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All hope is not quite lost for the Minnesota Twins after the departure of Carlos Correa.

Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported on Friday that two-time All-Star slugger Joey Gallo agreed to a free-agent deal with the Twins. The deal is reportedly for one year and $11 million.

The 29-year-old Gallo split time last season between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers but hit just .160 overall with 19 homers and 47 RBI in 126 total appearances. A textbook definition of a three-true-outcomes player, Gallo did hit 38 homers with 77 RBI in 2021, leading the AL in both walks (111) and strikeouts (213).

On top of his two career All-Star appearances, Gallo also won the Gold Glove Award in the outfield in 2020 and 2021. Though Gallo became a maligned player during his time in New York especially, he now gets a chance to re-establish his value on a one-year deal. The Twins should also benefit from the lefty-hitting Gallo’s power, especially with infield shifts now outlawed.

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