The Twins are open to trading Kendrys Morales

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Twins are “open to trading” Kendrys Morales. Which wins the Twins the Captain Obvious Award of 2014.

Who would want him, though? He’s on a 12-game hitting streak but he’s also sporting an OPS oof .599 OPS. Even teams who could use a bat aren’t going to be too interested in that, and that’s before you get to the fact that his best position is DH.

Good luck, Twins. You’ll need it.

Starling Marte carted off field after outfield collision

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Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was carted off the field during the eighth inning of Friday’s contest against the Giants. Marte was racing in to field a fly ball from Yangervis Solarte when he collided at full speed with shortstop Erik González. The two were knocked down by the impact and quickly attended to by the Pirates’ staff, who helped Marte sit up on a cart and removed him from the game.

The extent of either player’s injuries, if any, have yet to be revealed. Following the incident, both Marte and González were officially removed from the lineup, with JB Shuck shifting from left to center field, Jung Ho Kang moving over to shortstop, Colin Moran covering third base, and Jason Martin in the left field corner.

The Pirates currently lead the Giants 4-1 in the eighth.