Minnesota Twins Sign Joel Zumaya

Free-agent reliever Joel Zumaya and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms on a contract, Zumaya tells MLB.com's Jason Beck. Beck reports the deal could pay him up to $1.7 million if he reaches all the performance bonuses; it's likely a one-year deal as well.

"After throwing for teams in December and holding out for a roster spot and the right situation, Zumaya has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins, the reliever told MLB.com. The two sides spent Saturday putting together a deal that could pay him anywhere from $800,000 to $1.7 million if he reaches incentives."

Zumaya, 27, sat out most of 2010 rehabbing from elbow surgery after fracturing it in June of 2010. He posted a 2.58 ERA across 38.1 innings of work with a 3.09 strikeout-to-walk ratio before being shut down for the next year and a half.

The Twins attended a Zumaya workout in December, and clocked the reliever throwing in the mid-90s, according to Phil Mackey of ESPN 1500. Beck also adds "the Twins included guaranteed money rather than a minor-league deal with a Spring Training invite," which obviously convinced him to sign with the club.

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