4 Minnesota Twins players who should be on trade block before Opening Day

The Twins have more than a few guys who could be shopped before Opening Day rolls around.
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Trevor Larnach, LF

Here's another guy who has seemingly been boxed out of a spot in the lineup due to circumstance more than anything else.

There was a brief time when Trevor Larnach looked like he had the inside track on earning an important spot on the Twins MLB roster. However the same way he seemingly edged out Kyle Garlick, Larnach has been bumped from future plans by Matt Wallner.

Last year Larnach made the Opening Day roster thanks to Joey Gallo needing to play first base for the injured Alex Kirilloff, but it wasn't long before Wallner was called up and started to push him out of a role.

By the time the postseason rolled around, Larnach was a depth piece (who was left off the roster) while Wallner had developed into the Twins' everyday left fielder. That's the way things look to remain heading into 2024, as Wallner is firmly in the team's starting lineup and is part of the youth movement being led by fellow former rookies like Royce Lewis and Edouard Julien.

That's the class that Wallner is in, not Larnach and it's hard to see him making the Opening Day roster again this season.

One thing working in his favor is the lack of corner outfield depth, but the problem is there's not a ton of obvious room on the 26-man roster for him. The Twins are expected to carry another outfielder into the season but it'll likely be Austin Martin, not Larnach. Minnesota is also rumored to be looking at the free agent market to add more depth, with guys like Adam Duvall, Tommy Pham, and Michael A. Taylor being tossed around as candidates.

None of those guys is Larnach.

He's still only 26 years old and could be a useful piece of another lineup, but the there seems to be no place for him now in the lineup and it's only a matter of time before prospects like Emmanuel Rodriguez come up and further force him out of the picture.

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