Twins Agree to Terms With RHP Lance Lynn

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston Wednesday A

Lance Lynn and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, MLB.com reports.

Lynn hadn't pitched for St. Louis since the end of the 2015 season.

The two sides have been closing in on a deal and it looks like it's just about done.

Lynn has had five straight seasons in which he made at least 31 starts.

Since Lynn was given a qualifying offer by the Cardinals, the Twins will give up the No. 95 pick in this year's Major League Baseball draft as compensation.

In his first season back from Tommy John surgery in 2017, he recorded a 3.43 ERA, meaning that he's kept his ERA under 4 in all six of his major-league seasons.

Lynn won a personal-best 18 games with a 3.78 ERA and 180 strikeouts during his second Major League Baseball season in 2012, earning his lone All-Star selection.

Staff ace Ervin Santana is expected to boost the rotation even more when he returns in late April or early May following finger surgery.

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