Twins Acquire Valuable Veteran Outfielder From Royals

David Kaestle
The Twins have acquired Michael Taylor from the Royals.
The Twins have acquired Michael Taylor from the Royals. / Associated Press

The Minnesota Twins have had a whirlwind offseason. After first thinking they had lost star shortstop Carlos Correa twice, the team started to drift toward a rebuild and the offseason was looking as bleak as possible, then they stunned the baseball world and were able to land Correa.

Since then, Minnesota has seemed to shift its focus to playing toward contention again in 2023, especially in a very weak AL Central division.

Last week they made a blockbuster trade, dealing away All-Star second baseman Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins for promising pitcher Pablo Lopez.

On Monday night, the Twins made another deal, this time within the AL Central, when they acquired outfielder Michael Taylor from the Kansas City Royals.

Taylor was solid for the Royals last season, slashing .254/.313/.357 to go along with 9 home runs and 43 RBI in 124 games. While he played centerfield last season, he has played all three outfield positions before.

Taylor will most likely play a fourth outfield role with the Twins, but with the injury history of someone like Byron Buxton, that insurance could prove to be extremely valuable to the Twins.

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