Ad Spot

Twins finalize $2M deal with starting pitcher Shoemaker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Matt Shoemaker finalized a one-year, $2 million contract on Friday, another experienced addition to the rotation on the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers at spring training.

Shoemaker will start his ninth major league season, after spending two injury-dominated years with the Toronto Blue Jays. He made six starts in 2020 and missed a month with shoulder inflammation.

After finishing second in the AL Rookie of the Year award voting in 2014 with a 16-4 record and a 3.04 ERA in 136 innings for the Los Angeles Angels, Shoemaker has been set back by a slew of injuries. Over the last four seasons, he has totaled just 166 innings over 32 starts. He has a 3.86 ERA in 602 1/3 career innings.

The Twins recently signed J.A. Happ to join José Berríos, Kenta Maeda and Michael Pineda in the rotation. Only Berrios (26) is younger than 32 in the group. Minnesota has won the last two AL Central titles.

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota court weighs murder charge in ex-officer’s trial

News

Study shows that Minnesota deer were exposed to insecticides

News

Look-alikes enjoy reactions they get often all over town

News

Building on relationships in the community

News

Meals on the Go adapts for pandemic

Education

Rising leaders of the next generation

Education

New school district child care center aims to fill a need

News

Albert Lea Seed moves to employee ownership

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Record vaccination numbers over the weekend in Minnesota

Cops, Courts & Fires

Woman arrested for motor vehicle theft and DUI and other reports

News

Tide turns on Minnesota legislative session

Cops, Courts & Fires

Freeborn County District Court dispositions: Feb. 25

News

Minnesota offering more energy assistance in wake of severe winter weather

Health Updates

Minnesota reports daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: New death reported in Faribault County; 8 new deaths statewide

Cops, Courts & Fires

Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death

Health Updates

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: 7 new cases in Freeborn County

Health Updates

‘We plan to be here for them for some time’

Health Updates

Mayo Clinic workers on the front lines

News

Meeting the needs of a congregation

News

Keeping spirits up has been a priority at local senior care facilities

Business

Helping clients look and feel their best

Business

Rihm Kenworth relocates to a newly renovated building