The Minnesota Twins have really not had a quality shortstop since they traded J.J. Hardy to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Jim Hoey. In 2014, the sentiment was no different. Starting at shortstop for the Twins on opening day was Pedro Florimon. after today, he will no longer be a member of the organization.
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Florimon has never been known for his bat, although he is an above average fielder. Through 33 games at the major league level this season, Florimon slashed .092/.179/.132. He struck out 22 times while walking only eight times across 76 at bats.
For the Nationals, Florimon can provide some organizational depth on the defensive side of the ball. For a team that already has an established starting rotation, and plenty of quality hitters in their lineup, Florimon will be looked upon to provide a defensive boost.
As far as the Twins are concerned, this may be a situation of addition by subtraction.