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Twins Acquire Margot, Doncon, Cash From Dodgers In Trade

Twins Acquire Margot, Doncon, Cash From Dodgers In Trade

Sports Desk 27 Feb , 2024 03:51 PM GMT

  • Twins acquired Margot and Doncon, Dodgers retained Hernández.

  • Margot known for outfield versatility and speed.

  • Margot has a career batting average of .255 with 52 home runs.

Twins Acquire Margot, Doncon, Cash From Dodgers In Trade
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Manuel Margot walks back to the dugout in the middle of the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Phoenix, Friday, Feb. 23,
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The Minnesota Twins made a significant move by acquiring outfielder Manuel Margot, minor league shortstop Rayne Doncon, and cash from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor league shortstop Noah Miller. This trade also saw the Dodgers securing a $4 million, one-year contract to retain Kiké Hernández.

Margot, a 29-year-old outfielder, recently joined the Dodgers in a trade with Tampa Bay, where he hit .264 with a .686 OPS in 99 games last season. Known for his versatility in the outfield, Margot has played center field, right field, and left field during his career.

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Twins manager Rocco Baldelli praised Margot's ability to complement the team against left-handed pitching and highlighted his all-around skill set. Margot, who debuted in the majors with the San Diego Padres in 2016, has a career batting average of .255 with 52 home runs and 91 stolen bases in 788 games.

Despite his age, Margot continues to showcase impressive foot speed and athleticism, making him a valuable addition to the Twins' roster. He is under a $19 million, two-year contract with a mutual option for 2025.

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The Twins will receive financial support from the Dodgers to cover Margot's salary, as part of the trade agreement. Margot is expected to fill the void left by free agent Michael A. Taylor in the outfield, alongside Byron Buxton and other key players.

In addition to Margot, the Twins acquired Rayne Doncon, a 20-year-old shortstop, who played for Class A Rancho Cucamonga, and sent Noah Miller to the Dodgers, who was their 2021 draft pick. The Dodgers also secured Hernández, a versatile player who hit .237 with 11 home runs and 61 RBIs in 140 games last season.

This trade signifies a strategic move for both teams, with the Twins strengthening their outfield and the Dodgers securing key players for the upcoming season.

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