ANDhe Major League Baseball market is red hot. The last move: the Minnesota Twins have a new ace, after agreeing to a trade with the Cincinnati Reds to be done with Sony Gray.
In the change, the Twins also receive the Dominican Francis Pegueroa minor league prospect, and send pitcher to Cincinnati Chase Petty, barely 18 years old.
Gray went 7-9 in 2021, with a 4.19 ERA. In his major league career, he is 82-72 with a 3.61 ERA. He has one more year on his contract, for $10.17 million, plus an option to the Twins for 2023, for $12 million.
In 2021, Minnesota finished 73-89, last in the AL Central and third-lowest in the AL. Cincinnati finished 83-79, being outscored in the season finale by the St. Louis Cardinals to miss the postseason.