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Twins dump slugger Kennys Vargas

The writing has been on the wall for the big slugger.
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Kennys Vargas' future with the Twins is in limbo as the team designated him for release or assignment on Friday. 

The decision came after Minnesota made a trade with the Yankees, sending minor league pitcher Luis Gil to New York in exchange for minor league outfielder Jake Cave. 

The writing has been on the wall for Vargas since the Twins signed Logan Morrison, who like Vargas, plays first base and DH, but at a higher, more consistent level. 

Vargas is a career .252 hitter with 35 homers in four seasons. 

We'll update the story when we learn if he's been released. 

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