Reports: Dodgers dealing Manuel Margot to Twins

By Thomson Reuters Feb 26, 2024 | 3:20 PM

The Minnesota Twins are acquiring outfielder Manuel Margot from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for middle infielder Noah Miller, according to multiple reports Monday.

Margot, 29, is in the second year of a two-year deal worth $19 million with a team option for 2025.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Margot played his first four seasons (2016-19) with the San Diego Padres and is now in his fourth season with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Margot joined the Dodgers via a trade during this past offseason, arriving with right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow and cash in exchange for outfielder Jonny DeLuca and right-hander Ryan Pepiot.

Compiling a career slash line of .255/.309/.385, Margot has 91 stolen bases to complement his 52 home runs and 283 RBIs over 788 regular-season games.

Margot hit .316 in six games during the 2020 World Series against the Dodgers, following a breakout American League Championship Series during which he hit three home runs against the Houston Astros.

Miller, 21, was a first-round pick (No. 36 overall) by the Twins in 2021. He has yet to rise above Class A in his three professional seasons.

According to The Athletic, the trade opens the possibility for the Dodgers to bring back free agent Kike Hernandez, who played with the Boston Red Sox and Dodgers last season.

Hernandez would continue to provide depth on the stacked Dodgers roster, slashing .257/.343/.458 against lefties during his 10-year career.

–Field Level Media