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Pirates make trade with Twins for Morneau

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are all-in as they chase the franchise’s first playoff appearance in 21 years.
Pittsburgh traded for longtime Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau on Saturday, hoping the four-time All Star can give the Pirates’ middling offense a jolt heading into the final month of the season.
“We felt that this move gives us a better chance to play in October, a better chance to win the division, a better chance to advance in October,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said.
The Twins obtained outfielder Alex Presley and either a player to be named or cash ...

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