Minnesota Twins: 3 Low Risk, High Reward Signings the Twins could Make

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Pitcher Chris Archer of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the second inning. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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Dee Strange-Gordon of the Seattle Mariners bats during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Low-Risk Target No. 3: Dee Strange-Gordon

This is a name that you won’t really see anywhere else. Dee Strange-Gordon (formerly Gordon) was one of the fastest players in baseball just a few years back, and he would bring something sorely needed by the Minnesota Twins: speed.

Strange-Gordon is the MLB’s active steals leader with 133, and despite having a slower season in 2020, he still stole 22 bases just the season before. For the team that ranked dead-last in steals in the MLB and is likely losing the player with the second-most on the team (Eddie Rosario).

Strange-Gordon fixes this. Despite having a bad year in the speed category last year, bringing him on to work as a situational base runner and utility fielder would improve the team’s speed and serve as an upgrade over Ehire Adrianza.

Strange-Gordon also can play second base, shortstop, and most importantly center field. Byron Buxton’s inability to stay healthy causes the team a lot of problems, but being able to put Gordon out there in a pinch would be helpful. He’s not quite the player that he used to be, but he’s still got enough in the tank to be a nice low-risk buy.

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