MLB RUMORS: Twins could trade Louis Aries for assists; Mets sign Tommy Pham

Report pitchers and catches in less than a month. All the big name agents have signed – fortunately, the Carlos Correa saga is over! – And the mall doesn’t seem to be very hot. This means that the rest of the season is left to sort through depth-type cues. Or maybe we’ll see a trade move the needle (spoiler alert).

the red socks Catch Adam Duvall, perhaps as your everyday quarterback but also potentially a platoon (The full story here). As for the rest, let’s round up today’s news and rumors.

twins Looking to trade

The Twins continue to push for a better roster here in the short term, “including exploring more trading” Luis Aries in order to start offering assists, sports reports. Pablo Lopez from Marlins He was mentioned as a possible target, though nothing has been reported as being close to a deal.

Lopez, 26, was 10-10 with a 3.75 ERA (108 ERA+), 1.17 WHIP and 174 strikeouts against 52 unintended walks in 180 innings — 32 starts — last season.

Presently, the rotation of the twins is Sonny Gray, Joe Ryan, Tyler Mahley, Kenta Maeda and Bailey Uber.

Arraez was an All-Star and won the AL batting title last season when he hit . 316. He walked 50 times compared to just 43 strikeouts in 603 games.

Three teams are interested in Chapman

On Rumors Tuesday, we passed word that the Marlins were interested in signing a free agent to get rid of Aroldis Chapman. Wednesday, reports That the Marlins join them Royals And Padres In teams with an interest in lefties.

Chapman, 34, had a 4.46 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 43 strikeouts-for-28 walks in 36 1/3 innings pitched last season. He had nine saves without blowing anything, but had to be pulled off several collapses. Then he just disappeared from the team after learning there was a chance he wouldn’t be on the playoffs list.

At this point, it is a lottery ticket.

Profar still has a market

Free midfielder Jurickson Profar remains unsigned. MLB Network’s John Morosi reported Wed that notice And the Marlins showed interest in his services.

After being a bit of a utility man for a while, Brovar settled as a left fielder. Last season with the Padres in 152 games, he hit .243/.331/.391 (111 OPS+) with 36 doubles, 15 homers, 58 RBI, 82 runs and a 3.1 WAR.

Reuniting with Texas would be fun. Brovar was signed by them out of Curaçao at the age of 16, eventually emerging through their system as the MVP in baseball.

mets Fam signed

The Mets agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with free agent Tommy Pham, John Heyman reports. The pham is heading into its 35-year-old season. In 144 games last year in favor of reds and Red Sox, hit .236/.312/.374 (87 OPS+) with 23 doubles, 17 homers, 63 RBI, 89 runs, eight steals and a 0.4 WAR.

The expectation here is that Pham will be a fourth baseman for the Mets behind Brandon Nemo (CF), Starling Mart (RF) and Marc Kanha (LF), although there is always the opportunity to play every day. There’s also DH at-bats and Pham could play there (or play left field with Canha in DH against left, where Daniel Vogelbach swings left-handed to be the primary DH).

righteousness Add utility player

The Brewers have signed free agent Brian Anderson, Reporting by Ken Rosenthal. Anderson, 29, hit 0.3 WAR in 98 games with the Marlins last season, while slashing 0.22/.311/.346 (87 OPS+). His numbers have dipped in the last two seasons, but from 2018-20, he’s at .266/.350/.439 (112 OPS+). In 459 at-bats in 2019, he had 33 doubles and 20 homers.

He played mostly third base and right field in the majors, but also saw time in left field (oh, seven innings at first base, six innings at shortstop and 3 1/3 innings at second). With the way homebrews work, mixing and matching, Anderson is a good fit and is likely to see plenty of playing time in various places on the outfield and in the batting order.

It’s possible the Red Sox are still in Harrison

As reported in the rumor report TuesdayHowever, the Red Sox were interested in both Duvall and Josh Harrison. We’ll bring it up again to note that the Red Sox are still huddling in the wake of Trevor Storey’s elbow surgery. He was expected to move to shortstop after Xander Bogaerts was allowed to walk in free agency.

Harrison would give them depth at second base to free up Enrique Hernandez and/or Cristian Arroyo to see time out at shortstop, if that’s the route the front office decides to take.

Mets, Nido agree to the contract

Mets and backup catcher Tomás Nido have agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million deal. Reports by Robert Murray. Nido was already under the control of the Mets for the next two years; This only buys the cost of Mets and guarantees money nedo.

In 313 games at the plate last season, Nido batted .239/.276/.324, though his defense behind the plate helped propel him to 0.3 WAR. Fun side show: He led the majors with 12 sacks in the sack last year.

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