Twins sign Reed, Morneau to retire 16 Jan 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins’ bullpen. The Twins agreed to a deal with right-hander Fernando Rodney in the offseason. Reed has 125 saves in seven major league seasons. He started last season with the New York Mets, then was traded to Boston. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2010 and took over the ninth inning for them two years later.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Morneau, the 2006 American League MVP and Minnesota Twins first baseman whose career was derailed by concussion symptoms, is retiring. Morneau had 1,603 hits and 247 home runs in 14 major league seasons. The Twins scheduled a farewell news conference for this week. Morneau was a four-time All-Star before a head injury in 2010.