Jake Odorizzi was traded to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Class A shortstop Jermaine Palacios.
Palacios was ranked as the No. 19 prospect in the Twins' farm system. He hit .294 a with 13 long balls and 20 stolen bases between two Class A teams in 2017.
Odorizzi was a former 1st round draft pick with a career ERA of 3.83. Despite being hurt and missing time last year, he still managed to give up a career high in home runs allowed (30). He also posted the highest ERA as a starter (4.14).
It's no surprise the Rays parted ways with Ordorizzi after losing their arbitration case in the off season. He's also due for arbitration next year as well before being a free agent in 2020. The 28 year old right hander has been an above average pitcher in the MLB. If Odorizzi can stay healthy, the Twins landed a solid #3 pitcher behind Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios.
In return, the Rays get a solid infielder who has speed, hits for average, and has some pop. Most likely Palacios will groomed to play 2B or 3B, as Willy Adames is currently the Rays' prized prospect at shortstop. Adames was acquired in the David Price deal in 2014.