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Dallas Keuchel has minor left foot sprain

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Astros’ left-hander Dallas Keuchel is dealing with a minor left foot sprain, TMZ Sports was the first to report on Sunday. Keuchel was seen sporting a boot on his foot and has chalked the injury up to an incident during the club’s World Series parade last month.

The good news? There’s nothing to indicate that the lefty will miss any playing time as a result. He weathered far worse during the regular season, landing on the 10-day disabled list twice and missing over 60 days with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Keuchel, 29, completed his sixth run with the Astros in 2017. When healthy, he went 14-5 in 23 starts, producing a 2.90 ERA, 2.9 BB/9 and 7.7 SO/9 through 145 2/3 innings and taking home his second career All-Star nomination.

Twins sign Fernando Rodney

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Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports that the Twins have signed Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Rodney, who will turn 41 before he season begins, went 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA and converted 39 of 45 save chances last season with the Diamondbacks. For his career he’s sitting on an even 300 saves over the course of 15 big league seasons in which he’s played for eight different teams, four of which lasted a single season or less.

The Twins make number nine.