Refsnyder was recalled by Twins on Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Refsnyder was recalled to provide depth both along the infield and outfield after Jake Cave (back) was placed on the 60-day injured list. The 30-year-old has hit .217/.305/.297 across 457 major-league plate appearances in his career.
Refsnyder was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday. Refsnyder appeared in 12 spring games this year and hit .235 with two RBI and two runs. He's now likely to head to Triple-A St. Paul to begin the regular season.
Refsnyder agreed to a minor-league contract with the Twins on Nov. 23. The 29-year-old utility man will move on to a new organization after he spent the 2020 campaign with the Rangers. He saw action in 15 games with Texas last season, slashing .200/.265/.233 across 34 plate appearances.
Refsnyder was sent outright to Texas' alternate camp site Thursday. Refsnyder will remain in the Rangers organization after passing through waivers untouched. In 30 at-bats prior to being DFA'd, the utilityman hit .200/.265/.233.
Refsnyder was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Monday. Refsnyder had a fairly consistent spot in the starting lineup to begin the season, but his playing time dipped in recent games. He'll now be removed from the 40-man roster after slashing .200/.265/.233 with one RBI and 11 strikeouts over 30 at-bats this year. It's unclear whether he'll find a spot with another organization. Leody Taveras was recalled from the team's alternate training site in a corresponding move to fill Refsnyder's role in the outfield.
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