“Any time you can add veteran arms to your pitching staff, it makes a big difference,” Twins starter Kyle Gibson said in a text message.
He tilts his cap to the left, he says, to confuse hitters looking for the pitcher’s eyes, and to honor his father, who passed away shortly before Rodney made his major league debut in 2002.
Righthander Juan Nicasio, who had a 2.61 ERA in 76 games with three different clubs last season, was also on the Twins’ radar, but he signed with Seattle for two years and $17 million.
Charlie Riedel, Associated PressArizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Fernando Rodney celebrates after a game against the Kansas City Royals on Oct. 1.
Mikaela Foecke had 19 kills, Annika Albrecht and Briana Holman added 13 apiece and Nebraska fought off match point in the fourth set to beat Penn State in a five-set thriller in the NCAA volleyball semifinals on Thursday night.
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