By Adam Roberts – 1/27/2021
The Minnesota Twins have come to an agreement with shortstop Andrelton Simmons for a one-year, $10.5-million contract.
ESPN reports that Simmons will be the starting shortstop for the Twins, moving Jorge Polanco to second base and Luiz Arraez switching to a super-utility role. The four-time Gold Glove comes to Minnesota from spending the last five seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, after being traded by the Atlanta Braves in 2015, who drafted him in the second round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
Meanwhile in Milwaukee, hot stove talk has been interesting with the Brewers linked to a number of notable free agents. While nothing is even close to being certain, such names include former Dodger Justin Turner, outfielder Eddie Rosario, and infielder Marcus Semien.
As for the on-going discussions over reliever Josh Hader, it appears that any team vying for his services would have to pay a hefty price. According to Robert Murray, the Brewers think Hader is the best lefty reliever in the game, and so it will take an “overwhelming” amount for them to part ways with him.