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Minnesota Twins sign Andrelton Simmons to 1-year, $10.5M deal

Sep 20, 2020; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons (2) throws the baseball against the Texas Rangers during the game at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network
Sep 20, 2020; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons (2) throws the baseball against the Texas Rangers during the game at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a one-year deal worth $10.5 million.

Simmons, 31, spent the last five seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, hitting .281 with 36 home runs and 238 RBIs in 561 games. In 30 games last season, he hit .297 and scored 19 runs.

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Simmons spent his first four years with the Atlanta Braves, where he earned two of four Gold Glove Awards. Per the Twins, Simmoins leads all players in defensive runs saved (191) and Ultimate Zone Rating (113.1) since 2012.

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In 1,060 career games, Simmons has hit .269 with 67 home runs, 406 RBI and 456 runs scored.

–Field Level Media