MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired veteran Michael A. Taylor from the Kansas City Royals on Monday night and put him in the outfield in exchange for the prospect of two relievers, according to people familiar with the deal. Added depth and defense.
The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has yet to make an announcement.
Taylor had a .254 batting average last season with the Royals, hitting 9 home runs and 43 RBI in 414 at-bats. This is his second year at the club after spending his first seven major league seasons with the Nationals in Washington. Taylor won a Gold Glove Award for his Royals debut in 2021, making him the third outfielder for the Twins to win the award, joining Byron Buxton (2017) and rookie Joey Gallo (2020 and 2021). bottom.
The Twins sent right-hander Stephen Cruz, 23, and left-hander Evan Sisk, 25, to the Royals.
The Dominican Republic native went 1-4 with a 5.14 ERA, 35 walks and 72 strikeouts in 56 innings last season in Double-A Wichita.
A 16th-round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018, Sisk split between Wichita and Triple-A St. Paul last season. He went 5-1 with a 1.57 ERA, 29 walks, and 76 strikeouts in 63 innings between teams.
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