MLB Rumors: Twins Interested In 2 Ex-Dodgers


The Minnesota Twins are still looking to add some veteran bats to the lineup, and according to reports, they have their eyes on two former Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Following the signing of Joey Gallo in the past few days, the Twins have now been linked to Justin Turner and AJ Pollock in their search for more offense, as reported by Dan Hayes in The Athletic.

Turner, heading into his age-38 season, has been a mainstay at third base and one of the most consistent performers for the Dodgers over the past nine seasons. He's hit .296 over that period with an .865 OPS, two All-Star nods and a World Series ring. He'd be the perfect blend of professional hitting and clubhouse leadership for this Twins team. 

Pollock surprisingly declined his $13M player option with the Chicago White Sox this fall after a middling season for them, batting .245 with a .681 OPS and 14 home runs. He's had trouble staying healthy in his career, and his 138 games played on the South Side in 2022 represented the first time he'd played more than 117 games in eight years. 

The right-handed hitter showed that he can still crush lefties, however, and that could fit well with the glut of LH-hitting outfielders currently on the Twins roster. In question, however, would be whether the 35-year-old is ready to take on a platoon role. 

He spent three years with the Dodgers before last season, coming away with a World Series ring in 2020.

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