Found October 31, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins claimed a pair of pitchers off waivers Monday. Left-hander Matt Maloney and right-hander Jeff Gray were both claimed by the Twins. Maloney, 27, spent three seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. He's pitched 22 games at the major league level, posting a 5.40 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 17 walks in 80 innings. Maloney was a third-round pick of the Reds in the 2005 draft. Gray, 29, has made 66 relief appearances for four teams over the past four seasons. He pitched for both the Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners this season, Gray also pitched for the Oakland Athletics in 2008 and 2009, and the Chicago Cubs in 2010. In his four-year career, Gray has a 4.57 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 31 walks in 88 23 innings pitched. The Twins faced Gray twice this season, and he allowed two hits and walked one in 1 13 innings of relief.

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