MLB Rumors: Trade Interest "Hasn't Been There" For Twins Outfielder; Likely Staying Put

It doesn't look like they are going to be able to move him.

The Minnesota Twins are planning to move forward with outfielder Max Kepler after the team reportedly could not find enough interest for him on the trade market.

After the Twins signed Joey Gallo, all signs pointed to Kepler being moved out of Minnesota and, despite the team's best efforts to do so, the trade interest in Kepler just "hasn't been there."

The twenty-nine-year-old had a really rough 2022 season, slashing just .227/.318/.348, with nine home runs, 43 RBIs, three stolen bases and 54 runs scored over 115 games. The nine home runs were the lowest of his career. 

The good news for Kepler, however, is that with the trade of Luis Arraez, there could be an opportunity for more playing time for him moving forward. That, and also Gallo's inconsistencies have been a problem for him, so keeping Kepler adds some nice insurance. 
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