Twins acquire lefty prospect Sulbaran from Dodgers

Twins acquire lefty prospect Sulbaran from Dodgers

Twins acquire lefty prospect Sulbaran from Dodgers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins acquired left-hander Miguel Sulbaran from the Dodgers on Tuesday to complete the July 31 trade of catcher Drew Butera.

Sulbaran, ranked as the Dodgers' No. 14 overall prospect by MLB.com, posted a 3.01 ERA with 85 strikeouts, 27 walks and three homers allowed in 92 2/3 innings with Class A Great Lakes this year.

The 19-year-old has a career 3.21 ERA in three seasons in the Minors since being signed as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela in 2011. The 5-foot-10 lefty possesses a low-90s fastball as well as a curveball, slider and changeup.

"He's had a pretty good year so far," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. "We had a list of a couple guys and wanted to take him. He's holding his own in the Midwest League, which is a good sign."

Sulbaran, who is one of the youngest pitchers in the Midwest League, is scheduled to report to Class A Cedar Rapids, where the Twins already have seven top-ranked prospects.

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