Twins purchase Tyler Mahle in commerce with Reds

The Cincinnati Reds continued their rebuild Tuesday by buying and selling beginning pitcher Tyler Mahle to the Minnesota Twins in alternate for a trio of prospects.

The deal will ship infielder Spencer Steer, pitcher Steve Hajjar and infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand to the Reds. They have been the Twins’ seventh, 18th and twenty third ranked prospects, through Final week, Cincinnati acquired three of the Seattle Mariners’ prime 5 prospects in a deal for All-Star pitcher Luis Castillo.

Mahle, 27, made his MLB debut in 2017 and completed final season with a 13-6 file and three.75 ERA. His numbers have tailed off in 2022 with a 5-7 file and 4.40 ERA.

The Twins are hoping he’ll bolster a rotation that has the workforce fifteenth in runs allowed this season. Minnesota is atop the AL Central with a one-game lead over the Cleveland Guardians however optioned starter Devin Smeltzer all the way down to Triple-A in July. The workforce at the moment has 4 starters — Bailey Ober, Chris Paddack, Kenta Maeda and Randy Dobnak — on the 60-day injured record.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Twins added All-Star nearer Jorge López in a commerce with the Baltimore Orioles.

Cincinnati is at the moment 41-61 and fourth place within the NL Central.

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