Most of baseball’s news makers are obviously off to celebrate Thanksgiving right now, because there isn’t much of anything happening today. So now is as good a time as any to discuss something really important:
Why would anyone throw a screwball to Batman with a full count and the bases loaded?
(hat tip to BTF, who linked this from a fun comic book heroes playing baseball post over at Comicsalliance)
The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.
Pineda, 28, has a 4.05 career ERA and has struck out 9.1 batters per nine innings over 680 career major league innings.
Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery this past July, so the Twins are buying a 2018 filled mostly with rehab and a pitcher for 2019. As such, the deal is probably not too taxing financially, but could pay off pretty well for them if Pineda comes back strong.