The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Craig Breslow on a minor league Contract with an invitation to big league spring training. The terms are not yet known, however he turned down more lucrative offers to sign in Minnesota.
The 36-year-old Breslow will compete for a spot in either the bullpen or rotation for the Twins. As a left-handed pitcher, he will compete with Buddy Boshers, Ryan O'Rourke, Tyler Alexander and Mason Melotakis for a role in the pen.
Breslow was hurt for much of 2016, but in 15 games, pitched to a 4.50 ERA with his 3.93 FIP suggesting that he underperformed. Breslow, however, has apparently changed his arm angle which could improve his results.
Breslow could serve as 2017's Fernando Abad- serving as a solid depth piece and a decent deadline trade chip.