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Twins remain at impasse with A's over Cabrera

Posted on: July 31, 2009 1:30 am
Edited on: July 31, 2009 1:30 am

The Minnesota Twins remained frustrated in their attempt to pry shortstop Orlando Cabrera from Oakland on Thursday night, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

In exchange for Cabrera, the Athletics were said to be asking for a high-level prospect plus that the Twins pay all of the roughly $1.25 million remaining of Cabrera's salary. The Twins, pushing to add help in their quest to catch Detroit and the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central, are balking.

Among those whom the Athletics have inquired about in a Cabrera deal are outfielder Aaron Hicks, rated the Twins' top prospect in 2009 by Baseball America, and third baseman Danny Valencia, whom the Twins think is their third baseman of the future.

The Twins also remain very interested in Toronto's Marco Scutaro but the Blue Jays so far have indicated that they will not deal some of their other players if they do not trade Roy Halladay.

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