading veterans Yovani Gallardo, Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra, Francisco Rodriguez, Adam Lind, Jean Segura, Khris Davis and Jonathan Lucroy over the last two years. The Dodgers, reportedly tired of Puig’s clubhouse antics, demoted the 25-year old to Triple-A after failing to deal him before the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1.
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Today in baseball history: On September 14th, 2002, Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron for the most 100-RBI seasons by a National League player as he drives in his 100th run of the season for the 11th time in his career.