It’s almost a holiday, so let’s do a Batman post

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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)

Twins sign Michael Pineda to a two-year deal

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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.