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Twins stay quiet on trade deadline day

The MLB trading deadline passed Tuesday afternoon and the Twins stayed quiet, deciding to hold onto all of their players. GM Terry Ryan said he received a lot of phone calls, but none of the deals were every very close to happening. However, Denard Span had an entertaining day as rumors swirled that he was going to the Reds.
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