The Twins have inked pitcher Dillon Gee to a minor league contract, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
Gee, 31, briefly pitched for the Rangers, allowing 10 runs (six earned) on 17 hits with six walks and 10 strikeouts in 13 innings across one start and three relief appearances. The Rangers designated him for assignment on Friday and he became a free agent on Sunday.
Gee will report to Triple-A Rochester and serve as pitching depth for the Twins.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels will acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers. It is not known yet what the Tigers will receive in return. Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to happen.
Kinsler, 35, hit .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, 90 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 613 plate appearances for the Tigers this past season. He’s in the final year of his contract and will earn $10 million for the 2018 season.
The Angels were certainly looking to upgrade at second base and did so with Kinsler. They were also reportedly interested in Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies.