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Taylor, who turns 32 in March, is coming off one of his better seasons at the plate over his nine-year career. He hit .254 with a .670 OPS to go along with nine homers in 43 games.
Taylor’s main selling point, however, is his fielding. He was tied for the most outs above average (17) among all outfielders in 2021, helping him win a Gold Glove. He has the ninth-most outs above average (34) among all outfielders over the past five seasons.
Taylor is expected to be the Twins’ fourth outfielder behind Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Joey Gallo. Minnesota has shaken up its lineup this offseason, signing Carlos Correa, Christian Vazquez and Gallo, and last week sent 2022 AL batting champion Luis Arráez to the Marlins for starting pitcher Pablo López.
The Royals will get 25-year-old lefty Evan Sisk and 23-year-old rightly Steven Cruz in exchange for Taylor.
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