Yuli Gurriel is still a free agent in the MLB and despite being left out of the Miami Marlins’ plans for the 2023 season after the change of Luis Arráez, the Cuban still arouses interest, especially from two organizations: the Houston Astros, where he has spent his entire career, and Carlos Correa’s Minnesota Twins.
Jon Heyman, from MLB Network, reported that these two franchises look like the favorites to win who was the American League batting champion in 2021.
Gurriel has played most of his career at first base, but could also help as a designated hitter and outfielder. 2023 was scheduled to be his first season away from the Astros, with whom he signed off with a .284/.328/.448 offensive line with 94 homers, 206 doubles and 435 RBIs. However, the reigning world champions could bring him back on a one-year deal.
Gurriel hit .242 with 8 home runs, 53 runs scored, the same number of RBIs and just a .647 OPS in 2022, leaving him indebted to the Astros, who lost him in the World Series to a knee injury.
In turn, the possibility of alternating at first base with Alex Kirilloff would also be making the Twins think.