Jorge Lopez is migrating south…
The Minnesota Twins have traded the 30-year-old Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Dylan Floro in a swap of struggling right-handed relievers on contending teams.
The Twins traded pitchers Cade Povich, Yennier Cano, Juan Nunez and Juan Rojas to Baltimore for Lopez in that deal.
Lopez went 3-2 with a 5.09 ERA in 37 relief appearances for the Twins this season.
He returned from the 15-day injured list earlier this month after stepping away to address his mental health.
Floro is an eight-year big league veteran with a career 3.32 ERA, but the 32-year-old is 3-5 with a 4.54 ERA and seven saves this season.
Floro was a regular out of the bullpen for the 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Twins are 54-50 and lead the AL Central by two games over Cleveland. Miami is 55-48 and in a tight race for one of the NL‘s three wild-card spots.