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Twins acquire Sam Dyson from Giants

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The bullpen help we were waiting for

Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

According to various sources, the Twins have acquired Sam Dyson from the Giants. Dyson is the sort of high-leverage bullpen arm that we have been calling for the Twins to acquire, and has been worth 1.1 bWAR already this season, pitching out of San Francisco’s pen as a setup man. The right handed power arm should complement the Twins existing duo of Sergio Romo and Taylor Rogers. Rogers, the only lefty of the three, is likely to be the closest thing to a traditional closer the Twins employ, but expect all three to pick up some opportunities for saves.

Speaking of saves, Dyson has two of them this year for the Giants, and 59 in his career. He has a 2.47 ERA this season, and a 2.74 FIP that suggests he isn’t just a lucky pitcher.

The Twins sent three minor leaguers to the San Francisco organization in return. The most notable is outfielder Jaylin Davis, who has been hitting well at Triple-A, but is blocked in the Twins system. They also sent Prelander Berroa and Kai-Wei Teng in this deal. Teng is a starter who has been very good at Cedar Rapids, and Berroa has been pitching at Etown. Good luck to all three prospects in their new organization.

We’ll have more analysis of this, and other trade deadline moves shortly, so stay tuned