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Report: Blockbuster trade held up because Boston wants more from the Twins

Not the Friday news Twins fans were hoping to hear.

Fans waiting for the blockbuster trade between the Twins, Dodgers and Red Sox continue to wait as the Twins reportedly balk at Boston's request to get another prospect after being scared off by Brusdar Graterol's medical records. 

The update on the stalled-out trade comes from MLB Network's Jon Heyman, who says Boston wants the Twins give up Graterol and another top-10 prospect. 

The trade was reportedly agreed on by all three teams Tuesday night, but Boston became concerned after seeing Graterol's medical report, putting a stall on a trade that would send Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda to Minnesota, Boston stars Mookie Betts and David Price to Los Angeles, and Alex Verduga from the Dodgers to the Red Sox. 

Maeda would give the Twins a reliable starting pitcher with playoff experience and team control through the 2023 season. Graterol, 21, appears destined for a reliever role due to arm injuries, including shoulder impingement that kept him on the injured list for more than two months last season, and Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow in 2018. 

Giving up another top-10 prospect seems like a mountain of a request by the Red Sox. Minnesota has a deep prospect pool, and the top 10 on MLB Pipeline's list all look to have bright futures in the MLB. 

  1. Royce Lewis, SS
  2. Alex Kirilloff, 1B/OF
  3. Brusdar Graterol, RHP
  4. Jordan Balazovic, RHP
  5. Trevor Larnach, OF
  6. Keoni Cavaco, SS
  7. Wander Javier, SS
  8. Brent Rooker, OF/1B
  9. Jhoan Duran, RHP
  10. Ryan Jeffers, C

Will Minnesota budge and give in, or will the Red Sox have to find an alternative to get the deal done?

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