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Twins sign pitchers Homer Bailey, Rich Hill

Two veteran pitchers join Minnesota's pitching staff.
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Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill walks back to the dugout during a pitching change in the third inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins announced they have signed two starting pitchers to one-year contracts for the 2020 season.

Right-hander Homer Bailey and left-handed pitcher Rich Hill were both added to bolster a staff that lost two pieces -- Kyle Gibson and Martin Perez -- in free agency.

Bailey, 33, made 31 starts between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics last season, combining to go 13-9 with a 4.57 ERA, 53 walks, 149 strikeouts an opponent batting average of .256 and a WHIP of 1.32.

Hill, 39, made 13 starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, going 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA, 18 walks, 72 strikeouts, an opponent batting average of .223 and a WHIP of 1.13. 

He missed about two months of the 2019 season with a left forearm strain.

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