Reds trade shortstop Kyle Farmer to Twins for shortstop Kyle Farmer

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins Shortstop acquired Kyle Farmer Friday night, Casey Legumina was traded from Cincinnati to the Reds in a deal that sent him as a right-hander in minor leagues.

Farmer gives the Twins flexibility in the middle of the field, regardless if they have a new deal or not. Carlos Correa. In 2022, the 32-year-old Farmer batting average was.255. He had 14 home runs and 78 RBI in 526 plate appearances. This is his second year as a regular player in the Reds' lineup. He was the designated hitter in 10 games, 36 at shortstop and 98 at third base.

The Twins traded the third baseman Gio Urshela To the Los Angeles Angels earlier on Friday Alejandro Hidalgo, right-hander in the minor leagues

Jorge Polanco is firmly rooted as the second baseman Luis Arraez Jose Miranda They are well on their way to claiming the corner infield spots. However, if Correa does not return, the Twins will need a regular shortstop.

Prized prospect Royce Lewis She is still recovering from an additional torn ACL injury and will not be ready to go until mid-season. Nick Gordon Although he is the Twins' natural shortstop, his greatest strength is his versatility. Gordon played in 78 outfield games last year, including 29 at second base and seven at the shortstop.

Farmer made it to the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 In 2017, he is eligible for salary arbitration.

Legumina was a 2018 eighth-round draft selection by the Twins out of Gonzaga University. His ERA is 4.25 in 135 1/3 innings, which includes 25 starts and 48 appearances. Legumina reached the 2022 season with Double-A Wichita.

The Twins also offered contracts to seven of their remaining eligible players for arbitration: Arraez (left-handed reliever). Caleb ThielbarRight-handed reliefrs Jorge Alcala, Jorge López Emilio Pagán, and right-handed starters Tyler Mahle and Chris Paddack. Outfielder Kyle Garlick By signing a $750,000, one-year deal, the parties avoided arbitration earlier in the month.

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