The Twins had signed Ynoa as a 16-year-old to an $800,000 contract in 2014. Aaron Blair will start Wednesday in place of the departed Jaime Garcia, but Blair isn't guaranteed anything beyond that outing and might be replaced by Sims soon. But not to worry, as the Twins sent another prospect in Ynoa to the Braves to make it all work.
Garcia was unfazed by the trade rumors when he took the mound at Dodger Stadium Friday night, one day after almost being sent to the Twins. Ynoa is not listed among the Twins' top 30 prospects by mlb.com.
As the Twins attempt to enhance their postseason hopes by addressing their rotation concerns, they are gaining an experienced hurler in Garcia, who has produced a 4.30 ERA in 18 starts, and avoided the injury woes that have plagued his career.
The two teams were close on a deal last Thursday, according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, although it apparently took the weekend to complete the trade.
The righthanded reliever, selected out of Boston's system in last December's Rule 5 draft, was offered back to the Red Sox on Monday after he cleared waivers, and Boston accepted him back.
"You know, he's an interesting guy", Molitor said.
Haley appeared in 10 games in relief for the Twins, posting a 6.00 ERA with 14 strikeouts and six walks in 18 innings.
The Twins ran out of time to make a decision about Justin Haley. "We were only a month away from an expanded roster but it was still something we felt like we had to do".
Garcia goes out on a strong note after pitching seven solid innings and hitting a grand slam against the Dodgers on July 21. "We like his arm, we like his tenacity, and he certainly has good composure on the mound".