Rays trade Jake Odorizzi to Twins

Rays trade Jake Odorizzi to Twins

The Twins traded minor league shortstop Jermaine Palacios to the Tampa Bay Rays for right-handed starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi.

Though coming off a season that included a 4.14 earned run average and a 10-8 record in 28 starts, Odorizzi becomes the leading contender to start on Opening Day in place of Ervin Santana, who could miss the first month after finger surgery on his pitching hand.

With Odorizzi and newly signed right-hander Anibal Sanchez in the fold, the Twins have 17 players under contract for around $106.8 million. Odorizzi was drafted by Milwaukee 32nd overall in 2008.

The Tampa Bay Rays spent the first Saturday night of spring training wheeling and dealing in preparation for the 2018 season. He appeared in 100 games with 92 starts last season, hitting.248 with 16 homers and 56 RBIs. He's 40-38 with a 3.83 ERA in 705⅓ major league innings. He's expected to continue developing at shortstop, though he's also seen limited time at second and third base during his four-year career in the minors. That move coincided with designating Corey Dickerson for assignment to make room on the roster for Cron.

Earlier in the week, Chris Archer had said he believes the Rays are capable of having the best rotation in the major leagues.

"I say this every year, because we always have a special organization when it comes to arms, but I'm willing to put it up against everybody in the league", Archer added.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Related News:

Most liked

Jamie Foxx shuts down ESPN interview after Katie Holmes question
They have nothing to hide but Jamie, especially, is very low-key about his life in general, and rarely talks about it. Seemingly still in disbelief, the interviewer asked, "We lose him?" "He ready to hoop".

Florida Gov. Scott calls on FBI director to resign
Sessions said Friday the shooting that killed 17 people was a "tragic consequence" of the FBI's failures. He slipped into the building, entered a stairwell and extracted a rifle from his bag, authorities said.

Almost 200 people in IN have died this flu season
If you have to take three pills a day, I can guarantee you won't get three pills in a day on most days". The flu season runs from October to May, the city's Department of Public Health said.

West Brom boss Alan Pardew feels by his Spanish four
Its chairman and chief executive were fired this week after a loss at Chelsea . The teams will meet again in a replay on February 27 at Liberty Stadium.

50 homes damaged after Mexico quake
Officials said the bodies of five women and four men were found at the scene, as well as two female children and a male child. The quake hit close to home for a country that is still reeling from two earthquakes in September that killed hundreds.

Lukaku Scores Twice As Man United Ease Past Huddersfield
I think it happens with every team when the best players, the most crucial players, for some reason are not performing . So be objective and say what we all know.

State's flu season has apparently peaked — New Mexico agency
Pediatric flu deaths are also still increasing, with 84 children now dead from the flu so far this season, according to the CDC. Other than washing your hands, and cleaning surfaces, medical experts say it's still not too late to get that flu shot.

Championship Review: Fulham end Villa run, Cardiff pounce
The upturn in the club's form coincided with Grealish's return to action from a freak kidney injury. In a big game it is all about scoring the first goal. "I'm expecting a very hard game".

USA charges 13 Russians, 3 firms with election meddling
In one case , according to the indictments , Russians reached out to "unwitting" people associated with the Trump campaign . Known as Putin's "chef" , Prigozhin runs a company that works for the Kremlin to cater at receptions.

Sudbury candidate backs Brown's leadership bid
Asked whether or not he ever officially resigned from the party's top job, Brown dodged the question. By 4:20 p.m., the Elections Ontario website listed him as the fifth candidate to enter the race.

Auburn forward McLeMore suffers gruesome dislocated ankle injury
Bryce Brown missed his first eight 3-point attempts and finished 2-of-13 from beyond the arc, scoring 10 points. The Tigers had won seven of their past eight and were heavy favorites to keep that going at SC .

22 kill, 28 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno
The conflict with Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people and forced over two million to flee their homes. The attack, which also injured 22 people, took place at a fish market outside the state capital.

Kepler data reveals nearly 100 new exoplanets
The findings are part of Kepler's extended K2 mission, also known by the B-movie-reminiscent title, "Second Light". But we also detected planets that range from sub-Earth-sized to the size of Jupiter and larger", Mayo said.

Czechs edge Canada in shootout for key ice hockey win
The canadian players moved well in the washer at a numerical advantage, and Linden Vey has marked Raymond for a goal at 1:13. Dominik Kubalik and Michal Jordan scored in regulation time for the Czechs, who edged South Korea 2-1 in their opener.

Oxfam chief says sex-abuse claims shame the organization
I am inviting anyone who has been a victim of abuse to come forward.My message to women who have suffered: I'm fighting this abuse.