The Twins agreed to terms with reliever Clay Condrey, according to a team press release. The communication also notes that Bobby Keppel, whose release was reported yesterday, will join the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.
Condrey, 34, posted a 3.00 ERA, 5.4 K/9, and 3.0 BB/9 in 42 innings for the Phillies this year, missing time with an oblique strain. Condrey's 55.3% groundball rate was among the best for free agent relievers. The Phillies non-tendered him on December 12th. Since Condrey has four years of service time, the Twins will have the option of retaining him for 2011 as an arbitration-eligible player.