Twins sign relief pitcher Joe Smith
The Minnesota Twins continued its series of roster moves on Sunday, officially adding a bullpen arm.
The team announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Joe Smith to a one-year deal.
Smith played in 50 games last season between the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners, going 4-4 with a 4.99 ERA over 39.2 innings. He also walked eight and struck out 34.
In his career, Smith has appeared in 832 games, posted a record of 54-33 with a 3.09 ERA in 735 innings, including 30 saves, 215 holds, 245 walks and 649 strikeouts.
He’ll turn 38 on Tuesday.
To make room for Smith on the 40-man roster, the Twins moved Kenta Maeda to the 60-day injured list. Maeda had surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Sept. 1 and is expected to miss most of the season.