It has been a busy morning for the Minnesota Twins. The 2014 Major League Baseball trade deadline is well underway, and the Twins have been active. Recently, the twins dealt Sam Fuld back to the Oakland Athletics, where he started the season, for Tommy Milone. Now to replace Fuld on the 25 man roster, Kennys Vargas is being called up.
Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press has confirmed the call up with direct sources.
Person with direct knowledge confirms Kennys Vargas is being called up to replace the traded Sam Fuld on the roster. #MNTwins
— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) July 31, 2014
Vargas was one of the two Twins prospects (alongside Jose Berrios) to play in the 2014 Major League Baseball Futures Game at Target Field. While he manned first base, he also ripped a double off the right field wall for the World team.
At Double-A New Britain, Kennys Vargas has hit .281/.360/.472 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs, marks that would both rank near the top of the Twins leaders right now.
The move signifies the start of the calling up of several prospects that the Twins have in their farm system, ready to make an impact. With Jorge Polanco already having had his cup of coffe at age 20, getting Vargas up to Minnesota at 23 is a nice move as well.
As August rolls around, look for both Trevor May and Alex Meyer to make their debuts. Had Miguel Sano not underwent Tommy John surgery to start the season, he likely would have taken over at third base for Trevor Plouffe by now as well.
Vargas does have some serious power, and with decent strikeout to walk numbers (68K/43BB), he has a chance to make an instant impact for the Twins before the season is over. Look for him to play first base for the Twins in the coming days.