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Logan Forsythe reportedly was included in the Brian Dozier trade last month mostly for financial reasons. Now he's giving the Twins their money's worth.
Only Bill Klem, who officiated 5,369 games from 1905 to 1941, has umpired more MLB games than Joe West after Wednesday's milestone at Target Field.
The injury catches the Twins shorthanded because most of their minor-league options are injured, struggling or have little outfield experience.
Jake Cave said he'd never hit a grand slam before, even in the minor leagues, before Sunday's in the 6-5 victory over Kansas City. "It surprised me a little," manager Paul Molitor said.
Reliever Oliver Drake set an MLB record by playing for his fifth team this year. "A lot of guys are grinding, and I feel like my season hasn't really even started," he said.
Santana went 93-44 during his eight seasons with the Twins and won two Cy Young Awards, making him an easy choice for the Twins' highest honor once he became eligible.
As games go, it was a rain-soaked mess, but it was at least an effective rejoinder to Paul Molitor's pregame musing about the challenge ahead for his team.
Logan Morrison said umpire Doug Eddings is known as a "you've got to watch what you say" umpire, "and that's fine. … But what I saw today was not acceptable."
The team's scoreless streak reached 15 innings. No Twins player has reached third base since the sixth inning Saturday night.
The Twins looked like a team deflated by its front office's trade-deadline sell-off.