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Pirates' Juan Minaya: Joins Pirates organization
The Pirates signed Minaya to a minor-league contract Tuesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Minaya's 2022 big-league performance was unremarkable, while his 6.98 ERA in Triple-A was even worse than his big-league mark. The righty reliever did post a 2.48 ERA and 1.17 WHIP across 40 innings in 2021, so he could find a role in Pittsburgh's bullpen if he returns to form.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Juan Minaya: Signs with Washington
Minaya signed a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Nationals.
After being released from his minor-league deal with the Twins over the weekend, Minaya quickly found a home in a new organization. He appeared in relief Wednesday for Triple-A Rochester, tossing a scoreless inning against Syracuse. The 31-year-old could be a candidate for a promotion to the big club down the stretch if Washington requires an extra relief arm.... See More ... See Less
Juan Minaya: Cut loose by Minnesota
The Twins released Minaya on Sunday.
Minaya was one of three veteran relievers with prior MLB experience whom the Twins cut loose Sunday, with Tyler Thornburg and Ben Heller also receiving their walking papers. The 31-year-old right-hander turned in a 6.98 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 40 innings at Triple-A St. Paul this season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Accepts outright assignment
Minaya was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Minaya was designated for assignment by the Twins on Monday after he posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 9.2 innings over six relief appearances in the majors to begin the year. After going unclaimed on waivers, he'll choose to remain with the Triple-A club rather than testing free agency.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Designated for assignment
Minaya was designated for assignment Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Minaya was called up Friday and made two scoreless appearances, but he will cede his roster spot to Trevor Megill. Minaya remained with the Twins after being designated for assignment by the team in early June, but it remains to be seen if he will do the same this time around.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Called up to Minnesota
Minaya had his contract selected from Triple-A St. Paul on Friday.
Minaya was booted from Minnesota's 40-man roster less than a month ago, but he will get another opportunity after biding his time in the minors. Now 31, Minaya has been in affiliated ball since the age of 18 and has appeared in parts of six MLB seasons. He has a 3.75 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 192:91 K:BB over 174.2 career innings. Tyler Thornburg was designated for assignment to clear a spot for Minaya.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Clears waivers
Minaya cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Minaya was designated for assignment Tuesday after giving up six runs in 6.1 innings of relief. While he does own a respectable 3.76 career ERA in parts of five major-league seasons, he didn't generate any interest on the waiver wire and will remain as organizational depth for the Twins going forward.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Scrubbed from 40-man roster
Minaya was designated for assignment after Tuesday's loss to the Yankees, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. He gave up one run on three walks with three strikeouts in one inning in the loss.
Minaya saw his ERA rise to 8.53 as he's given up six runs in 6.1 innings this season. The Twins will likely add another bullpen arm from the minors before Wednesday's game.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Contract selected Saturday
Minaya's contract was selected from Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Minaya missed out on an Opening Day roster spot after serving as a non-roster invitee during spring training, but he'll join the Twins after posting a 6.06 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 16.1 innings over 11 relief appearances with St. Paul. The right-hander made 29 relief appearances for the Twins last year and posted a 2.48 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 40 innings. He earned seven holds in 2021, but he figures to work in middle relief for the time being given his lackluster results in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Loses out on roster spot
The Twins reassigned Minaya to minor-league camp Wednesday.
He was one of 11 players optioned or reassigned to minor-league camp in the Twins' latest round of roster cuts. Minaya, who is expected to report to Triple-A St. Paul, made 29 relief appearances for Minnesota in 2021 and submitted a 2.48 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 43:20 K:BB across 40 innings.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Signs minor-league contract
Minaya signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Minaya was non-tendered by Minnesota in late November, but he'll serve as a non-roster invitee during spring training. He was effective across 29 major-league relief appearances with the Twins last year, as he recorded seven holds with a 2.48 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 40 innings. If he impresses in camp, it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the Twins' Opening Day bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Juan Minaya: Parts ways with Twins
Minaya was non-tendered by the Twins on Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Minaya posted a 2.48 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 43:20 K:BB across 40 innings during 2021, so it's somewhat of a surprise to see the Twins decline to tender him a contract for 2022.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Takes loss in extras
Minaya (2-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks while striking out two across two innings, taking the loss to the Royals on Friday.
Minaya held the runner on second base in the 10th inning, but surrendered a two-run homer to Andrew Benintendi in the 11th frame to lose the game. It was the first run he allowed since Aug. 18. The 30-year-old has a 2.84 ER and 1.20 WHIP with 34 strikeouts in 31.2 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Holds on for win
Minaya (2-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and struck out two to earn the win over Houston on Friday.
The only baserunner Minaya allowed came via an error with two outs in the 11th inning. The right-hander successfully recorded inning-ending outs in the 10th and 11th with two runners on each time to pick up his second win in his last five appearances. He typically hasn't seen much high-leverage work, but Minnesota had already used five relievers before he entered Friday's contest. Minaya has a 4.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB through 15.2 innings this year.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Snares win Friday
Minaya (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning, earning the win Friday versus the Angels.
Minnesota pulled ahead in the bottom of the eighth inning after Minaya kept the deficit to one run on his watch. The right-hander picked up his first win since 2018 when Taylor Rogers converted the save. Minaya has a 3.24 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB across 8.1 innings in six appearances this year. He's most likely to see low-leverage work.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Selected from Triple-A
The Twins selected Minaya's contract from Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The righty posted a 4.26 ERA in 6.1 innings with Minnesota before being designated for assignment June 5. Minaya has impressed at Triple-A, as shown by his 3.41 ERA in 29 relief innings. He'll join a bullpen that's currently without Danny Coulombe (paternity) and Derek Law (shoulder).... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Accepts outright assignment
The Twins outrighted Minaya to Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday after he cleared waivers, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Minnesota designated Minaya for assignment over the weekend after he posted a 4.26 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 6.1 innings out of the big-league bullpen. The 30-year-old right-hander will continue to work in a relief role as he moves down to St. Paul.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Designated for assignment
The Twins designated Minaya for assignment Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Minaya's 4.26 ERA across 6.1 relief innings is respectable, considering his bullpen's overall struggles in 2021, but the Twins needed a roster spot to call up minor-league starter Griffin Jax. Having pitched fairly well in his four relief opportunities, Minaya may be claimed by and prove useful to another MLB squad.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Contract selected by Twins
Minaya's contract was selected by the Twins on Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Minaya failed to break camp with the Twins this spring and posted a 5.11 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 12.1 innings across seven relief appearances for Triple-A St. Paul to begin the year. He'll now return to the majors for the first time since 2019 and should mainly serve as a low-leverage bullpen option for Minnesota. Right-hander Cody Stashak was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul as part of a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Juan Minaya: Reassigned to minor-league camp
The Twins reassigned Minaya to their minor-league camp Thursday.
Minaya served as a non-roster invitee for most of spring training but will now join the minor-league squad with a week remaining until Opening Day. The right-hander should begin the 2021 campaign with Triple-A St. Paul.... See More ... See Less
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