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Danny Valencia is a player Twins fans are familiar with. He makes it on this list because, like Reynolds, he will come at a price that should easily fit into the Twins offseason plans. After some early struggles in his career with the Twins and the Boston Red Sox, Valencia has turned in a pretty decent baseball career. In 2017, Valencia hit .256/.314/.411 and hit 15 home runs.
Most of Valencia’s seasons have found him with a batting average between .280 and .300. And this past season with the Seattle Mariners he filled the role of 1B/OF/DH just as the Twins would be calling on him to do with this signing. In 2016, Valencia still saw time at third base which could prove valuable in limited stints with Sano’s leg in question with his looming surgery.
The whole hope of this signing would be that limiting Valencia’s at-bats would boost his performance. Twins fans are no stranger to a Valencia hot streak. A couple of those on a cheap contract could help the Twins solve some of their struggles against left-handed pitching.
Your turn, who was missed that you would like the Twins to make a run at to fill out their lineup?