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Dodgers Trade Manuel Margot to Twins For Prospect Noah Miller: Reports

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded outfielder Manuel Margot to the Minnesota Twins on Monday. The news was first reported by Juan Toribio of

According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Dodgers are also including Rayne Doncon, a minor league shortstop, and sending cash to the Twins in the trade.

The Dodgers get back 21-year-old infielder Noah Miller from the Twins, a former 2021 first-round draft pick, as first reported by Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

Miller, 21, is a former first-round draft pick (36th overall) by the Twins in the 2021 draft. He’s also one of the best defensive shortstops in the game:

The trade comes before Margot even got the chance to play in the regular season for the Dodgers. The Dodgers traded for Margot and pitcher Tyler Glasnow in exchange for Ryan Pepiot and Jonny DeLuca back in December.

The trade opens up a 40-man roster spot, and the Dodgers already have an idea how to fill it: by bringing back Kike Hernández, as first reported by Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic.

Hernández is among the most versatile players in baseball, having played everywhere but catcher and first base in his career. Margot is strictly an outfielder, so Monday’s transactions were ostensibly designed to bring more versatility to the team’s bench.

In a recent interview with Dodgers Nation, Padres general manager A.J. Preller — who acquired Margot from the Boston Red Sox for Craig Kimbrel in Nov. 2015 — praised the veteran outfielder’s positive energy and track record of success:

“Everybody knows he’s a good defender. Left-hand pitching, he’s hit well. The biggest thing with Manny is, he brings energy every day as well. He’s a great person, good family. We obviously made a big trade to get him. Then he broke in with us. Another guy you root for when he goes elsewhere because he’s just a really positive person that is going to fit in well on any team he’s on.”

— Padres general manager A.J. Preller

The return of Hernández is also expected to be a popular move for the Dodgers, as Hernández was a fan-favorite in the seven total seasons he’s spent with the Dodgers. Though it was reported this weekend that Hernández was likely heading to the Los Angeles Angels, San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins or San Diego Padres, he instead returns to the Dodgers.

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.


  1. The big question is will Margot get a ring after the Dodgers win the World Series this season?

  2. Welcome back, Kike! Unfortunately, that also means that Friedman-Gomes did NOT need to trade away Jonny DeLuca. WTF?

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