MLB: Twins acquire shortstop from Reds; Could it be that Carlos Correa is no longer returning to Minnesota?

The The Minnesota Twins are acquiring infielder Kyle Farmer from the Cincinnati Reds. Farmer is eligible for arbitration for a second year and should win $5.9MM based on predictions from MLB Trade Rumors contributor Matt Swartz. The Reds will trade for Texan right-hander Casey Legumina.

Farmer, 32, had a solid, if unspectacular, season for the Reds, hitting .255/.315/.386 with 14 home runs. That was good for a wRC+ of 90, or ten percent worse than the league average. Split time between shortstop (98 games) and third baseman (36 games), qualifying best at third where he was worth two outs above average, against -3 in short stops:

Originally drafted as a receiver in the eighth round of the 2013 draft by the Dodgers, Farmer made his debut in 2017 with LA. He would go on to make 97 plate appearances over the next two seasons, working primarily as a catcher and third baseman, before leaving for the Reds as part of a successful deal involving Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood.

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The Reds used him in 15 games at catcher in 2019, but he mostly bounced around infield positions and ended up being the last of his time behind the plate. He spent the next two seasons as a utility infielder, before earning his starting shortstop job for 2021. While he hit a .263/.316/.416 line with 16 home runs that year, he played above average defense, getting six outs above average.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Twins acquire shortstop from Reds; Could it be that Carlos Correa is no longer returning to Minnesota?