The Twins announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Brock Stewart, a move that was reported earlier today. To open a spot for Stewart on the active roster, righty Bailey Ober was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul yesterday. To get Stewart onto the 40-man roster, righty Trevor Megill was designated for assignment.
Megill, 29, made his major league debut with the Cubs in 2021. He posted an 8.37 ERA in 28 appearances, though he struck out 26.1% of batters faced and walked just 7%. He was claimed off waivers by the Twins at season’s end, though they quickly non-tendered him and re-signed him on a minor league deal. He got selected to the roster in May and made 39 appearances for the Twins last year, registering a 4.80 ERA. It’s possible that he deserved even better, given his .368 batting average on balls in play and 62.5% strand rate. Decent peripherals like a 25% strikeout rate, 8.7% walk rate and 45% ground ball rate led to a 3.29 FIP and 3.38 SIERA.
The righty was optioned to Triple-A to start this season but has gotten out to an atrocious start. He’s tossed 9 2/3 innings over seven outings, walking 25.5% of batters faced, which has contributed to an unsightly 13.03 ERA. He struck out 31.4% of batters faced and got grounders at a 50% clip, but the overall results were clearly not great.
The Twins will now have a week to trade Megill or pass him through waivers. Despite his rough start to the year, other clubs may overlook that small sample and take a flier on the righty based on past results, as he still has a couple of options and has yet to qualify for arbitration.
Dear Twins, Bailey is major league ready, thank you
Maybe this is the year, the Twins stop letting the Yankees be their Daddy.
Yep. Tampa Bay will punk-slap them instead.
I guess joey lucchesi really locked down that final rotation spot
Kapler's Coconut Oil
It’s pretty easy to mistake the brothers for each other, but you’d have to go out of your way to read Twins in the title and still think Mets
Mets need more pitching depth, so Trevor could join his brother.
They’ll both be joining each other in AAA, if his brother doesn’t pitch better for the Mets.
Yes, and yes
Like the Rogers brothers in SF. Except those guys are probably in the big leagues to stay. The Megills have live arms, just need to harness their potential.
I still know him as Nancy.
Dumpster Divin Theo
I see what you did there. Rocky’s new movie is out next week too. Origin story
I see what YOU did there
Twins leadership is the dork that everyone tees off on in dodge ball.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Yaaas- as in the words of good ole CC Sabathia- the weird ass Minnesota Twins
Should have been Emilio Pagán.
Mets claim for bullpen depth. Brother of Tylor Megill.
Jays could use him on minor league depth. After Zach Thompson it’s pretty much bullpen days.
Is he related to Jimmy, that flamboyant, ambulance-chasing attorney out of Albuquerque???