February 6, 2009

Twins, Ayala reach deal

The Twins and free agent reliever Luis Ayala have agreed to a one-year $1.3 million deal according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Ayala, 31, has a career 3.44 ERA in 350 innings along with a 2.9 K/BB ratio and a 1.25 WHIP. He has really struggled the last two years and hasn't been the same since he underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2006.

He has closing experience and setup experience, but I personally see him more in the Juan Rincon mold which is a mop-up guy.

We'll see...