Sunday, August 31, 2014


Juan Rincon came up with the Twins in 2001 and became a bullpen mainstay in 2003.  For four years, he was one of the most reliable set-up men in all of baseball.  From 2003 to 2006, he consistently ranked among the league's best relievers in appearances, holds, and ERA (even in spite of a 10-game slap on the wrist for testing positive for HGH in 2005).  Then, in 2007, the wheels fell off.  By 2008, the Twins released him.  He's bounced around for several years now, last appearing in the majors for the Rockies in 2010.  He has spent 2014 with the independent Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League.

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