Minnesota Twins Sign Five To Minor League Contracts
Before all of the craziness of the Tim Stauffer signing on Tuesday afternoon, I know you went crazy; the Minnesota Twins signed five other players all of those to minor league deals.
For the record, Stauffer is a reliever who has pitched for the San Diego Padres. More on the new bullpen arm can be found here.
The Twins have signed up Wil Ledezma, Brock Peterson, Jose G Martinez and Wilkin Ramirez to Triple-A contracts.
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1500ESPN also reports that the Twins have re-signed Dan Rohfling to a minor league deal.
The name that looks familiar is that of Wilkin Ramirez mainly because he played for the big league squad two years ago. Ramirez played in 35 games for the Twins in 2013 and hit .272/.302/.370 in 87 plate appearances.
Last season, Ramirez was stuck in Triple-A all year long. In 107 games, Ramirez hit .262/.305/.368.
Joe Martinez received an invite to big league camp. Martinez was playing at Triple-A for the Oakland A’s last season. In the field, he played 56 games at third, 52 at second and 11 at short stop.
He hit .276/.345/.372 with 8 home runs and 61 RBI in a total of 122 games played.
None of these players should be counted on to make a huge impact on the Twins or the Rochester Red Wings for that matter. Ramirez is always compelling since he was such a big prospect and had a nice spring a couple seasons ago, but I’m not going to hold my breath.