TheMinnesota Twinsconfirmed Monday they signed utility man Marwin Gonzalezto a two-year contract.Minnesota Twins TwinsOFFICIAL: #MNTwins sign Marwin Gonzalez to 2-year deal. WiiRwFDMGNESPN's Jeff Passanreported Friday the deal is worth$21 millionJon Heyman of MLB Network first broke the news that an agreement had been reached.Landing Gonzalez didn't come easy Ozzie Smith Jersey , though. Heyman reported in early November that the 29-year-old had a "monster market" and that "practically every team" had interest.After spending the first seven seasons of his big league career with the Houston Astros, this will be the first time he has changed uniforms.Gonzalez enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2017, posting career highs in average (.303), on-base percentage (.377), home runs (23) Albert Pujols Jersey , doubles (34) and RBI (90). That strong performance played a key role in helping the Astros win their first World Series title that year.While he wasn't able to duplicate those numbers last year, he still put up a respectable stat line.Gonzalez hit.247with16home runs,25doubles,threetriples and68RBI in145games for Houston in 2018. Not only did he produce runs at the plate, but he also provided value with his versatility on defense http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey , having played every position except pitcher and catcher. He has played shortstop more than any other position, though.Dan Hayesof The Athletic reported Thursday that Minnesota had explored athree-year deal for the versatile free agent. Ultimately, though, the two sides reached an agreement on a shorter contract.Signing Gonzalez gives first-year managerRocco Baldelli options to work with. Third basemanMiguel Sano has yet to make it through an entire big-league season healthy and even struggled so mightily last year that he was demoted to the minors鈥攁nd all the way to Single-A. Having Gonzalez available to shift over to the hot corner could turn out to be a valuable insurance asset.This is just the latest move made by the Twins this offseason in an effort to boost their offense. Minnesota previously signed six-time All-Star Nelson Cruz to fill their designated-hitter vacancy and 2017 All-Star Jonathan Schoop to handle second base. NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Danny Farquhar has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees after recovering from a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage while pitching for the Chicago White Sox last April.A right-hander who turns 32 on Feb. 17, Farquhar collapsed in the White Sox dugout last April 20 after pitching in the sixth inning against Houston. He had surgery the next day and was hospitalized until May 7. He was not cleared to pitch again in 2018 Roger Maris Jersey , but doctors said they expected him to make a full recovery.He refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues after the season and elected to become a free agent.Tampa Bay (2016-17) and the White Sox (2017-18). He was 1-1 with a 5.63 in eight innings over eight games last year.New York also announced minor league contracts Friday with right-handers David Hale and Brady Lail; catchers Kellin Deglan, Francisco Diaz, Ryan Lavarnway and Jorge Saez and infielder Giovanny Urshela.The Yankees previously announced minor league deals with right-hander Drew Hutchison, left-handers Rex Brothers and Danny Coulombe, and outfielders Billy Burns and Matt Lipka.