February 27, 2021

Twins To Sign Andrelton Simmons (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Twins have reached an agreement with free agent shortstop Andrelton Simmons on a one-year, $10.5MM contract, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). Per the Athletic’s Aaron Gleeman (via Twitter), the deal is done, pending a physical. The ISE Baseball client is the third shortstop and fourth infielder to come off the board in the past few hours. Didi Gregorius is now the last remaining of the notable free agent (pure) shortstops, with at least the Phillies and Reds still looking to fill the position.

The Twins step in from somewhat out of the blue to sign Simmons – but not entirely. Twins GM Thad Levine flagged the potential for a move like this recently in saying that the defensive versatility of their current roster gave them options in free agency. Jorge Polanco will slide over to second base, while Luis Arraez will move around the diamond as needed, notes Passan. Levine spoke of being impressed by the Dodgers’ malleability in the World Series, noting that his own roster could…

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