Mookie Betts trade news: Twins reportedly consider pulling out of three-team deal

Sporting News

One of the biggest MLB trades in recent memory has hit a snag.

The Twins no longer believe they will be part of the three-team deal that would've sent Red Sox stars Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Saturday.

The blockbuster was reported to be in place Tuesday night, but it got caught up when 21-year-old Minnesota pitcher Brusdar Graterol's physical wasn't up to snuff for the Red Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Graterol was set to head to Boston, while Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was supposed to become a Twin.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

MORE: Mets ownership sale falls through

In the days following that physical, there was still a belief the trade would be completed. But the Red Sox and Twins have failed to come to an agreement on how to adjust Boston's haul, and Minnesota is reportedly done trying.

There's some disagreement about the Twins' exact status, though, with multiple reporters confirming the Star Tribune's report, but Jon Heyman saying the team has a "deadline of today" to finish the deal.

If Minnesota is out, a version of the trade may still materialize, either with another team or with the Dodgers and Red Sox figuring something out themselves. The Angels may fill the void because they had agreed to a deal with the Dodgers that was contingent on Betts joining Los Angeles.

What to read next