The Twins on Friday announced the signing of righthanded reliever Alex Colome to a one-year, $6.25 million contract.
Also, lefthander Brandon Waddell cleared outright waivers and will report to camp as a nonroster invite. He had been waived to make room for new outfielder Kyle Garlick. Hamilton, should he clear waivers Saturday, would also be a nonroster invite.
An eight-year veteran, Colome was 2-0 with a 0.81 ERA last season with the White Sox with 12 saves. He is expected to handle closing duties with lefthander Taylor Rogers.
Colome has saved 138 games in his career, including a league-high 47 in 2017 while with Tampa Bay. Rogers was 2-4 with a 4.05 ERA last season while saving nine games.
His contract will pay him $5 million in 2021, and the Twins have a $5.5 million option for 2022 or can pay a $1.25 million buyout. If they pick up the option, and Colome declines to become a free agent, there would be no buyout.
The Twins also hope to turn around righthander Hansel Robles, who saved 23 games for the Angels in 2019 but was 0-2 with a 10.26 ERA last season. Robles signed a one-year, $2 million contract in December.
A small group of players — including catchers Ryan Jeffers and Ben Rortvedt, infielders Luis Arraez and Jorge Polanco, outfielder Alex Kirilloff and reliever Edwar Colina — are already working out in Fort Myers, Fla. Pitchers and catchers report Thursday.