Minnesota Twins: 4 Twins who should be ditched by the All-Star Break
By Otto Johnson
Minnesota Twins DFA Candidate No. 2: Tyler Duffey
Similar to Dylan Bundy, Tyler Duffey has had an excellent past three outings, going 5.1 innings, allowing two hits, two walks, striking out two, and allowing no runs. With that being said, the Twins still need to free up his spot and let Duffey go.
Through the season, Duffey’s fastball has been off, and despite an uptick in June, he’s still missing the strike zone often. He’s pitched himself into becoming a low-leverage reliever, and one the Twins can’t afford to keep throwing into games.
With the thirteen pitcher limit, the Twins can’t afford to keep Duffey on the roster as opposed to Jovani Moran or a trade addition. There’s no room to have a pitcher that you can’t use unless it’s a blowout. It’s time to move on, and with his contract expiring at the end of the year, the Twins aren’t on the hook for any long-term salary.