Twins reportedly may be backing out of Mookie Betts trade

Rob Bradford
February 08, 2020 - 3:27 pm

Just when you thought the Red Sox' offseason couldn't get any more complicated, along comes the latest news.

According the Star-Tribune, the Twins are backing out of their portion of the three-team deal that would have sent top pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to the Red Sox with Kenta Maeda going from the Dodgers to Minnesota. This, of course, throws an enormous monkey wrench into the primary portion of the transaction, which was sending Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers.

The Red Sox had been asking for another prospect along with Graterol after they raised concerns over the 21-year-old's medical status. The hard-throwing hurler has already undergone Tommy John surgery while experiencing shoulder issues last season.

Update: Multiple outlets are now reporting the three-team deal might not be dead, after all.

More to come ...