Minnesota Twins: Twins add Michael Feliz to a MiLB Deal
The Minnesota Twins bullpen has relied heavily on the efforts of the stud that Jhoan Duran is, and also 46 innings of 3.13 ERA from Griffin Jax, but more over the Emilio Pagan experiment isn’t really paying out.
The former Padre who came in as part of the Taylor Rogers trade failed to run away with the closer role despite his nine saves on the year, and a 5.18 ERA doesn’t inspire tremendous confidence.
Overall, the Twins will probably look to add depth to the unit in the middle of a fight for the American League Central, and that process already started with the acquisition of veteran reliever Michael Feliz on a minor league deal.
The Minnesota Twins added reliever Michael Feliz to an MiLB deal.
The Minnesota Twins will be Feliz’s sixth team in the majors if he can make it there. The righty reliever began the year on the Boston Red Sox and pitched 3.1 innings with the big league club before being granted release from their organization after refusing a demotion to the minors.
The last time Feliz had a full season in the majors was in 2019 with the Pittsburgh Pirates when he tossed 56.1 innings and had a 3.99 ERA. Since then he’s bounced around between short stints in the majors and pitching in the minors with the aforementioned Red Sox, Pirates, and also the Athletics and Reds.
It’s a longshot that Feliz pitches his way into an important role with the big league club, but he’s another experienced name added to the fold and could be the first name up following a potential injury
The Twins assigned Feliz to their Triple-A squad, but it’s possible he receives a call up sooner rather than later. This addition by no means excludes the Twins from the relief market, if anything it proves that a need is there. Duran and Jax can only do so much, and at some point other names will need to step it up.