MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline is today at 3:00 pm CT. The Twins have already traded away Ryan Pressly, Eduardo Escobar, Zach Duke, and Lance Lynn over the last few days.
Could we see more moves by the Twins today? Here’s the latest.
- Brian Dozier, as always, is a potential piece the Twins could move today. Jerry Crasnick tweeted yesterday that there was a “strong sense” the Twins are open to moving Dozier, but that there are no obvious trade partners. One potential partner came off the board late last night when the Red Sox acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Angels. The Diamondbacks opted for Eduardo Escobar, of course, lessening their need for a middle infielder.
- The Indians have been named as a potential landing spot for Dozier, since Jason Kipnis has been struggling at second base. Buster Olney, however, tweeted that it’s more likely Cleveland attempts to acquire a center fielder than a second baseman like Dozier. Other potential landing spots for Dozier include the Brewers and the Giants.
- According to Darren Wolfson, the market for Dozier was heating up just as of this morning. Perhaps dominoes falling after the Kinsler trade?
- The Red Sox are still looking for a reliever, according to Jon Heyman. He lists Fernando Rodney as one of the possibilities. Rodney has a 22 saves and 3.40 ERA over 39.2 innings this season. He also has six blown saves...
- Ken Rosenthal tweeted last weekend that Kyle Gibson has been drawing significant interest on the trade market, however, it seems the Twins aren’t to keen on moving Gibby. Gibson has had a breakout year, and is still under team control through 2019. The Twins would have to be blown away to move Kyle. Over 129.0 innings this season, Gibson sports a 3.42 ERA with 126 strikeouts. He’s given up only 13 home runs, too.
- In addition to the players already discussed, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com also lists Ervin Santana, Addison Reed, Jake Odorizzi, and... Logan Morrison (?) as possible trade candidates. Santana has made two starts since finally starting his season after having surgery on his hand, and he’s been a little shaky in both, so I’m not if there is much of a market for him. Odorizzi has a similar issue to Gibson, in that he’s under team control for another two years so the Twins may rather hang on to him. If the Twins can find a buyer for Morrison, I will drink a glass of my own pee (and be happy to do so). Out of the four players, I think Reed might be the most likely to be dealt, though he also just returned from injury.
Alight, kids — buckle up and get ready for a fun next couple of hours.