MLB Blockbuster: Twins trade AL batting champ Luis Arraez for Marlins ace Pablo Lopez

By , News Talk 830 WCCO

It looks like the rumors about the Twins trading Luis Arraez are true. According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Arraez is being traded to Miami.

The All-Star second baseman will be shipped to the Marlins for right-handed pitcher Pablo Lopez according to ESPN’s sources who say the deal is done.

They also add that more players are involved, although that is not completely know yet. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal says Miami is including number five prospect, infielder Jose Salas along with one other prospect.

Arraez is coming off a career year. He was an All-Star and won the AL batting title last season when hitting .316. He walked 50 times compared to only 43 strikeouts in 603 plate appearances.

Lopez has appeared in 94 games with Miami over since 2018. The 26-year old Venezuelan has gone 28-31 with a 3.94 ERA and 489 strikeouts in 510 innings as a starting pitcher.

This is a developing story. Stay with WCCO Radio for more.

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