The Cleveland Guardians and the Minnesota Twins have struck an inter-division trade where C Sandy Leon will be heading to the Twins in return for RHP Ian Hamilton. Leon was a member of the Cleveland Indians back in 2020 while returning to the Cleveland Baseball Team for the 2022 season.
This is an interesting as it is a trade within the AL Central. It is also interesting that these two teams even made a trade with one another since both the Twins and Guardians are fighting for first place of the AL Central. Ian Hamilton has not really played in the MLB that much, but it will be interesting to see what the Guardians can do with him. My hope is the Guardians can develop Hamilton especially since the Guardians bullpen is not the greatest.
As for Sandy Leon, he has been up and down within the Majors and Minor Leagues since early July. It will be interesting to see how the Twins develop him as well. This is a minor trade for both ball clubs, but the interesting thing is how this trade was struck last minute. Usually, teams do not want to trade to their division rival, especially during the deadline. Overall, we should hope for the best with Ian Hamilton and see if he can help out the Guards bullpen!
Let’s Go Guardians!!!