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Insider Only MLB: Sanchez trade talks heating up

Giants, Twins remain in the mix

The Pirates have been very aggressive in the past 48 hours in trying to move Freddy Sanchez. The Minnesota Twins remain the most interested team but the Pirates, Giants are making some progress in talks.
The acquisition of Ryan Garko has not taken the Giants out of the mix for Sanchez. They are still looking to add.
ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported within the last hour that “Sanchez is now heavily rumored to be heading for the Giants”.
Meanwhile, the Twins and Pirates remain deep in discussions about Sanchez. The Twins have also been linked to Matt Capps and John Grabow over the past month.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports ” they’d (Twins) love to acquire second baseman Freddy Sanchez and left-hander John Grabow from the Pirates, or shortstop Orlando Cabrera and right-hander Michael Wuertz from the A’s.
“The Twins love Sanchez’s defensive versatility; his ability to play third base is especially valuable, with Joe Crede ailing.”

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