Twins sign reliever Robles to $2 million, 1-year deal

Twins sign reliever Robles to $2 million, 1-year deal
FILE — In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Hansel Robles throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Source: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles 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’ deal 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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