Around the Majors: Signingsby Lee Sinins
March 05, 2005
1) The Twins re-signed Ps Joe Nathan (2 years, $10 million, with an option for 2008) and Juan Rincon (2 years, about $1.3 million).
After 0.00 ERA/2 RSAA (just 4 G) and 2.96 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Nathan had a 1.62 ERA/25 RSAA in 73 games. He has a 3.59 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 27 RSAA in 194 games.
After a 3.68 ERA/9 RSAA season, Rincon had a 2.63 ERA/19 RSAA in 77 games. He has a 3.70 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 21 RSAA in 149 games.
Correction--Jackie Robinson was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, not the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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