Twins Finalize Deals for Michael Pineda, Alex Avila
The Minnesota Twins finalized a $20 million, two-year contract with suspended pitcher Michael Pineda 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. He was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Sept. 7 following a positive test for the banned diurectic hydrochlorothiazide. He will finish the suspension at the start of next season.
Avila spent the past two seasons with Arizona and hit .207 with nine homers and 24 RBIs in 164 at-bats this year.