Reds add pitching depth in trade with Twins for Casey Legumina

Casey Legumina (Gonzaga Bulldogs Photo)

November 18th, 2022

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds Vice President, General Manager Nick Krall today announced the acquisition of RHP Casey Legumina from the Minnesota Twins for IF Kyle Farmer.

Legumina, 25, originally was selected by the Twins in the eighth round of the 2019 first-year player draft out of Gonzaga University. He is rated by MLB Pipeline the No. 26 prospect in Minnesota’s organization.

This season at Class A Cedar Rapids and Class AA Wichita, the Dallas native combined to finish 2-6 with a 4.80 ERA, 3 saves and 92 strikeouts in just 86.1 innings over 16 starts and 17 relief appearances.

In his 2-season minor league career, Legumina is 6-8 with a 4.25 ERA and 3 saves in 25 starts and 23 relief appearances. On Tuesday, he was added to the Twins’ 40-man roster.

Farmer, 32, was acquired from the Dodgers in December 2018, along with OF Matt Kemp, OF Yasiel Puig, LHP Alex Wood and cash, for RHP Homer Bailey, IF Jeter Downs and RHP Josiah Gray. He hit .255 in his 421 appearances for the Reds.

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