Multiple reports suggest the Twins are signing free agent starting pitcher Lance Lynn, with MLB.com'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.
- Lance Lynn (11-8, 3.43 ERA)
- Jake Odorizzi (10-8, 4.14 ERA)
- Jose Berrios (14-8, 3.89 ERA)
- Ervin Santana (16-8, 3.28 ERA)
- 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.