Minnesota Twins ‘AL batting king’ trade…10 wins selected + 2 prospective players.
The Minnesota Twins traded Lewis Arraes, the “American League batting champion,” last season, receiving three players.
The Minnesota Twins announced on the 20th that the club has traded right-hander Pablo Lopez, infielder Jose Salas, and outfielder Byron Jinuo in return for giving up Araez to the Miami Marlins.
Araez debuted in Minnesota in 2019 and played for only one team until last year. In particular, he topped the American League batting average with 0.316 8 home runs, 49 RBIs, 88 points, and 0.795 OPS last season. He also had the best year, winning the All-Star and Silver Slugger.
He still has three years left until the FA, so he has room for the team’s plan. According to Miami General Manager Kim Ng, Araez will be the starting second baseman.
Lopez, who moved on to the opposite salary, recorded 10 wins, 10 losses, ERA 3.75 174 strikeouts last season. This is mostly career high. He will form the starting lineup with Joe Ryan, Sonny Gray, Bailey Over, Tyler Mahle, Josh Winder, Chris Padek and Kenta Maeda.
Minnesota President Derek Palby said, “Araez is definitely a waste of money. Both players would be the best if they were on our team, but it’s an inevitable choice for a trade. “The club needed a really good starting pitcher,” he explained.