The MLB trade deadline is at 3p Central tomorrow, and the Minnesota Twins have been included in a few trade rumors. Here’s a quick summary of what has been reported involving Minnesota:
- The front office has reportedly been interested in Dylan Bundy of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. If the Twins do acquire Bundy, he would slot into the struggling starting rotation that has seen a cluster of stints on the I.L., bullpen days, and extra days of rest. Bundy is in his first year with the Los Angeles club of the American League variety and has posted a 2.47 ERA/3.14 FIP in seven starts this season. His WHIP is at a great 0.939 and is complimented by a 9.7 K/9 and a 4.27 K/BB ratio. Jon Morosi of MLB.com says that prospects Jordan Balazovic and Jhoan Duran would be ideal players to send over.
- Minnesota is also reportedly looking into reuniting with Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn. The righty has pitched to a 1.93 ERA/3.53 FIP in eight starts this year; the total of starts leads the majors right now. Lynn also leads the majors in innings pitched (51.1). His WHIP also sits below 1.000 at a cool 0.916 and is striking out batters at 9.8 K/9 clip.
- The Twins also had interest in Cincinnati Reds starter Trevor Bauer. That’s right. However, the Reds are not selling at the trade deadline.
- Just kidding! According to Jon Heyman, the Twins are fine with their current rotation and are not interested in adding another starter to the mix.
- But they have checked in on Josh Hader. The Milwaukee Brewers closer has snatched seven saves in eight opportunities this season. He’s posted a 13.0 K/9 and has not allowed a homer all season, which is ideal for a closer. He’s only allowed two earned runs all season in 9.2 innings of work, which amounts to a 1.86 ERA/3.66 FIP. A hypothetical came out saying that Royce Lewis, Ryan Jeffers, and Brent Rooker would go back in that trade. LOL!