The Dodgers announced the signing of catcher J.R. Towles to a minor-league contract Wednesday. Towles, a former top prospect, was with the Cardinals' organization earlier in the season, batting .237 with a .943 OPS at Triple-A Memphis. He has not hit better than .200 at the major-league level since a brief call-up as a rookie in 2007, and is expected to serve as just organizational depth.
The Cardinals reassigned Kolten Wong, Audry Perez, J.R. Towles, Seth Maness and Justin Christian to minor-league camp Saturday.Wong, a first-round pick in 2011, batted .250 (7 for 28) with a homer and three RBI in 19 Cactus League games.
The Twins reassigned Casey Fien, J.R. Towles, Brian Dozier and Brian Dinkelman to minor-league camp on Sunday.