Twins to sign shortstop Andrelton Simmons to one-year deal

The Minnesota Twins will sign shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a contract according to sources who confirmed the deal to KSTP.

Sources confirm to KSTP’s Darren Wolfson that the deal will be for one year and worth $10.5 Million.

The Twins had been in contact with a number of middle infielders, including Marcus Semien who signed earlier Tuesday night with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Twins quickly pivoted to the four-time gold glove winner Simmons.

Simmons joins the Twins after posting a .297 batting average, the best of his career, in his 2020 season with the Los Angeles Angels. Simmons started his career in Atlanta, playing there for four seasons before being traded to Los Angeles in 2015 where he has spent the past five seasons.

The contact hitting shortstop sports a .269 career batting average and 67 home runs over nine seasons. He is widely regarded as a premier defensive shortstop having won four gold glove awards at the position in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018.