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

Not the Friday news Twins fans were hoping to hear.
Publish date:

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?

Next Up


Legislature approves $220K bill for swimming lessons, lifeguard training

The funding would help at-risk and low-income children learn to swim, as well as address lifeguard shortages.

Facebook - Conway Community Center fire June 20 2021 - SPFD

Fire at St. Paul community center may have been started intentionally

The blaze was reported in the early hours of Sunday morning.

TCF Bank Stadium

Gophers announce sporting events will be at full capacity in 2021-22

Teams had to play in front of empty arenas and stadiums in 2020 due to COVID-19.

YoUTube - ISD 197 screengrab

School board approves new name for Henry Sibley High School

But the decision to rename the Mendota Heights school wasn't unanimous.

Stock market chart

Charges: 2 Minnesota men made thousands on 'pump-and-dump' scheme

They're accused of hijacking shell companies and pumping up stock prices before selling them for profit.


Edina executive slams Delta after he's accused of trafficking daughter with special needs

The letter comes after a recent flight in which he was accused of human trafficking.

police tape, crime scene

More human body parts found in Minneapolis

The body parts have now been found in three locations.

Screen Shot 2019-08-19 at 8.08.05 PM

Three people shot outside bar in Dayton's Bluff neighborhood

Police were called to the scene early Sunday morning after two men and a woman were shot outside Cheers Pub.

Byron Buxton

Buxton's latest injury overshadows Sanó's walk off bomb

The Twins outfielder could miss a month with a fractured left hand.


Brusdar Graterol

Report: Red Sox 'spooked' by Brusdar Graterol's medical records

The blockbuster trade involving the Twins, Red Sox and Dodgers is on hold.

Brusdar Graterol

Reports: Trade done: Twins get Maeda, Graterol to Dodgers

Maeda should provide a boost to the Twins' starting rotation.

Rocco Baldelli

Reports: Twins involved in blockbuster deal with Red Sox, Dodgers

The MLB world is stealing the trade deadline drama and the Twins are involved.

Kenta Maeda

How Kenta Maeda could be very good for the Twins

The Twins snuck into a blockbuster deal and upgraded their "win-now" rotation.

Kenta Maeda

Twins' Kenta Maeda asked for a trade out of Los Angeles

The newest Twins starter would like to push for 200 career wins.

Brusdar Graterol

Conflicting reports surround fate of Graterol trade

The reports range from a Saturday deadline to pulling out of the deal completely.


Brusdar Graterol promoted, now 1 step from joining Twins

The hard-throwing pitchers are one step closer to joining the Twins.


Twins call up Graterol, take Buxton off IL

Graterol will join the bullpen for the stretch run.