Twins acquired RHP Alex Meyer from the Nationals for OF Denard Span.
Meyer, the No. 23 overall pick in 2011, posted an excellent 2.86 ERA and 139/45 K/BB ratio over 129 innings this season between Class A Hagerstown and High-A Potomac. Checking in at 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds, the 22-year-old right-hander sits in the mid-90s with his fastball and has a power slider. It will help to see him against more advanced competition, but he could be an impact starter if things break right. Parting with Span means that Ben Revere will be the everyday center fielder for the Twins moving forward.