Aug 3, 2022 - Sports

Twins acquire pitchers Tyler Mahle and Jorge Lopez

Jorge Lopez
Jorge Lopez is coming to the Twins. Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images

The Minnesota Twins bolstered their pitching staff before Tuesday’s trade deadline, acquiring starter Tyler Mahle from the Cincinnati Reds and closer Jorge Lopez from the Baltimore Orioles.

  • Mahle has a 4.40 earned run average this season, but finished last year with a 3.75 ERA.
  • Lopez is an All-Star and came to the Twins with 19 saves and a 1.68 ERA.

The other side: In order to acquire the two pitchers, the Twins had to give up four of their top 20 prospects: Spencer Steer, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Steven Hajjar and Cade Povich.

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