Undeniably, it’s a sad day to be a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Now forever, the final day of the 2010’s decade will be the day that Rich Hill signed a one year deal with the Minnesota Twins.
The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon from a variety of sources, with the Twins officially announcing it with some pizzaz on their twitter account.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) December 31, 2019
Furthermore, the Twins also signed free agent starting pitcher Homer Bailey alongside Hill. While Jeff Passan has a little more detail on the transaction, he actually calls the process Hill underwent in 2019 ‘modified Tommy John’. Obviously, this is interesting.
The Twins are guaranteeing $10 million to get innings from Homer Bailey and top-end performance from Rich Hill upon his return from modified Tommy John. It’s a low-risk pair of signings — and leaves them room to go big for a Josh Donaldson. Twins are a very well-thought-of org.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 31, 2019
Hill started 13 games for the Dodgers in 2019, striking out 78 hitters in just 58.2 innings pitched. Altogether he had an ERA of…