Twins sign Michael Pineda to two-year, $10 million deal

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The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract. The deal is worth $10 million.

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, it’s a bit of a gamble, but one which could pay off pretty well for them if Pineda comes back strong.