Finally, after much speculation regarding the future of the starting pitcher, Jake Odorizzi finally has clear where is he going to play this upcoming season. This Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Rays announced through their Twitter account that Odorizzi was traded to the Minnesota Twins for the young shortstop Jermaine Palacios.
According to numerous reports, the trade was player-by-player, and there will not be any other one involved in this operation, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com
To be clear, Palacios is the entire return to the Rays for Odorizzi. It’s a one-for-one deal with the Twins according to multiple sources— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) 18 de febrero de 2018
The 27-year-old had a decent 2017 season, finishing with a 10-8 record with a 4.14 ERA and struck out 127 batters in 147 1/3 innings pitched.
With the arrival of the right-handed pitcher, the Twins will have the replacement of Ervin Santana, who has been ruled out for the start of the season, and it looks like Odorizzi will be the Twin's pitcher for the Opening Day.
He has a career record of 40-38, with an ERA of 3.83 and 643 K's.