Andrelton Simmons made another incredible play

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Another day, another ridiculously great play by Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, this time against the Padres:

At this point I’m almost convinced that the ground balls are purposely doing strange things just to test the limits of what Simmons is capable of.

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.