Twins sign Blaine Boyer

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Right-hander Blaine Boyer has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Twins that includes an invitation to spring training.

Boyer’s career was derailed by injuries from 2011-2013, but the 33-year-old reliever bounced back nicely last season with a 3.57 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio in 40 innings for the Padres.

He’s had an up-and-down career filled with lots of arm problems, but if the improved control Boyer showed last season is around to stay he could be a useful middle reliever for Minnesota.