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Free agent Hansel Robles has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Robles had a rough 2020 with the Angels when he registered a 10.26 ERA over 18 appearances (16 2/3 innings). But he's still just a year removed from a 2.48 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 23 save campaign in 2019. This is very much a low-risk "prove it" deal for Robles that could pay big dividends for the Twins in 2021.
Reliever Hansel Robles was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday and will become a free agent, the team announced.
Robles pitched to a 10.26 ERA in 2020 but entered the year coming off a season in which he saved 23 games with a 2.48 ERA. Still just 30 years old, Robles should find a robust market for his services despite the down year.
Angels former closer Hansel Robles pitched 1.2 innings of middle relief during Tuesday night's 7-1 loss to the Rangers. Robles was charged with one earned run while giving up two hits, one walk, and adding one strikeout.
As an illustration of just how awful Robles has been in 2020, tonight's performance actually lowered his season ERA by a full run, from 13.09 to 12.08. After saving 23 games for the Angels in 2019 with a 2.48 ERA, Robles has been one of the worst relievers in baseball this season.
Hansel Robles pitched 0.2 innings and allowed one hit and one walk over 16 pitches in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
Robles was brought in in the ninth inning but after giving up a couple of bases he was pulled for Hoby Milner. Robles officially lost his closer role and his 18.69 ERA should be enough reason for owners to drop him.
Hansel Robles is no longer the primary closer for the Angels, according to manager Joe Maddon.
Maddon said that the Angels will go "closer by committee." Robles was passed on for the save opportunity Tuesday night; it was Ty Buttrey who converted the four-out save. Robles has allowed nine earned runs in 3.2 innings this season.