Minnesota Twins Taking Calls On Twins 10-Year Team Veteran

The Minnesota Twins are currently experiencing a surge in trade interest for their second baseman, Jorge Polanco.

This interest has been reported by various sources, including MLB insider Jon Morosi, ignoring his report on Shohei Ohtani yesterday.

Polanco, who is 30 years old, is nearing the end of a six-year contract worth $36 million, with a team option for 2025.

Last season, he had a batting line of .255/.335/.454 in 343 plate appearances.

Polanco has been a mainstay with the Twins for his entire 10-year career, but the team is reportedly looking to reduce its payroll this offseason, which could lead to Polanco being traded once the Shohei Ohtani situation is resolved​​.

The Twins are in a situation where they need to consider trading some players if they want to make any significant acquisitions.

Polanco, who is known for being a valuable player and teammate, with two years of inexpensive control remaining, is seen as an asset that could be traded for a considerable return.

Despite his value to the team, some fans and analysts believe that trading Polanco might be a necessary move for the Twins, especially considering his salary and the team's payroll concerns.

The idea is to improve another part of the team through such a trade​.

The overall market for position players this offseason has been relatively slow, with the largest contract being a one-year, $9 million deal.

The Twins are looking to add a starting pitcher and a center fielder, and are also exploring options at first base.

Last season, the 30-year-old slashed .255/.335/.454 triple-slash line, with 14 home runs, 48 RBIs, four stolen bases, and 38 runs scored across 80 games played.

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