Twins Claim Randy Flores

The Twins claimed lefty reliever Randy Flores off waivers from the Rockies, according to a press release. The 35-year-old posted a 2.96 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 in 27.1 innings for the Rockies this year, but the Rockies designated him for assignment last week. He earns a total of $650K this year and hits free agency after the season, so the Twins make only a minor financial commitment.

The Twins transferred another lefty reliever, Ron Mahay to the 60-day DL in a corresponding move. With Mahay and Jose Mijares injured, the Twins had a clear need for left-handed relief and it didn't take long for GM Bill Smith to address it cheaply.


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15 Comments on "Twins Claim Randy Flores"


twins33
5 years 9 days ago

So…the positives: He’s lefthanded

The negatives: He sucks.

Great.

5 years 9 days ago

He’s not great, but he hardly sucks. I think Gardenhire will know how to use him and maximize his effectiveness.

5 years 9 days ago

Maximize his effectiveness… demote him to AAA?

5 years 9 days ago

In other news, the Twins still need left-handed relief help.

5 years 9 days ago

Meh 2.96 ERA is worth taking a chance on i’d say

5 years 9 days ago

Did you not pay attention to the rest of those stats? Dude’s walked almost as many people as he’s struck out. 2.96 is an illusion buddy…

twins33
5 years 9 days ago

Yeah, I’m surprised it’s not double that.

5 years 7 days ago

Hey you spelled triple wrong.

5 years 9 days ago

He’s a step up from Perkins, and won’t cost a ton. Failure to cause celebrating? Sure. But to be poo-pooing this move as though there were scads better options is pretty silly.

NYY92
5 years 9 days ago

guys solid.if he toned his walks down he would be great.
good move twins.

5 years 9 days ago

Pretty sure he’s better than what we have for a situational left hander….which is basically nothing considering Perkins numbers against lefties… So yeah, not sure how this can be a complete loss of a move – worth a shot, better than not doing anything!

$1529282
5 years 8 days ago

They should just DFA Perkins and let Delaney have a shot. Twins need to learn when a lost cause is a lost cause. Perkins will probably never be a contributing Major League pitcher. Yes, he was a first round pick. Yes, he’s a Minnesota guy. Grew up here and was a great member of the Gophers… but the ride’s over. Glen needs to GO.

$1529282
5 years 9 days ago

Jose Mijares and Ron Mahay have been hurt for about 5 days. Why would they have made a move for a LOOGY earlier in the year?

knucka11
5 years 9 days ago

So Mahay could be released

$1529282
5 years 9 days ago

Yeah release the guy with a 3.13 K/BB, who’s holding lefties to a .219/.239/.281 line and making league minimum. What good is he?