Twins acquire minor-league OF Palka from D-backs in trade for Herrmann
The Minnesota Twins made their first move of the offseason, trading catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann to Arizona for minor-league outfielder Daniel Palka.
Palka, a third-round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2013 and who just turned 24 on Oct. 28, batted .280 with a .352 on-base percentage and .532 slugging percentage at Class A Visalia in 2015. The left-hander’s 29 home runs were fourth-most in the California League and his 36 doubles were third.
Palka is playing for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League. In 17 games he has a .304 batting average and .449 slugging percentage.
Herrmann appeared in 142 games for the Twins from 2012-15, appearing in 69 games at catcher, 52 in the outfield, three as designated hitter and two at first base. He hit just .181 over those four seasons with six home runs.