Twins, Ron Mahay Agree To Terms

The Twins agreed to terms with lefty Ron Mahay on a minor league deal, according to a team press release.  Mahay, 38, finished the '09 season with the Twins after being released by the Royals.

Aside from four homers allowed, Mahay did a nice job against lefties in 25.6 innings last year: 7.01 K/9, 1.75 BB/9.  The Red Sox, Phillies, and Mets also expressed interest in the southpaw reliever this winter.

11 Responses to Twins, Ron Mahay Agree To Terms Leave a Reply

  1. TwinsVet 5 years ago

    I like it. Costs nothing and not committing a roster spot. He did prove useful at times last year.

    • Drew 5 years ago

      Agreed. Unlike past years, it seems that our premium this year is roster spots and not necessarily cash. Love the minor league deal.

      • TwinsVet 5 years ago

        Could this be an indication that they’re keeping the door open to Mijares as closer, and Mahay is potentially their lefty-specialist option?

        • $1529282 5 years ago

          I would think it’s more just insurance, as Duensing and Perkins are both having atrocious springs.

          • smootsmack 5 years ago

            Ladies and gentlemen, your other lefty option out of the ‘pen.

  2. smootsmack 5 years ago

    Hopefully this means all the starters we asked to pitch out of the pen last year will be going back down to AAA.

  3. twinsgeek 5 years ago

    Also, Condrey has been bad this spring – this might be insurance for him.

  4. wild05fan 5 years ago

    I like it, if he’s ever on the roster, then hopefully we can use Mijares for more than just 1 guy at a time.

  5. 0vercast 5 years ago

    What harm can it do…?

  6. twins33 5 years ago

    I, for some reason, saw this coming. And like the rest of you, I like it. I think he did well in the very limited time. Plus, it may only be spring training but I hate Condrey so far. I’m kind of having Ayala flashbacks.

    • dinger1504 5 years ago

      Agreed! Ayala was terrible, Condrey so far hasnt done much, hopefully he can turn it around or he will be this years vertern that the Twins release: Ayala, Hernadez, or pick a 3rd Basemen of the last 3 years.

      Right now you would think that Mijares would be a good bet to either A) close B) Take over the 8th inning role of Rausch or Guerrier

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