The Twins have signed a pair of pitchers to minor league contracts, tweets Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. Left-hander Danny Coulombe and right-hander Jake Faria will join the Twins organization with invitations to Spring Training.
Coulombe should be the more familiar name among Minnesota fans, as the 32-year-old pitched for the team in both 2020 and 2021. The reunion comes on the heels of the lefty being non-tendered yesterday, but serves as a reminder that a non-tender hardly spells the end of a player’s time with an organization. Across 34 innings last season the veteran pitched to a 3.67 ERA, with the strongest command of his career (5% walk rate) and a host of roughly league average peripherals.
The 28-year-old Faria, meanwhile, contributed to a rocky Diamondbacks bullpen last season before being cut loose in late September. Through 32 innings Faria pitched to a 5.51 ERA, with the chief endorsement of his season being that his walk rate dipped to a personal-best 8.4%. For the Twins, signing Faria serves as a no-risk gamble on a player who regularly served as a starter in the minors and has some track of record of success during his time with the Rays.