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Reports: Matt Shoemaker agrees to one-year deal with Minnesota Twins

Aug 21, 2020; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Matt Shoemaker agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal, according to multiple reports on Monday.

Shoemaker, 34, must pass a physical for the deal to become official. He can earn up to $250,000 in performance bonuses, according to the reports.

Shoemaker was 0-1 with a 4.71 ERA last season in six starts with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Overall, Shoemaker is 43-33 with a 3.86 ERA in 112 appearances (104 starts) with the Los Angeles Angels (2013-18) and Blue Jays. His best season was in 2014 when he went 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 27 appearances (20 starts) for the Angels.

Shoemaker has been plagued by injuries during his career.

In 2016, he sustained a fractured skull when hit by a line drive off the bat of Seattle’s Kyle Seager and underwent emergency brain surgery. Two seasons later, Shoemaker made just seven starts after suffering a strained forearm in his first start of the season before returning five months later.

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In 2019, his first season with the Blue Jays ended after five starts when he tore the ACL in his left knee during a rundown.

–Field Level Media