Lyou The Minnesota Twins have decided to become a contender again in the 2022 season and for this reason they have bet on the power of the bats of Latin players on his offense.
In the Major League free agent market, the ninth from Minnesota executed one of the least predictable moves by adding the Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa for three years in exchange for 105.3 million dollars.
The AL Central team also acquired in a trade from the Yankees, Dominican catcher Gary Sánchez and Colombian third baseman Gio Urshela, by former Most Valuable Player Josh Donaldson and by shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
New arrivals, join the talent of those who were already there, such as the Dominicans Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sanó, who reached the Major Leagues with the Minnesota team.
Correa, Polanco, Sanó and Urshela are projected to occupy the starting positions at shortstop, second base, first base and third base respectively, while Sánchez will divide his time between catcher and designated hitter.
last season the Twins finished with the worst record in their division, going 73-89, ranking 17th among the 30 MLB teams in collective batting average, with an average of .241.
Despite hitting a host of home runs, finishing fifth with 228 home runs, the Twins struggled to score runs, ranking 14th in this department, with 729 and to produce them, collectively towing 690.
With the hiring of Correa, the Twins will improve their contribution on offense.