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Michael Reed traded to Giants; Rosales and Collins opt out

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Twins acquire another outfielder and cold hard cash in return

Farewell, one of the Reeds.
Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

LaVelle E Neal III of the Star Tribune broke news about a trade that the Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants completed today: OF Michael Reed has been sent to the Giants for OF John Andreoli and cash. Reed leaves the Twins with a spring stat line of .278/.300/.744 in 8 games with a homer and 4 RBI. He's expected to make the big-league team with the Giants when breaking camp.

The Twins get 29-year-old Andreoli in return, who's posted a .250/.455/.250 line with 2 RBI in 9 Cactus League games. He'll most likely serve as organizational depth for the Twins while the trade paves the way for Jake Cave to make the 25-man roster as the fourth outfielder after camp.

The trade also opens up a spot on the 40-man roster spot, signalling a possible non-roster invitee being added in the coming days. Addison Reed, Matt Magill, and Gabriel Moya are all expected to start the regular season on the injured list, so a non-roster bullpen arm is the most likely to join the 40-man roster soon.

In other camp news, Tim Collins and Adam Rosales have both exercised their opt-outs last night and now hit the free agent market and will look to larch on with another team. Collins pitched in 7 games this spring, posting a 4.91 ERA in 7.1 innings, allowing 4 homers and notching 12 strikeouts while Rosales hit 4 dingers and 9 RBI on the way to a .278/.350/.694 line in 16 games.