Minnesota Twins outright three players ahead of offseason
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins didn’t spawn any major surprises, but three members of last year’s team will not be back next season.
The Minnesota Twins are continuing to make preparations for the offseason and before the final out of the World Series is recorded either on Tuesday or Wednesday night, the Twins have already made a wave of moves to clear the excess off their roster.
While none of the players are ground-shattering surprises, the Twins have outrighted Ryan LaMarre, Ian Miller and Ronald Torreyes. Both LaMarre and Torreyes will have the option to become free agents once they clear waivers, while Ian Miller will be eligible for minor league free agency once he clears.
Miller was acquired by the Twins in August from the Seattle Mariners to be a dose of speed heading into the home stretch. While the 27-year old had not played in a major league game at the time he was acquired, the Twins called him up in September, where he hit .176 (3-for-17) with an RBI.
LaMarre was also a late-season acquisition by the Twins and mainly added depth for a banged-up outfield during the month of September. In his second stint with the Twins after opening the 2018 season in Minnesota, LaMarre hit .217 (5-for-23) with two home runs, three RBI and a stolen base.
Torreyes was the one member of this trio who had spent the entire year with the Twins organization. The 27-year old was signed as a minor league free agent last offseason, but couldn’t hold off Luis Arraez to find his way to Minnesota. While his minor league numbers (.256, 11 HR, 42 RBI at Triple-A Rochester) were solid, he struggled during a September call-up hitting .188 (3-for-16).