The Twins announced today they have granted reliever Matt Guerrier his unconditional release. The move comes one day prior to the retention bonus deadline. The Twins would have had to pay Guerrier $100K to retain him and send him to Triple-A.
Guerrier, 35, signed a minor league deal with the Twins in January. A Twins waiver claim of Guerrier in 2003 paid off, as he made his big league debut with the team the following year and logged 472 innings with them over seven seasons. His solid relief work with Minnesota led to a three-year, $12MM deal with the Dodgers after the 2010 campaign. This spring, Guerrier gave up three runs in four innings.
Following a series of other moves, the Twins now have 29 players in camp.