Happ will be just the second offseason addition by the Twins, who also added relief pitcher Hansel Robles to the team that has won the AL Central division in each of the last two years. Jake Odorizzi and Rich Hill became free agents, creating openings in the rotation behind José Berríos, Kenta Maeda and Michael Pineda. Minnesota was third in the AL in 2020 with a team ERA of 3.58.
Posted: January 21, 2021, 7:05 am
The Minnesota Twins agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with free agent left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. Happ spent the past 2 1/2 seasons with the New York Yankees and had an up-and-down stint in pinstripes. He began his Yankees tenure in 2018 by going 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts after being acquired in the middle of the season.
Posted: January 21, 2021, 3:56 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Toby Gardenhire, the son of former major league manager Ron Gardenhire, will manage Minnesota’s new Triple-A affiliate, the St. Paul Saints.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 4:52 pm