Twins pitcher Ervin Santana recently voiced his frustration with Minnesota's front office, saying "they took our pieces away" with a flurry of trades over the past month.

The Twins, who have struggled this season after reaching the American League wild-card game last year, have traded six key veteran players -- second baseman Brian Dozier, closer Fernando Rodney, infielder Eduardo Escobar, starter Lance Lynn and relievers Ryan Pressly and Zach Duke -- since July 27.