The Minnesota Twins officially went into sell mode in this MLB trading market, after having sent his star slugger, Nelson Cruz, to the Tampa Bay Rays. This is just the beginning, since it is rumored that also the German Max Kepler and the Puerto Rican José Berríos. However, it is likely that another of those who considered themselves “untouchables” will join the list.
According to information from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Minnesota Twins would have offered outfielder Byron Buxton a contract extension of around $ 70 million, which he rejected and is likely now if he is traded by the team before the July 30.
Apparently, Buxton was asking for a contract of more than 100 million dollars to sign, which the Twins clearly rejected and had previously warned him that it would be changed if he did not sign a new contract before the deadline, which finally seems to happen with all security.
Buxton will become a free agent at the end of the 2022 season and will be in his final year of salary arbitration for the following season.