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Twins' Santana sticking around for playoff push

CHICAGO -- The Minnesota Twins are playing well enough to make Ervin Santana untouchable.

There was recent interest in the Twins right-hander, notably from the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros for help in their playoff drives.

However, a recent strong run by the Twins and by the 34-year-old veteran has Minnesota thinking that Santana should stay put for the stretch run in pursuit of an American League wild-card spot.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Rosario.300
HR: M. Sanó28
RBI: M. Sanó77
SB: B. Buxton22
W: E. Santana13
ERA: E. Santana3.33
Saves: M. Belisle4
K: E. Santana131
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 6955.556-
Minnesota 6560.5204.5
Kansas City 6361.5086
Detroit 5470.43515
Chi White Sox 4876.38721
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .256 (15)
Runs: 598 (13)
Hits: 1095 (15)
Home Runs: 151 (19)
Stolen Bases: 70 (11)
OBP: .332 (10)
SLG: .421 (20)
Total Bases: 1798 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.69 (22)
Runs Allowed: 630 (23)
Saves: 36 (5)
Strikeouts: 887 (29)
OpBA: .267 (24)
OBP: .333 (19)
SLG: .452 (25)
Run Support: 4.84 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/21 T. Melville Purchased From Minors
8/21 M. Sanó Placed on 10-Day DL (Left shin stress reaction)
8/21 N. Turley Called Up from Minors (recalled as 26th roster player)
8/21 N. Turley Return of 26th man
8/21 K. Vargas Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/20 M. Sanó Left shin stress reaction (on 10-day DL)
8/18 R. Grossman Fractured left thumb (on 10-day DL)
8/16 D. Enns Left shoulder strain (on 10-day DL)
8/9 A. Mejía Left arm brachialis strain (on 10-day DL)
7/18 P. Hughes Recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome (on 60-day DL)
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