The Twins have re-signed outfielder Wilkin Ramirez to a minor league deal, the team announced. Ramirez has only played 70 games in the majors since 2009. He slashed .271/.318/.398 with one home run and 11 RBI over that span.
The Twins made several roster moves Monday, which included releasing veteran reliever Matt Guerrier. The Twins also optioned pitcher Ryan Pressly, pitcher Michael Tonkin and catcher Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester. Lastly, the Twins reassigned six players to minor-league camp. They were Matt Hoffman , Aaron Thomspon, Deolis Guerra, Wilkin Ramirez, Doug Bernier and Deibinson Romero.
Twins outfielder Wilkin Ramirez said his leg is fully recovered, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Ramirez fractured his tibia in late August. He worked out with a club during winter leagues, but was not activated after the club didn't qualify for round-robin play. Ramirez hit .272 in 81 at-bats last season. He's expected to compete for a role during spring training, but could wind up in the minors when the regular season begins.
The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. Among the more notable names are top prospects Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer. Other notable names are infielder Jason Bartlett and outfielder Jason Kubel, who have played for the Twins in the past. The remaining list of invites include Sean Gilmartin, Matt Hoffman, Aaron Thompson, Deolis Guerra, Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino, Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch, Dan Rohlfing, Stuart Turner, James Beresford, Doug Bernier, Deibinson Romero, Brandon Waring, Darin Mastroianni, Jermaine Mitchell, Chris Rahl and Wilkin Ramirez.
The Twins have signed pitcher Lester Oliveros and outfielder Wilkin Ramirez to minor league contracts Monday. Oliveros spent most of 2013 rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Ramirez batted .272 over 35 games with the Twins before hurting his left tibia in August.