Cincinnati Reds continue rebuilding on Tuesday by trading began pitching Tyler Mahle to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a promising trio.
The deal will send midfielder Spencer Steer, pitcher Steve Hajjar and midfielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand to the Red Devils. They are Twins ranked 7th, 18th, and 23rd potential customers, via MLB.com. Last week, Cincinnati acquired three of the top five Seattle Mariners leads in the a deal for All-Star pitcher Luis Castillo.
Mahle, 27, made his MLB debut in 2017 and finished last season with a 13-6 record and 3.75 ERA. His numbers ended 2022 with a 5-7 record and an ERA of 4.40.
The Twins hope he will push for a rotation that has the 15th team allowed to run this season. Minnesota are topping AL Central with a one-game lead against the Cleveland Guardians but picked starter Devin Smeltzer down to Triple-A in July. The team currently has four starting players – Bailey Ober, Chris Paddack, Kenta Maeda and Randy Dobnak – on the 60-day injury list.
Earlier on Tuesday, the twins added All-Star closer to Jorge López in dealings with the Baltimore Orioles.
Cincinnati is currently 41-61 and fourth place in NL Central.