twins, Marilyn approaches a trade involving Aries, Lopez

2:09 PM: Outfielder Byron Chorio He is the third player to head to Minnesota, Mesh tweets.

1:57 pm: Lower the odds Jose Salas Also heading to Minnesota, reports Craig Mish from SportsGrid and the Miami Herald. He is currently ranked fourth among Miami prospects in Baseball America and fifth in

1:50 pm: The Twins and the Marlins agree on a trade serve player Louis Araz To Miami and right Pablo Lopez to minnesota, reports ESPN’s Jeff Bassin. Ken Rosenthal and Dan Hayes of The Athletic, who first said the deal was well underway, said it was not a one-to-one swap and would include two additional players. John Heyman from the New York Post Tweets That the Twins will get two prospects from Miami in addition to Lopez.

The core of the trade would, for immediate purposes, see the Twins trade three-year Arraez, the American League batting champion, for two seasons from Lopez, who would immediately be an upgrade for their rotation. The 26-year-old Lopez has become a major league starter over the past three seasons, hitting a 3.52 ERA, a strike rate of 25%, a walk rate of 7%, and a ground ball average of 47.4% in 340 innings pitched.

Lopez has dealt with some injury issues in his career, landing on the injured list three times due to a shoulder strain. The most recent of those three injuries came in the summer of 2021 and wiped out more than two months of Lopez’s season, but he was injury-free in 2022 when he pitched 180 innings over 32 matches. Last year’s performance netted Lopez a salary of $5.45 million that’s still affordable. He will get an additional arbitration increase in the 2023-24 season before he reaches free agency after the 2024 campaign – barring the extension, of course.

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Newly acquired Lopez will step into the Twins’ rotation that also includes Sonny GrayAnd Joe Ryan And Tyler Mahley. It is possible that Lopez’s acquisition will pay off Kent Maeda in the hitting role after missing the entire 2022 season in the wake of internal brace surgery on his right elbow in September 2021. If the team wants to return Maeda to the starting role in which he thrived in 2020, when he was runner-up in the MLS Cy Young voting, He is likely to be 27 years old Billy Uber They are left out of the starting line-up for the time being.

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