CINCINNATI, OH – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Ralph Garza Jr. off waivers from the Houston Astros. He will report to Triple-A St. Paul.
Garza, 27, made his major league debut on May 29 and appeared in nine games for the Astros this season, going 1-2 with a 4.09 ERA (11.0 IP, 5 ER), seven walks, 14 strikeouts, a .262 opponent batting average (11-for-42) and a 1.64 WHIP. The Edinburg, Texas native was drafted by Houston in the 26th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Oklahoma.
The Twins’ 40-man roster is now at 40.