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Orioles trade All Star closer Jorge Lopez to Twins

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Aug 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-02 15:49:31-04

BALTIMORE — The Orioles are again making noise ahead of the trade deadline, this time by trading their lone All Star to the Twins.

On Tuesday the birds sent closer Jorge Lopez to Minnesota, in exchange for four minor league pitchers.

So far this season Lopez has recorded 19 saves with a 1.68 ERA, which earned the 29-year-old his first All Star nod.

Lopez is currently in his fifth MLB season, and third with the O's.

Coming back to Baltimore are southpaws Cade Povich, 22, and Juan Rojas, 18, along with right handers Juan Nunez, 21, and Yennier Cano, 28.

Only Povich was listed among the Twins top 30 prospects, on MLB.com and Baseball America.

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The trade comes one day after the team made the decision to trade fan favorite and clubhouse leader, Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros for a pair of pitching prospects.