5 non-tender players Twins should take a gamble on

A few intriguing names are available at potentially the right price for Minnesota this winter.
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Lou Trivino, RP

One thing the Twins needed last year but failed to properly address was bullpen help. Rather than be aggressive in adding help in free agency, Minnesota rolled with what it had and gambled on young pitchers in the farm system for help -- and it didn't exactly work.

There were bright spots, but for hte most part the Twins failure to add outside assistance ended up holding the unit back. That can change this winter, as Lou Trivino seems like a perfect buy-low candidate for the Twins to gamble on becoming a useful member of the bullpen.

Trivino is coming off Tommy John surgery, something that wiped out his entire 2023 season with the New York Yankees. He was on track to be pretty solid before suffering his injury, as Trivino posted a 1.66 ERA before being knocked out of action. He's not going to be the closer in Minnesota with Jhoan Duran occupying that spot for the forseeable future, but he's a high-leverage arm who can potentially replace someone like Jovani Moran and Jorge Lopez -- two guys who didn't pan out in similar positions.

Moran was non-tendered by the Twins before the deadline, but he's set to undergo Tommy John surgery and the team is hoping to bring him back as he rehabs. In the meantime, Trivino fills a need in the bullpen and could end up being the much-needed addition fans have been hoping the team would add for the last two seasons.