As a major cold snap is preparing to hit Minnesota, the Minnesota Twins are trying to keep us warm via a little hot stove action.
Source: #Twins sign INF Corey Wimberly to a minor league deal. First reported it was close earlier in the week.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 4, 2014
On Saturday, it was reported that the Twins had inked Corey Wimberly to a minor league deal. A peak into Wimberly’s Baseball Reference page shows that he has been in the minors since 2005 and has never surpassed Triple-A.
Wimberly has been a part of six organizations: Colorado Rockies, Oakland A’s, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds. Wimberly split last season between the Triple-A affiliate of the Braves and the Double-A affiliates of the Reds.
Wimberly has appeared at every position except for catcher and first base. He appeared at pitcher for one game in 2011. Wimberly has appeared the most at second base with 307 games under his belt there. He has appeared at 105 games at short and just over 80 games in left field, center field and third base each.
Career minor league numbers for Wimberly: .293/.362/.356/.718 (BA/OBP/SLG/OPS).
Last year between Triple-A and Double-A, .252/.302/.319/.621, 16 RBI in one home run in 84 games.
Wimberly is 30-years-old.