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Twins finalize deals for Michael Pineda, Alex Avila

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Minnesota Twins finalized a $20 million, two-year contract with suspended pitcher Michael Pineda on Tuesday and a $4.25 million, one-year deal with catcher Alex Avila.

Pineda went 11-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 146 innings over 26 starts for the Twins in 2019, his first season with the team. He was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Sept. 7 following a positive test for the banned diurectic hydrochlorothiazide, which can be used for weight loss and blood pressure management. It is banned because it can mask the presence of steroids.

A right-hander who tuns 31 next month, Pineda missed the Division Series loss to the New York Yankees and will have to finish serving the suspension before he can take the mound for the Twins in mid-May.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.311
HR: N. Cruz41
RBI: E. Rosario109
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi15
ERA: J. Berríos3.68
Saves: T. Rogers30
K: J. Berríos195
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Minnesota 10161.623-
Cleveland 9369.5748
Chi White Sox 7289.44728.5
Kansas City 59103.36442
Detroit 47114.29253.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (2)
Runs: 939 (2)
Hits: 1547 (2)
Home Runs: 307 (1)
Stolen Bases: 28 (30)
OBP: .338 (5)
SLG: .494 (2)
Total Bases: 2832 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.18 (8)
Runs Allowed: 754 (14)
Saves: 50 (2)
Strikeouts: 1463 (12)
OpBA: .257 (20)
OBP: .316 (11)
SLG: .419 (11)
Run Support: 5.78 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/10 A. Avila Signed as Free Agent ( 2020)(one-year contract)
12/10 M. Pineda Signed as Free Agent ( 2020-2021)(two-year contract)
12/2 E. Adrianza Signed ( 2020)(avoids arbitration)
12/2 C. Cron Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
12/2 T. Hildenberger Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/28 L. Arraez Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/22 M. Garver Right hip tightness (day-to-day)
9/10 B. Buxton Left shoulder subluxation (60-day IL)
9/6 N. Cruz Left wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/4 S. Dyson Right biceps soreness (day-to-day)
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