The Minnesota Twins acquired former Gold Glove center fielder Michael A. Taylor through a trade.
‘MLB.com’ reporter Mark Finesand said on the 24th (Korean time), “According to sources, Taylor is heading to Minnesota through a trade. The Kansas City Royals are taking left-hander Evan Sisk and right-hander Stephen Cruz.” 헤라카지노도메인
Taylor went through the Washington Nationals and Kansas City for nine seasons, and recorded a career batting average of 0.241, 74 homers, 281 RBIs, 311 runs, and an OPS of 0.677.
He is a player who shines more defensively than hitting, recording a career DRS of 67 and recording 60 only in center field. In the 2021 season, he was even awarded the Gold Glove in recognition of his defensive skills. He also won a championship ring in a 2019 Washington uniform.
This season was the final year of Taylor’s two-year, $9 million contract with Kansas City, and he will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season.
Minnesota already has one of the best center fielders in town, Byron Buxton. However, Buxton has not played 100 games since 2017 due to frequent injuries. When there was a vacancy in the center field, Minnesota was unable to exert its strength, and it is interpreted that it recruited Taylor, who has good defense, for this purpose.
Minnesota is focusing on reinforcing the outfield by embracing Taylor following Joey Gallo. In addition, taking full advantage of the trade market, they made another deal following the recent acquisition of Pablo Lopez.
Meanwhile, the two players who are headed to Kansas City have no major league experience. Sisk went to Minnesota at the time of the JA Hep trade, and was traded again. Cruz, from the Dominican Republic, stayed at Double-A last year.