The Miami Marlins have traded RHP Pablo Lopez, SS Jose Salas and OF Byron Chourio to the Minnesota Twins for 2B Luis Arraez.
Earlier this offseason, the Marlins signed Johnny Cueto, which gave them a lot of depth at starting pitcher. They have used that depth to acquire Arraez.
Arraez, 25, was an All-Star and won the Batting Title last season with the Minnesota Twins. He batted .316 with eight home runs and 49 RBIs. For his career, Arraez has batted .314 with 14 home runs and 132 RBIs over four seasons.
In return for Arraez, the Twins received Lopez, who has a 28-31 record and 3.94 ERA over five seasons with the Marlins. Salas and Chourio are prospects who haven’t yet made it to the AA level. Salas was the fifth-ranked prospect in the Marlins’ system.
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