Twins Trade Rumors: What to Expect For Kurt Suzuki
The Minnesota Twins have already been sellers in trading Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners. The hope would be however, that he is not the only piece to be moved. With veteran backstop Kurt Suzuki having a stellar season, the Twins should be looking to move him as well.
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For Suzuki, the Baltimore Orioles have emerged as the most likely suitors. With scouts at some of the most recent contests taking place at Target Field, and Matt Wieters on the disabled list, the Orioles look to be moving in. When it comes to moving Suzuki however, the Twins will want something relevant in return.
Minnesota has gone on record to say they would be open to bringing Suzuki back next year on a contract extension. Currently, the Twins have found themselves looking at bringing the veteran back with a realistic deal, his agents want something out of those parameters.
Should the Orioles make a deal for Suzuki, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press has worked to dig up some options.
While Berry isn’t a Dylan Bundy or Hunter Harvey, he does present a decent return for the Twins on a guy who served as a one year bridge for Josmil Pinto.
The Twins are still likely working through whether or not they believe Suzuki to be able to be re-signed next year. Personnel from the Twins organization have noted that Pinto isn’t yet ready to be behind the plate, and the Suzuki is easily their best option.
Getting a strong return however, will likely sway the Twins in favor of dealing their All-Star catcher. As Darren Wolfson told us last week, the Twins should be trying for two top 20 prospects from the Orioles, and with Tim Berry checking in at number 6, he would fit the bill.
With only two days left for the Twins to move Suzuki before the Major League Baseball trade deadline, things are sure to heat up.