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Twins designate Juan Minaya for assignment

The Twins have designated right-hander Juan Minaya for assignment. The move creates room for Trevor Megill to rejoin the active roster, as Megill was activated from the 15-day injured list. Since signing with Minnesota in the 2020-21 offseason, Minaya has now been designated three different times by the club, including...
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Twins' Juan Minaya: Loses out on roster spot

The Twins reassigned Minaya to minor-league camp Wednesday. He was one of 11 players optioned or reassigned to minor-league camp in the Twins' latest round of roster cuts. Minaya, who is expected to report to Triple-A St. Paul, made 29 relief appearances for Minnesota in 2021 and submitted a 2.48 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 43:20 K:BB across 40 innings.
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Twins re-sign reliever Juan Minaya to minor league deal

The Twins are re-signing reliever Juan Minaya on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training, reports Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. The righty made 29 appearances with Minnesota last season but hit free agency when the club non-tendered him in November. Minaya put up a sterling...
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Twins have quiet start to signing period, bring back reliever Juan Minaya

The Twins stayed pretty lowkey on the first full day of post-lockout transaction season, bringing back a somewhat familiar bullpen face on a minor league deal. Juan Minaya, 31, pitched in 29 games for the Twins in the latter part of last season. He went 2-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 40 innings in 2021. A source confirmed Minaya had also received an invite to the major league camp.
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Twins' Juan Minaya: Signs minor-league contract

Minaya signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Minaya was non-tendered by Minnesota in late November, but he'll serve as a non-roster invitee during spring training. He was effective across 29 major-league relief appearances with the Twins last year, as he recorded seven holds with a 2.48 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 40 innings. If he impresses in camp, it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the Twins' Opening Day bullpen.
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Juan Minaya: Parts ways with Twins

Minaya was non-tendered by the Twins on Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Minaya posted a 2.48 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 43:20 K:BB across 40 innings during 2021, so it's somewhat of a surprise to see the Twins decline to tender him a contract for 2022.
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Rejuvenated Twins reliever Juan Minaya beating 'best hitters'

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Juan Minaya's changeup has been so hard to hit over the season's second half, he's making Twins fans forget about Joe Mauer. Until midway through the 2021 season, Minaya was probably best known around Target Field as the answer to a trivia question: Who gave up Mauer's final hit, a vintage opposite-field double, during his emotional farewell game in 2018?
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Twins' Juan Minaya: Snares win Friday

Minaya (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning, earning the win Friday versus the Angels. Minnesota pulled ahead in the bottom of the eighth inning after Minaya kept the deficit to one run on his watch. The right-hander picked up his first win since 2018 when Taylor Rogers converted the save. Minaya has a 3.24 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB across 8.1 innings in six appearances this year. He's most likely to see low-leverage work.
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Michael Pineda struggles, Juan Minaya shines in Saints’ loss to Storm Chasers

Thursday’s Saints game at CHS Field featured two 30-something pitchers for the home team, both anxious to get back to the major leagues. One got hit up for five runs in four innings. The other came on and pitched three shutout innings. One has a guaranteed ticket back across town to the Twins. The other wonders when and if the call will come.
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Twins designate Juan Minaya, select fellow righty Griffin Jax

The Twins have designated right-hander Juan Minaya for assignment, as per a team press release. Right-handed pitching prospect Griffin Jax’s contract has been selected from Triple-A (as reported earlier Saturday by Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press), and Jax will take Minaya’s spot on the active roster. Minaya...
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