Signed in a minor league deal last winter, Minaya is now in a position to make his first Major League appearance since July 12, 2019. It should be noted that the Twins also selected Minaya’s contract last season but did not did not use him in a match during his few days on the active roster before becoming DFA.
The 30-year-old spent his first four MLB seasons with the White Sox, posting a 3.93 / 4.14 SIERA ERA and a slightly above-average strikeout rate of 25.1% in 128 1 / 3 sleeves. Minaya became a free agent after the season and signed his first contract with the Twins in January 2020.
Chalmers was a third-round pick for Athletics in the 2015 draft, and he transferred to the Twins for Fernando Rodney in August 2018. The right-hander has a 4.38 ERA on 168 1/3 innings in career professional ball, including a very ugly 9.49 ERA on 12 1/3 innings at Double-A this year. Even before 2021, control was an issue in Chalmers’ career, and he also missed most of the 2018-19 seasons as he recovered from Tommy John surgery.