RHP Nick Blackburn signs 4-year deal
Last season, Blackburn went 11-11 for the second straight year then started in the division series when the New York Yankees won 4-3 in 11 innings.
He finished the year with a 4.30 ERA. He led the club in innings pitched and was second in wins.
He was drafted by the Twins in the 29th round of the 2001 draft.
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