Minnesota Twins: Minor League free agents

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FORT MYERS, FL – MARCH 16: Spring Training Game on March 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Despite a generally quiet offseason, the Minnesota Twins have signed 20 Minor League free agents.

There’s no denying, outside of maybe the Minnesota Twins, the offseason was relatively slow and uneventful. As far as Major League contracts go, there’s been very few in comparison to offseasons past. Many teams have done little to nothing newsworthy all winter. The Minnesota Twins are no different.

The Twins has made five significant signings; Michael Pineda, Addison Reed, Zach DukeFernando Rodney and Logan Morrison as well as one major trade to acquire Jake Odorizzi.

The team has been quietly loading up on minor depth throughout the winter. A majority of the players signed are filling in as minor league depth. In other words, don’t expect many of these players to contribute at the major league level.

The overall group isn’t terribly exciting. Apart from Pacific Coast League batting champ Nick Buss, none of the players jumps out.

For the few, their chances of spending time with the Twins depends on injuries. Players such as Chris Heisey, Bobby Wilson, and Leonardo Reginatto top the list as players to quickly fill in.

Additionally, there are some valuable MiLB players with the Twins last season who signed elsewhere this offseason. Guys like Dereck Rodriguez (Giants), Niko Goodrum (Tigers), and Jonathan Rodriguez (Marlins) provided depth and had increasing value based on their respective season’s success.

The minor league acquisitions, while adding depth in the system, may also be temporarily holding the future spots of the Twins’ top prospects as they move through the ranks.

With that, let’s take a look at the list of minor league free agents.