Jul 19, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki (8) hits a RBI single in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field. The Rays won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins Rumors: Twins trying to keep Kurt Suzuki

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The Minnesota Twins are not going to be contending for much this season but they’ve at least begun to show a little bit of gusto when it comes to trying to put together a winning team next season — which is already a sad theme in Minnesota.

Kurt Suzuki has been a decent surprise for the Twins this year as he’s filled in behind the plate brilliantly for Joe Mauer, who moved to first base, and even made the All-Star team to represent the hometown Twins in the event. Naturally, all of this has made him a trade chip and a valuable one at that, but Minnesota isn’t ready to give up on him just yet.

According to Ken Rosenthal from FoxSports.com, there are those inside of the Twins organization pushing to front office to get an extension worked out with Suzuki so he can help keep some talent and continuity on a team that never seems to have either.

Minnesota has aleady traded Kendrys Morales after the experiment with him failed, but there’s hope that Suzuki can be retained as he’s been one of the major bright spots for the Twins in yet another washed away season of rebuilding and losing.

Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.

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