It’s February and spring training is about to begin. However, offseason rumors remain a priority until players start showing up in Arizona and Florida. Speaking of which, Thursday’s supply is just below.
Twins may keep Kepler
With the addition of Joey Gallo this offseason, the Twins now have a plethora of left-handed corner outfielder types. That excess has led to widespread speculation that Minnesota will buy Max Kepler. increase. That’s largely because the Twins aren’t getting what they think is an attractive offer for Kepler.
The soon-to-be 30-year-old Kepler enjoyed a breakout season in 2019, but since then he has typically been unable to repeat that level of production.In the three seasons since then, he hasThis is below average by corner defender standards. He has his $8.5 million deal for 2023 and his deal includes his $10 million club his option for 2024 and his $1 million buyout. I’m here. For now though, he’s still a twin.
The Seattle Mariners have agreed to extend utility man Dylan Moore’s contract and pay him $8,875,000 over the next three seasons. ESPN reportThe deal also includes incentives that could push the total to over $9 million. Essentially, the extension buys out one of Moore’s free agency terms.
The 30-year-old Moore is nearing the end of the 2022 season, having stolen 21 bases in 104 games, spent seven different defensive positions and posted a .224/.368/.385 (122 OPS+). In his career, he has owned 97 of his OPS+ in some of his four major league seasons, all of them in Seattle.