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Twins designate Addison Reed for assignment

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The Twins announced on Thursday that the contract of pitcher Austin Adams has been selected from Triple-A Rochester. Reliever Trevor Hildenberger has been optioned to Triple-A and reliever Addison Reed has been designated for assignment.

Reed, 30, is a surprising DFA candidate despite his struggles, as the Twins are still on the hook for the remainder of his $8.5 million salary minus the major league minimum assuming another team acquires him. Reed hasn’t pitched in the majors this year due to a sprained thumb and yielded eight runs on 13 hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings during his minor league rehab assignment.

Hildenberger, 28, struggled mightily out of the Twins’ bullpen, allowing 13 runs on 24 hits and four walks with 14 strikeouts in 14 innings.

Adams, 32, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2016. In 18 innings with Rochester, he posted a 4.50 ERA with a 28/6 K/BB ratio.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.