It was a foregone conclusion that Kennys Vargas would not be on the Twins' 40 Man Roster after the signing of Logan Morrison. The team just did not have the space on the major league club with Morrison and Joe Mauer playing first base. With no minor league options remaining, the Twins placed Kennys on waivers and he was claimed on Thursday by the Cincinnati Reds.
Signed as an "international" free agent from the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in 2009, meaning he was the 2nd longest tenured Twin on the Roster after Joe Mauer. Brian Dozier was drafted by the Twins a few months later.
The switch hitting Vargas is one of a kind, and while he is not likely to become the next David Ortiz, I will continue to root for him, regardless of the uniform. Best of luck to Vargas in Cincinnati!
#Twins claimed 1B Kennys Vargas off of waivers from the #Reds. Reds claimed him on Thursday from the Twins— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) March 24, 2018
Oh, well then... It's not often that a player is re-claimed that quickly. The dance will continue, however, as the Twins will still need to pass Vargas through waivers again if the want to keep him in the organization but in the minor leagues.
Good to have you back, Kennys, hope you can stick around for a while!