Now that Bryce Harper reportedly is off the table after agreeing to a 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, some of the attention now shifts to Craig Kimbrel.
The closer, who spent the last three seasons with the Boston Red Sox, reportedly has been in contact with the Minnesota Twins. Initial reports said Kimbrel was hoping to receive a contract in the ballpark of $100 million.
The Red Sox effectively decided to part ways with the closer after president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said he didn’t envision the team spending a lot of money on a closer and believed Boston had internal options to fill the role.
The Twins, like Boston, have options internally to be their next closer. But it’s possible Minnesota offers Kimbrel a contract enticing enough for him to join the team.
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