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Twins Reportedly Interested in Tigers' Shane Greene and Matt Boyd

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers walks off the field after giving up two runs to the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on July 18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)
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One team that often goes unnoticed in the American League are the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins, who are on the verge of their 60th win and have a powerful offense.

However, they need pitching in the rotation and bullpen to make themselves serious threats and, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Twins have interest in Detroit Tigers starter Matthew Boyd and closer Shane Greene.

Morosi does note that the Tigers and Twins haven't made progress in making this type of deal a reality, but Minnesota is looking to add both a starter and reliever at the deadline.

Of course, this would be a more interesting trade because both clubs are in the same division, and while inner-division trades do happen, it's not that common, especially with players of this caliber.

If the Twins and Tigers truly came together to make this trade work out, it would cost Minnesota a lot of young talent close or at the big league level, which is what Detroit is looking for in a return for Boyd.

You start with top prospects Royce Lewis and Alex Kirilloff and add a couple more pieces from there, but at this point we don't even know if the talks even progressed that far.