De Jesus agreed to a minor-league contract with Minnesota on Thursday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. De Jesus was bought out of his independent league contract by the White Sox at the beginning of May, and he put together a .238/.347/.317 slash line over 22 contests before being issued his release. He'll aim for a better result with the Twins, and he'll report to Double-A Pensacola after putting pen to paper.
The White Sox purchased De Jesus' contract from the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League on Tuesday. De Jesus appeared in 10 games with the Ducks prior to joining the White Sox, slashing .306/.409/.333 with five RBI and a 7:4 BB:K in those contests. The veteran utility man, who owns a career .242/.303/.327 triple-slash across parts of four major-league seasons (228 games), figures to serve as organizational depth.
De Jesus signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. After playing in 180 games at the major-league level the previous two seasons, De Jesus didn't appear in a single game for the Brewers in 2017 as the shortstop spent the entire year with Triple-A Colorado Springs. During that time, he slashed .345/.407/.488 with seven home runs and 65 RBI, and should be able to provide a little extra depth to the Red Sox's infield if needed this upcoming season.
De Jesus has not received any other MLB offers and expects to begin the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. De Jesus pursued other offers after being left off the Brewers' Opening Day roster, but there were no major-league opportunities available to him. The shortstop is coming off a hot spring performance in which he posted a .429 average and a 1.031 OPS over 27 games, a trend he will hope to continue in the hitter-friendly confines of Colorado Springs.
De Jesus was informed Tuesday that he did not make the Brewers' Opening Day roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Despite hitting a gaudy .409 (18-for-44) over 22 Cactus League games this spring, the Brewers ultimately decided to leave De Jesus off the 25-man roster. He'll likely open the season in the hitter-friendly environment of Triple-A Colorado Springs if he doesn't land an MLB opportunity in the next 48 to 72 hours.