Twins finalize deal for reliever Blake Parker

The Twins have completed a $1.8 million, one-year contract with right-hander Blake Parker, the team’s first offseason addition to the bullpen.

Parker, 33, could make $1.4 million more in bonuses for days on the active roster.

The Twins have an opening for a closer after trading Fernando Rodney to the A’s on Aug. 9. Parker will be in the mix.

Garcia to Rays: Avisail Garcia and Tampa Bay agreed to terms on a one-year deal that would pay the former White Sox outfielder $3.5 million next season. Garcia hit a career-high 19 homers last season but slumped to .236 with 49 RBIs in 93 games played.

Deals finalized: Several contracts were completed after being announced earlier: Gold Glove second baseman DJ LeMahieu’s two-year, $24 million deal with the Yankees; infielder Brian Dozier’s $9 million, one-year contract with the Nationals, and catcher Yasmani Grandal’s $18.25 million, one-year deal with the Brewers.

This post was originally posted at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *