Britton signed a minor league contract with the Twins on Wednesday, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. It's unclear whether the contract includes an invite to big-league camp for spring training. Regardless, Britton is a long-shot to work into any sort of significant major-league role in 2016, having failed to break through the Triple-A glass ceiling in his eight professional seasons. He hit .262/.311/.374 with the Dodgers' Oklahoma City affiliate last season.
The Dodgers optioned outfielder Scott Schebler after Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Cubs, the team announced. Schebler went 0 for 2 in Wednesday's game, leaving him 8 for 20 with two home runs and six RBI in his second major-league spring stint. He's excelled with the bat during the last two seasons, including hitting .280/.365/.556 with 28 home runs, 73 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 489 at-bats with Double-A Chattanooga last season. The team also re-assigned five players to minor-league camp Wednesday, including top infield prospect Corey Seager. Catchers Chris O'Brien and Shawn Zarraga as well as infielders Buck Britton and Darnell Sweeney were also sent to minor-league camp Wednesday.
The Orioles promoted 2B Buck Britton from Class A to Frederick Keys to Double-A Bowie on Friday. Britton hit .341 (31 for 91) with three homers and 30 RBI in 25 games in Class A.