Reds deal Farmer to the Twins, acquire infielder

Kyle Farmer was due to make nearly $6 million with the Reds in 2023.
Cincinnati Reds' Kyle Farmer plays during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday,...
Cincinnati Reds' Kyle Farmer plays during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)(Jeff Dean | AP)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 7:51 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Kyle Farmer is headed to Minneapolis.

The Twins acquired the versatile infielder from the Cincinnati Reds in a trade Friday night. The Reds will receive right-handed pitcher Casey Legumina in exchange.

The Reds will also acquire Pirates infielder Kevin Newman in exchange for reliever Dauri Moreta.

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Farmer hit .255 last year with 78 RBIs and 14 homeruns. He was among the best players on an historically dismal Reds team, providing a veteran leadership presence in the clubhouse while earning the support of a beleaguered fanbase.

He was under team control through the 2024 season and in line to make around $5.9 million in 2023 through arbitration.

The 32-year-old Georgia-native came to Cincinnati before the 2019 season in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that also included Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood and Matt Kemp.

Farmer’s future with the Reds appeared uncertain after the 2022 season given the crop of young infielders including Jose Barrero, Elly De La Cruz and Matt McLain as well as Spencer Steer and Alejo Lopez.

The Reds also announced a slew of roster moves Friday night including the nontender of outfielder Aristides Aquino.

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