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Twins acquire Jorge Lopez from Orioles

ByStaff Report

Aug 2, 2022
Jorge Lopez pitching for the Orioles

The MLB Trade Deadline is hours away and the Minnesota Twins got the day jumpstarted with the acquisition of Baltimore Orioles All-star closer Jorge Lopez.

(Via multiple sources)

The Twins hold the AL Central lead by just a game over the Cleveland Guardians and three games over the Chicago White Sox.

Minnesota has dropped four of their last six games and Lopez should help bring stability to a pitching staff that has surrendered 10+ runs in four of their last 12 games.

Lopez currently holds a stellar 1.68 ERA with 19 saves and 54 strikeouts.

While the Orioles are above a .500 record (52-51) and only sit 2.5 games out of a Wild Card spot, general manager Mike Elias is still in rebuild mode and got a nice haul from the Twins with four pitchers in LHPs Cade Povich and Juan Rojas, and RHPs Yennier Cano and Juan Nuñez.