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Twins trade for Sergio Romo

A few minor-leaguers are in the swap as well.

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Reports have been rolling in that the Minnesota Twins are agreeing to a trade with the Miami Marlins to receive reliever Sergio Romo. Jeff Passan of ESPN was the first to report this.

Romo appeared in 38 games for the Fish this year, converting 17 of 18 saves. He’s put up a 3.58 ERA (3.88 FIP) across 37.2 innings of work, allowing only four homers during that time. 33 strikeouts and 13 walks lead to a 2.54 K/BB. He’s in the midst of his 12th season in the MLB, spending the most time with the San Francisco Giants along with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.

The Twins are reportedly receiving minor-leaguer Chris Vallimont from the Marlins (according to Mark Feinsand of as well as a player to be named later (Jon Morosi, Vallimont has pitched between the Marlins’ A-level and high-A teams so far this year. He’s started in 19 games, posting a 3.59 ERA in 105.1 innings with a K/9 of 10.4 and a 1.101 WHIP.

According to Betsy Helfand of the St Paul Pioneer Press, Twins minor-leaguer first baseman Lewin Diaz will head to Miami in return. He’s played for both Pensacola (AA) and Fort Myers (A+), hitting .297/.339/.558 with 19 homers and 61 RBI.

The Twins have space on the 40-man roster for Romo. There’s no room on the 25-man, so Minnesota will have to make a corresponding move. Also, will Romo just chill in Miami while he waits for the Twins to arrive there for their next series???

UPDATE: Dustin Morse, Senior Communications Director for the team, has confirmed the trade via Twitter.