Twins To Release Anibal Sanchez

The Twins will release right-hander Anibal Sanchez, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports on Twitter. Sanchez’s 40-man roster spot will go to fellow righty Lance Lynn, whom the Twins added on a one-year, $12MM deal Saturday.

The Twins brought Sanchez aboard less than a month ago, signing him to a split contract that could have been worth $2.5MM had he made their roster. Minnesota then went on to acquire both Jake Odorizzi and Lynn, making Sanchez superfluous in the team’s opinion. The Twins will now have to pay Sanchez $615K in termination pay, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press notes (Twitter link).

The 34-year-old Sanchez was hoping to reemerge as a viable starter in Minnesota after three straight subpar seasons with the division-rival Tigers. Most recently, Sanchez tossed 105 1/3 big league innings in 2017, which he divided between the Tigers’ rotation and bullpen (28 appearances, 17 starts), and logged an ugly 6.41 ERA despite quality strikeout and walk rates (8.89 K/9, 2.48 BB/9).

More to come.

from MLB Trade Rumors http://ift.tt/2p6kvOb

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