Runzler was signed by the Twins to a minor league contract Tuesday. Runzler spent 2015 in the Giants' organization with their Triple-A affiliate, posting a 5.26 ERA and 2.04 WHIP. The 30-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, but the Twins are a bit thin in the left-handed pitching department. Runzler past performance isn't all that promising, but if he can turn his numbers around in spring training, he could compete to be a member of the Twins' bullpen.
The Diamondbacks optioned pitcher Matt Reynolds, pitcher A.J. Schugel and pitcher Allen Webster to Triple-A Reno. They also reassigned outfielder Nick Buss, infielder Walter Ibarra and pitcher Dan Runzler to minor-league camp Monday.
Left-hander Dan Runzler did not stick around in Japan for long. He spent the last two months of the 2014 season there, but is back in the states after signing a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks. Runzler compiled a 3.30 ERA and fanned 53 in 46 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level for San Francisco last season before bolting to Japan.
The Giants released pitcher Dan Runzler from Triple-A Fresno Wednesday so that he could sign with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, the Associated Press reports. Runzler hasn't pitched in the majors since making six appearances in 2012. He owned a 3.30 ERA and 53:36 K:BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings with Fresno heading into play Wednesday.
The Giants announced a pair of roster moves on Sunday. The team optioned pitcher George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno. Kontos allowed two runs over six innings pitched this spring. The Giants also re-assigned pitcher Dan Runzler down to minor-league camp. Runzler went 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA over 6 2/3 Cactus League innings.
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