Minnesota Twins: Holiday Wish List for the rest of the Offseason

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Minnesota Twins right fielder Max Kepler hits a single during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers. (Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota Twins right fielder Max Kepler hits a single during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers. (Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Chicago White Sox second baseman Elvis Andrus throws to first base. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports) /

Minnesota Twins Holiday Wish List Item No. 1: Sign Elvis Andrus to a one year deal.

After missing out on Carlos Correa, the Twins need a starting shortstop. Royce Lewis seems destined to be the guy after his incredible start to last season, but as we’ve mentioned before, he won’t be ready to start next season.

The team won’t let Jorge Polanco play short any more, and with Nick Gordon and Kyle Farmer best served as utility players to bolster the team’s paper thin depth, they still need a shortstop to man the position until Lewis returns. Enter Elvis Andrus.

Though he is mostly a shell of the player he was in his prime, Andrus is a great locker room leader, solid defender, and showed some offensive spark in his time in Chicago last year. If the Twins can find even a little bit of that here, he’s the perfect stopgap to hold the position over until Lewis can return.

If you’re not sold on Andrus, there’s always the trade market, but at this point the Twins shouldn’t be looking to give up assets to acquire a shortstop that probably is on the same par as Lewis. Grab Andrus (or Iglesias if you strike out on Andrus) and wait until July for Lewis to return.

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