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.
Refsnyder went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Giants. Refsnyder has made only three appearances this season, but he has hit safely in each one of those games. It's hard to trust him on a regular basis due to his lack of playing time, but he is making an impact in a limited role early on.