Minnesota Twins Sign Veteran Pitcher After Impressive 2-Year Stint In Korea

The Minnesota Twins have recently bolstered their pitching roster by signing right-hander Adam Plutko to a minor league deal.

Plutko returns to Major League Baseball after a successful two-year stint with the LG Twins in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), where he excelled with a stellar 2.40 ERA across 285.1 innings.

His performance in the KBO was nothing short of impressive, posting a stellar 2.40 ERA and a strong 250:69 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 285.1 innings in 49 starts.

Before his time in the KBO, Plutko pitched in MLB from 2016 to 2021, initially with Cleveland and then briefly with the Baltimore Orioles.

The 32-year-old has a total MLB record of 14-14 and a 5.39 ERA in 88 games over five seasons.

His experience in both Major League Baseball and international play brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the Twins, potentially strengthening their lineup as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Whether as a swingman, a long reliever, or a valuable depth piece in a team's pitching staff, Plutko's versatility could be an asset to the Twins.

Plutko's addition to the Twins is timely, providing depth and experience to a rotation facing challenges, including injuries and performance fluctuations.

His familiarity with Twins president Derek Falvey, from their time together in Cleveland, could facilitate a smooth transition and integration into the team. With Plutko on board, the Twins are better equipped to navigate the rigors of a demanding MLB season, aiming to remain competitive in their division. Photo Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports