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Twins sign Paul Clemens to minor-league deal

The righty will provide depth at Triple-A for Minnesota after being released by San Diego.

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The Twins have agreed to a minor-league deal with righty Paul Clemens, according to a major-league source.

Clemens, 29, will provide rotation depth for a Twins club that has already lost Trevor May (Tommy John surgery) and Ryan Vogelsong (released) so far this spring. Clemens was released by the Padres after not making their rotation during spring training.

Clemens appeared in 61.1 innings for the Padres last year, working to a serviceable 3.67 ERA while striking out 47. He was expected to have a solid shot at San Diego’s rotation once again this winter, though the club’s additions of Jered Weaver, Trevor Cahill, Jhoulys Chacin and Clayton Richard left him as an odd man out.

Clemens, who was a seventh-round pick of the Braves in 2008, is a veteran of 169.1 innings over three major-league seasons. He owns a 4.89 ERA and 6.3 K/9 in that time with the Astros (2013-14), Marlins (2016) and Padres (2016).