Twins, Andrelton Simmons Attain Settlement On One-12 months Deal
By TC Zencka | January 26, 2021 at 7:24pm CDTThe Twins have reached an settlement with free agent shortstop Andrelton Simmons on a one-year, $10.5MM contract, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan (by way of Twitter). Per the Athletic’s Aaron Gleeman (by way of Twitter), the deal is completed. The ISE Baseball shopper is the third shortstop and fourth infielder to come back off the board up to now few hours. Didi Gregorius is now the final remaining of the notable free agent shortstops, with at the least the Phillies and Reds nonetheless stated to be seeking to fill the place.
The Twins step in considerably out of the blue to signal Simmons – however not fully. Twins GM Thad Levine flagged the potential for a transfer like this lately in saying that the defensive versatility of their present roster gave them choices in free company. Jorge Polanco will slide over to second base, whereas Luis Arraez will transfer across the diamond as wanted, notes Passan. Levine spoke of being impressed by the Dodgers’ malleability within the World Collection, noting that his personal roster may flex equally, particularly with supervisor Rocco Baldelli as a succesful tactician on the wheel. If nothing else, with Simmons at quick and Byron Buxton in middle, the Twins boast a much-improved protection with upside sufficient to make a distinction. Shifting Polanco off quick and putting in Simmons by itself has the makings of an impactful improve.
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