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Twins finalize 1-year, $850K deal with oft-injured Zumaya

CBSSports.com wire reports
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Relief pitcher Joel Zumaya and the Minnesota Twins have finalized their $850,000, one-year contract.

The deal includes $900,000 in performance bonuses for the oft-injured right-hander, who missed all of last season with an elbow injury. He broke a bone in the joint while throwing a pitch for the Tigers against the Twins in June 2010, his last appearance in a major-league game.

The 27-year-old hasn't completed a full season since he was a rookie with Detroit in 2006. But he has 210 strikeouts in 209-plus career innings. If he can stay healthy this spring and still reach the upper 90s with his fastball, Zumaya would give the Twins a much-needed hard thrower in the back of their bullpen.

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