Late Wednesday the Twins announced that they claimed right-handed pitcher Chris Heston off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Heston—who started the year with Seattle before being claimed by the Dodgers—is basically another quadruple-A type pitcher in the same ilk as Adam Wilk.
Heston, however, does have an MLB no-hitter under his belt! He threw that gem for the Giants back in 2015 against the Mets. Remember that? That’s back when you could get a free Domino’s pizza for the ordeal as long as your internet connection and fingers were quick enough.
Interestingly enough, Heston was actually selected by the Twins in the 47th round of the 2007 draft! He didn’t sign with the team, though. Joke’s on him! Now you are a Twin anyway, Heston. Sucker!
The Giants traded Heston to the Mariners last off-season for a player to be named later, who still has yet to be named. Heston made one major league start for the Mariners, where he gave up, um, 11 earned runs on 15 hits in five innings pitched. However, back when he was a regular starting pitcher for the Giants in 2015, he posted a 3.95 ERA over 177.2 innings. He has a 4.16 ERA over 188 innings in the course of his MLB career.
Frankly, the Twins need arms. This isn’t bad.
Heston is expected to be in uniform with the team tonight in Seattle.