Craig Breslow

#47 RP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 lb Age: 36 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • Breslow was added to the Twins' 40-man roster Monday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. Breslow, who had been attending Twins camp on a minor-league deal, had an opt-out clause in his contract that would have expired Monday if the Twins hadn't added him to the 40-man roster, but there was never much doubt that would materialize in light of his excellent spring. After submitting a 4.93 ERA over the past three seasons, Breslow, 36, decided to revamp his delivery over the offseason, and the change seems to have salvaged his career. He's delivered a tidy 1.50 ERA in six innings this spring, though a 5:7 K:BB ratio suggests that he still needs to iron things out a bit. Nonetheless, the Twins remain intrigued enough by his adjustments to include him on the Opening Day roster, though he'll likely be slated for low-leverage work out of the bullpen initially.

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    • Breslow is likely to be added to the 40-man roster before he can opt out of his contract next week, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He's thrown 6.1 scoreless innings this spring, including an exhibition outing against Team USA of the World Baseball Classic. The Twins are unlikely to keep three lefty relievers in the bullpen, so this could mean Ryan O'Rourke and Buddy Boshers will begin the season in the minors.

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    • Twins' Craig Breslow: Inks deal with Twins
      By RotoWire Staff

      Breslow signed a minor league deal with the Twins on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Breslow turned down better financial offers to sign with Minnesota, which had the worst bullpen ERA in the American League last season (4.63). The journeyman reliever spent last season with the Triple-A affiliates of both Miami and Texas, compiling a 7.01 ERA over 25.2 innings. He's a long shot to make the majors out of spring training, but Breslow says he's made changes to his delivery with the intention of consistently being used against left-handed hitters.

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    • Craig Breslow: Released from minor league deal
      By RotoWire Staff

      Breslow was released from his minor league deal with the Rangers on Monday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Breslow signed on with Texas just over two weeks ago, but the 35-year-old failed to make an impact at Triple-A Round Rock. It's unclear what Breslow's next move may be, but the journeyman will likely look elsewhere for a clearer path back to a big league bullpen.

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    • Breslow signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Sunday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. After he was granted a release from his contract with the Marlins earlier this season, the well-traveled Breslow will latch on with the eighth different organization of his career. The 35-year-old posted a 6.46 ERA over 23.2 innings at Triple-A New Orleans, but had been showcasing swing-and-miss stuff with 29 strikeouts. He'll report to Triple-A Round Rock to start his tenure with the Rangers, but could quickly become a bullpen option for the big club if he produces strong results in the minors.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2016 MIA 15 0 14.0 0 2 0 7 4 21 4.50 1.78
    2015 BOS 45 2 65.0 0 4 1 46 23 69 4.15 1.41
    TOTAL 539 2 535.3 22 29 8 419 212 495 3.34 1.32

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