Twins add relievers Tyler Clippard, Sergio Romo to bullpen

The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed relievers Tyler Clippard and Sergio Romo, the team announced Friday.

Clippard joins the Twins as a free agent, and his one-year deal is worth $2.75 million, sources told ESPN.

The 34-year-old Clippard appeared in 53 games last season with the Cleveland Indians. He was 1-0 with eight holds. In 62 innings, he had a 2.90 ERA with 64 strikeouts and 15 walks.

Romo's one-year deal includes a club option and $5 million guaranteed, with a chance to earn $10 million. MLB Network was first to report the terms.

Romo, 36, was 2-1 with 20 saves and 60 strikeouts over 60⅓ innings in 65 relief appearances last season for the Miami Marlins and the Twins -- who acquired him, minor league pitcher Chris Vallimont and a player to be named for minor league first baseman Lewin Diaz at the July 31 trade deadline.

The Twins had a 4.17 relief ERA in 2019, ranking 10th in the major leagues. Romo and Clippard will complement the bullpen core of closer Taylor Rogers and setup men Tyler Duffey and Trevor May.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.