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The Twins closed the trade deadline by acquiring reliever Sam Dyson from the Giants just before the final bell. Dyson bolsters the team’s bullpen as it prepares to try to fend off the Indians down the stretch in the AL Central.
Sam Dyson, RHP
Dyson has been excellent this season in San Francisco. The veteran reliever has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of nearly 7-to-1 and has allowed just three home runs in 51 innings. He’s under team control in 2020 as well.
Jaylin Davis, OF
Davis has always shown power, but he’s turned it up a notch this year Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Rochester (as have many others in Triple-A), where he’s socked 25 home runs and has produced a .563 slugging percentage. He could fill a fourth outfielder’s role in San Francisco.
Prelander Berroa, RHP
Berroa is a smaller pitcher who brings big stuff. The Twins signed him out of the Dominican Republic in 2016 and watched as his fastball has grown into a pitch that touches up to 97. He shows feel to spin a curveball but needs to improve his control and command, as shown by 16 walks in 31.2 innings with Rookie-level Elizabethton.
Kai-Wei Teng, RHP
The Twins signed Teng out of Taiwan in 2017. He’s a big-bodied righthander who runs his fastball into the low-to-mid 90s with some carrying action through the zone. His curveball and slider are inconsistent but could be average with refinement.