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Twins Officially Release Injury-Plagued Joel Zumaya

The Joel Zumaya saga has ended with a whimper in Minnesota. As reported by the Star Tribune on Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Twins have officially released the injury plagued right hander after he tore his UCL, ending his season before it began.

The Twins could always re-sign him next season but for this year he was dead weight on the roster as spring training started to wind down. After being released during yet another long injury, Zumaya might just decide to call it quits on his career, a long and frustrating but potential filled career. It's an incredibly sad potential ending to the 27 year old right handers time in MLB, having not pitched in a major league game at this point since 2010.

Zumaya was set to make $850 thousand with the Twins in 2012.

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