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All eyes on Brian Dozier, Kyle Gibson as MLB trade deadline nears

Twins have clearly waived the white flag on the season.

After trading Eduardo Escobar and Ryan Pressly on Friday, it's clear that the Twins are punting on the 2018 season and looking to rebuild for the future. The next big name to go could be Brian Dozier, whom is drawing interested from a couple of new teams. 

According to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, the Indians and Giants have been scouting Dozier for the past week. 

Milwaukee was rumored to have had interested in Dozier, but they traded for Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, and because they still have a need for pitching it doesn't seem as likely that they'd use their prospects to land Dozier. 

Meanwhile, Kyle Gibson's name is still floating around the rumor mill, with The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reporting Saturday that there are a number of suitors for the veteran right-hander. Rosenthal pointed out that Minnesota needs to be "blown away" by an offer in order to trade him. 

Twins general manager Thad Levine talked Saturday and said making the decision to be a seller at the trade deadline was tough, but ultimately a move they felt was best for the organization. 

"Even though we all feel the emotions of every day, the plus and the minus, we try not to let the one day or the few days sway the decisions," Levine said, via TwinsBaseball.com. "We felt like where we were at this moment, for those decisions, it was the right decision for the organization moving forward. I don't expect the players to always understand that and they shouldn't."

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