Twins add reliever Hansel Robles

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Hansel Robles throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Photo: (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Hansel Robles throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

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Updated: December 29, 2020 03:33 PM
Created: December 29, 2020 03:20 PM

The Minnesota Twins announced that they have signed right-handed relief pitcher Hansel Robles to a one-year contract through the 2021 season. A source tells KSTP Sports that it's worth $2 million with another $500,000 in incentives. The incentives are tied to games finished.

The 30-year-old Robles had 23 saves and a 2.48 ERA for the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 but couldn’t replicate that success last season. He lost some zip on his fastball and posted a 10.26 ERA in 18 games in 2020, and the Angels declined to offer him a contract for the 2021 season, granting him free agency instead.

In 2019, the six-year veteran posted a record of 5-1 and 23 saves in 27 opportunities over a career-high 71 games.

He has posted a career record of 24-18 with a 3.91 ERA (333.2 IP, 145 ER), 27 saves, 134 walks, 360 strikeouts and a .230 opponent batting average in 313 games with the Mets and Angels.

Associated Press contributed to this report


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