Jim Duquette and his daughter are doing well following her kidney transplant

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Last week we learned about about former Mets GM Jim Duquette donating his kidney to his ailing daughter.  Today Bob Klapisch has their story:

It’s been one week since the transplant, and Lindsey’s doctors believe her nightmare, which began in 2004, finally may be over.

Her new kidney, Jim’s gift, is functioning at 100 percent efficiency. Even though she will be on an immune-suppressing medication for the rest of her days, Lindsey soon could return to the life she’d nearly forgotten.

So far, so good and best wishes to the them both.

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.