Weiss was released by the Twins on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
The 27-year-old has thrown 27.1 innings at the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season, struggling to a 7.24 ERA. He has one career big-league appearance under his belt (last season with the Reds), in which he faced four batters, walking two of them and allowing two homers. He doesn't look to be particularly close to getting the opportunity to bring his ERA down from infinity any time soon.
Weiss signed a minor-league deal with the Twins on Friday, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports.
Weiss was released by Cincinnati in early September after spending the past six years in the organization. He only made one big-league appearance during that time -- in April of 2018 -- during which he gave up four earned runs on two hits (two home runs) and two walks while failing to record an out. Weiss spent a majority of this past season at Triple-A, and he will likely report to Minnesota's Triple-A club this coming spring.
Weiss was released by the Reds on Saturday.
Weiss made just one appearance for the big club this season, allowing four runs on a pair of walks and a pair of homers without recording an out. The 26-year-old also struggled during his time with Triple-A Louisville, posting a 9.00 ERA across 11 innings.
Weiss was sent down to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
In a corresponding move, the Reds activated Brandon Finnegan (biceps) from the 10-day disabled list. Weiss was previously brought up to the majors earlier this week but only appeared in one game, giving up four earned runs off two home runs and a pair of walks while failing to record an out against St. Louis on Thursday.
Weiss was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
The Reds placed a pair of regulars on the disabled list Monday, so a spot opened up for Weiss to head to Cincinnati. The right-hander has just one Triple-A inning under his belt, but he produced a 2.89 ERA to go with nine saves at Double-A Pensacola last season. He'll likely get used in low-leverage situations in the big leagues, however.
Weiss was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.
The Reds signed Yovani Gallardo to a big-league deal, so they needed to clear a spot on the roster and Weiss was the casualty. Weiss should provide organizational bullpen depth this season and is unlikely to get any high-leverage innings.
Weiss was added to the 40-man roster Monday.
Weiss will be protected from the Rule 5 draft now that he's on the 40-man roster. He spent the bulk of the 2017 season at Double-A Pensacola. He posted a 2.89 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 24 games (28 innings) while striking out batters at a solid clip of 11.8 K/9.
Weiss has a chance to win a bullpen spot with the Reds out of spring training.
The 2013 sixth-round pick turned in a great year at Double-A Pensacola last year, posting a 2.42 ERA and a 68:14 K:BB in 52 innings. The Reds' bullpen is pretty wide open, as are many spots on the team. Working against him is that he's not on the 40-man roster, but he's also the type of player that the Reds won't worry about starting his service time clock.
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