Report: Twins to sign starting pitcher Lance Lynn

Another big signing by the Twins.

Multiple reports suggest the Twins are signing free agent starting pitcher Lance Lynn, with's John Morosi reporting it's a one-year deal worth $12 million. 

Lynn would give the Twins a rather impressive rotation, especially once they get 2017 All-Star Ervin Santana back from a finger injury sometime in early May. 

Possible rotation with their 2017 stats in parenthesis. 

  1. Lance Lynn (11-8, 3.43 ERA)
  2. Jake Odorizzi (10-8, 4.14 ERA)
  3. Jose Berrios (14-8, 3.89 ERA)
  4. Ervin Santana (16-8, 3.28 ERA)
  5. Kyle Gibson (12-10, 5.07 ERA)

That's five names that would be an incredible upgrade from last year's rotation, and coupling it with a vastly improved bullpen and one of the top offenses in the American League would make the Twins a serious threat to compete with the Cleveland Indians in the Central Division.

Gibson's 5.07 ERA last summer looks awful, but he went 7-3 with a 3.76 ERA in the second half, something the Twins hope rolls over to begin 2018. 

Lynn was drafted in the first round in 2008 by the St. Louis Cardinals and has a career record of 72-47 with a 3.38 career ERA over parts of six seasons. 

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