Contending Twins acquire Cabrera

Updated: August 1, 2009, 1:33 AM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins made a rare move at the trade deadline, upgrading their middle infield by acquiring shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Oakland Athletics for the stretch run in the crowded AL Central race.

On a busy day in baseball, the Detroit Tigers struck a deal for starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn and the Chicago White Sox landed former Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy, though he's currently injured.

Twins general manager Bill Smith traded Class A infielder Tyler ...

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