It took less than a month, but the Minnesota Twins have executed their first trade of the new season.
The MLB Trade Deadline isn’t until July, but that hasn’t stopped the Twins front office from making an early season move to open up a roster spot. Don’t get excited, though, as it’s not a monster blockbuster or even a trade that will do much to alter the 26-man roster.
Earlier this month the Minnesota Twins called up Brock Stewart, a move that culminated his journey back to the Majors after having not made an appearance at the big league level since 2019. Stewart wasn’t on the Twins 40-man roster, which meant someone needed to be DFA’d in order to make room for him.
That guy ended up being Trevor Megill, who was having a rather poor time with Triple-A St. Paul and had seemingly run out of opportunities to prove himself. Megill’s 40-man roster spot was given to Stewart and now the Twins reliever is headed to a new home to try and bounce back as a member of someone else’s bullpen.
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On Sunday the Twins traded Megill to the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s nothing spectacular, simply a deal that involves a player to be named later heading back to Minnesota. According to Dustin Morse, the Twins also received cash considerations in exchange for their former reliever.
It’s not a terribly surprising move, as Megill wasn’t going to get any more chances with the Twins and was on his way out anyway. If nothing else, the Twins saved some face by getting the cash considerations in return for Megill, and it’s yet to be seen who the PTBNL will be and if he’ll have any sort of impact on the team.
Don’t get your hopes up, ad consider that this move was largely made as a delayed reaction to Megill getting DFA’d earlier this month. He does have the distinction of being the first Twins player to be traded this season.