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Twins acquire SP Kenta Maeda for Brusdar Graterol

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The Twins made the trade for the starting pitcher.

Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

The Twins have acquired starting pitcher Kenta Maeda from the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Twins giving up Brusdar Graterool. Graterol will head to Boston. This trade is part of a three team deal that also saw Mookie Betts and David Price head to the Dodgers.

The full trade is as follows:

Maeda is 31 years old and will be under contract for the next four seasons at $3.0 million per year. Last season he had a 4.04 ERA, 3.95 FIP, 9.90 K/9, 2.99 BB/9, and 2.5 fWAR for the Dodgers.

The Twins rotation will now look something like this:

  1. Jose Berrios
  2. Jake Odorizzi
  3. Kenta Maeda
  4. Homer Bailey
  5. Lewis Thorpe???

This is with Rich Hill and Michael Pineda coming returning later. Randy Dobnak, Devin Smeltzer, and Jhoulys Chacin also remain rotation options.

What did you think of the trade? Leave your comments below! We’ll have a lot more analysis of this shocking blockbuster in a bit. Safe to say no one predicted the Twins would be the third team in this deal.