Ex-Met Hansel Robles signs one-year deal with Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles, a former Met, to a $2 million, one-year deal.

The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, bringing in a former closer who struggled through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

The 30-year-old Robles had 23 saves and a 2.48 ERA for the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 but couldn’t replicate that success last season. He lost some zip on his fastball and posted a 10.26 ERA in 18 games in 2020, and the Angels declined to offer him a contract for the 2021 season, granting him free agency instead.

Robles, who began his career in New York, was 19-14 with a 4.07 ERA and one save in his 3 1/2 seasons with the Mets.

Robles’ deal with the Twins includes up to $500,000 in performance bonuses for games finished: $75,000 each for 20 and 25, $100,000 for 30 and $125,000 apiece for 35 and 40.

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