Twins Sign Tyler Clippard
Image courtesy of David Richard, USA TodayWhile we all wait for the big, "impact" move, the Twins announced a couple of moves that will hopefully solidify their 2020 bullpen.
34-year-old Tyler Clippard was signed to a one-year deal. He pitched in 53 games for Cleveland in 2019 and went 1-0 with a 2.90 ERA in 62 innings.
He has been in pro ball for 17 years, starting in 2003 when he was a ninth-round pick of the Yankees. Since then, he has played in 13 big-league seasons and played in two All-Star Games. He has spent time with the Yankees, Nationals, A's, Mets, Diamondbacks, White Sox, Astros, Blue Jays and Indians.
The team also confirmed the signing of Sergio Romo to a one-year contract with a 2021 option.
The Twins 40-man roster is now at 38.
And no, a $2.75 million contract for a reliever has no effect on their pursuit of the likes of Josh Donaldson or Hyun-Jin Ryu.
A potential Twins bullpen could now include:
(and guys like Dobnak, Smeltzer, Thorpe, Graterol)
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