Cincinnati Reds trade Kyle Farmer to the Minnesota Twins

The Cincinnati Reds are buying and selling infielder Kyle Farmer to the Minnesota Twins in accordance to Ken Rosenthal and Dan Hayes of The Athletic. The trade is pending a evaluation of medical data. C. Trent Rosecrans, additionally of The Athletic, is reporting that the Reds will get pitcher Casey Legumina in the deal.

Kyle Farmer is getting into his second 12 months of arbitration and was due a increase. MLB Trade Rumors tasks Farmer’s arbitration quantity at $5,900,000. Farmer is coming off of a season during which the 32-year-old (he was 31 for a lot of the season) hit .255/.315/.386 with 25 doubles, a triple, 14 house runs, and he drove in 78 A utility participant in some methods – he might play a number of spots, getting time at shortstop, third, and first base in 2022 but in addition having expertise with Cincinnati as a catcher, left fielder, and at the same time as a pitcher for 1.1 innings again in 2019 .

For Kyle Farmer he’ll be transferring over to Minnesota and stay in the heart – simply the American League model. Like the National League model, the AL central is the weakest of the three divisions. For the Twins they are going to be getting a participant who can deal with nearly any defensive task he is given and at the very least maintain his personal offensively. Cincinnati is probably going saving some cash on this deal – though we won’t make certain but with out realizing the return.

The Reds are getting again right-handed pitcher Casey Legumina in the deal, who was simply added to the 40-man roster by the Twins this week and as such he is now on the Reds 40-man roster. He was the Twins eighth spherical choose again in 2019 out of Gonzaga. In 2022 he made 16 begins and 17 reduction appearances – principally in Double-A Wichita (three begins in High-A Cedar Rapids).

The 25-year-old posted a 4.80 ERA between the two stops, throwing 86.1 innings with 36 walks and 92 strikeouts in 2022. Those numbers do not fairly inform the whole story, although. Legumina began 16 of his first 18 video games of the 12 months earlier than transferring to the bullpen on August eleventh. From that time ahead, all in Double-A, he posted a 2.55 ERA with six walks and 26 strikeouts in 17.2 innings. He was significantly better in opposition to righties on the season, holding them to a .665 OPS on the season. Lefties had an .830 OPS in opposition to him throughout the 12 months.

Non-Tenders

The Cincinnati Reds formally introduced that they’d non-tendered minor league outfielder Allan Cerda and right-handed pitcher Daniel Duarte. Both gamers are actually off the 40-man roster and are free brokers.

Cerda will cut up his time in 2022 between High-A Dayton and Double-A Chattanooga. In some points the outfielder stands out. A powerful defensive heart fielder who could make spotlight reel catches, has a giant arm, and loads of energy (he hit 24 house runs this season) – you possibly can see why he was on the 40-man roster to start with. But the 22-year-old additionally struck out 168 occasions in 506 plate appearances this season in the minor leagues and hit simply .208 (with a .360 on-base proportion thanks to 84 walks and being hit by 13 pitches).

It’s actually unusual that the transfer was made when it was on condition that he had two choice years remaining and was due lower than $100,000 in wage subsequent 12 months in the event that they stored him on the 40-man and he did not attain the massive leagues. To non-tender a man at 22-years-old is not one thing that normally occurs.

Daniel Duarte was a shock of the offseason a 12 months in the past when he was – at the very least to these of us who do not work for the Reds – a shock addition to the 40-man roster. The group favored what they noticed, although, and he confirmed it once more in spring coaching and made the group to begin the season. His season, although, did not final lengthy as after his third look he injured his elbow and went on the injured record. Duarte didn’t return to the mound till September when he started a rehab stint in Triple-A Louisville. The group would choice him again to Triple-a on September twenty fifth and he did not return to the massive leagues.

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