The Minnesota Twins added much-needed help on the field on Friday with the acquisition of shortstop Kyle Farmer from the Cincinnati Reds. Report by Ken Rosenthal and Dan Hayes. The deal is pending verification of medical documents, and it is not yet known what the Reds will receive in return.
Likely departure of shortstop Carlos Correa via free agency andthat third baseman Gio Urshela was sent to the Los Angeles Angels meant the left side of the Minnesota infield had to be tackled.
As for the 32-year-old Farmer, he is finishing the 2022 season in which he cut .255/0.315/0.386 (90) with 14 home runs in 145 games. This 14-home run season comes after a 16-home run campaign in 2021. In his career, Farmer has OPS+85 over six major league seasons. He is eligible for arbitration this offseason for the second year, and last year Farmer received a $3.155 million salary. Farmer also has experience at second and third base, so he could also play a supporting role with Minnesota next season.