The liver of the Minnesota Twins went overboard.
On the 21st (Korean time), Minnesota sent batting champion Luis Araez to the Miami Marlins on the 21st (Korean time), and instead took pitcher Pablo Lopez and prospects Jose Salas and Byron Chorio.
Araez blocked the triple crown of home run king Aaron Judge last season and became the American League batting champion. He had a batting average of 0.316 and an OPS of 0.795 in 144 games. He was selected as an All-Star and even won the Silver Slugger Award.
Araez, who debuted in the big 메이저놀이터 leagues in 2019, left a strong impression by recording a batting average of 0.334 in 92 games that year.
After not being able to play many games due to injury for the next two years, he played normally in the 2022 season and was honored with the first batting king in his life.
Lopez, who wore a Minnesota uniform , made his major league debut in 2018 and recorded 28-31 with a 3.94 ERA in 94 games over five seasons. In his last season, he played 32 games, winning 10 (and losing 10).
With this trade, the Twins reinforced their pitching staff and Miami reinforced their batting line.
However, it is considered exceptional that Minnesota boldly traded the batting champion of the previous season.