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Twins' Hansel Robles: Takes loss Monday

Robles (2-3) suffered the loss Monday against the Mariners after allowing one run on two hits and a walk while striking out one batter over an inning of work. Robles entered in the eighth with the score knotted at three apiece. He struck out the first batter but then gave up a solo home run to Jake Bauers that ended up being the difference in the game. The 30-year-old struggled early in the year but has turned things around for the most part, as he's posted a 2.40 ERA with five saves, four holds and two wins over the last month -- though his 17:10 K:BB in that span isn't promising. The Twins still haven't established a clear-cut closer, with Taylor Rogers still in the mix for saves as well.

Twins' Hansel Robles: Earns win against Yankees

Robles (2-2) earned the win in relief Thursday against the Yankees after pitching a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. Robles, who recently entered the late-inning mix but hasn't been able to steal the closer job completely away from Taylor Rogers, delivered a strong outing while pitching the top of the ninth, as he came away unscathed despite facing Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton. He picked up the win when the Twins rallied in the bottom of the ninth. Even though Robles continues to evidence command issues on a regular basis, he's settled in of late and hasn't given up an earned run in any of his last five outings.

Twins' Hansel Robles: Takes loss in relief Thursday

Robles (1-2) allowed one unearned run on two walks while striking out one across one inning, taking the loss to the Royals on Thursday. Robles entered the bottom of the seventh inning in a tie game and allowed a run to score to lose the game. However, the run was not charged against him as it was scored on a fielding error by Gilberto Celestino. Robles is a part of the closing committee for the Twins, as three relievers have multiple saves. The 30-year-old has a 3.28 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP with four saves and nine holds in 24.2 innings. He has had trouble with command with a 6.2 BB/9.

Twins' Hansel Robles: Nabs fourth save

Robles secured his fourth save of the season after allowing an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out two in the 10th inning of Monday's 3-2 win over the Orioles. Because he entered the game in the extra inning, Robles was on the mound with a runner (Maikel Franco) on second base. DJ Stewart's double to lead off the inning scored Franco and cut the Orioles' deficit to one, but Robles was able to close the door on the comeback attempt thereafter. Though Robles has converted four of his five save chances since entering the late-inning mix in mid May, he hasn't been dominant enough to completely steal the job away from Taylor Rogers. He's let in an earned or unearned run in four of his last five outings.

Twins' Hansel Robles: Allows run in third save

Robles recorded the save Wednesday against the Orioles after allowing one run on two hits with zero strikeouts and zero walks during the ninth inning. The right-hander surrendered a leadoff double to Trey Mancini, and he came around to score on Maikel Franco's two-out double. Robles has three saves in five chances and also has eight holds, so he's clearly established himself as a high-leverage piece for manager Rocco Baldelli. Taylor Rogers picked up the save Tuesday and should continue to operate as the primary closer, but Robles is now in the mix for ninth-inning opportunities.

Twins' Hansel Robles: Secures second save

Robles pitched a 1-2-3 seventh with two strikeouts to save Thursday's 6-3 win over the Angels in Game 2 of a doubleheader. Robles quickly retired all three Angels batters to record his second save in the past week as Minnesota's closer carousel has spun in his favor lately. Robles, Alex Colome and Taylor Rogers now have two saves apiece, though it's important to note that Rogers pitched the sixth Thursday against the meat of Los Angeles' lineup.

Twins' Hansel Robles: Grabs first save

Robles earned the save Saturday against the A's by recording two strikeouts and allowing one hit during the ninth inning. Closer Taylor Rogers has given up runs in three of his past four appearances, and Robles took advantage to convert his first save of the season. The right-hander has a 3.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 16:9 K:BB with seven holds over 15.2 innings this season, and he could receive more ninth-inning opportunities if he continues to pitch well.

Twins' Hansel Robles: Thriving in setup role

Robles threw a scoreless inning in Sunday's loss to the Mariners. He's thrown 4.2 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and one walk this season. Robles was mentioned by Rocco Baldelli in spring training as a pitcher who could finish games, but he's been used in the seventh and eighth inning so far this season to set up Alex Colome. It's not a stretch to think he could figure into the closer mix if Colome continues to struggle, but he's not likely to finish games at the moment. At least Robles is showing so far that he may back to his 2019 form (2.48 ERA) after his 2020 struggles (10.26 ERA).

Twins' Hansel Robles: Reaches 96 mph in spring outing

Robles gave up three runs (two earned) and four hits in one inning in Thursday's spring training loss to Tampa Bay, but reached 96 mph with his fastball, MLB.com reports. Robles' velocity declined to an average 95.5 mph fastball last season from 97.1 mph in 2019, so this could be a positive sign early in camp. Robles has been mentioned by Rocco Baldelli as a closer option, but he'll likely first need to prove he's back to the form that saw him post a 2.48 ERA and 1.9 BB/9 in 2019; he's coming off a 10.26 ERA and 5.4 BB/9 in 2020.
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LA Angels: Hansel Robles signed away by Minnesota Twins

The Angels recently designated Hansel Robles for assignment and he will pursue another bullpen gig with the Minnesota Twins. 28-year-old right-handed reliever Hansel Robles has signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Minnesota Twins with the potential for an additional $500,000 in incentives, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
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Ex-Met Hansel Robles signs one-year deal with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles, a former Met, to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, bringing in a former closer who struggled through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The 30-year-old Robles had 23 saves and a 2.48 ERA for the...
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Hansel Robles Should be the Twins Closer

The role of the closing pitcher in MLB bullpens has evolved a bit in recent years, especially with the Twins. It used to be that your best reliever was always your closer, like with Mariano Rivera or Joe Nathan. Now, as we saw with the Twins last season, the closer role could simply be whoever is available.
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Angels add Juan Graterol, Twins sign Hansel Robles

The Angels are in need of catching depth, and have reportedly brought back an old friend for some backstop insurance. Juan Graterol has signed a minor league deal with the Angels, per both Efrain Zavarce at IVC Networks in Venezuela and Fabian Ardaya at The Athletic. Graterol played in 58...

Twins sign veteran reliever Hansel Robles

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins' pitching braintrust has found its next restoration project in right-handed reliever. , who agreed to a one-year contract on Tuesday. The deal is worth $2 million, according to a source, with the possibility for up to $500,000 in performance bonuses based on games finished. While not...

Minnesota Twins reach one-year deal with ex-Los Angeles Angels closer Hansel Robles

The Minnesota Twins signed former Los Angeles Angels closer Hansel Robles to a one-year contract on Tuesday. The deal is worth $2 million, according to The Associated Press. Robles saved 23 games in 27 chances in 2019 when he went 5-1 with a 2.48 ERA in a 71 appearances. Last season, however, he struggled with a 10.26 ERA in 18 appearances, finishing 0-2 with one save in three chances.

Twins sign veteran reliever Hansel Robles to one-year deal

The Minnesota Twins added a veteran arm Tuesday, signing right-handed pitcher Hansel Robles to a one-year deal. Robles has spent time with the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Angels over his six-year MLB career. In 126 appearances (125 2/3 innings) with Los Angeles from 2018-20, Robles tallied a 3.65 ERA, 9.4 K/9 and 1.194 WHIP.
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Twins sign former Angels closer Hansel Robles to one-year deal

The Minnesota Twins announced on Tuesday that they've signed former Los Angeles Angels closer Hansel Robles to a one-year deal. MLB.com's Do-Hyoung Park (h/t Andrew Simon) and MLB insider Jon Heyman reported the agreement is worth $2 million and includes up to $500,000 in bonuses based on games finished. The...