The Twins made a cut today, granting right-handed veteran Ryan Vogelsong his release. The move comes after Minnesota added Craig Breslow to its 40-man roster earlier in the day.
Vogelsong, 39, signed a minor-league deal with Minnesota over the winter that includes an opt-out for March 28, but the Twins decided to let him go now in an attempt to help him find another job before the end of spring training. The vet struggled to a 7.72 ERA in 8.2 spring innings in a Twins’ uniform this year, but will look to latch on with another club before Opening Day.
Vogelsong posted a 4.81 ERA and 6.7 K/9 with the Pirates last year, which was his 12th major-league season. He joins a pool of Doug Fister, Colby Lewis, Justin Masterson, Jake Peavy and fellow recently released veterans Logan Ondrusek and John Danks on the free-agent market at this point in the spring.