The Minnesota Twins picked up the option on pitcher Joe Nathan for the 2008 season, the team announced on Monday.
Last season with the Twins he finished with a 4-2 record along with 37 saves and a 1.88 earned run average in 68 appearances. It was his fourth straight season with at least 36 saves.
The 32-year-old was acquired from
Over eight seasons in the majors, four with the Giants and four with the Twins, Nathan has compiled a 43-18 record with a 3.00 ERA along with 161 saves in 395 games, which includes 29 starts.