MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins plan to bring up left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in place of ailing Kyle Gibson.

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When Kendrys Morales returned to Seattle earlier this month as a member of the Minnesota Twins, he said that he’d ”moved on” after his one season with the Mariners. It’s a surprise and I’m glad to be here.” The Mariners traded minor league pitcher Stephen Pryor to get the 31-year-old Morales. ”I just want him to be a stabilizer, drive in runs, good at-bats, productive at-bats,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. He’ll be a nice piece to have in our lineup.” Morales hit 23 home runs with 80 RBIs last year in his one season with the Mariners.

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Playing the part of trade-deadline buyers while trying to recapture lightning in a bottle Thursday, the Seattle Mariners acquired veteran Kendrys Morales. In exchange for the designated hitter/first baseman, Seattle sent reliever Stephen Pryor to the Minnesota Twins. Morales, 31, was a key contributor to the Mariners in 2013, when he led the club in batting (.277) and RBIs (80) while hitting 23 home runs. He was such a success in his one season with Seattle that the Mariners tried to re-sign him to an extension, only to be thwarted in their efforts by Morales and his agent, Scott Boras.

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Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night in the fourth inning after taking a comebacker off his right ankle. White Sox slugger Adam Dunn led off the fourth with a sharp chopper right back at Hughes. The starter had no chance to get out of the way before it plunked him on his ankle, and Hughes was immediately stunned by the impact.

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San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension was effective immediately and the Padres purchased the contract of outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso. Maybin is hitting just .247 in 174 at-bats this season, appearing in 62 games. —The Washington Nationals placed infielder/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Wednesday.

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SEATTLE — Bartolo Colon showed the rookie a thing or two about pitching on Wednesday when the 41-year-old New York Mets right-hander flirted with a perfect game before beating the Seattle Mariners and 21-year-old phenom Taijuan Walker 3-2.

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Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez not only pitched 7 2/3 strong innings against the major leagues’ leading run-producing team Tuesday night, but he also made himself a more valuable commodity. Whether Gonzalez’s current team, the Baltimore Orioles, or another squad will be able to exploit that value firsthand in the near future remains to be seen. Gonzalez was mentioned as a possible component in a package the Orioles could use to acquire a veteran starting pitcher, such as Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee or right-hander A.J. Burnett, Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price or San Diego Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy.

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The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula. The Padres agreed to pay $1 million of the remaining $3.968 million on his $10.525 million contract this year. Headley has not reached the production level he achieved two years ago when he hit 31 home runs, led the National League with 115 RBIs in 161 games, finished fifth in the league’s Most Valuable Player balloting and won Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for the Padres. De Paula, 23, was 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 20 games, including 17 starts, for Class A Tampa this year.

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A potentially season-defining homestand for the Minnesota Twins is off to a rough beginning. After winning five of their final six games heading into the All-Star break, the Twins start the second half of the season with 10 games at home, giving them a chance to build on the momentum gained in series wins at Seattle and Colorado. The Twins, who started the homestand six games under the .500 mark, were swept at home by the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend before beating the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Monday in the series opener.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has left the game with the Minnesota Twins because of lower back spasms.

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