Sport Coming off ban, Pineda agrees to 2-year, $20M deal with Twins

04:55  06 december  2019
04:55  06 december  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Minnesota agreed Wednesday to a million, two - year contract with former New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda , a move made with 2019 in mind. He has made only 20 starts with a 5.91 ERA in the last two seasons, each cut short by thoracic outlet syndrome that required rib surgery to

Michael Pineda arrived to the Yankees with a bum shoulder and will leave the club with a mending elbow, having signed a two - year , million deal with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The Twins hope that once Pineda recovers from the Tommy John surgery he had in July — either next

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, because the deal, pending completion of a physical exam, had not been finalized.

Pineda went 11-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 26 starts for the Twins in 2019, before Major League Baseball announced Sept. 7 a 60-game suspension for a positive test for Hydrochlorothiazide, which can be used for weight loss and blood pressure management. It's outlawed because it can mask the presence of steroids.

That kept Pineda out of the postseason for the American League Central champion Twins, who were swept in three games in the division series by the New York Yankees. Pineda, who will turn 31 next month, will have a significant chunk of the suspension left to serve before he can take the mound for the Twins.

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The Minnesota Twins made their first offseason move at the Winter Meetings in Orlando on Wednesday morning, as the team announced a two - year deal with starting pitcher Michael Pineda . Pineda will make million in 2018 and million in 2019. His signing puts the Twins at 37 players

The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they agreed to terms with starting pitcher Michael Pineda Pineda was an All-Star and finished fifth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2011 Then came the shoulder issues, and Pineda was unable to become one of MLB's top pitchers.

Pineda was one of four starters in Minnesota's rotation who became free agents this fall. The Twins re-signed Jake Odorizzi to supplement fellow All-Star Jose Berrios, but there is still a spot or two to likely be filled on the market this winter.


AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.


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